Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
Sheppard Mullin has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Recruiting and Talent Management Administrator supporting our Washington, DC, and New York City Offices. The position will be based out of the firm’s Washington, DC, office, with expectation to travel to New York on a regular basis.
As a Recruiting and Talent Management Administrator, you will be responsible for coordinating and managing entry level and lateral recruitment programs, including the following functions:
Administration of recruiting of lateral associates and special counsel;
Administration of the recruiting of entry-level attorneys from law schools, and managing and growing the firm’s ongoing relationships with certain law schools;
Management and coordination of on campus interviews and the summer associate programs;
Assistance with other talent management functions as necessary, including performance evaluation, professional development and diversity and inclusion-related activities;
Performance of other administrative duties.
Work directly with Hiring Partners, Recruiting Committee, Practice Group Leaders, and other designated partners on lateral hiring strategy and efforts. Duties include working closely with legal search firms, providing feedback on candidates, managing the callback interview process, and facilitating decision-making processes and follow-up.
Manage entry level hiring (law school students and law clerks) process working closely with the Manager of Campus and Entry Level Recruiting, Hiring Partners, and Recruiting Committees.
Duties include planning, scheduling, and implementing on- and off-campus recruiting events, training/educational programs, and activities, including but not limited to interviews and hiring decisions.
Help formulate, administer and maintain recruiting policies, operational procedures and practices consistent with the goals and objectives of the firm, including meeting firm’s diversity hiring goals.
Oversee the management of the summer associate programs, including planning and implementing social events, trainings, surveys, and evaluations. Work closely with senior TM/HR team, Hiring Partners, and Recruiting Committees to ensure program initiatives are carried out successfully.
Screen, process, and respond to all unsolicited resumes and write-in candidate inquiries. Oversee that all inquiries regarding professional employment opportunities are responded to and follow up when necessary.
Perform other related duties as assigned pertaining to on-campus recruitment, the summer associate program, and all lateral hiring.
Lead onboarding of new attorneys and serve as a guide and resource for attorneys to navigate the firm;
Support attorneys in their career development, providing information and guidance on the competencies and performance required to grow in the Firm;
Assist in the identification, mentoring, and promotion of high potential attorneys;
Act as a steward of the firm’s culture and values to promote and build a culture of high performance;
As necessary, lead or support other national talent development initiatives.
Successful candidates must have a four-year college degree. Minimum 2 – 5 years prior work experience in a law firm, other professional services firm or corporate environment is strongly preferred. Prior recruiting, human resources, business development, marketing or experience strongly preferred. Experience using and exposure to web-based databases and data reporting, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite are required.
Successful candidates must also have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; the ability and desire to build relationships within the organization and externally within the industry; the ability to be a “team player” while working independently as well as collaboratively with various teams and departments; possess a professional and service oriented demeanor; the ability to prioritize and execute multiple assignments under pressure; the ability to think strategically; the ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information; and the schedule flexibility to work overtime, especially during peak recruiting periods.
The Recruiting and Talent Management Administrator is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to Firm lawyers, lawyer candidates and law school/placement personnel, producing quality work products and maintaining and advancing an atmosphere of entrepreneurial teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Recruiting and Talent Management Administrator must fulfill the needs of the offices in a manner consistent with the Firm's visions and values.
Sheppard Mullin provides a professional working environment, comprehensive benefits. This is an exempt position; salary commensurate with experience.
Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm handling corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. From our 16 offices in North America, Europe and Asia, we offer global solutions to our clients around the world, providing seamless representation in multiple jurisdictions.