Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager (Firmwide)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
September 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Attorney Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Office: Washington, DC Department: Attorney Recruiting & Development Reports to: Director of Attorney Recruiting Status: Exempt Hours: Core Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday, unless otherwise approved; additional hours as required to fulfill job requirements
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general supervision and direction of the Director of Attorney Recruiting, and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Attorney Recruiting Manager is responsible for supporting firmwide attorney recruiting and development functions including operational support for lateral and summer associate recruitment efforts in the US offices, managing marketing projects and oversight of the attorney recruiting / development department’s databases in viDesktop.
The Attorney Recruiting Manager is expected to serve as a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors and staff, efficient and effective departmental operations, and an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Attorney Recruiting Manager must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s Core Values.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the Director of Attorney Recruiting on firmwide strategic projects and initiatives related to process, data analysis, branding, and technology.
Manage updates to firmwide recruiting marketing materials including annual reports and surveys, flyers, ads, newsletters and distribution of information to the local offices.
With support from the firmwide coordinator and assistant, serve as primary lead on projects within the department to execute firm recruiting initiatives.
Provide support for the summer associate program and on-campus interviewing season as needed and serve as an ambassador for firmwide recruiting efforts.
Oversee the implementation of the firmwide IP and Pro Bono Scholars Program recruiting efforts.
Analyze recruiting trends and implement recruiting strategies to best directly source law school and lateral talent firmwide.
Participate in scheduled Attorney Recruiting & Development conference calls and meetings.
Manage the collection and analysis of firmwide recruiting data, and develop best practices to maximize use of the recruiting database in this process.
With support from the firmwide coordinator and assistant, serve as the primary liaison with Firm IT in the ongoing technical support of the firm’s attorney recruiting software applications and peripherals.
Research and implement new functionality and processes with regard to the attorney recruiting database.
Oversee updates to the back-end (configuration) of viRecruit and other department databases. Update template letters and signatures as directed, configure the summer associate Work Allocation databases, and facilitate the bulk resume upload during OCI.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
Ability to read, write and speak English
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook and Excel. Experience in working with attorney recruiting databases required
Strong service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers; attorneys; office, firm and practice management; and outside business partners
Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
Ability to manage multiple projects with specific deadlines and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner
Strong organizational and project management skills
Ability to use initiative and judgment to accomplish results
Ability to work independently and with a team
Ability to delegate and manage resources effectively
Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions
Strong attention to detail
Ability to use critique of work to improve performance
Minimum of five years of experience in legal recruiting in a law firm, with at least one year in a managerial role desired
About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm recognized for its exceptional client service, innovation and engaging work environment. Our reputation as an outstanding, service-oriented firm begins with our people and their commitment to our core values of collegiality, commitment, excellence, integrity and intensity, which exemplify how we approach our work in support of our clients and each other. Working together, we solve problems and move the firm forward - efficiently, effectively and expertly.
We seek to attract, develop and retain the very best professional and administrative talent in the legal services industry by providing a dynamic work culture, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits designed to help our employees balance their work/life responsibilities, as well as continuing professional development opportunities. We are committed to maintaining and cultivating a diverse and inclusive firm culture grounded in respect and teamwork. The long tenure of our employees speaks to the strength and appeal of our culture and values.
If you are interested in learning more about the work we do, our offices, available administrative and profess...ional staff positions, and our fringe benefits, we invite you to explore our website at www.akingump.com.