Attorney Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Office: Washington, D.C. Department: Attorney Recruiting and Development Reports to: Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager FLSA Status: Exempt Hours: Core Hours: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday, additional hours as required
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general supervision and direction of the Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager, and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator is responsible for working with the Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager in regard to all aspects of the Washington office’s attorney recruiting and development functions, including Summer Associate hiring, the Summer Associate program, law school and lateral attorney hiring, and the professional development for associates and counsel. The Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s Core Values.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):
Coordinate planning and execution of the annual Summer Associate program.
Schedule interviews for Summer Associate applicants.
Coordinate and organize Summer Associate social and business events.
Participate in all Summer Associate events to the extent possible.
Engage in follow-up recruiting efforts to candidates.
Working with the Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager, assign mentors to new associates and Summer Associates.
Coordinate on-campus arrangements at various law schools; schedule students and coordinate each student’s interview schedule; and oversee entry of schedules into recruiting database.
Provide on-site assistance at law schools for on-campus interviewing and events.
Coordinate Lateral Recruiting, including but not limited to coordinating each candidate’s interview schedule, meeting lateral candidates, overseeing expense approvals, and distributing, coordinating, receiving and reviewing evaluation forms.
Participate in office Hiring Committee meetings.
Participate in scheduled periodic Attorney Recruiting and Development conference calls and meetings, as needed.
Help coordinate the Washington office diversity recruiting efforts.
Coordinate planning and delivery of attorney development training programs.
Conduct market research regarding legal recruiting trends.
Analyze recruiting statistics, and prepare and submit on behalf of the Firm statistics for NALP, attorney salary surveys, internal presentations, etc.
Coordinate work in various recruiting-related computerized databases and programs.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
Ability to read, write and speak English
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and attorneys
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 read, comprehend and follow instructions
Strong attention to detail
Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of client and office information and adhering to the Firm’s Core Values
Minimum of three years of experience in legal recruiting in a law firm
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.