The Associate Development Specialist will provide support for professional development initiatives and performance management firm-wide. This includes preparation of reports and data analysis as well as research into and reporting on industry best practices.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
•Provide support to all associate relations & morale initiatives including: Firm-wide Associates Committee, Talent Award Programs, Exceptional Teachers Award Process, exit interviews, new associate orientation, special retreats, training and morale events. •Supports all aspects of the associate & counsel evaluation processes. •Coordinate and facilitate the upward review process. •Monitor and report on population trends (arrivals, departures, attrition, etc.). •Monitor and report on trends in the market as it relates to performance reviews and feedback processes. •Support Diversity and Inclusion activities as needed. •Respond to inquiries regarding the Firm’s policies and procedures as it relates to performance ratings, critical skills competencies and advancement. Manage other projects and initiatives of the Talent Team to foster a supportive, high performance culture. •Interface with other firm departments (practice group administration, diversity and inclusion, recruiting, human resources, etc.). •Perform any and all duties as necessary and as assigned by your supervisor for the efficient functioning of the department, office and firm.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•Excellent interpersonal skills. •Detail-oriented and organized. •Strong follow through. •Ability to multi-task. •Ability to prioritize projects and coordinate own work. •Knowledge of the Firm’s policies and procedures. •Capable of working within deadlines. •Strong oral and written communication skills. •Ability to communicate in a professional and diplomatic manner. •Good grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. •Highly analytical. •Ability to solve problems and be forward thinking. •Ability to work with a team of highly-skilled professionals in situations that require diplomacy and confidentiality. •Ability to stay focused while meeting strict deadlines. •Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment. •Ability to maintain a good rapport with various personnel at all levels. •Project management skills, detail-oriented, and financial and statistical reporting skills required. •Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and database management systems. •Familiarity with viDesktop preferred.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•Bachelor’s Degree - required •At least two years of professional development experience in a national or international Law Firm preferred. •Position may include travel to domestic offices.
Internal Number: R-1182
About Dechert LLP
Dechert LLP is a leading international law firm with 27 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1875, the firm has more than 900 lawyers allowing us the resources to deliver seamless, high-quality legal services to clients wherever they do business.