Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
Troutman Sanders, a leading national law firm, has an exciting opportunity for a firmwide Attorney Development & Diversity Coordinator. This newly-created position will be responsible for providing professional support to the Attorney Development and Diversity departments in offices across the firm, with a particular focus on supporting training initiatives, diversity & inclusion efforts, mentoring programs, and a variety of special projects. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and join an innovative, talented, and dynamic team. Successful candidates are detail oriented, efficient multi-taskers who have the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively. Reporting to the Director of Professional Development and the Diversity & Inclusion Manager, this position is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Attorney Development & Training
Coordinates planning and logistics for a variety of attorney training and development programs including summer associate, entry-level, mid-level, and senior associate learning academies, annual associate retreat, and other related programs.
Coordinates and executes firmwide attorney mentoring program on an ongoing basis.
Provides support to Attorney Development Committee (ADC) on an as needed basis. Responsibilities may include scheduling committee meetings, preparing materials, and updating records
Provides support to Director of Professional Development, Attorney Training & Development Manager, and CLE Manager on a variety of initiatives.
Provide support to the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Women’s Leadership & Growth Network. Responsibilities will include scheduling regular committee meetings, preparing materials, drafting minutes and assisting in other projects as assigned in support of the committees and affinity groups.
Coordinate and execute aspects of periodic events and programs across all offices for the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Women’s Leadership & Growth Network, including both internal and client-focused speaker series and other events.
Create invitations to events, assist in solicitation of attendees, manage RSVPs, coordinate conference rooms/venue, arrange for food and speaker’s gifts, on-site coordination and trouble shooting.
With guidance from Marketing Department, coordinate event communications, social media postings, monthly heritage month announcements, and maintenance of content for the Firm’s website and intranet site.
Work with Marketing Department to request ads and marketing materials for various sponsorships.
Provide administrative support for sponsorships of diversity-related conferences and community events where diverse attorneys represent the Firm.
Assist in compilation of current diversity statistics and draft initial responses to RFPs and benchmarking surveys requested by clients and outside organizations; will prepare for review, diversity statistics and support preparing narrative responses.
Works with various individuals within the firm to ensure the appropriate reimbursement of expenses as well as tracking and paying of vendor bills in accordance with firm policies
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of 2+ years of experience in a law firm or other professional services strongly preferred.
Event planning experience strongly preferred.
Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of personnel.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as strong attention to detail and organization is required.
Experience with viDesktop preferred, but not required.
About Troutman Sanders LLP
Troutman Sanders’ reputation for excellence goes well beyond the legal matters we handle for our clients. Our firm was founded on the bedrock principle that our most valuable asset is the talented professionals who work here. We are always looking for professionals seeking to build a career in a dynamic organization that values you as a key part of the team. At Troutman Sanders, we pride ourselves on having a culture that fosters collaboration in an energizing work environment. If you are looking for personal and professional growth opportunities, then Troutman Sanders may be the firm for you. We believe in investing in those who work here by offering a competitive salary and benefits as well as providing continuing training and support to assist in career development.