Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
Troutman Sanders, a leading national law firm, has an exciting opportunity for an Attorney Recruiting Manager to be based in Richmond, VA. This position will oversee all law student, entry-level, lateral associate, and staff attorney recruiting for the firm’s four North Carolina and Virginia offices (Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, and Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA). We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and join an innovative, talented, and dynamic team. The Recruiting Manager is responsible for executing many of the goals and activities of Troutman’s Attorney Recruiting Department and will collaborate directly with relevant partners, staff, and other stakeholders around the firm. The Manager will oversee a Recruiting Coordinator, so previous management experience of direct reports is preferred.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Law Student Recruiting
Manage all aspects of NC/VA office participation in on-campus recruiting at law schools, including on-campus interview (OCI) registrations, candidate pre-selections, preparing OCI materials for attorneys and students, planning OCI receptions, and preparing callback interview schedules and logistics.
Propose and implement strategies for law student outreach including cultivating and maintaining relationships with law school career services and student groups, identifying new organizations for sponsorship and partnerships, and developing on-campus and spring recruiting initiatives (student receptions, speaking engagements, etc.) to raise the profile of Troutman Sanders on campus.
Participate in Recruiting Committee meetings, including presenting applicant files and maintaining updated hiring statistics.
Plan and execute NC/VA office summer associate programs, including overseeing and promoting social events and substantive summer associate trainings, as well as tracking and reviewing summer associate assignments and evaluations and assisting with offer decisions.
Lateral Attorney Hiring
Collaborate with firm leadership, attorneys, and the Director of Attorney Recruiting to determine hiring needs and source candidates.
Review candidate resumes, coordinate interview schedules, and participate in interviews.
Manage relationships with search firms.
Support the Firm's strategic initiatives with respect to hiring, onboarding and integrating lateral attorneys.
Keep abreast of key market issues and trends. Track information and analyze competitive data, best practices and trends to make recommendations to adopt when appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree required; J.D. preferred
Minimum of 2+ years of legal recruiting/talent management experience in a law firm or other professional services setting required; candidates without legal recruiting/talent management experience will be considered if they have a J.D. and at least 3 years of experience as a practicing lawyer at a large law firm.
Strong working knowledge of and familiarity with North Carolina and/or Virginia legal markets.
Sophisticated strategic and analytical thinking, drive, initiative, and problem-solving skills required.
Effective client service skills, with proven organizational skills and the ability to set priorities and multi-task while meeting multiple deadlines.
Previous people manager responsibilities 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.
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.