Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, currently has an excellent full-time employment opportunity for a Professional Development Manager to join the Professional Development Department in our New York City office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.
The Professional Development Manager will work alongside the firm’s Director of Professional Development and other Managers on the PD and Learning and Development teams to develop and implement innovative programs to onboard, train, mentor, develop, engage, and retain the firm’s attorneys with a focus on associates and professional development initiatives. This position is a firmwide role with a focus on the GT New York and Westchester County offices and will be based in GT’s New York office.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The PD Manager will be assigned firmwide projects to lead or to contribute to. Examples of those projects are Associate Retreats, Associate Review Process, Firmwide First Year Associate Orientation and the Mentor program. The Director of PD will assign those projects as they arise.
Regional and Global Practice Group Responsibilities
The PD Manager will manage and lead firmwide projects, office responsibilities and global practice group responsibilities.
The PD Manager will support the New York and Westchester County offices and manage and oversee the associates in those offices. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develops a deep understanding of the culture of each office
Meets with, build relationships and communicate with Managing Shareholders and Career Development Liaisons (CDLs) on a regular basis in each office
Develops local programming in partnership with the CDLs, including CLE programs
Understands the associate population and oversee the engagement of associates
Provides an orientation to the PD department and programming and assist with integration into the office and the firm
Welcomes new shareholders to the offices and provide PD department highlights
Provides integration opportunities for new associates including introductions to others
Meets with, build relationships, communicate, and collaborate with BDs, HR Managers and Marketing staff
Implements the revised mentor program and ensure all associates in your region have mentors
When it becomes safe and appropriate, travel to the offices on a regular basis or as programming warrants
Reinforces or advertises webinar programming to associates and encourage attendance
Provides processes to assist with utilization of associates
Implements firmwide programs on a local level
Assists with the associate evaluation process and associate business development plans
Communicates to associates and offer to meet with them to develop the business development plan
Tracks and provides reports on region’s PD efforts and training metrics to key leadership and management
Global Practice Group Training and Programming
Meets with Global Practice Group Heads (PGH) at the beginning of each year to plan professional development programs for the year
Works with the shareholders in charge of practice group training to develop training programs and identify effective teaching methods
Oversees course catalogs, resources and competencies related to the practice group
Evaluates programming and recommend content and process improvements
Tracks and provides reports on Practice Group PD efforts and training metrics to Global PGH
Skills & Competencies:
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively and collaboratively to create support for strategies and processes
Excellent attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills as well as the ability to listen well and take initiative
Passion for driving change and delivering innovative solutions
A highly organized and self-directed approach to work with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
A diplomatic and creative problem solver
Possess superior judgment
Proven ability to build trust and gain buy-in from firm leaders and other key stakeholders
Experience and comfort with facilitating programs
Qualifications & Prior Experience:
A Juris Doctorate degree required as well as strong project management skills. A background practicing law at a large law preferred
A minimum of 5 years of attorney professional development experience. Significant experience in a large law firm is also preferred
2 years of supervisory experience desired
Demonstrated success establishing, developing, and managing robust career development functions in a national or international, multi-office environment
Familiarity with learning management systems, adult learning techniques and online learning technologies a plus
Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
About Greenberg Traurig
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has 2200 lawyers in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.