Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Ogletree Deakins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Director of Recruiting to join our winning team in Atlanta (will consider other major US markets). The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to attract, engage, and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: exceptional client service, respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Director will lead a team focused on recruiting for all attorney and professional staff roles firm-wide. Balancing day-to-day tactical management with strategy development, this role will collaborate regularly with firm shareholder and administrative leadership to ensure that the firm’s recruiting strategy is aligned with the firm’s overall growth strategy. This role will report directly to the firm’s Chief Talent Officer and will work closely with the Attorney Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion, and Learning and Development departments to ensure the successful integration, engagement, and development of OD talent. In addition to the day-to-day tactical leadership of the firm’s recruiting team, s/he will create, develop, and implement effective and innovative processes and industry-leading best practices for all aspects of the recruiting life cycle while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
Lead the creation and execution of comprehensive recruiting strategies to attract, recruit, and onboard top talent, using both traditional and innovative sources to create a pipeline of qualified candidates with a focus on diverse talent.
Oversee and direct all aspects of the summer associate recruitment process.
Oversee and direct all lateral attorney and staff recruitment, including working with administrative and shareholder leadership on strategic lateral shareholder recruitment.
Serve as a thought partner and resource for local office leadership and functional administrative teams with regard to legal support staffing and other administrative staffing needs and recruiting; work with the director of administration and department directors to provide guidance and, as needed and appropriate, manage the recruiting process.
Oversee development of communication and marketing materials, including the OD careers website, social media, and electronic communications.
Assess and report on market intelligence, staying abreast of developments in recruiting to ensure that the firm’s recruiting strategy and processes are innovative and effective.
Own the recruiting budget to ensure the best, most effective use of firm resources.
Working with the director of administration and department directors, when appropriate, to manage and provide guidance to practice office recruiting managers and teams.
Lead and develop a strong, professional, and responsive team of subject-matter experts.
Serve as the subject matter expert with regard to recruiting platforms and technology; streamline and improve existing recruiting processes and tools with a constant focus on continuous improvement and efficiency.
Collaborate with other directors and senior executives as a member of the firm’s administrative leadership team.
Bachelor’s Degree and 10+ years of law firm recruiting experience, including 3+ years in a management role.
Preference for candidates with a Juris Doctor degree and experience in the practice of law.
Strong commitment to client service.
Excellent communication skills both oral and written as well as a positive, high-energy professional demeanor; ability to present the firm’s recruiting protocols in a clear and concise manner at firm events.
Knowledge of legal employment issues.
Sensitivity towards the needs of diverse and multicultural constituencies.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
Strong organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple, competing deadlines.
Excellent project management and team management skills.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
Superior analytical and problem solving skills; resourceful with the ability to find creative solutions and avenues to fill the firm’s recruiting needs.
Assertive, confident, and resilient.
Financially responsible with a track-record of budgeting and tracking expenses to ensure the most effective, efficient use of resources.
Excellent computer and technical skills, including PowerPoint, Excel and database management.
Ability to travel up to 30% of the time post-pandemic.
Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 10 consecutive years. For 2021, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.
Equal Opportunity Employer.