Attorney Professional Development, CLE Management, Diversity Management, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Allen Matkins Professional Development and Diversity Coordinator reports directly to the firm's Chief Recruiting and Professional Development Officer. This is a position with firmwide responsibility; occasional travel to our five offices in California is required.
Allen Matkins is a premier California law firm, with more than 200 attorneys and legal professionals practicing in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. We pride ourselves on our team, our focus on creating a well-run business and our exceptional relationships with clients. We are incredibly proud of what we've built, and look forward to welcoming new people who are similarly passionate and excited about what they do.
About the Position
The Professional Development and Diversity Coordinator works closely with the Chief Recruiting & PD Officer, the Senior Manager of Recruiting & PD, and various committees to coordinate and implement the firm’s professional development and diversity objectives and programs. Under the guidance of the Chief Recruiting & PD Officer and the Senior Manager of Recruiting & PD, the Professional Development and Diversity Coordinator works independently to coordinate critical professional development and retention programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Training, Evaluations, & Mentor Program
Coordinates, maintains and facilitates attorney learning and development programs, including internal programming, lawyer access to PLI and other external training programs, and CLE compliance.
Assists in the facilitation of the associate review process by tracking status reports, preparing and distributing confidential materials to ensure the delivery of useful and meaningful performance evaluations.
Assist with the administration of the associate mentor program.
Assist with tracking departures and exit interviews and analyze themes from exit interviews results.
Helps to facilitate diversity initiatives, including, but not limited to the firm’s affinity groups, 1L Diversity program including facilitating 1L recruiting, and ongoing relationship management with 1L participants.
Project manages and supports diversity-related projects.
Collaborates with Senior Manager of Recruiting & PD to support diversity-related law school outreach and new associate programs.
Data and Information Management
Collaborates with various departments to ensure professional development and diversity information and statistics are accurately maintained and readily accessible.
Assists with the completion of various client requests for development and diversity information as well as the completion of certain industry surveys.
Analyzes professional development and diversity information and makes recommendations for strategies and programs to address gaps.
Prepares regular and ad hoc reports as assigned.
Provide administrative support to the Recruiting & PD team.
Assist with special team projects.
Additional duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required.
4+ years of experience as a diversity and/or development professional preferred; law firm experience required.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, including attorneys and business professionals.
Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision on many projects and initiatives.
Strong written communication skills.
Ability to use independent judgement, problem solve, take initiative and follow through.
Strong data and analytics knowledge and ability to review metrics, measure value and take appropriate action to move forward on initiatives.
Proficient in Microsoft Office. viGlobal, including viRecruit, viUtilizem viCLE experience strongly preferred.
Ability to be available, as needed, to work extended hours, nights, weekends.
EEO Statement Allen Matkins is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, all other characteristics prohibited by law, or gender identity and/or expression.
Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Allen Matkins LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive compensation & benefits package.