Recruitment and Professional Development Assistant
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Professional Legal Management
This position will provide administrative support with respect to all recruitment and professional development efforts across the Firm. This position may also provide occasional support to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Additional details are below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate the recruiting process, including supporting on-campus recruiting process, scheduling interviews, updating the legal and staff recruiting databases, updating and preparing materials for hiring partners and Hiring Committee, coordinating the offer process, and coordinating candidate follow-up efforts.
Serve as a point of contact for legal placement agencies and/or prospective candidates from the initial screening stage through decision stage.
Assist with new attorney and staff onboarding and orientation.
Assist the implementation of the Firm’s DEI initiatives, including scheduling and coordinating meetings, events, speakers, and trainings.
Prepare responses to client and industry surveys.
Maintain the relevant pages of the Firm intranet and website.
Assist with the planning and coordination of training and professional development programs, including coordinating all program logistics, preparing materials, creating attendance sheets, reserving conference rooms, coordinating catering, and maintaining library of training videos and materials.
Assist with the performance review process, including preparing and updating materials, assisting with preparation for review meetings, scheduling meetings and related logistics, and tracking delivery of reviews.
Coordinate and schedule logistics for internal meetings and other Firm events, including department lunches, associate events, resource group meetings and events, team events, and other social events.
Support special projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
Bachelor’s degree required
1+ years of professional work experience preferred (may include internship experience)
Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Strong project management skills and ability to adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner
Display meticulous attention to detail and follow-through, performing tasks accurately and efficiently
Takes ownership over tasks & demonstrates ability to operate both within a team and autonomously
Candidates should be highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.)
Familiarity with VI Global platform preferred, but not required
Founded in 1919, Patterson Belknap is a law firm of approximately 200 lawyers committed to providing high quality legal advice and service to clients and to maintaining a congenial and diverse workplace. We make our clients’ business issues our own. At the same time, we care about our attorneys, our staff and the community we are privileged to serve. As a result of our performance and our values, the Firm is frequently included on The American Lawyer’s “A-List” of 20 leading law firms in the United States.
Patterson Belknap delivers a full range of services across more than 20 practice groups in both litigation and commercial law. Our practice groups and attorneys are regularly ranked among the leaders in New York and nationally by the most respected industry guides, based on client and peer reviews. Clients include a diverse group of institutions and individuals: from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to major media and publishing empires; from consumer products companies to financial institutions; from private foundations and charities to leading food and beverage manufacturers; from foreign companies seeking to transact business on U.S. stock exchanges to U.S. compa...nies doing business abroad.
Patterson Belknap’s success over the last 100 years is rooted in five core values: Excellence, Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, and Service. These core values are demonstrated each day by our attorneys and staff. They are fundamental to how we work with each other and our clients.
Excellence – We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal advice and service to our clients in an efficient and effective manner. Our goal is to achieve consistently outstanding outcomes for all of our clients. This dedication leads our attorneys and staff to embrace continuous learning and improvement, aided by a strong commitment to provide one another with the support and opportunities necessary to succeed.
Integrity – We are committed to honest business practices and the ethical practice of law. This commitment is reflected in our client representations and how we run our Firm. We value transparency, trustworthiness, and responsibility in all our actions. Candor is our watchword – both with respect to the advice we give our clients and the manner in which we interact with our counterparties.
Accountability – We are accountable to our clients and to each other. We are responsible for creating an environment in which attorneys and staff are mentored and provided opportunities for professional development. We build long-term relationships with our clients and invest in the future of our Firm and our people. We encourage independent thinkers and hold ourselves accountable for obtaining the best possible results on our clients’ behalf.
Inclusion – We are committed to creating the best professional home for attorneys and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We strive to maintain an atmosphere of support, civility, and mutual respect that encourages professional and personal growth for all of us. Our attorneys and staff draw freely on one another’s skills and unique experiences, providing the responsiveness, efficiency, and collaborative approach necessary to solve our clients’ complex legal problems.
Service – A commitment to public service is, and has always been, a key principle of our Firm. We are privileged to be able to practice law. Giving back to our community for this privilege matters to every one of our attorneys. It is demonstrated in our long history of government service and in our unparalleled pro bono program, which focuses on underserved and overlooked populations in New York City.