Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a premier international law firm with over 1,600 attorneys and 20 offices in major financial centers worldwide, seeks an experienced Recruiting Coordinator for our Palo Alto office. At Gibson Dunn, the Recruiting Coordinator plays a critical role for the office and for the firm in supporting attorney talent acquisition. The focus of this exempt position will be on-campus recruiting at law schools, the Summer Program, judicial clerk, and lateral attorney recruiting. The Recruiting Coordinator will report to the firmwide Chief Recruiting Officer and work closely with the Palo Alto Hiring Partner, Partner-in-Charge, Diversity Committee and Hiring Committee, as well as the Palo Alto Associate Director of Administration, and attorneys on the various other committees.
Coordinating the Palo Alto office’s legal recruitment efforts.
Offering office event and professional development support.
Planning and managing the office’s overall recruitment efforts, including summer, new, and lateral associate recruiting.
Playing an integral role in the Palo Alto office’s recruitment leadership and team.
Assisting in preparing and managing summer program planning (including budget, calendar of events) and collaborating with summer coordinators and hiring partner on execution, attending events.
Assisting in reviewing and selecting summer, new, and lateral candidates’ applications for consideration by Hiring Committee.
Arranging and coordinating the on-campus interview logistics for the office’s assigned schools and firmwide interview teams, including any hospitality suites, receptions, dinners, or on-campus recruiting-related events.
Directing all aspects of candidate visits and screening and callback interviews.
Coordinating offer process and organizing outreach and follow-up dinners and other events for lateral recruits and candidates from the office’s assigned schools.
Planning and facilitating annual academic events and activities, including diversity-focused events and events planned in conjunction with student groups, for the office’s assigned schools.
Working with legal search firms and agencies on lateral associate hiring.
Preparing and tracking annual departmental budget and maintaining proper recruiting records.
Providing support for Associates Committee, Diversity Committee, Womens’ Committee, and Professional Development programs, including coordinating events, initiatives, and orientations.
Providing support for local office events, including client development or alumni events.
Attending the annual national Hiring Committee Spring Meeting and regional group meetings.
The ideal candidate must be able to take initiative and exhibit independent thinking and creativity skills.
The candidate should have the ability to work in a fast-paced and high volume environment.
The candidate should also be a team player and exhibit good judgment.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
A minimum of three (3) years of legal recruiting experience is preferred.
Experience in a law firm is preferred.
Event planning experience is a plus.
Experience with an applicant tracking software (preferably ViRecruit) or human resources software is preferred.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
?Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.