We are seeking a Recruiting Coordinator to join the recruiting team in the Houston Office. This person will play an integral role in the firm’s recruiting efforts and support the department in all aspects of law student recruiting, as well as other firm wide lateral recruiting initiatives as needed. This position is ideal for someone who is professional, has a positive and energetic demeanor, enjoys event planning, and likes a fast paced work environment.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Law School Recruiting
Coordinate law student recruitment efforts and assist with lateral recruitment for the Houston office
Prepare and manage Houston summer program planning (including budget and calendar of events), in collaboration with the Manager and Social Committee
Communicate with students and attorneys regarding program and event details
Prepare materials and attend Recruiting Committee meetings; track and organize decisions and action steps following
Assist with scheduling interviews and, collecting and distributing feedback
Document and prepare all correspondence related to the summer program and OCI
Assist in reviewing and selecting summer associate applications for consideration by Hiring Partners and Recruiting Committee
Coordinate offer and decline process;
Maintain position tracking reports; enter required information and data into application tracking system; generate accurate and timely reports as needed
Participate in and coordinate on campus recruiting events, including interviews, panels, dinners, receptions, etc.
Assemble orientation/program materials and handouts (orientation, new hire handbooks)
Actively serve in the National Association of Legal Placement (NALP) and the city-wide recruiting organization
Assist the Manager with associate engagement including new associate orientation, maintaining contact with new associates throughout the year, scheduling lunches, coordinating training programs, etc.
Maintenance of recruitment statistics and office recruiting budget; prepare and process recruiting expenses and invoices in Chrome River
Provide overall administrative support to the Recruiting Department
Create appealing and inviting event graphics on Canva
Help maintain a social media presence for firm recruiting activities
Perform other tasks and duties as assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required
2 years of previous relevant experience in recruiting, marketing or development, experience in a law firm or professional service setting is preferred
Event management experience in professional services is a plus
Proficient in MS Office Suite including Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
Experience with an applicant tracking system or CRM is required (preferably viRecruit)
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to work independently and be proactive
Possess superior organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines
Display strong service orientation in responding to attorney or student needs
Display a high degree of flexibility in a demanding, fast-paced, and frequently changing environment
Project enthusiasm and positive attitude; foster collaboration and team atmosphere
Display self-starting attitude; take initiative; possess the ability to take projects from the beginning stage through fruition; goal-oriented
Understand and apply Firm culture in everyday tasks
Maintain high degree of confidentiality
Work Environment – This is a hybrid position, when the recruiting coordinator is in the office they will be operating in a professional office environment.
Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the majority of the year, occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. During the summer associate program and on-campus interview season, from Mid-May to the beginning of August, working at evening events and occasionally on the weekend will be required. During this time period, this person will be expected to be in the office in-person as well.
Travel – Some travel is expected for this position.
Locke Lord is a premier full-service Am Law 100 law firm that has earned a solid reputation for complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work on behalf of clients in important and growing industry sectors around the world.
Throughout our more than 130-year history, we’ve cultivated partnerships with a broad range of public and private companies, from Fortune 500 leaders to startups and emerging businesses. Our team can design strategic solutions that meet your long-term goals no matter how large or small your matter, applying our established tradition of responsive, personalized service.
At Locke Lord, our diverse and inclusive culture of collegiality and collaboration — core values of the Firm — across all of our offices and practices is ultimately reflected in our client experience by culminating in a deep understanding of our clients' businesses.
Corporate responsibility is also an important part of Locke Lord's mission as we reach out to the communities we serve in meaningful partnerships and pro bono work.