Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is looking for an enthusiastic individual for its Recruiting Manager position in the Washington, D.C. office. The Recruiting Manager will report to the D.C. Recruiting Director and will work with both the D.C. Recruiting Director and D.C. Recruiting Assistant to lead the office’s law student-facing engagement efforts. The primary responsibilities for this energetic role will be the office’s annual summer associate program, on-campus interviewing logistics, and on-campus recruiting activities with various law schools throughout the year. Additionally, the Recruiting Manager will help the Recruiting Director coordinate lateral associate and clerk hiring for the D.C. office and more broadly (as needed). The Recruiting Manager will supervise the D.C. team’s junior support, which may include additional seasonal members.
The Recruiting Manager will work closely with the D.C. Recruiting Director, the D.C. Hiring Partners, and the firm’s Chief Recruiting Officer to bring new ideas, innovation, and day-to-day structure to the above responsibilities. Together, the team will help ensure that programs are running smoothly and work to achieve the office’s recruitment goals and initiatives. The Recruiting Manager will collaborate with the firm’s Diversity and Professional Development departments, as well as the D.C. office’s administrative team. The Recruiting Manager role is an excellent growth opportunity for an ambitious coordinator or junior manager who is seeking to further develop their managerial skills and have an active voice in shaping the future of an impactful office of a leading global law firm.
Participation in professional development opportunities is encouraged in this role. Opportunities include the firm’s online learning programs, local and national industry memberships (WALRAA and NALP), and travel to the NALP annual conference and the firm’s national Hiring Committee spring meeting.
The Washington, D.C. Recruiting Manager’s specific duties will include:
Planning, overseeing, and executing the D.C. office’s annual summer associate program, which will require close collaboration with the office’s Recruiting Director, Hiring Partners, Partners-in-Charge (PICs), and each year’s associate summer coordinators;
Working with the D.C. Recruiting Director to oversee on-campus recruitment programs at the D.C. office’s assigned target law schools, and to coordinate D.C. interviewing teams for on-campus interviewing at other law schools;
Supporting D.C. Recruiting Director in lateral attorney and clerk recruiting efforts for the D.C. office, as well as national Supreme Court and Federal Circuit recruiting efforts;
Leading the thought process for new approaches and ideas that will bring fresh innovation and programming to the D.C. office summer program and national recruitment plans;
Working collaboratively with D.C. Recruiting team members;
Directly managing the D.C. team’s junior support;
Maintaining good relationships with law school career centers;
Providing support to Diversity Committee initiatives and firm-wide recruitment efforts and events led by the Global Recruiting Outreach Manager;
Serving as a liaison with the Human Resources department, Professional Development department, and D.C. Director of Administration for new-hire onboarding and integration efforts;
Attending the annual Hiring Committee spring meeting (usually in California or Texas);
Attending WALRAA and NALP meetings and events, as appropriate; and
Other duties as assigned.
Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced, professional environment and as part of a team. Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required; experience with ViRecruit is also preferred. Candidates must be organized and detail-oriented; consistently display good judgment; communicate in a friendly and professional manner; be available for in-person and after-hours engagement and events, and maintain confidentiality of personal and sensitive personnel information.
This position requires a minimum of four years legal recruiting experience and a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree.
Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.