Manage and coordinate the fall on campus and summer associate recruitment programs in the Philadelphia office.
Manage lateral recruiting process for practice group and/or local office.
Act as an ambassador of the Firm and provide firm descriptive information to external populations. Interact with law schools to increase and improve the Firm’s profile on-campus and ensure our brand is known to the students. Identify opportunities to market the Firm to students and lateral candidates.
Manage the candidate experience; review candidate submissions, respond to inquiries, be point of contact for candidates, maintain communications thru interview process to time of on-boarding.
Responsible for the fall on-campus interviewing process for Philadelphia; review and screen resumes for 1L, 2L & 3L candidates, schedule preliminary and full-scale interviews, generate offer packages, organize and confirm follow-up meetings and related events.
Attend and provide materials and statistics for weekly hiring committee meetings.
Design and manage the summer associate program for the Philadelphia office; organize and attend social events, plan training calendar, coordinate mid and final reviews.
Serve as a firm contact with outside organizations involved in the legal recruiting process, including the National Association for Law Placement, LRAP, other law firms, law schools and recruiting agencies.
Understand and be familiar with current industry and market trends and philosophies.
Provide special project support as needed or assigned to Department.
QUALIFICATIONS / KSAs
College degree required.
5+ years of law firm administration experience required, preferably in legal recruiting.
Knowledge of the Firm’s policies and procedures.
Excellent project management, planning and organization skills.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to function in a collaborative organization and be a team player.
Ability to learn new skills as they become necessary.
Systems required: Microsoft Suite, Lawcruit, Symplicity.
Dechert LLP is a leading international law firm with 27 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1875, the firm has more than 900 lawyers allowing us the resources to deliver seamless, high-quality legal services to clients wherever they do business.