Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has an opening for a Professional Development and Recruiting Manager to be based in our DC office. Working with the Legal Personnel team, the Manager provides strategic direction and administrative support to the partners in Willkie’s DC office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with our other US offices,
Manage campus recruiting efforts including:
law school outreach,
on-campus interviews, callbacks, follow-up and;
the DC summer program.
Manage Professional Development Programs including:
initiating and developing programming for DC associates;
supporting firm management and operating committees on the associate retention programs and the performance management process;
managing and maintaining personnel data firm wide and for the DC attorneys;
monitoring local market and staying informed with current market trends and;
tracking and confirming attorney compliance with DC Bar admission rules
Collaborate with Senior Lateral Recruiting Manager on DC-specific searches and;
managing on-boarding and integration of newly hired associates.
Collaborate with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee on both firmwide and DC office D&I initiatives
Contribute to an array of other programs as requested.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Knowledge of legal recruiting, associate development and/or human resources practices.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all levels of personnel.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
A self-starter who has the ability to work both independently and also collaboratively with the Talent Management team and firm leadership.
Ability to provide leadership and support for detailed and complex projects.
Flexibility in the midst of multiple and/or changing priorities and deadlines.
Integrity - strong professional and ethical standards; must observe confidentiality of personnel and Firm matters.
Proficiency in Outlook, MS Office Suite and familiarity with Asana, viRecruit or a similar recruiting database.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required.
Four or more years’ experience in professional services organization.
Reporting and Support
The position reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer and works closely with the Legal Personnel team across the US.
The manager will supervise a junior legal personnel professional based in the DC office.
Ability to sit at a desk most of the working day and walk short distances
Needs manual dexterity, speed and accuracy in handling office equipment
Ability to work efficiently and accurately in an atmosphere of frequent interruption
Ability to work in close proximity to other individuals
Ability to carry light objects, e.g., files, small objects and supplies a short distance.
Must be able to lift, carry and move objects up to 15/20/25 lbs
Willkie requires all personnel be vaccinated against COVID-19, and if eligible, have received one booster shot, in order to access the Firm’s offices, attend Firm events or meet in person with other Firm personnel and/or clients. This position will require physical presence in Willkie’s offices on a weekly basis. Accordingly, any offer of employment is contingent, subject to reasonable accommodations, upon providing the Firm with necessary proof of vaccination. The Firm will keep all vaccination information, as well as any medical information, if applicable, confidential in accordance with applicable law.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher is an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon actual or perceived: race, color, age, religious creed, citizenship, citizenship status and alienage, nationality, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity or creed, disability, genetic information or medical condition, pregnancy or maternity, paternity, marital or civil partnership status, caregiver status, gender (including gender identity, expression, nonconformity, gender reassignment or status as a transgender individual), sex, sexual orientation or preference, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let the hiring manager know.
To apply: please send a cover letter and resume via email to Sarah Collins, Professional Development and Recruiting Manager at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Her email address is email@example.com
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an elite international law firm with 13 offices in 6 countries. Willkie provides strategic legal representation and trusted counsel to market-leading public and private companies operating around the world. Our attorneys work seamlessly across practices and borders to deliver efficient and effective solutions to complex problems. Working closely with clients, we promote their interests, protect their rights, and position them for current success and long-term growth. We are a cohesive group of attorneys with a broad spectrum of backgrounds and interests who are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse work environment to best service our clients' needs.
Willkie seeks to recruit highly motivated law students who possess intellect, self-confidence and professionalism to help us continue our tradition of excellence. Our Summer Program offers students the opportunity to work on interesting and substantive projects with smart, diverse, interesting and fun people. The Program contains a balance of work and social activities, as our primary objective is for our summer associates to have an opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to be an attorney at Willkie.