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 Manager for our Dallas office. At Gibson Dunn, the Recruiting Manager 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 Manager will report to the firmwide Chief Recruiting Officer and work closely with the Dallas Hiring Partner, Partner(s)-in-Charge, Diversity Committee and Hiring Committee, as well as the Dallas Director of Administration, and attorneys on the various other committees. The person in this role will coordinate the Dallas legal recruitment efforts and offer 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 Dallas office’s recruitment leadership and team.
Overseeing and driving summer program planning (including budget, calendar of events) and collaborating with summer coordinators and hiring partner on execution, attending events.
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 organize 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, Women’s Committee, and Professional Development events.
Providing support for local office events, including client development or alumni events.
Attending the annual national Hiring Committee Spring Meeting and regional group meetings.
Ideal candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle high volume, and be a team player.
Must have strong initiative and excellent creativity skills.
They should also exhibit independent thinking and good judgment.
A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years of recruiting experience.
Experience in a law firm is highly preferred, as is experience with events.
Experience with an applicant tracking or human resources software is preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is a must.