The Legal Career Coach will be a member of the Legal Career Coaching & Planning team in the Legal Talent Department, reporting to the Director of Legal Career Coaching & Planning. The Legal Career Coach will serve as a confidential coaching resource for attorneys across the firm and will also help to grow the role and culture of coaching at Troutman Pepper.
*Employee may sit out of Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Richmond, or Washington D.C.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Meet individually with attorneys to become a trusted advisor in areas of career planning and strategizing, individualized networking, and career transitions.
Design, develop, implement and manage professional skills and career management content for resource guides, internal programs, retreats, alumni events, and summer associate and attorney training academies.
Collaborate with the Director and Manager of Legal Career Coaching and Planning on the firm’s strategy around career coaching and program development.
Partner with Professional Development, as needed, to create professional skills content that enhances experience and impact for attorneys firm wide.
Monitor and report on general trends in corporate, nonprofit and government sectors for legal and talent development industries.
Identify, track and report on aggregate themes from coaching sessions
Develop and maintain relationships with alumni, clients and external recruiters for potential career opportunities.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to build trust and exercise discretion, confidentiality, and exemplary judgment.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Empathetic listener and creative problem-solver.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Ability to self-manage and work independently in a hybrid, and in-office setting.
Ability to work effectively both independently and with teams to promote consistent and efficient workflow processes.
Knowledge of various diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and initiatives.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required. J.D. or Masters degree in a related field preferred.
Coaching certificate from an ICF accredited coaching program and 5+ years of prior experience in one or more of the following areas: professional recruiting, executive coaching, career development services at a law school, business or administrative role in law firm or a professional services environment.
Troutman Pepper was formed in July 2020 when two great law firms with storied histories joined to form a new firm with greater depth and breadth of talent and service. Our common focus and priority is our clients.We seek to exceed expectations and drive client value through:
Innovation as a Service
Putting clients first — and empowering our attorneys and staff to innovate toward that end — has led to exciting advances. Like our proprietary e-discovery service, bespoke technology solutions, and market-leading client feedback program. We’re proud to be among BTI’s 2020 Client Magnets — the top 10% of firms recognized for pioneering approaches and anticipating client needs.
Serving our clients at the highest level means offering the right resources to meet business objectives. The 2020 merger of our predecessor firms expanded our geographic reach and deepened our bench in critical practice areas. We also have strengthened our focus on key sectors including energy, financial services, health sciences, private equity, and real estate. We meet our clients where they are — and where they want us to be.
An Inclusive Culture
Our culture is central to o...ur client care promise. From partners and associates to professionals and administrative staff, mutual respect, inclusiveness, and teamwork define our workplace. The best ideas arise when everyone has a seat at the table.
We are committed to improving our communities and serving their legal needs. Individuals and groups firmwide contribute time and talent to a wide range of civic, cultural, charitable, educational, and professional organizations, and to providing pro bono legal services in support of important cases and causes.