Cozen O'Connor is seeking a full time Legal Talent Coordinator to join the recruiting team. The Coordinator will reside in Philadelphia and will be responsible for firm-wide recruiting efforts and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have law firm experience, preferably with attorney recruiting. The Coordinator will report directly to the Manager of Legal Talent and work closely with the Director of Legal Recruiting and Chief Legal Talent Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the implementation of non-partner lateral recruiting and hiring efforts, including posting advertisements, sourcing candidates, and screening resumes from candidates, placement firms, and referrals
Coordinate candidate interview schedules, travel arrangements, hotel reservations, and expense reimbursements
Check candidate references and review background check reports, in consultation with the Director of Legal Recruiting as necessary to ensure due diligence standards are met
Assist in the coordination of pre-arrival and onboarding details for new lawyers, including, but not limited to, stipend and advance payments, orientation programs, and new hire paperwork
Responsible for the overall functioning, maintenance, and accuracy of recruitment database (viDesktop) for the entirety of the recruiting process as it relates to lateral hiring:
Data entry related to each candidate
Manage and update all automated forms and templates
Provide technical support and resolve viDesktop issues for the department
Provide training to other users as needed
Produce appropriate reports
Track candidate evaluations and follow-up with attorneys to ensure completion as needed
Utilize social media platforms as a recruiting campaign tool, including posting positions and sourcing candidates
Plan, coordinate, and attend recruiting events as necessary; assist in producing necessary correspondence related to the events; coordinate room bookings, catering, materials, room set up, and finalizing attendance numbers
Assist in developing content for lateral attorney recruiting on external web site and ensure site remains current
Develop marketing materials for lateral attorney recruiting, in conjunction with the Marketing Department
Draft and track fee agreements with external legal recruiters and assist in processing related invoices
Draft, track, and publish job advertisements
Keep current on industry best practices impacting policy and the recruitment and retention of attorneys by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional associations and educational groups, and professional development efforts)
Produce monthly, year-end, and ad hoc recruiting reports
Work on ad hoc projects and completing other operational or administrative duties as required, including assisting law student recruiting and hiring
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree required
Demonstrated level of professionalism and exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate well with lawyers, management, administrators, and support staff
Maintain all information in the strictest of confidence; required to use tact and diplomacy when working with others
Exemplary attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects, and strong time management skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Strong work ethic and professional approach, takes accountability for achieving what is expected
Ability to anticipate issues, solve problems, initiate actions, handle multiple tasks and projects, and adjust to changing priorities
Ability to work well in a team with a positive, “can do” attitude
Law firm experience preferred
Experience with viDesktop a plus
Ability to work extra hours occasionally and some travel may be required
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Diana Fam, Legal Talent Manager at email@example.com.
Cozen O’Connor is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
Cozen O'Connor actively welcomes applicants who have previously left the workforce and are looking to return to their careers. Gaps in experience are not penalized.
Cozen O’Connor is committed to employing a diverse complement of attorneys and staff, and to fostering greater inclusion in the legal profession. We understand the organizational effectiveness that comes from welcoming and valuing differences within the firm, and we know that assembling a team with a rich diversity of perspectives and experience is necessary to provide the highest quality legal service. We encourage candidates to apply and join us in this effort.
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 825 attorneys in 29 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals. In an industry built on talk, Cozen O’Connor has made its name by doing. We have built our firm one case, one victory at a time. Our attorneys have impeccable academic credentials and are able to combine intellectual rigor with practicality and efficiency. We provide sophisticated, business-minded advice aimed at one simple goal: getting the right result for our clients. No matter how complex, contentious, or critical the undertaking, we persevere until the job is done.