If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Human Resources department in our New York office as a Student Recruitment Manager.
The Student Recruitment Manager serves as a lead role overseeing all aspects of student recruiting for New York, partnering with the Assistant Director of Student Recruitment – U.S. and New York office leadership/ relevant Committees to manage all aspects of student recruiting (summer and 3L hiring), foreign associates, fellows, post-clerks). Develops and implements plans for building and maintaining relationships with key schools, coordinating pre-recruiting, on campus interviewing, onboarding and exit interviews of summer associates, training, managing social events, mentoring and work assignments.
Manages all facets of the New York student recruitment process (summer associates, first year associates, and post-clerks etc.).
Coordinates with key stakeholders to implement the student recruitment program:
Hiring Partners to develop hiring goals, recruitment strategies, on-campus interview process, status reporting and meeting agendas;
Recruiting Committee and Hiring Partners to discuss candidates, recruiting programs, strategies and processes;
Assistant Director of Student Recruitment – U.S. and HR Managers/Specialists in other offices to coordinate OCI, applicants for multiple offices, website, promotional materials, gifts, etc.;
Practice Leaders regarding hiring needs and summer associate placement;
Law school career services;
Diversity professionals on law student outreach, candidate follow up, diversity tracking, and diversity strategy;
Employment Counsel for legal compliance/risk management
HRIS professionals to implement procedures for department software tools such as Forage, LawCruit, FloRecruit, viDesktop for summer work assignments, Simplicity, LinkedIn, data integrity and reporting, etc.
Manages the pre-recruiting and on-campus recruitment program including on-campus interviews, call back interviews, events, etc.; travel to law school events as needed
Manages on-boarding and orientation and exits of summer associates
Oversees the development and administration of the training, social events, mentoring, work assignments, evaluations and offer process during the Summer Program
Manages the budget for summer program and student recruitment
Participates in all relevant local office Committee meetings and events for student recruitment and diversity, etc.
Maintains applicant tracking data and reporting
Bachelor’s Degree, required
Minimum of five years of law firm or professional services firm recruiting experience, required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required
Deep knowledge of law firm student recruiting process and cycle, required
Knowledge of applicant tracking [LawCruit], interview and events platform [Flo Recruit] work assignments and performance evaluation [viDesktop], and HRIS [PeopleSoft] software, preferred
Understanding of best practices in increasing diversity and inclusion through the recruiting process
Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
The typical New York pay scale for this position is between $165,000 and $183,000, although the actual wage or salary could be lower or higher if the candidate’s education, experience, skills and internal pay alignment are different from those specified.
The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties. The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.
Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential. If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking.
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran