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The US Director of Associate Recruitment is a key member of the recruiting leadership team and is charged with directing recruiting strategy and creating and implementing programs and policies to attract, recruit, and retain associates and associate level specialists in the US Offices of Hogan Lovells. The Director reports to the Chief Legal Talent Officer – Americas, the National Hiring Partner.
Work closely with firm leadership to determine and implement a strategic approach to law school recruitment, including recruiting initiatives and sponsorships at law schools, and developing a strategy to broaden the firm’s network of law school sources for talent. Staying ahead of industry norms and updates to the recruiting process.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with law schools and colleagues in the legal community to understand trends and the firm’s position in the marketplace.
Direct Hogan Lovells US campus law student recruitment programs and liaise with firm colleagues on multi office law school programs. Work with chairs of the Hogan Lovells Recruiting and Summer Associate Recruitment Committees, office managing partners and practice area leaders to understand hiring needs and direct the candidate decision-making process. Direct law student candidate follow up activities and events.
With US office Summer Associate Committee chairs/attorneys and recruiting staff, periodically review and maintain effective and efficient procedures for summer associates work assignment and evaluations.
Lateral and Clerk Recruiting
Periodically assess the judicial clerk recruitment program to ensure a cohesive and strategically integrated approach across Hogan Lovells’ US offices, considering associates starting at different levels of seniority and the existing pipeline of summer associates who may join the firm after clerkships.
Work with practice groups and recruitment leadership to establish a lateral hiring program which meets the needs of the US offices and considers utilization of existing and potential staffing resources before going to market.
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
With the Chief Diversity Office or members of the DEI team run the Diversity Scholarship program and periodically review and maintain engagement with law school affinity groups and bar associations.
With the Chief Diversity Office or members of the DEI team support the firm’s compliance with the Mansfield rule.
Support pipeline programs and work with external partners, including LCLD, SEO and client partners.
Direct and maintain US associate recruiting policies, form banks, operational procedures, and practices consistent with the goals and objectives of the firm.
Develop and implement US office support and information sharing systems. Guide and direct efforts to implement new technology, platforms, and efficient processes.
Keep updated on new technology and resources in the recruiting space. Investigate, analyze, assess, and make proposals for new resources.
Direct the development and management of the US recruiting brand, including social media presence and other opportunities to promote the recruiting brand. Opportunity to work with the global recruitment effort to ensure the employee branding and candidate experience is consistent across markets, to the extent applicable.
Direct the development and management of annual experienced associate and law school recruitment, onboarding, and summer program budgets. Investigate, analyze, and develop budget for new initiatives.
Negotiate, review, and approve search firm agreements with outside vendors.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with other Hogan Lovells administrative departments.
Design, prepare and maintain statistical metrics and reports regarding recruiting, diversity activities and retention. Assess efficiency and effectiveness of recruiting strategy and practices and facilitate and lead information sharing among firm management and committees, offices, and administrative departments.
Work with the Chief Legal Talent Officer and Legal Counsel to ensure recruiting processes and offer letters follow firm policies and local laws and regulations.
Address hiring related queries promptly, maintaining confidentiality and professionalism.
Other duties as assigned.
Provide work direction and professional development for recruitment team members in US offices.
Conduct periodic performance evaluations and annual reviews for recruitment team members.
Along with Chief Legal Talent Officer, responsible for hiring and training members of the team.
Demonstrate skills in leadership and team building.
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIRED SKILLS
Ten (10)+ years of experience in large law firm lawyer recruitment or related industry or field with progressively more senior roles and responsibilities.
Highly networked and exceptionally knowledgeable about the law firm recruiting industry.
Demonstrated ability to be innovative, and curious about recent changes in the industry.
Proven ability to juggle, direct, and implement detailed and complex projects. Detail focused.
Excellent leadership, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively work with all levels of Hogan Lovells decision-makers and personnel.
Proficient in recruitment software, candidate databases and other legal technology.
Demonstrated independent work ethic and ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to motivate team and create a productive and professional department atmosphere.
Core hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., depending on region. Must be flexible to work additional hours.
This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.
New York, NY
The annualized salary range for this position is $240,000 to $300,000 depending on the candidate's overall experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. Full time employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus. In addition, full time employees as well as some part time employees, will be eligible for the firm’s fringe benefits as they currently exist.
The annualized salary range for this position is $190,000 to $230,000 depending on the candidate's overall experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. Full time employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus. In addition, full time employees as well as some part time employees, will be eligible for the firm’s fringe benefits as they currently exist.
Hogan Lovells is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or protected Veteran status.
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