The Associate Staffing Specialist for the Investment Funds Global Practice Group (GPG) will play a critical role in the development of attorneys in the GPG and the management of the attorney talent pool. The Specialist will be a foundational team member to help execute the process for facilitating workflow and evaluating and managing capacity within the Investment Funds GPG. This role will work with the Practice Group Manager and additional team members to ensure effective workflow traction and facilitation to meet the GPG’s goals and needs. This entails a hands-on, as well as collaborative approach, across a complex scope of associate and partner needs, balancing workloads, sourcing work across offices, and maximizing available resources, while taking into consideration skills required.
Provide staffing assistance and assignment coordination across the designated practices in the GPG.
Build key relationships with attorneys, focusing on the more junior associates, in the GPG to address resource needs and proactively facilitate workflow integration.
Assist in developing and monitoring the process by which associates report capacity and conduct individual follow up when needed.
Analyze data to identify utilization trends for the associates that will be utilized in evaluating capacity and workflow assignments.
Assist in the development of training materials for both the partners and associates as it relates to workflow processes.
Consult with other departments, i.e. Learning & Development; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, accounting, finance, etc., to address any issues or conflicts.
New York Applicants: Salaries may vary by location. In New York, the estimated target salary range of this role is $73,000 - $105,000, in addition to bonus eligibility and a comprehensive benefit package. Salary determinations are made based on numerous factors, such as, but not limited to, the relevant market and the skill, experience, class or graduation year, and education of the selected candidate. Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email email@example.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).
Education and/or Experience:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably in business or similar field.
Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services.
Understanding of key terminology and transaction types in Investment Funds.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Resource Management/Scheduling Tools, and other related applications
Strong presence in the face of complexity and time-constrained challenges.
Skilled at negotiating and managing conflict.
Proven client service focus, with an ability to resolve issues quickly and a sense of urgency.
Flexible in adapting to constantly changing priorities.
An MBA or JD is a plus.
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
Strong organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.