Our Talent department has the opportunity for an experienced Director of Recruiting and Retention to join the Firm’s expanding practice. The Director of Recruiting and Retention will lead a team focused on recruiting for attorney and business professional roles firm-wide. Balancing day-to-day tactical management with growth strategy, this role will collaborate regularly with shareholder and administrative leadership to ensure that recruiting is aligned with the firm’s overall growth strategy. The director will work closely with DEI, Human Resources, Attorney and Career Development, and other firm departments. Occasional travel will be required to firm locations, as needed, and the role report to the Chief Talent Officer.
Develop and execute comprehensive recruiting strategies to attract, recruit, onboard, and retain top talent, using both traditional and innovative sources to create a diverse pipeline of qualified candidates.
Partner with and support the DEI team to achieve the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives.
Oversee and direct all aspects of on-campus recruiting and the summer associate recruitment process.
Oversee and direct lateral non-shareholder attorney and business professional recruitment.
Support shareholder leadership with regard to lateral shareholder recruitment and on-boarding.
Serve as a thought partner and resource for local office leadership and administrative teams with regard to staffing needs and recruiting.
Oversee development of communication and marketing materials, including the OD Careers website, social media, and electronic communications.
Assess and report on market intelligence, staying abreast of developments in recruiting to ensure that the firm’s strategy and processes are innovative, effective, and legally compliant.
Own the recruiting budget to ensure the best, most effective use of firm resources.
Oversee the firm’s exit interview protocol for departing employees and check-in protocol for new employees to ensure that leadership receives timely feedback on the OD employment experience and responds appropriately.
Lead and develop a strong, professional, and responsive team of subject-matter experts.
Serve as the subject matter expert with regard to recruiting platforms and technology; streamline and improve existing recruiting processes and tools with a constant focus on continuous improvement and efficiency.
Collaborate with and support the broader Talent team on various tasks/projects, as needed.
Any additional responsibilities as required by firm leadership.
7+ years work experience in a large law firm, professional services or corporate environment and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role within a law firm, professional services or corporate environment.
Professional presence and excellent presentation skills.
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Solid judgment and a track-record of handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion and professionalism.
Strategic thinker with the ability to be a change agent and drive new firm initiatives.
Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 11 consecutive years. In 2022, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 950 attorneys located in 55 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, including many of the Fortune 50 companies in the U.S.
We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.
Equal Opportunity Employer.