Foley Hoag seeks a Professional Development (PD) Manager to drive a culture of continuous learning and excellence in collaboration with the Chief Professional Development Officer, the Professional Development team, legal department and practice group leaders, partner mentors, and business services colleagues. The PD Manager will be involved in all facets of attorney PD, including career development, training, mentoring, and evaluations and feedback to support the professional development and career success of Foley Hoag attorneys at all levels.
Collaborate with Chief Professional Development Officer and Associate Director of Professional Development to assess needs, create programs, and implement attorney core skills training; define metrics and evaluate training ROI; communicate program plans, goals, and outcomes; manage external training vendors and content.
Collaborate with designated department and practice group leaders to codify experience benchmarks; coordinate with staffing partners and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team to ensure equitable and developmental staffing; identify attorney learning opportunities and recommend augmented legal skills and industry training; coach on innovative delivery approaches to maximize learning; develop resources to support attorney growth and development.
Provide confidential coaching for associates on work and career issues and strategies for success; work with associates on individual career development and training plans in alignment with increasing tenure.
Oversee designated department mentoring programs; facilitate mentor-mentee pairings; recommend and implement new mentoring groups, program enhancements, discussion topics, and training.
Facilitate department attorney feedback and review processes; quality control mid-year and annual reviews for substantive feedback and guidance; track attorney strengths and skill gaps to drive PD planning; reinforce real-time feedback practices; provide coaching on feedback messaging and delivery.
Collaborate with Business Development (BD) on associate work plans and BD training; with Legal Recruiting on new associate training and lateral integration; and with DE&I on initiatives for attorney development, advancement, and engagement.
Monitor external trends and best practices in attorney professional development, including attorney career paths, staffing, mentoring, feedback, training, and compensation; contribute to development and implementation of best practices at Foley Hoag.
Contribute to other PD initiatives and programs as requested or required.
Minimum 5 years of professional development/training experience within the legal industry or professional services firm.
Innovative thinker; creative problem solver; excellent interpersonal, team, and verbal and written communications skills; works effectively and collaboratively at all levels.
Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects at once, realign priorities as needed, and drive projects to successful completion.
JD preferred or MS in Education, Organizational Development, or related field.
Willingness/ability to work outside of standard business hours as needed.
Willingness/ability to travel to other office locations.
Compensation range is $128,000 to $176,000 commensurate with related experience and qualification. The salary of the candidate selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, specialty, and training. The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the firm's reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Foley Hoag provides innovative, strategic legal services to public, private and government clients. We have premier capabilities in the life sciences, healthcare, technology, energy, professional services and private funds fields, and in cross-border disputes. The diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our lawyers and business services professionals contribute to the exceptional service we deliver to clients ranging from startups to multinational companies to sovereign states.