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 Chicago, Washington, D.C., or New York office, as the Assistant Director of Student Recruitment - U.S.
The Assistant Director of Student Recruitment - U.S. leads national student recruiting efforts for lawyer and business services positions. Will also lead through a combination of direct management for Chicago Student Recruiting Manager and US Student Recruitment Specialist, as well as guiding work of HR Generalist teams and general recruiting resources in local offices. The Assistant Director of Student Recruitment - U.S. will work closely with local office Hiring Partners and Hiring/Recruitment Committees and serves as a primary relationship contact with law schools.
Leadership of US Offices Student Recruitment Programs
Serves as lead person providing direction and oversight for law student recruitment in the U.S. for summer associate, , transactional fellows, and foreign associate positions and manages the development of the Summer Associate Program as a pipeline for our entry level associate hiring
Manages post clerk hiring and related recruitment strategy in coordination with Litigation FPLs and Appellate Partners
Sets strategic path and implementation for a consistent recruitment process standard and candidate experience.
Monitors market trends around student recruitment and summer program and initiates new ideas for continuous improvement
Develops recruitment collateral materials such as diversity and pro bono materials, Career Opportunities website, social media content, Barbri, Themis, Flo Recruit, Forage and Vault relationships, etc.
Enhances the Firm’s relationships with law school Career Services professionals and ensures that Firm information / updates are communicated, aiming to increase Firm visibility on campus; establishes strong relationships with Firm leaders of school teams
Ensures candidates and summer associates have a consistent high quality experience across all offices; one Firm approach, allowing local adaptation as needed
Identifies innovative approaches to improve diversity in our recruitment efforts and actively collaborates with the DEI team
Facilitates strong communications, consistency and coordination across the offices among professionals involved in student recruitment
Provides first line of support to National Hiring Partner, coordinating periodic Hiring Partner meetings as needed
Oversees the US-wide maintenance of the applicant tracking data and reporting. Manages process for 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
Oversees NALP form filing, Vault relationship, AmLaw Summer Associate survey, recruitment budgets, recruitment software tools and usage guidelines, Career Opportunities website, Forage, Barbri, Themis, etc.
Leadership of HR Teams Responsible for Student Recruitment & Summer Program
Ensures appropriate interface of local office HR team members handling student recruitment in collaboration with Assistant Director of HR (Acting Director of HR):
Hiring Partners to develop hiring goals, recruitment strategies, on-campus interview process, status reporting and meeting agendas;
Recruiting Committee and School Team Captains to discuss candidates, recruiting programs, strategies and processes;
Practice Leaders regarding hiring needs and first year associate placement;
Law school career services professionals;
HR teams in other offices to coordinate OCI, applicants for multiple offices, website, promotional materials, gifts, etc.;
Diversity professionals on law student outreach, candidate follow up, diversity tracking, and diversity strategy;
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