Position: Talent Development Manager Organization: Sullivan & Worcester Date Posted: 4/26/2021
The Talent Development Manager works with the Director of Strategic Talent Management to assist in designing and implementing programs focused on attorney on-boarding, core legal and professional skills, and leadership development, as well as cultural initiatives around engagement, work-life effectiveness, and other areas. The Manager designs and implements innovative and impactful learning programs, including curricula for the firm’s departments and legal practice areas, plus core skills training programs in the areas of feedback, people and project management, and communications skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with the Director of Strategic Talent Management and across departments to assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive talent development strategy
Build core legal skills training programs to support associate and professional track attorney development of core competencies, and to develop a core curriculum of training for departments and practice areas
Develop an approach for the departments to monitor their pipeline of talent, identify the learning and/or development needs of attorneys in the group, and provide appropriate client opportunities, training, mentoring, coaching, and resources to help them develop
Partner with Director to improve all firm training programs and tools to be more interactive, practical, and effective, applying advanced adult learning theory and relevant technologies
Manage effective work brokering system for each department
Partner with Director in managing associate performance review cycles (e.g., annual reviews, interim evaluations, performance improvement plans)
Maintain an understanding of the firm’s competitors and their professional development programs.
Oversee flexible work arrangement program for legal staff and continuing legal education ("CLE") course accreditation and compliance program
Serve ex officio as a member of the Associates Committee
Manage effective and consistent programs to enhance the work/life effectiveness for attorneys
Assume additional responsibilities as requested
Bachelor’s Degree required; Juris Doctorate strongly preferred
Minimum of 4 years of practice in a large law firm and/or 3 years of professional development experience in a leading professional services firm
Professional coaching certification and/or teaching experience considered a plus
Experience with CLE course accreditation and compliance considered a plus
Familiarity with organizational development, curriculum management, instructional design, learning management systems, adult learning techniques, principles, theory and online learning technologies also considered a plus
Excellent attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills, as well as the ability to listen well, take initiative and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Must be a diplomatic and creative problem solver and possess superior judgment
Proven ability to build trust with and gain buy-in from firm leaders and other key stakeholders
Ability to travel to multiple firm office locations as necessary
Position: Recruiting Data Analyst Organization: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Date Posted: 3/23/2021
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 950 attorneys in 16 offices: 11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.
The Recruiting Data Analyst is responsible for the effective implementation, communication, maintenance, compliance, and reporting of employee data related to the firm’s Attorney Recruiting and Diversity programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities. Must be able to provide the necessary attention to detail and maintain the confidentiality required in attorney recruiting administration.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Helps to identify and ensures the best use of the department’s technology solutions to support efficient and effective operations. Responsible for the integrity of data stored within, imported into, and extracted from the Attorney Recruiting applicant tracking database. Ensures accurate recordkeeping and reporting of candidate information.
Works closely with IT department and external software vendors. Serves as the Attorney Recruiting functional expert for all technology-related projects, enhancements, and changes in the department.
Designs and executes testing strategies for implementation of new technology and product updates.
Serves as an expert on the “front-end” user interface for the Attorney Recruiting department software applications, and trains department staff on their use. Provides ongoing end-user support, including troubleshooting issues and capitalizing on available functionality. Develops creative solutions and elevates issues to vendor support as needed.
Defines and communicates operational procedures as necessary. Creates use-friendly written documentation of new and existing procedures and system customizations.
Works directly with the Attorney Recruiting department and understands attorney recruiting processes and procedures. Establishes and fosters positive working relationships with Attorney Recruiting department.
Ensures that all Attorney Recruiting and HR data changes impacting employee onboarding are appropriately tested and risks are mitigated.
Develops standard and custom reports. Responds to ad-hoc requests by running reports, modifying existing reports, and writing new reports. Shares knowledge with others in the department when they need help using reporting tools. Updates the department’s standard report templates following upgrades.
Serves as the department’s point of contact for all Attorney Recruiting database interfaces.
Organizes Attorney Recruiting database processes. Develops project plans and keeps stakeholders informed on responsibilities, timelines, and status. Works with Attorney Recruiting software vendor to define business rules related to attorney recruiting administration.
Meets tight turnaround times. Uses attorney recruiting experience to anticipate potential issues and proactively resolve them. Ensures accurate and timely implementation.
Responds to inquiries and requests quickly and courteously. Maintains contact with co-workers in own and other departments to facilitate proper and complete resolution of operational problems that arise from time to time.
Understanding what analytic strategy metrics are important in a recruiting process.
Other duties as assigned.
B. A. or equivalent experience, preferably in Human Resources Management.
Experience in HR/Attorney Recruiting administration and operations.
Experience with enterprise/HRIS technology, including report-writing, testing, and implementations.
Proficiency with MS Excel/Spreadsheets.
Familiarity with applicant tracking systems, features and functionality of different systems and best practice metrics that companies employ to assess effectiveness of recruiting strategies.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and sound judgment, internally and externally.
Strong communication skills, written, oral and group presentation.
Ability to analyze and interpret complex documents.
Strong time and project management skills.
We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position: Attorney Recruiting Manager Organization: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Boston Date Posted: 3/8/2021
Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for an Attorney Recruiting Manager in the Boston office.
What responsibilities will you have? As an Attorney Recruiting Manager at Orrick, you will join a top-notch team that places an emphasis on innovation and adapting to the evolving practices of competitive legal recruiting. You will collaborate with the Associate Recruiting Directors and our Law School Relations & Diversity Recruiting Manager on campus recruiting, student outreach, client fellowships, and our summer program. You will manage a national lateral recruiting process working with dynamic attorneys across all of our U.S. offices. In addition to serving as the primary contact for the Boston office where you will handle attorney onboarding and departures, you will continue to be a valuable resource to our attorneys throughout their employment cycle partnering with the Lawyer Development Team on associate training events and initiatives, such as the Summer Associate Academy, New Associate Orientation, and New Associate Academy.
You will be expected to understand Orrick's innovative vision and the Recruiting Department's role in accomplishing it, to know the firm and its practice groups, how to best represent Orrick and to identify the credentials and traits that are good predictors of successful Orrick lawyers.
Bachelor of Arts or Science or equivalent work experience required.
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in recruiting, preferably in a law firm or professional services environment. Experience with LawCruit, Zoom and Flo Recruit preferred.
Extraordinary verbal and written communications and presentation skills are essential.
Demonstrated leadership, organization and team-management skills.
The ability to be innovative and operate in an enthusiastic manner with a broad range of professionals. Demonstrated experience working both independently and harmoniously on team and in other organizational contexts/levels.
Adept at handling concurrent projects and challenging priorities in a high-volume, dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
Your ambition and dedication to work beyond the position’s written duties and assist in various areas of the firm’s operations is essential.
Ability to travel as needed.
You will need the willingness to work during irregular evening and weekend hours when required for time-sensitive, project-specific activities and/or during urgent situations.
Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the fifth year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2020 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company.
Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, from wellness and mindfulness programs to social impact opportunities, professional staff affinity group communities and generous paid time off.
Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.
How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/en/Careers.
No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Position: Assistant/Associate Director, Career Services Office Organization: Boston College Law School Date Posted: 3/5/2021
We are hiring! The Career Services Office (CSO) at Boston College Law School is hiring an Assistant/Associate Director (depending on experience) to join our collegial team to advise JD students and alumni regarding all aspects of career exploration and job search strategy. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as well as a JD degree from an accredited law school.
The successful candidate will:
Provide high quality individual and group advising to approximately 750 J.D. students and alumni regarding internships and career opportunities.
Create, promote, facilitate and lead best-in-class training programs (in person and virtual) designed to educate students and alumni about career options, application materials, interview preparation and skills, the job search process and other related professional skills.
Generate and strengthen professional contacts to aid student networking efforts.
Monitor career trends in the legal and legal-related field.
Help conduct outreach to employers to generate new employment opportunities for students and recent graduates.
Contribute to the department’s data-driven operations and report on key metrics and analytics.
The CSO is a team of highly experienced, student-centered professionals with a strong focus on collaboration. We enjoy working with each other and with our engaged, proactive students and strong alumni network.
To review the complete job description and submit an application, please visit the Boston College website.
Position: Professional Development Specialist Organization: Wolf Greenfield Date Posted: 3/2/2021
The Professional Development Specialist (PDS) is a member of Legal Recruiting and Professional Development (LRPD) and reports to the Senior Manager of Professional Development. The PDS actively works with other members of the Professional Development team to provide support to Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) in their efforts to develop and retain exceptional legal talent. Working in a fast-paced environment, which requires direct contact with practitioners and staff, the PDS will assist with practitioner staffing and workflow allocation, management and analysis of reports and metrics, as well as with other projects and processes related to LRPD.
Assists the Professional Development Managers (PDMs) with work allocation for all levels of associates and technology specialists, considering individual bandwidth and areas of interest, as well as client and developmental needs, as identified by PGLs.
Manages, reviews, and analyzes all Professional Development metrics and reporting related to practitioner hours, productivity, and availability.
Supports the Senior Director of LRPD, PDMs, and practice groups with the operations of formal and informal evaluation processes to facilitate frequent and constructive feedback.
Communicates regularly with other members of LRPD to align individual and practice group needs with firm-wide training, mentoring, onboarding, and recruiting initiatives.
Supports LRPD team with all levels of associate and technology specialist onboarding, integration, and retention initiatives.
Collaborates with Finance and Human Resources teams to ensure practitioner data accuracy and streamline the sharing of information across departments.
Utilizes strong business acumen including the ability to apply sound creative thinking as well as the use of discretion and appropriate judgment depending on situation.
Assists the LRPD with the creation and implementation of various strategic initiatives and operational goals as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
3+ years of related experience in a law firm or other professional services setting, is required.
Established proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Knowledge of electronic databases, such as viDesktop and EPICOR, are a plus.
Excellent attention to detail.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment; both with strong follow up and follow through abilities to ensure work is completed appropriately.
Strong time management, prioritization, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Punctual, reliable, and able to meet set deadlines and work effectively under pressure.
Responds quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; able to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks.
Understands details and processes within a larger context and how complex systems are interrelated.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively and build trusting relationships with different levels of constituencies.
Flexibility and capacity to respond calmly, efficiently, and effectively in stressful situations.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of matters and other firm business information.
Position: Assistant Director of Legal Career Services Organization: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Date Posted: March 16, 2020
The mission of the Law School Career Services Office is to help students and graduates make informed decisions about career paths and develop individual strategies to obtain career goals. Under the direction of the Director of Legal Career Services, the Assistant Director will assist law school students and graduates in all aspects of the legal career planning and job search process by providing guidance, information and placement assistance. The Assistant Director will also work with the Director on career-related programming as well as on employer relations efforts focused on job development for current law school students and graduates.
The incumbent will counsel law school students and graduates about their career paths and goals, including helping them conduct self-assessments to aid in their legal job search, advising them about strategies for attaining their professional goals, informing them about resources and programming related to the legal job search process, and connecting individual law school students and graduates with opportunities related to their specific professional goals. In addition, the incumbent will plan and present career-related programming for law school students including collaborating with law school faculty and student groups, partnering with bar and other professional legal organizations, and working with law school career services consortiums. The incumbent will also assist the Director with other related duties and special projects as assigned.
EDUCATION: Juris Doctor
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one to three years of experience practicing law as an attorney.
OTHER: Evening and weekend hours required. Some travel. Computer literate and familiarity with career-related technology and software.
Experience in one or more of the following areas: law school career services, professional career counseling involving • careers in law, legal recruiting, advising, teaching, supervising, and/or mentoring law students or new attorneys, equivalent related experience with careers, the job market and/or career counseling.
Familiarity with self-assessment tools.
Proficiency using social media avenues and social networking tools.
Experience as an attorney in both private practice and public interest.
Public interest experience especially with fellowships and/or judicial clerkships.
Knowledge of career options, hiring needs, recruiting practices, job market, employment trends, and professional development issues within the legal profession.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The review of applications will begin March 28, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.
Opportunities will remain posted for two months or until filled.