Position: Legal Recruiting Specialist Organization: Mintz Levin - Boston, MA Date Posted: October 16, 2018
The Legal Recruiting Specialist will work under the supervision of the Senior Legal Recruiting Manager to support firm-wide lateral associate, off partnership-track attorney and non-attorney technical recruiting. The position is part of the firm’s Legal Recruiting Department and therefore will also be involved in firm-wide legal recruiting activities and initiatives to support attorneys throughout the firm.
Work alongside Senior Legal Recruiting Manager to oversee and implement all stages of the recruiting process from the time a hiring need is identified to successful hire, focusing on experienced lateral attorneys in both associate and off partnership-track positions, as well as non-attorney technical positions such as patent agents and technical advisors.
Creatively source candidates using a variety of methods including search firms, internal referrals and leads, on-line research of targets and prospects.
Establish and cultivate relationships with search firms in all geographies. Communicate frequently with search firms about strategic hiring needs and follow up in a timely manner about candidates under consideration.
Screen resumes and introductory materials. Obtain additional information, as needed and present candidate introductions to section, office and recruiting committee.
Schedule interviews, coordinate candidate travel, prepare interviewer and interviewee information packages, collect post-interview feedback.
Proactively drive the recruiting process to completion by gathering information, following up with internal constituents as well as with search firms and candidates directly, offering assistance, and prompting decision-making conversations.
Responsible for seeing background checks, reference checks and other due diligence through to completion.
Maintain accurate and complete candidate files following all departmental protocols using recruiting database (viRecruit) and firm document management system.
Provide regular updates and information to Senior Legal Recruiting Manager, Director of Legal Recruiting, and members of the firm involved in the recruiting process.
Draft candidate correspondence, response letters, engagement letters, welcome notices, firm announcements, fee agreements and other communications. -Mentor and train Legal Recruiting Coordinators in accordance with our strategic goals.
Assist Senior Legal Recruiting Manager with supervision of firmwide lateral searches, oversight of searches run by Legal Recruiting Coordinators, reporting projects, and additional tasks supporting the lateral recruiting function, as assigned.
Serve as “face of the firm” in representing it through consistently positive, professional interactions with both internal and external clients including staff, attorneys of the firm, firm leadership, candidates, search firms, professional organizations and other entities.
Work collaboratively with Legal Recruiting Department staff to support other functional areas, special projects and general department administration.
Monitor legal news sources to keep abreast of trends in the market and update others as needed.
Engage in local and national legal recruiting organizations to support the enhancement of our profession and to represent Mintz Levin positively in the legal community.
Plan, manage and attend Summer Associate program events.
Participate in all National Recruiting Department initiatives including coordination of summer and lateral associate hiring including on-campus interviews, scheduling call-back interviews, screening resumes, preparing for and attending recruiting meetings.
Adhere to recruiting budget
Establish and maintain relationships with search consultants and career counselors at area law schools.
Liaise with Director of Professional Development to create a training program that furthers firm-wide professional development initiatives and events
Coordinate Continuing Legal Education for the Boston Office
Coordinate Mentor Program initiatives including planning events for partner mentors and associates
Assist with coordinating Firm regional special events, such as attorney and staff events/outings, affinity-hosted and alumni events, civic and charitable/community sponsorships and various special projects, as needed
Develop and maintain excellent customer relationships with clients, attorneys and staff
Observes confidentiality of all Firm matters and performs under the guidelines of Administrative Staff Principles
Updates the Firm’s internal website for the Boston office
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Candidate should have: 3+ years of legal recruiting experience, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task. S/he should also be detail oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Bachelor degree strongly preferred
Accepts responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work; understands how performance affects business results. Consistently strives to improve performance. Adheres to Firm policies. Manages PTO, punctuality, My Time/DTE entries where appropriate.
Analyzes problems, develops effective solutions and understands implications of solutions. Makes appropriate and timely decisions.
Communicates clearly and concisely in written/verbal communications. Proactively communicates to facilitate work, teamwork and efficiency. Chooses appropriate communication tools and utilizes technology to facilitate communications where appropriate.
Conveys a positive image of the Firm. Responds professionally, thoroughly, and courteously to internal/external clients. Produces high quality work; is efficient, accurate and has good attention to detail; displays high level of personal integrity.
Works effectively with co-workers as part of the team to get the job accomplished. Flexible and open-minded; values diversity. Actively listens and interacts with others in a tactful, respectful, and positive manner.
Position: Senior Manager, Strategic Market and Program Development for Executive Education Organization: Harvard Law School - Boston, MA Date Posted: September 13, 2018
Duties & Responsibilities
Harvard Law School is the world’s premier resource for Executive Education for leaders in the legal profession. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this important role will contribute to the development of strategic markets and new programs to maximize the reach and impact of HLS. The successful candidate will be a member of a team that reaches out to critical markets, works in partnership with custom program clients, collaborates with faculty on program design, and expands interest in our programs. Responsibilities include developing institutional partnerships, managing custom programs (new and existing programs), launching new open-enrollment programs, and working with the program delivery team to achieve a smooth transition of programs from the development stage to the delivery stage. In addition, this role affirmatively works to understand relevant legal market trends and developments across private, in-house, and public sector practice, as well as other key areas of client interest.
A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience such as developing education and training programs for professionals and/or business development.
Advanced degree preferred. High levels of creativity, organization, and client service. Attention to detail and excellent communication skills required. Previous experience working with clients in a consulting or development capacity. Proven track record of developing new markets, negotiating contracts, and creating/growing institutional relationships. Outstanding written and oral communications and research skills. Experience working in an international organization or academic setting preferred. Previous experience working with lawyers or in legal practice is a plus.
This is a term appointment with the possibility of renewal, currently expected to extend to June 30, 2019, subject to funding and departmental need.