Position: Recruiting Coordinator Organization: Verrill (Boston, MA or Portland, ME) Date Posted: 8/20/2021
Verrill is actively reviewing resumes for a Recruiting Coordinator to join our Human Resources department in our Portland, Maine or Boston, Massachusetts Office. As one of New England’s top full-service law firms, we are interested in adding the best individuals to our team. Members of our staff enjoy a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurances, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, and vacation and personal time off.
This would be a full-time position; with at least 3 days per week required in person at our Portland, Maine or Boston Massachusetts office and 2 days are optional remote. The candidate will join our recruiting team and work both independently and as a team member on attorney and staff searches. The job will include posting job openings to social media, job boards and with various schools; working closely with the HR Recruiting & Development Specialist, Hiring Manager or Practice Group Chair to determine needs and ideal candidate; reviewing resumes; conducting phone screens; scheduling interviews; greeting interview candidates; making and negotiating offers; and recruiting for our summer programs. In addition to recruiting tasks, this position will also assist the HR department with file management, data reporting and other special projects from time to time.
The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience with full cycle recruiting, preferably in a legal or professional services setting. Exceptional organizational skills, excellent computer skills (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), superior communication skills (written and verbal) and attention to detail. Applicants should have strong administrative skills and must have the ability to prioritize tasks successfully to meet fast paced department deadlines. The successful candidate will understand the role of Human Resources within a full-service law firm environment.
Please send resume and cover letter to: Sarah M. Lacombe HR Recruiting & Development Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting to the Director of Global Lateral Partner Recruitment, the Senior Lateral Partner Recruiting Manager (“Sr. Manager”) will be responsible for firm wide lateral partner and counsel recruitment efforts, including working with senior management to develop firm, practice and office strategic hiring goals and approaches, managing relationships with legal search firms, devising and implementing search strategies, pre-screening candidate submissions, devising and implementing recruitment strategies, managing recruitment processes across all offices (globally) and overseeing the onboarding of new lateral partners and counsel in conjunction with Practice Development and Attorney Talent . The incumbent in this role will collaborate with and support the Policy Committee (“PC”), Practice Group Leaders (“PGLs”), Office Managing Partners (“OMPs”) and the Director of Global Lateral Partner Recruiting in all aspects of the firm’s lateral partner and counsel recruitment efforts. Manages legal recruiting coordinators and staff, in support of lateral partner recruitment efforts.
Manage partner and counsel lateral hiring across all offices. Work directly with Director of Global Lateral Partner Recruitment, firm leadership, practice group leaders and office managing partners on hiring priorities, strategy and implementation.
Coach firm leaders on recruiting best practices and provide regular updates to firm management on market developments, with a particular focus on direct competitors.
Establish and maintain relationships with key legal search firms. Serve as the firm’s liaison to search firm personnel engaged to meet hiring needs. Manage relationships with external recruiters, including contract arrangements and negotiations, candidate screening and quality assurance. Maintain communication with recruiters; ensure consistent message regarding the firm and its recruiting needs. Develop and maintain a sense of marketplace intelligence, e.g., hiring trends, the movement of key talent to competitors and scarce or hot skills. Obtain and analyze information regarding status of job market. Establish agency metrics to measure success of placements and working relationships; work with team and director to enhance agency tracking and develop preferred provider lists based on feedback and a proven track record of successful placements.
Working closely with practice group leaders, specialty group leaders and office managing partners, develop and implement proactive search strategies to meet recruiting needs across all offices, including sourcing of candidates. Update firm leadership as appropriate regarding search and candidate status, ensure maintenance and updating of lateral partner pipeline reports. Educate practice group leaders, office managing partners and other partners and staff as to recruitment process and ways to ensure maximum likelihood of success.
In collaboration with the Marketing Communications department and working closely with practice and office leadership, develop marketing and media profile-raising campaigns and internal messaging to attract prospects and promote new partner hires.
Oversee all elements of the recruiting process, including obtaining and analyzing due diligence materials such as the response to the Standard Information Request and conflict disclosure forms and ensuring development of business justification (sponsor) memos. Act as liaison to lateral partner and counsel candidates throughout the interviewing process. Manage screening and full round interview process for all lateral partner and counsel candidates across all offices, including ensuring development of appropriate slates of interviewers for approved full round interviews. Ensure collection of evaluative materials and facilitate preparation of materials for Policy Committee review following full rounds of interviews.
In close conjunction with Practice Development and Attorney Talent, develop and oversee implementation of onboarding and integration strategy for each lateral partner and counsel, and regularly assess progress and field issues and concerns. Facilitate implementation of integration processes, including development of integration plan by Practice Development and periodic check-ins.
Oversee collection of and analysis of recruiting data and results, compare to strategy and targets, communicate status to the Director of Global Lateral Partner Recruitment and determine resulting action plan. Establish meaningful metrics to measure and evaluate the performance of lateral partners and counsel, and work with Director to enhance partner and counsel recruiting, onboarding and integration processes. Prepare and deliver presentations to firm leadership on recruiting goals, successes, challenges, strategies and market trends as requested or appropriate.
Collaborate with Policy Committee Liaison to the Diversity Committee, the Diversity Committee and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to achieve diversity hiring goals. Strategically recruit diverse talent and lead efforts to ensure diverse pipelines, successful recruitment and integration.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, JD preferred;
Minimum of 10 years of progressive attorney recruiting experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services firm, or experience practicing law, preferably in a multi-office setting with strong involvement to firm recruiting function;
Experience managing staff;
Strong understanding of general legal recruiting processes and knowledge of mid-to-large sized law firms and the legal industry as a whole;
Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and database programs (e.g., LawCruit);
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Flexibility in responding quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
Possess practical, independent judgment and self-confidence.
Be a proven leader and manager, with great attention to detail.
Is well organized and resourceful; highly effective and efficient at marshaling multiple resources to get things done, across a variety of constituencies.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel.
Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
Ability to work independently, under the direction of others, and as a part of a team.
Ability to recognize confidential information and to maintain strictly the confidentiality of such information.
Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
Proactive in learning and adapting to new systems and processes.
Ability to perform under stressful conditions in a thoughtful and professional manner.
Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Some travel required.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
Position: Assistant Director, Center for Co-Op and Career Development Organization: Northeastern University School of Law Date Posted: 8/13/2021
About the Opportunity:
The Center for Co-op and Career development oversees all aspects of career planning for the law school’s 645+ JD students and 35+ LL.M students. This includes responsibility for year-round co-op placements, continuous employer outreach and engagement, on-campus interviewing programs (OCI), professional development programming, and postgraduate placement.
Northeastern University School of Law’s year-round Cooperative Legal Education Program (“Co-op”) is the law school’s signature experiential program and a core component of our students’ professional training. The law school is regularly ranked #1 for Practical Training due to the strength and sophistication of its co-op program. There are currently approximately 1200 co-op employers, around the nation and the world.
The Center for Co-op and Career Development’s Private Sector Team is responsible for preparation and student advising for NUSL’s robust Law Firm On Campus Interviewing (OCI) program. Law Firm OCI is the single largest hiring program at NUSL, connecting 2L law students with law firms in major cities. The application process for OCI unfolds over the course of 2-3 months and involves multiple steps: 1) group presentations to orient students to the process, 2) individual strategy meetings, 3) extensive review and revision of student application materials, 4) preparing students for initial screening interviews through strategy discussions and mock interviews, and 5) executing the OCI program.
The Center for Co-op and Career Development is also responsible for metric/outcome reporting requirements to the American Bar Association and to the National Association for Law Placement, and those outcomes feed directly into the law school’s national ranking and reputation.
Under the supervision of the Director, Private Sector, the Assistant Director, Private Sector is responsible for advising our students throughout their co-op experience; supporting student success in the OCI process; helping the Private Sector Team to run a successful OCI program; engaging with existing private sector employers in our co-op and OCI programs; conducting employer outreach to develop new relationships; creating and delivering our professional development training, materials, and programs; and running the Private Sector Team’s “Guest Advising Program” which seeks to connect students to attorneys. The Assistant Director, Private Sector is responsible for advising 3Ls and recent graduates in their post-graduate job search which involves consistent outreach, advising, and tracking and reporting of employment data.
The Assistant Director, Private sector interacts regularly with the greater law school community as well as greater legal community through attending networking events and participation in professional associations. This position assists in co-op/OCI operations (administrative) tasks as needed.
Student advising, document review, and related support - Co-op & OCI. Advising and support for recent graduates in the post-graduate job search and the associated data gathering and reporting.
Employer outreach and support - Co-op & OCI
Professional Development Programming including creating and presenting professional development programs for students - Co-op & OCI, assisting in organizing a successful OCI Program, executing a robust Private Sector Guest Advising Program, and creating and managing professional development materials
Miscellaneous Special Projects to assist Private Sector Team and the office generally as necessary
J.D. and three + years of legal experience in the private sector. Demonstrated interest in mentoring law students. Prior experience in career counseling is preferred but not required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Dedication to teamwork and collaboration. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to attend occasional night and weekend events.
Position: JD Career Advisor, Part-Time Organization: Boston College Law School Date Posted: 8/13/2021
We are hiring! The Career Services Office (CSO) at Boston College Law School is hiring a Part-Time JD Career Advisor for the 2021-2022 school year to join our collegial team to advise JD students and alumni regarding all aspects of career exploration and job search strategy. We are flexible and happy to work with candidates regarding the number of hours per week that they might dedicate to this role (minimum 10 hours/week required).
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. We seek to create a diverse work culture that closely matches the diversity of our student body, and encourage applications from interested candidates of all backgrounds to ensure the best, most creative talent on our team.
The successful candidate will primarily:
Provide high quality individual advising to JD students and alumni regarding internships, career planning and post graduate opportunities.
Review and provide feedback on student and alumni application materials, including resumes and cover letters.
Conduct mock interviews.
Assist with creating, promoting, and facilitating our 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.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as well as a JD degree from an accredited law school.
Position: Assistant Director, Government & Public Interest Careers Organization: Boston University School of Law Date Posted: 7/30/2021
The primary focus of this position is the development of job opportunities for students seeking careers in the government and nonprofit sectors. In addition to advising students, the Assistant Director will engage in marketing efforts with employers, including conducting outreach to alumni, and will travel as needed. The Assistant Director also plans and implements programs, writes print and web materials, contributes to marketing materials, and assists in the Pro Bono Program.
Counsel and assist J.D. students and alumni/ae in all aspects of career exploration and job searches through scheduled appointments, walk-ins, telephone and email.
Devise job search strategies through individualized counseling.
Review resumes and edit cover letters.
Conduct mock interviews.
Advise students and alumni on negotiating and accepting job offers, etc.
Develop job search related resources.
Work with Career Development Office (CDO) team members to develop strategies and conduct extensive outreach to employers in assigned geographic area with a focus on government, public interest and public international law employers.
Outreach includes travel, individual and group meetings, participation in professional organizations, correspondence and marketing materials.
Develop and maintain knowledge of and monitor current trends within the legal hiring market for public sector, including government, non-profits and public international law employers.
Share results with Career Development Office CDO staff, students and alumni.
Participate in public service and pro bono related CDO and law school programming and initiatives.
A cover letter is required for consideration.
J.D. and three to five years of related experience required.
Position: Attorney Development Coordinator Organization: Sullivan & Worcester Date Posted: 7/30/2021
The Attorney Development Coordinator is a key member of the talent management team handling a variety of responsibilities related to the development, retention and engagement of firm attorneys.
Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborating on the design, content, and presentation of attorney development training programs.
Coordinating training program logistics including room reservations, room set-up, technology, food orders, and troubleshooting.
Developing program marketing materials and serving as a main contact for internal program attendees.
Collecting, compiling, and analyzing attorney feedback for CLE program evaluations and in-house training programs; recommending improvements based on feedback.
Advising attorneys about their CLE compliance and helping to identify outside programs to fulfill CLE requirements in mandatory CLE jurisdictions. Assisting attorneys with applications for time extensions if needed.
Maintaining learning management software and CLE database, records, and reports to ensure the firm and its attorneys comply with CLE rules and regulations.
Keeping up-to-date on CLE regulations for all relevant jurisdictions.
Manage relationships with external CLE vendors, coordinate webcasts and external program enrollment, and promote relevant programs.
Assisting with the preparation and oversight of the Talent Management Department budget and project expenses (e.g., attorney licensing, attorney bar association memberships and professional memberships, etc.).
Coordinating all aspects of the First Year Associate Academy training program and collecting feedback from attorneys at the end of the process.
Assisting with the associate yearly evaluation process including distribution and collection of evaluation forms.
Assisting with the associate mentoring program.
Assisting in the development and coordination of associate retreats.
Assisting with attorney involvement in external training programs.
Plan social events held in connection with new associate orientation and other programs.
Other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Minimum of three years working in an administrative support role or equivalent.
Experience with legal professional development and CLE accreditation rules and requirements a plus.
Strong proficiency using databases, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.
Attention to detail.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Applicants should submit a resume to Vanessa Cruise, Senior HR Generalist, at email@example.com.
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.