Legal Recruiting & Associate Relations Manager
Weil seeks the best and brightest talent to join our Administrative Staff team. Our employees are the future of Weil so we invest in their training and development. Our environment embraces and encourages positive-minded professionals who seek to be challenged and acquire knowledge and skills in an atmosphere built on teamwork. Highly skilled and knowledgeable Administrative Staff assist our attorneys in successfully meeting and exceeding client needs and are vital to the overall success of the Firm.Job DescriptionThe Legal Recruiting and Associate Relations Manager is responsible for the overall administration of the department and manages the legal recruiting (lateral attorneys, fall recruiting and summer programs) and associate relations functions in the Washington, DC office. The Manager of Legal Recruiting and Associate Relations also serves as a member of the DC Recruiting Committee. Administers and prepares the department budget. Event planning. Observes confidentiality in all Firm and client matters.Legal Recruiting*Oversee development, implementation and updates of hiring policies and procedures with the DC Recruiting Committee; *Lead DC Recruiting Committee meetings and determine agenda;*Produce monthly, year-end and ad hoc office recruiting reports;*Oversee production of recruitment materials, including direct information management including record keeping, statistics and reports; *Coordinate on-campus interview process including, work with DC Recruiting Committee to select appropriate law schools; screen resumes; work with attorneys to select interview candidates; coordinate attorney on-campus interview assignments; work with Committee to determine offers and rejections; *Maintain open line of communication with NY Director of Legal Recruiting;*Oversee annual DC summer associate program including final approval of calendar of summer associate social events, coordinate summer associate training programs to educate summer associates on the practice of law, skill training and recruiting; *Work directly with DC Recruitment Partners, Director of Administration and DC Human Resources Manager, as appropriate, on personnel issues and crisis control regarding summer associates; *Prepare materials for DC Summer Associate Committee meetings;*Oversee summer planning including verbal and written contact with summer associates regarding arrival/departure dates, assignment preferences, etc. Oversee the mid- and end of summer evaluations and exit interviews and assist in assessing practice group hiring needs and matching summer associates with individual practice groups;*Coordinate year-round lateral hiring. Work directly with Managing Partner and Practice Group Leaders to analyze hiring needs;*Negotiate search Firm contracts and act as point-person for all lateral placements and outplacements through search Firms; place advertisements and coordinate all lateral recruiting trips. Serves as office's liaison to search Firms engaged to meet hiring needs. Maintain communication with search Firms; provide and obtain feedback regarding candidates;*Coordinate technology programs to maintain attorney recruitment database and Internet to enhance recruiting;*Screen all unsolicited resumes and respond to all applicants. Solicit departmental interest and extend invitations to interview;*Oversee schedule and participate in lateral candidate interviews;*Support diversity hiring goals and work with Firmwide Diversity Chair;*Prepare and track all recruiting budgets and review all associate training and recruiting-related expenses. Approve invoices in a timely manner, coding with appropriate accounting general ledger number. Review budgets on a monthly basis to determine compliance; *Work directly with the career placement departments at local law schools to conduct presentations with students on the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process. Suggest sponsorship opportunities; *Maintain regular correspondence with career service departments at law schools and the Legal Recruiting Departments at law Firms. *Maintain membership in the National Association for Law Placement and WALRAA to remain current on the legal industry and recruitment;*Work with recruitment staff in other offices to develop and promote Firm-wide recruiting initiatives;*Assist with the development, implementation and management of policies;Coordinate conflict check process for lateral attorney prospects*Get list of clients worked on by lateral prospect and send to NY for running through Firm's database;*Send match reports to appropriate Weil attorneys and follow-up as needed;*Coordinate any issues with DC Ethics partner and partner extending offer;*Keep material for individual's personnel file. Ensure completed check list is sent to NY.Associate Relations*Work directly with DC Recruitment Partners and DC Director of Administration on associate personnel issues and meet on a regular basis to discuss associate issues, provide guidance and bring to resolution;*Coordinate new attorney pre-arrival activities including Bar review, Bar exam, advances and related issues. Coordinate New Associate practice group assignments with Recruitment Partners, Managing Partner and DC Director of Administration;*Collaborate with DC Director of Administration to arrange new attorney orientation and introduction to practice group and serve as point of contact for new attorneys.*Coordinate and/or conduct exit interviews for all departing associates and prepare periodic reports thereof for office management; develop retention surveys and gather information through exit interviews to improve workplace satisfaction;*Work with NY Director of Professional Development to implement Firm-wide mentoring program; assign mentors locally and ensure mentoring is taking place and coordinate events; *Oversee administrative function of MCLE programs and other professional development trainings for all legal personnel;*Serve on DC Associates Committee and act as liaison between partners;Event Planning*Coordinate periodic office attorney lunches, office TGIFs, Holiday Party, annual Partner/Counsel dinner with Executive Partner, and other events as they arise.*Help with any other ad-hoc events (Legal Aid Dinner, ABA Antitrust Spring Reception);*Responsible for subscription to season tickets to select professional sports teams and distribution thereof.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:*Ability to prioritize, juggle multiple responsibilities, and to exercise good judgment; Ability to work well under pressure;*Must be detail oriented with ability to multi-task;*Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication skills;*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;*Ability to handle confidential material with discretion.*Ability to create and effectively monitor a budget.*Candidate must be self-motivated, energetic, flexible, detail-oriented, and highly organized*Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of legal recruiting software a plus*Some travel is required.*Requires frequent interaction with attorneys, support staff, law school placement offices, search Firms and Weil's US offices.Education/Certifications:*Bachelor's degree required.*5+ years in legal or campus recruitment for a professional services or Big Law firm. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP offers a competitive compensation package comprised of base pay and discretionary year-end bonus for eligible employees. Benefits include, but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, disability coverage, life insurance, flexible spending plan and a 401K plan. Weil also offers generous paid time off and holidays. All decisions affecting employment at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP are made on the basis of qualification, performance and other pertinent work-related factors, and without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran's status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.