Talent Coordinator

Employer
K&L Gates LLP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 20, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
FIRM DESCRIPTION K&L Gates LLP delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis, with more than 2,000 lawyers across five continents. Positioned at strategic intersections of the global economy, K&L Gates has one of the largest contingents of lawyers and offices across the United States of any law firm and strong local presence in key capital cities and world commercial and financial centers. The firm's extensive latticework of lawyers, practices, and offices - more than 300 lawyers in Europe's largest economies and one of the largest international practices in Asia among US law firms - creates a worldwide network to serve clients' growing international needs, with lawyers counseling clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of corporate and regulatory law and litigation. Watch our video, "Grow Your Career at K&L Gates," to really get a sense of what sets us apart from other law firms. JOB SUMMARY K&L Gates seeks to hire a Talent Coordinator to be located in the firm's Washington, DC office. The position is part of the Human Resources department's Talent team and provides support to both Legal Recruiting and Professional Development efforts. The Coordinator will be part of a regional recruitment team responsible for non-partner lawyer hiring for our offices located in the Mid-Atlantic region, including DC, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Wilmington, as well as various firmwide initiatives in both legal recruitment and professional development. Responsibilities include: Talent Acquisition - Law Student and Lateral Associate: Coordinate scheduling candidate interviews; coordinate candidate travel arrangements and expense reimbursements; assist in producing all necessary correspondence related to recruiting efforts; assist with the preparation, coordination and scheduling of on-campus and job fair interviews; process resumes received from candidates, placement firms, and referrals; maintain recruitment database and all recruitment and candidate files. Summer Associate Program: Coordinate all events, including orientation, training programs and social events; assist with tracking of summer associate assignments and evaluations; attend summer associate events as necessary; coordinate the production of necessary correspondence related to the program. Talent Management: Coordinate pre-arrival and onboarding details for new lawyers including but not limited to bar examination and review course fees, stipend and advance payments, orientation programs and new hire paperwork. Assist with the Annual Review Process for non-partner lawyers. Learning & Professional Development: Assist with Summer and First Year Associate curriculum and Legal Practice Institute programs, including serving as On-Site Coordinator for the Washington, DC office; assist with production, formatting and distribution of course materials for firm-wide CLE programs; assist with scheduling and day-of event coordination for in-house programs; assist with tracking program registrations and coordinate attendee lists with offices across the firm. Qualifications Ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience in talent acquisition, talent management, or training and development, preferably in a law firm or other professional services industry. Other qualifications include: * Bachelor's degree required * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Must have a professional demeanor and demonstrated ability to work well with lawyers, management, other administrators and support staff * Must demonstrate the ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally * Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task * Must be able to work in a demanding, fast-paced and service-oriented environment * Must be able to maintain confidentiality * Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that will require periodic overtime, especially during the summer months * Must be highly proficient with MS Office; PeopleSoft or other HRIS/applicant data tracking system BENEFITS We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm's policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related. CLOSING STATEMENT We seek exceptional employees who want to become a part of our practice on all levels, to help us expand, challenge our limits, and push us to grow into the future. If you are motivated by job challenges and personal growth, then K&L Gates could be the right place for you. If you feel that you meet the requirements and would like to apply for this position, please use the apply now button. Please include a cover letter, salary requirements and an advertisement source in your application. Notice: We participate in E-Verify in certain Firm locations for purposes of verifying employment eligibility. No phone calls, walk-ins, or agencies, please.