Attorney Talent Manager

Ropes & Gray
Washington, DC
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY: The Attorney Talent Manager will mainly focus on supporting activities related to the legal recruiting and hiring of lawyers (entry level, lateral, and non-partner track career attorneys) and attorney talent initiatives, as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Lateral Recruiting * Assist the Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting with lateral associate recruiting initiatives, including: drafting job postings, reviewing and processing resumes, identifying and presenting qualified candidates to the respective practice groups, scheduling candidate interviews, collecting and synthesizing interviewer feedback, offer letter generation, conflict and background check submissions and organizing orientation logistics. * Serve as liaison with legal placement agencies and/or prospective candidates from the initial screening through employment decision stage. Law School Recruiting * Manage the on-campus recruiting process, including: organizing on campus interview (OCI) materials and logistics, scheduling callback interviews, organizing agenda materials for local office hiring partner meetings, updating legal recruiting database and coordinate appropriate communication to candidates regarding employment status. * Organize and manage law school outreach initiatives, including attending and engaging candidates at recruiting receptions designed to market the firm. * Network and partner with career services personnel and faculty to raise firm's profile. * Manage and execute DC office summer associate program, including: serving as a main point of contact for summer associates, organizing and executing summer program social events, tracking and assigning work, preparing materials for mid-summer and end-of-summer meetings. General * Collaborate with members of Attorney Talent team to support department-wide projects and initiatives. * Using the legal recruiting database (LawCruit), compile, analyze, and update various demographic and statistical information, as needed for local hiring partners, office managing partner, and department. * Provide support for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and activities. * Build and fosters relationships with Washington DC based lawyers. * Perform other work-related duties as requested. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: * Bachelor's Degree Preferred. * Five + years of executive recruiting or attorney professional development experience at a mid-sized or large law firm, career services or other professional services industry is preferred, but not required. * Excellent attention to detail. * Strong written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. * Sound judgement and the ability to recognize confidential information and to maintain confidentiality of such information. * Ability to work efficiently independently as well as within a team. * Highly-motivated with strong initiative skills. ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES: * Flexibility in responding quickly and ability to prioritize workload and shifting demands. * Must be team-oriented and share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties. * Ability to consult with attorneys and business support across all levels of seniority to conduct searches to determine best approach to fulfilling staffing needs, re-evaluate as necessary. * Must be innovative and proactive in marketing the firm to various candidate constituencies. * Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to follow up and follow through. * Ability to work in a multi-office environment. * Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment. * Proactive in learning and adapting to new systems and processes. WORKING CONDITIONS: This is an exempt position. Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Some travel will be 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.

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