Associate Director of Human Resources

For the New York Office of an International Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate between the NY office’s managers to support the lawyers' needs while providing consistent practices; provide guidance to the NY office administrative functional areas including mentoring, advising, coaching, counseling, and mediating;
  • Supervise the NY office HR staff and help coordinate office social events as well as participate in annual support staff performance reviews;
  • Ensure consistency with employment policies and legal compliance such as the legal aspects of the hiring process;
  • Coordinate recruitment for non-lawyer personnel and the on-boarding and off-boarding process for lateral partners, attorneys, and support staff;
  • Support the DA in the preparation of the annual office budgets, managing of expenses, and providing routine reporting and recommendations;
  • Oversee benefits plans and programs, compensation claims, and work to address any other personnel issues or complaints.

Qualifications include:

  • 10+ years of experience in human resource management as well as a BA or BS in either human resources management or business management; advanced degree and experience with immigration visa processes preferred;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills in areas such as organizing, problem-solving, planning and decision-making;
  • Highly experienced in all disciplines of human resource management with familiarity in finance and facilities;
  • Knowledgable in relevant employment laws as well as federal, state and city regulations;
  • Able to establish effective working relationships with firm personnel at all levels and counsel employees while demonstrating confidentiality and resourcefulness.


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