Director of Associate Recruiting and Development

For the Pennsylvania (Various Locations), Princeton, NY or Philadelphia Office of a National Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall management and strategic planning for all associate attorney recruitment efforts, including the development of best practices;
  • Raise the internal and external visibility of the Firm's attorney recruitment and professional development programs and build strong relationships with law schools and search firms;
  • Work closely with the CEO and Practice Group Leaders (PGLS) to facilitate associate relations and open communications;
  • Oversee and revitalize the Firm’s associate mentor program, working closely with the PGLs on matches, new mentor training, and annual assessment of the program;
  • Collaborate with PGLs to assess needs, create programs, and implement attorney core skills training; communicate program plans, goals, and outcomes; provide recommendations for external training vendors;
  • Manage associate evaluation process and monitor associate productivity for adherence to professional development objectives for each professional.

Qualifications include:

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional development experience within the legal industry;
  • Innovative thinker and creative problem solver;
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills; ability to become a trusted advisor to both Partners and Associates;
  • Extremely collaborative work style; able to work well with all levels and personalities;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once;
  • Ability to align resources and buy-in and lead projects to success.


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