Attorney Recruiting Director

For the DC or NY Office of an International Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the administration of the fall recruiting program including reviewing and recommending target schools, facilitating the decision-making process, and preparing projections and success reports;
  • Direct the coordination of the summer associate program including identification of needs, recruitment and onboarding, work allocation, training, mentoring, social events, evaluations, and exit interviews;
  • Develop, execute and manage the firm’s non-partner lateral hiring strategy, including actively liaising with practice group leaders and recruiting partners to identify staffing needs as they relate to ensuring a strong talent pipeline;
  • Work with the Professional Development Department to implement effective and impactful on-boarding experiences for new attorneys;
  • Develop and manage a budget and oversee the allocation of funds for recruiting programs;
  • Hire, train, and supervise administrative staff responsible for attorney recruiting functions; collaborate with Professional Development and Diversity & Inclusion teams to maximize recruiting effectiveness.

Qualifications include:

  • 10+ years of recruiting and development experience in a law firm environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing with staff, attorneys, firm leadership, and external audiences;
  • Ability to appropriately delegate work to others to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives; effective in leading and earning the trust and confidence of the team;
  • Knowledge of basic budgeting principles and the ability to develop, manage, and defend budgets, adopting best practices to manage finances in the interests of the firm;
  • Ability to collaborate with others in the development of new initiatives and/or completion of large-scale projects in a timely manner, building effective, cooperative work teams across the firm’s offices;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply innovation to the area and firm challenges to identify problems and propose and implement solutions.

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