New York, NY

An AmLaw 50 law firm seeks the best and brightest talent to join their Administrative Staff team. Their employees are the future of the Firm so they invest in their training and development. Their environment embraces and encourages positive-minded professionals who seek to be challenged and acquire knowledge and skills in an atmosphere built on teamwork. Highly skilled and knowledgeable Administrative Staff assist their attorneys in successfully meeting and exceeding client needs and are vital to the overall success of the Firm.


The manager plays a critical role in developing, implementing and administering compensation and performance management programs for attorney and administrative staff. This hands-on subject matter expert will provide strategic consultative analysis, support and recommendations related to compensation planning and programs, external market practices and performance evaluation processes. 

Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential Functions

  • Manage and administer the firm’s compensation cycles for both attorney and administrative staff, including salary programs; annual incentive programs; annual benchmarking; salary band updates; reviewing and updating position descriptions; conducting job evaluations; and modeling analysis
  • Lead attorney and administrative staff performance evaluation processes by administering all review cycles in accordance with timelines and approvals
  • Recommend and participate in salary surveys in order to ensure competitiveness with market pay practices, pay for performance culture and internal pay equity
  • Provide salary recommendations for new hires, promotions, and ad hoc adjustments. Proactively monitor market and economic trends as they relate to compensation
  • Track key issues, practices, and trends in compensation by participating in industry groups, conducting benchmarking studies, and gathering market intelligence from internal and external recruiters
  • Act as lead and/or team member on compensation related projects
  • Design, implement and maintain compensation audit plans to ensure data accuracy
  • Keep apprised of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure Firm compliance with FLSA and EEO related requirements
  • Any other responsibilities or special projects as assigned by upper management

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • 8+ years of progressive compensation experience in a legal and/or corporate environment
  • Workday compensation experience and proven ability to seamlessly adapt to new systems.
  • Experience designing compensation and performance management programs
  • Knowledge of leading compensation practices across multiple geographies
  • Strong analytical, project management and process management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience interfacing with all levels of employees
  • Ability to manage multiple high priority projects and adjust to shifting priorities, while meeting deadlines
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel (i.e. pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, complex conditional formulas, basic macros) with an ability and desire to conduct analysis on large data sets and draw conclusions/make recommendations.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local FLSA and EEO regulations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology, or a related field
  • CCP certification, or work towards completion, is highly desired

Firm offers a competitive compensation package comprised of base pay and discretionary year-end bonus for eligible employees.  Benefits include, but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, disability coverage, life insurance, flexible spending plan and a 401K plan. Firm also offers generous paid time off and holidays.  All decisions affecting employment at the Firm are made on the basis of qualification, performance and other pertinent work-related factors, and without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Salary: $150,000.00-$170,000.00, dependent on experience
Date Active: 9.6.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt