Overview

Manager of Legal Recruiting

New York, NY

Summary

The Manager of Legal Recruiting reports to the Director of Legal Recruiting and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the on-campus interview and callback processes, the summer associate program and entry-level recruitment.  Collaborating with the Director of Legal Recruiting, the Recruiting & Campus Relations Manager and the larger Talent team, the Manager of Legal Recruiting is expected to execute the firm’s strategy to achieve its recruiting goals.  The Manager will demonstrate a commitment to inspiring and empowering the larger team and strive for continuous improvement to achieve best practices and outcomes.

Responsibilities

Recruiting Process:

  • Manage on-campus interview process at 30+ law schools
  • Travel to select schools for interviews, job fairs, receptions and other recruiting events
  • Ensure proper staffing for all interview programs
  • Coordinate callback interview process. Create bespoke interview schedules and prepare files for review at recruiting committee meetings
  • Lead recruiting committee offer decision meetings and provide hiring recommendations on candidate files
  • Act as a resource and advisor to candidates, lawyers and other team members throughout the recruiting process
  • Work with the larger recruiting team to audit viRecruit, the applicant tracking system, for accuracy of data and efficiency of reporting. Produce reports and analyze data for the department and for recruiting committee meetings
  • Collaborate with the Recruiting & Campus Relations Manager on campus outreach and pipeline initiatives
  • Manage the entry-level recruitment process, including sourcing of candidates, interview scheduling, offer decisions and onboarding

Summer Associate Program:

  • Plan and execute the US Track Summer Program in collaboration with the Director of Legal Recruiting and the Recruiting & Campus Relations Manager
  • Work with the Professional Development team to develop and execute summer associate training programs
  • Liaise with all relevant departments for summer associate onboarding, including office services, technology and training, payroll, work authorization/visa acquisition (if applicable), etc.
  • Manage the summer associate evaluation process, including mid-summer and end-summer reviews
  • Monitor the overall program and summer associate performance and provide updates at committee meetings
  • Oversee summer associate entry-level offer process
  • Plan and execute the firm’s annual Winter Weekend orientation program for incoming summer associates. Secure venues for events and panelists for practice group presentations

General:

  • Work with the Legal Talent team to help develop innovative and creative ways to disseminate the firm’s recruiting message, including helping with the development and maintenance of the recruiting website, brochures and other collateral
  • Develop social media strategy and manage the firm’s recruiting social media accounts
  • Manage and train Temporary Legal Recruiting Assistant(s)
  • Oversee completion and data compilation for various surveys throughout the year (NALP, Chambers, AmLaw, etc.)
  • Work with the Director on budget preparation for recruiting efforts and the annual Summer Associate Program
  • Complete ad hoc projects as necessary

Requirements

  • Strong ability to collaborate and engage with students, lawyers and business services professionals
  • Must be a creative problem solver and possess a high level of self-confidence, maturity and excellent judgement
  • Strong ability to maintain highly confidential and sensitive information
  • High energy with a great deal of enthusiasm and ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a number of responsibilities, while maintaining accuracy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – including the ability to tailor the communication style to a specific audience
  • Exceptional public speaking, presentation and networking skills
  • Demonstrates a strong customer service orientation
  • A minimum of five years of prior recruiting experience (law firm preferred)
  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • Knowledge of the legal market and current industry is important, as is a willingness to learn
  • Must be willing to work extended hours and travel, including some weekends, particularly during the busy recruiting season

Salary: Competitive based on experience
Date Active: 10.7.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt