The TD Assistant will be a key member of the Firm’s Talent Development team, supporting the department in successfully executing its overall strategy and goals. This position is responsible for supporting administration of this group, locally and nationally and the ongoing performance management, career development and retention of the Firm’s attorneys.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist TD team with all attorney performance and development matters;
Preparing attorney productivity reports in excel for email distribution
Responsible for compiling evaluation reports and feedback, as well as tracking completion rates and sending email reminders.
Administrative set-up and logistical coordination for in-house training programs and meetings, including sending outlook calendar invites, booking conference rooms in respective locations, technology set-up, preparation and distribution of materials, tracking RSVP’s.
Responsible for updating department reporting and files including exit interview data, practice specific attorney reports, demographic information, mentoring assignments, associate competency placement (Grids), new hire data, attorney leave information, and continuous updates in evaluation software (viDesktop).
Processing team expense reports, check requests and invoices for payment.
Monitor and update Talent Development intranet page and policies
Provide back-up and support for firm CLE administration, including processing CLE certificates, compliance documents and database management.
Assist other national learning and development functions and initiatives as needed.
Assist other national legal recruiting functions and initiatives as needed.
Act as a steward of the firm’s culture and values to promote and build a culture of collaboration, teamwork and high performance
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to establish positive relationships and keep a wide number of people “in the loop” and informed of project and program status is critical.
Able to work well independently and with limited supervision.
Strong planning, organization and follow up skills. Must be able to organize and follow up on all the details necessary for a program/event/workshop. Good overall project management skills are critical.
Attention to detail. Must have good proofreading skills and concern for quality to ensure that the work product is correct and of high quality.
Advanced proficiency in power point and excel required.
Working knowledge of viDesktop and Workday is a plus.
Education and Prior Experience Criteria A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience. Prior experience in a human resources, talent/professional development or learning environment preferred. Experience working in a law firm is a plus.
At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits. Recently, BT...I Consulting Group recognized Seyfarth as one of the nation’s best law firms for client service in its 2014 BTI Client Service A-Team Report, which ranks firms based only on client feedback that serve the Fortune 1000. Corporate counsel said Seyfarth “excels” in “Unprompted Communication” and “Anticipating the Needs of Clients” - key tenets of our SeyfarthLean client service model - where the firm ranked “Best of the Best.” Seyfarth also earned a spot on the Financial Times FT US Innovative Lawyers 2013 index. The recognition reflects the ongoing efforts of the firm to lead the way in integrating legal excellence with innovative client solutions that drive value.*Our London office operates as Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP, an affiliate of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Our Australian practice operates as Seyfarth Shaw Australia, an Australian multidisciplinary partnership affiliated with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information please visit www.seyfarth.com.