The Legal Recruiting Coordinator provides administrative support and oversees key elements of the Summer Associate and Fall Recruiting programs, primarily for the New York office of Dechert LLP. The Legal Recruiting Coordinator will also work with other U.S. offices, as needed. The position works closely with the Global Director of Recruiting, Attorney Recruiting Managers, and Hiring Partners. In addition to working with Legal Recruiting staff and Hiring Partners, the Legal Recruiting Coordinator interacts with Dechert lawyers, prospective summer and entry level associates, Firm alumni, other Firm personnel, event venue personnel, restaurant personnel, caterers, hotel representatives, and law school career services administrators.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Utilize specialized knowledge of the fall recruiting process in order to assist with OCI registration, hospitality suites, and occasional pre-screening of resumes
Strategically fill callback interview schedules; help meet and greet callback candidates.
Support Manager with weekly Hiring Committee meetings and with follow-up and continued contact with offerees (e.g. second visits, lunches, etc.).
Coordinate special events at office and on-campus.
Assist with end-of-season statistical data (post-recruiting).
SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
Apply technical knowledge of recruiting database(s) to create summer associate profiles in LawCruit.
Collaborate with Recruiting Manager to plan and organize events; create calendar and assist in updating correspondence for Summer Associates and Attorneys.
Help assimilate Summer Associates into all aspects of associate life.
Support Recruiting Manager in distributing and managing work assignments.
Create and maintain Summer Associate assignment and review books for weekly and special Summer Committee meetings.
Coordinate entry-level recruiting program, including OCI, and assist with other recruiting initiatives, as needed.
Assist in organizing events and social gatherings.
Garner lawyer support and create enthusiasm for recruitment program.
Introduce innovative and high-quality initiatives whenever possible.
Help with managing data, reports, and templates on the recruiting database.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor's degree required.
Strongly Preferred Two to three years related experience in a law firm.
Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to function in a collaborative environment and be an effective member of a fast-paced and energetic recruiting team.
Systems required: LawCruit; Advanced Proficiency of Word and Excel required; proficiency in PowerPoint.
Dechert LLP is a leading international law firm with 26 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1875, the firm has more than 900 lawyers allowing us the resources to deliver seamless, high-quality legal services to clients wherever they do business.