The Attorney Development Assistant (“ADA”) works closely with the Attorney Development Managers, collectively, “the ADMs,” to provide critical support for the associate development process. Working in a fast-paced environment, the ADA assists with projects and processes related to associate staffing, workforce allocation, diversity, and feedback and reviews, as well as other projects and processes related to Attorney Development & Diversity and Human Resources.
Assists the ADMs in gathering and organizing feedback on associate performance; coordinates the scheduling of quarterly associate development meetings and meetings between the ADMs and various partners to gather and discuss associate performance feedback; and organizes written feedback into a database on associate performance.
Supports ADMs by gathering, organizing and disseminating associate information such as hours reports, practice group interests, clerkship or fellowship experience, and work assignments.
Assists ADMs in their interactions with associates by coordinating meetings between the ADMs and their associates.
Works with ADMs in supporting associate training by helping to create training materials and updating the infoNet associate training pages for the departments and practice groups.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Demonstrate the ability to maintain the strict confidentiality of the firm’s internal and personnel affairs and information.
Have excellent attention to detail.
Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills.
Have ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including attorneys, management staff and support staff.
Demonstrate a positive, proactive and self-directed approach.
Be able to work independently as well as within a team environment; both follow up and follow through to ensure work is completed appropriately.
Understand details within a larger context.
Have flexibility in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; be able to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks.
Be able to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities.
Be able to work in a multiple office environment.
Be able to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The above job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. Firm management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s or other undergraduate degree required.A minimum of 1 year work experience in human resources or related field is preferred.
Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
Knowledge of electronic databases, viDesktop and SurveyMonkey a plus.
Excellent typing, written and verbal communication skills required.
Understanding of and familiarity with the diverse practice areas within a large law firm a plus.
Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients’ critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals. These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s global, 24/7 business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients—which include many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions—ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.
With an international presence, we focus primarily on the asset management, technology, life sciences, health care and real estate industries. Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private e...quity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions and individuals.
We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, business and securities litigation, government enforcement, antitrust, and privacy and data security.
Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.