Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 24 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The Human Resources and Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager works closely with the Charlotte Office Recruiting Committee, the Partner-in-Charge, the Practice Leaders and the Director of Administration to manage the attorney recruiting process, the summer associate program, and attorney development in the Charlotte office. Additionally will work with national Attorney Development & Recruitment team to coordinate initiatives and procedures across offices. Responsible for the management of the Human Resources function in the Charlotte office.
Attorney Recruitment & Development
Manage the Summer Program. Works directly with the Summer Program leaders to facilitate meetings on the progress of the program, work assignments, etc. Work with Practice Leaders and Partner-in-Charge to evaluate future full time hiring needs and align end of program offer process with full time needs
Manage the recruitment process for law students and clerks; maintains relationships with law school career services professionals; initiate outreach events; facilitates meetings, set recruiting strategy. Manage all lateral recruiting for associates, counsel, partners and contract attorneys; maintain relationships with search firms; work with Practice Leaders to identify hiring objectives
Manage the delivery of all CLE programs in the office through online resources, live programs and videoconferencing. Handle CLE accreditation of programs and allocation and tracking of credits, along with any state reporting requirements; coordinate participation of lawyers in training opportunities and market the options; coordinate pro bono events and efforts
Handle the array of HR processes that includes new hire orientation, lateral integration, mentoring, separations, exit interviews, leaves of absence, client and international secondments, visas, bar admission and bar dues; responsible for the data entry and integrity of applicant, CLE and HRIS data
Proactively initiate diversity ideas to ensure we attract a diverse candidate pool and that we retain diverse lawyers who are hired; work with local office Women’s Forum and Associate Diversity Council members
Participate in national projects as needed
Prepare the budget for recruiting and development and manage the expenses to the budget
Will be the direct line report for approximately 17 staff members
Salary administration, employee performance management and merit increase and bonus recommendations
Employee relations issues, EAP coordination
Policy interpretation and communication as well as labor law compliance
Responsible for the full scope of the recruitment function which includes posting and sourcing candidates, new hire orientation and benefits coordination
Maintenance of personnel records and retention
Oversee HR enhancement and project efforts for Charlotte office as needed
Bachelor’s degree required
A minimum of 5 years of experience in a law firm or professional services firm in the areas of recruitment and development
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and software for applicant tracking, HRIS and CLE tracking and compliance such as PeopleSoft, Icims, LawCruit and CE Manager
Excellent communications skills
High degree of professionalism and an understanding of confidentiality
Ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities
Strong organizational skills
Service oriented and high level of initiative
Thorough knowledge of labor laws (both Federal and State)
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.
If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section (no e-mailed resumes, please) on www.mayerbrown.com. EOE m/f/d/v
Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 23 key business centers across the Americas, Asia and Europe. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.