Reporting to the Senior Manager, Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager – East (US), the Attorney Recruiting & Development Specialist will assist in managing all aspects of the recruitment, hiring and integration of summer associates, entry-level associates and lateral associates for our NY office. This individual will work closely with Office Managing Partner and local practice group leaders, the Hiring Committee, the Summer Chairs and Committee, the Regional Director of Administration, and senior leadership in the Attorney Recruiting & Development Department.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Execute law student, entry, judicial clerk and lateral attorney recruiting for the NY office.
Work closely with Senior Manager and coordinate in-office interviews for all associate candidates.
Manage robust orientation, onboarding and integration process for entry level and lateral associates.
Assist and provide local support for national hiring initiatives and a variety of communication initiatives, including development and production of recruiting materials, gather research and maintain competitive data, as well as assist with programs and diversity initiatives to include the development of strategic marketing initiatives to attract top legal talent.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with various law school careers services personnel to facilitate the Firm’s recruiting efforts.
Partner with associates and department and firm management on issues related to associate lifecycle.
Administration of the on-campus and in-office interview process for law students including execution of evening interview programs and receptions, coordination of target school offer dinners and individual student follow up.
Ensure the due diligence process for summer associate, entry-level and lateral candidates is completed.
Manage all aspects of the summer associate program, including attendance at summer program events and trainings.
Provide support and assist with lateral partner hiring and integration on an as need basis.
Assist with survey preparation and report generation; Oversee the applicant tracking database.
Ability to work successfully as a team within the firm-wide Attorney Recruiting & Development department.
Track school sponsorship requests and work with senior manager and school captain/partner to determine level of participation. Staff events as needed.
Support senior manager and team captains to create strategic plans and determine recruiting teams. Represent firm on campus in hospitality suites for assigned schools.
Manage formal mentoring program.
Supervise department staff as assigned.
Experience supervising one or more support personnel is preferred.
Strong knowledge and understanding of legal recruiting practices and procedures.
Excellent judgment, professionalism, leadership, organization and team-management skills.
Ability to interact with all levels of personnel and project a strong and positive image of the Firm.
Strong managerial skills, including the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.
Technology savvy, resourceful, and strong PC skills to include the MS Office Suite™ (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ViDesktop preferred.
Proficiency and experience with social media outlets such as GlassDoor and Linkedin preferred.
Must be able to manage a high volume of work with accuracy and a strong sense of urgency.
Excellent communication skills and can work autonomously and in a team environment.
Self- motivated, energetic, self -starter with excellent client service skills.
Bachelor's Degree Required.
4+ years of law firm recruiting experience required.
WE VALUE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled (EOE=Equal Opportunity Employer)
Internal Number: 07-2019-1007-a
About Winston & Strawn LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 875 attorneys and 725 staff across 17 offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of our resources enable the firm to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue. Winston is extremely focused on providing outstanding service to its many clients. The firm also is known for top-notch training and generous community involvement. We work hard to create a workplace that is professional, team-oriented, and civic-minded, where diverse talents and skills are highly valued. Visit winston.com if you would like more information about our firm. WINSTON & STRAWN LLP IS AN EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETS/DISABLED EMPLOYER, AND WE VALUE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BENEFITS OF WORKING AT WINSTON & STRAWN, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WINSTON.COM.