Make an impact at Goodwin, a global 50 law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters, and an increasingly focused approach to working with clients in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries. Our more than 1,000 corporate and litigation attorneys leverage their specific experience and assemble full-service teams to advise clients in these and adjacent industries.
Goodwin has an opportunity for a creative, collaborative and solutions-minded manager to join its innovative Learning + Professional Development (L+PD) team. The Manager will partner with the firm’s Director, Learning + Professional Development (“Director”) and other Managers on the L+PD team to develop and implement cutting edge programs to on-board, train, mentor, coach, develop, engage, and retain outstanding attorneys, with a central focus on the firm’s Business Law (corporate) practices and professional development initiatives.
What you do:
Work with the Director and other Managers on the L+PD team to design and implement programs focused on attorney and professional staff on-boarding, core legal and professional skills, and leadership development, as well as cultural initiatives around engagement, work-life effectiveness, and other areas. Work with the Director and other Managers on the team to design and implement innovative and impactful learning programs, including curricula for the firm’s business units and legal practice areas, plus core skills training programs in the areas of feedback, people and project management, business development, and communications skills.
Working collaboratively across functions and within team to realize comprehensive talent development strategy.
Build core legal and professional skills training programs to support associate and professional track attorney development of core competencies, and to develop a core curriculum of training for the Business Units and practice areas, working as a business partner with designated Business Units and legal practice areas.
Develop an approach for the Business Units to monitor their pipeline of talent, identify the learning and/or development needs of attorneys in the group, and provide appropriate client opportunities, training, mentoring, coaching, and resources to help them develop.
Partner with the L+PD team to improve all firm training programs and tools to be more interactive, practical, and effective, applying advanced adult learning theory and relevant technologies.
Develop and implement effective and consistent programs to enhance the work/life effectiveness for attorneys and staff.
Ensure that any programs and initiatives are connected and complementary to Business Unit, Business Development, IT and Knowledge Management initiatives.
Maintain an understanding of the firm’s competitors and their professional development programs to ensure that the firm remains at the forefront of the field.
May oversee either the firm’s flexible work arrangement program or continuing legal education (“CLE”) course accreditation and compliance program.
Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
Who you are:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Juris Doctorate and Business Law/Corporate background strongly preferred.
Minimum of 4 years of practice in a large law firm and/or 3 years of professional development experience in a leading professional services firm. Professional coaching certification or experience and/or teaching experience considered a plus.
Experience with CLE course accreditation and compliance considered a plus.
Familiarity with organizational development, curriculum management, instructional design, learning management systems, adult learning techniques, principles, theory and online learning technologies also considered a plus.
Excellent attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills, as well as the ability to listen well, take initiative and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Training event management also a plus.
Must be a diplomatic and creative problem solver and possess superior judgment.
Proven ability to build trust with and gain buy-in from firm leaders and other key stakeholders.
Ability to travel to multiple firm office locations, including international offices, as necessary
Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, physical and mental disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws.
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About Goodwin Procter
Our mission is to help our clients achieve success by developing and delivering innovative solutions to complex legal problems.
We are a hard-driving, entrepreneurial and dynamic group, working tenaciously for clients whose problems and challenges we treat as our own.
Goodwin Procter is sustained by an entrepreneurial and meritocratic culture and is driven by a commitment to excellence, innovation and client service.