This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! Davis Wright Tremaine is looking for a Lawyer Recruiting Coordinator to join our team in Portland, Oregon. At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.
This position is responsible for performing recruiting-related tasks at a coordinator level with a particular focus on candidate sourcing, tracking, and reporting.
Develop and execute sourcing plan for all open associate positions in conjunction with Recruiting Managers (RM’s) to timely identify talent.
Identify and manage external sources for open positions. Draft and post open position announcements. Advise and manage open position announcements for each level, Practice Group, and Office. Strategically distribute open position announcements utilizing external sources.
Frequently collaborate with RM’s to ensure diverse candidate pool for each open position.
Working with RM’s, develop, identify, and track internal and external referrals for open positions using a variety of sourcing tools.
Monitor DWT Careers page and update as necessary.
Tracking and Reporting
Ensure relevant recruiting-related information is housed in recruiting database.
Assist with maintaining template offer letters as requested.
Create template reports as needed and requested by RM and other firm managers.
Track internal and external sourcing expenditures including fees for open position announcements, DWT referral bonuses, and search firm fees. Assess return on investment.
Track and generate reports on diversity recruiting metrics on a regular basis.
Track other metrics and reports as necessary.
Prepare PowerPoint presentations as necessary.
Assist with all aspects of First-Year Associate and Lateral Hiring, including greeting candidates as needed, reviewing applicant materials, assisting with interview scheduling and other duties as assigned by RM’s.
Prescreen new applicants and present candidate summary data to RM for review in an organized manner.
Provide recruiting support for the 1L Diversity Scholarship Program.
Assist with Portland summer associate recruiting and program.
Assist with firm-wide summer associate recruiting in a backup capacity as needed.
Administer DWT’s relocation policy by working with candidates and relocation vendor. Track and process invoices from firm’s relocation vendor.
Provide backup to Recruiting Assistants as needed, including but not limited to data entry, interview scheduling, and related tasks.
Assist with other departmental projects or duties as assigned.
Prior administrative experience in law firm or other professional services recruiting
Experience with data management software is required. Experience with recruiting databases
Experience synthesizing and analyzing data is preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel is required. Experience with PowerPoint, Office 2016, Windows, and NetDocs is preferred
High degree of attention to detail
Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment
Strong interpersonal, communication and technical skills
Ability to manage projects and assignments, work under pressure, and meet deadlines in a timely organized manner
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, staff and other business contacts
Ability to read and write English, including the ability to compose memoranda, agenda, letters, etc.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
Internal Number: 11112019 LRC PDX
About Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
The List that Shaped a Legacy
Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.
This commitment has remained intact for decades as the firm has grown across the nation and to China. Today, Davis Wright is a full-service firm with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai. We are recognized for excellence in a broad number of areas, with 89 of our attorneys across 31 practice areas cited as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys across 56 practice areas included in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Focused on the Future
While we honor and have great regard for our history, Davis Wright is focused on the future of providing legal services. We believe the future will reward those lawyers and firms that innovate and persist in tuning their services to the real-life, changing business needs of their clients. The ability to deliver customized excellence is based on listening to and understanding our clients, and being sufficien...tly flexible to adapt our approach to the client’s needs in the context of the particular situation in which we were hired. That involves talking with our clients, learning what their success measures are, and collaborating with them to ensure our service helps them accomplish those measures.
This always involves excellent lawyering but it also includes:
deep industry knowledge,
gains in efficiency in performing work that does not require a customized solution, or
the application of technology to reduce cycle time and improve quality.
How We Work with Clients
We use a number of techniques to ensure we understand our clients. We use client teams to enhance communication and collaboration among our lawyers, to advance our understanding of our clients’ business objectives, and to confirm with clients that our service model is aligned with their needs. Each year, we conduct dozens of face-to-face client service interviews, led by senior members of the firm, to solicit specific feedback on our lawyers and work, and to understand how, from the client’s perspective, we can improve. And, on a daily basis, we expect our lawyers to deliver value that includes not just excellent legal service but also business insight, user-friendliness, and flawless support.
We believe the way we work with clients is a distinctive feature of the firm and we make it a priority to reinforce its importance.
Teams That Collaborate
In terms of our services, we supplement depth and strength in the core legal functions of litigation, business transactions, intellectual property, and employment with nationally-recognized, broadly-based teams focused on a number of highly regulated industries—including communications, media, financial services, health care, energy, and hospitality. These teams collaborate effectively to provide a unified legal solution that is well-informed by the particular business and regulatory circumstances that influence our clients’ businesses and the legal work they need.
We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all clients, but that they will place a high value on their relationship with Davis Wright.