The Manager of Law School Recruiting plays a critical role within the firm. The goal of this individual will be to manage a first-rate hiring program that attracts the highest caliber of law school talent.
Reporting to the Chief of Legal Recruiting and Talent Development, the Manager of Law School Recruiting will manage the firm’s on-campus hiring program. This individual will manage recruiting initiatives that help to identify and attract candidates that possess both the competencies and attributes needed to be successful at all levels within the firm. They will also develop and lead the execution of Choate’s Summer Program with the support of the Chief of Legal Recruiting and Talent Development and the Hiring Partners.
Manage the firm’s on-campus hiring program including OCI and in-office callback events.
Develop and lead a first-rate and comprehensive summer associate program.
Supervise the execution of targeted outreach, including on-campus events, and communications strategies.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with law school career office contacts.
Analyze a wide range of recruiting statistics.
Manage strategic recruitment initiatives that enhance the firm’s ability to attract diverse lawyers and other legal professionals.
Create processes and systems that promote a high level of organization and administrative efficiency within the department.
Contribute to the preparation of the legal recruiting budget, as well as monitor and report on expense variances throughout the year.
Work collaboratively as a member of the recruiting leadership team with other departments within the Firm including marketing, IT, office services, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
4-5 years (minimum) relevant experience, during which he or she functioned as a core member of a legal recruiting team in a large firm or held a senior role in a law school career office.
Must possess the attributes necessary to represent the firm externally at law schools and other organizations within the legal community.
Must be able to build positive relationships with law schools and law students.
Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Must act with the highest level of discretion.
Client focused and quality oriented.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Creative, proactive, motivated to learn new things, collaborative, and team oriented – with demonstrated initiative.
Energetic, hands-on, flexible, and adaptable.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Must have minimal physical mobility. Position may occasionally require standing, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 15 pounds.
Must have the ability to operate equipment such as a computer and copy machine.
Must have the ability to communicate clearly and to read and follow detailed instructions.
Must have the ability to prepare assorted documents and other related materials.
Must have the ability to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines.
About Choate, Hall & Stewart
Choate, one of the nation’s premier law firms, is different from the vast majority of major firms in ways we believe materially benefit our clients. All of our lawyers are under one roof in Boston, focused on a select group of areas where we practice at the top of the market, nationally and internationally, and represent clients in their largest and most significant matters.
Our single-office model gives us the ability to match clients with a dedicated, leanly staffed team of lawyers led by highly experienced, hands-on partners and associates working under their direction. Choate’s lawyers work together in one location and across services, maximizing value for clients by developing a sophisticated understanding of their businesses and goals and fostering long-term, collaborative relationships. Through independent research with our clients, we’ve confirmed that the teamwork of our lawyers affords us the unusual ability to partner with clients in their success by offering customized, high-quality, practical, business-oriented solutions.
Choate’s clients extend across the US and many foreign countries and include Fortune 500 companies, public and private companies, PE/VC firms..., financial institutions and wealthy individuals. Choate is consistently recognized by third parties for excellence, including: Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Legal 500, World’s Leading Lawyers and International Who’s Who of Lawyers.