Join a highly innovative Talent Development team and help Choate deliver a world-class law school recruiting and attorney development experience. The Talent Development Specialist will be an integral member of the Professional Development and Recruiting teams. Responsibilities include managing key aspects of the attorney review and compensation process, executing and enhancing the training curricula, assisting with onboarding and integration of attorney hires, managing aspects of our law school candidate recruitment efforts and summer program and overseeing the Talent Development Assistant to execute team plans and programs.
Specific Job Functions:
Review and Compensation Process:
Coordinates key aspects of the Firm’s annual attorney review and compensation process. Manages timeline, prepares documents, compiles and analyzes relevant financial data and market trends, and coordinates the day-to-day
Customizes the review database. Interfaces with other administrative departments and the vendor to ensure system is accurate and
Coordinates follow up from review
Plans and executes training curricula in collaboration with the Manager of Professional Schedules all programs and coordinates with presenters to finalize content and materials. Kicks off programs as needed.
Supervises and/or collaborates with the Talent Development Assistant to plan logistics for each program including managing invitations and evaluations, distributing materials, and ensuring appropriate room and IT
Coordinates participation in external training programs for lawyers. Vets potential programs with Practice Group Leaders, Talent Partners and others, publicizes external opportunities, and coordinates registration/tracks attendance as
Collaborates with the Manager of Law School Recruiting and Manager of Professional Development to design and implement training programs for the summer
Orientation and Integration:
Collaborates with the Manager of Professional Development on strategy for the first-year associate orientation and integration programs and supervises and/or collaborates with the Talent Development Assistant to plan and execute the
Works closely with senior members of the team to develop customized orientation programs for lateral hires.
Assists in managing the mentor
Assists with the planning and execution of Summer Program
Coordinates aspects of the Summer Program including assignment and feedback
Manages logistics of OCI preparation including coordination with our core
Tracks statistics and information to support the recruiting team and law school hiring process, g., high potential candidate tracking, callback tracking, hiring stats by school, etc.
Serves as department lead and expert with regard to technology and will lead the further utilization of vi’s software as an integrated talent management
Keeps up-to-date with market trends to ensure our team remains at the leading
Assists with the preparation of the annual professional development budget.
Manages ad-hoc projects as they arise. Other duties may be assigned.
Proactive and self-motivated team
Strong interpersonal skills and client service
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Excellent analytical, problem solving and time management
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
Able to handle confidential information and matters with discretion and good
Flexible and adaptable, willing to change direction and priorities to accommodate firm and department needs.
3 – 4 years of experience in a talent management role is Law firm experience is required.
Proven expertise in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and
Knowledge of vi, Lawcruit, Epicor, or other HRIS system,
Requires flexibility to work outside of standard business
Must have minimal physical mobility. Position may occasionally require standing, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 15
Must have the ability to operate equipment such as a computer and copy
Must have the ability to communicate clearly and to read and follow detailed
Must have the ability to prepare assorted documents and other related
Must have the ability to work in stressful conditions under time
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.