King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, is currently seeking a Recruiting Manager to join the New York office. This role offers the opportunity for motivated individuals to join an innovative and collaborate environment focused on supporting best practices and developing solutions to improve processes and procedures.
The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, discount programs, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program
The Recruiting Manager will design, execute, evaluate, and improve recruiting programs and services. Working with others, the Manager will have responsibility for lateral and summer associate hiring in New York. The Manager will be expected to work collaboratively and directly with the relevant partners, senior staff, and other stakeholders around the firm to identify needs and ensure the programs and services are world-class.
Lateral Attorney Hiring
Work with lawyers to determine hiring needs and best ways to source candidates
Review candidate resumes and coordinate interview schedules
Interview candidates; serve as firm liaison for candidates
Engage search firms when necessary
Track lateral attorney referrals
Update open attorney positions on website and intranet
Summer Associate Hiring and Summer Program
Manage on-campus interviews
Cultivate and maintain relationships with law school career offices
Organize on-campus recruiting initiatives (student receptions, speaking engagements, etc.)
Oversee work assignments and evaluations
Supervise planning and promote all social events
Develop and manage New York annual Recruiting budget
Manage candidate reimbursements for travel and expenses
Participate in firm-wide Recruiting initiatives
Keep abreast of key market issues and trends.
SKILLS AND APTITUDE REQUIRED:
Creative, curious, and innovative; takes initiative to identify and translate best practices from other firms and industries into viable firm initiatives
Knowledge of law firm business model principles and legal industry trends and challenges
Able to assimilate information quickly in order to grasp larger concepts and details, and apply it in other settings
Desire for increasingly challenging projects and heightened responsibility/visibility
Excellent communications (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with lawyers, all levels of administrative staff, and contacts outside the firm
Sophisticated analytical and quantitative abilities (e.g., able to collect and use data to make decisions, including ability to use tools such as Excel)
Strong judgment and ability to respect, protect, and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information
Excellent collaboration, facilitation, influencing, and organizational skills, with the ability to work proactively to obtain information and develop the consensus needed to make decision
Strong attention to detail combined with ability to develop big-picture goals
Able to work both independently and collaboratively with professionals and staff at all levels
Able to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously without frequent prompting
Able to work under tight deadlines and maintain poise under pressure
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
The ideal candidate will have a J.D. and at least 1+ years of experience in a recruiting/talent management role in a law firm or other professional services environment. Candidates without a J.D. will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree and at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a professional services firm or university career services office
We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2000 lawyers and business professionals in 23 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.
King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.
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About King & Spalding LLP
King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,100 lawyers in 22 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
Our high-performing culture is founded on a drive for uncompromising quality, a dedication to service and genuine respect for others. Clients tell us that our culture sets us apart, leads to beneficial outcomes and is a consistent experience across our offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
We are guided on a daily basis by a set of client service principles that express our straightforward, outward-oriented and personal approach to delivering solutions.