The Professional Development Manager (“Manager”) is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Chief Talent and Equity Officer (CTEO). Nutter’s regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. From time to time it may be necessary for the Manager to work outside of regular business hours in order to meet business needs.
The Professional Development Manager is responsible for the coordination and execution of a full range of professional development activities to support the growth of a high-performing team of diverse professionals. The PD Manager is an integral member of the Talent team and collaborates with Department Chairs, Administrative Directors to facilitate the successful implementation of the Firm’s development objectives for attorneys and staff.
Develop a professional relationship with each associate, including an in-depth understanding of professional aspirations, experiences, strengths, development needs, and relevant personal circumstances.
Monitor associate development to promote progress along each department’s desired developmental trajectory and follow-up on development plans.
Coordinate the associate and of counsel performance review process (e.g., collect feedback, work collaboratively with partners to determine and draft review messages, participate in related committee meetings)
Collaborate with the CTEO and key attorneys to identify and address training and development needs, develop curriculum, and implement programs to maximize effectiveness and quality.
Collaborate with the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee to implement initiatives and firmwide training programs.
Work with partners to create an equitable distribution of assignments across each Department to provide each associate with the opportunity to work on a variety of matters and with a variety of partners, while balancing development opportunities with client needs.
Monitor high and low end of utilization and intervene as appropriate.
Manage policy compliance (g., bar admission status, mentor assignments, time recording compliance).
Keep abreast of trends in adult learning, legal training and professional development.
Manage the associate mentoring program.
Coordinate with Recruiting Team on new hires and the Summer Program.
Assume other duties and responsibilities as required.
BA/BS degree required.
Minimum of five years of professional development experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
Proficiency in ViDesktop preferred.
Ability to work with minimal supervision; a self-starter.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with all levels of attorneys and support staff.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize assignments, meet multiple deadlines, to follow-up and follow-through.
Positive, people-oriented and demonstrates “can do” attitude.
Ability to multitask and work under pressure
Strong project management skills.
Adaptable to last minute changes and disruptions, and able to accommodate occasionally longer hours.
Work most regular hours on-site in the Boston Office.
Accept and perform well when given independent tasks.
Retain, implement and continually learn the necessary skills to perform job duties.
Work in an organized manner to ensure timely and efficient work performance as well as continuity of services.
Remain composed and professional in all situations.
Communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically.