At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.
As a talent development manager, you will coordinate the management and support of our attorneys in the Boston and Chicago offices. As part of our team, you will play an integral role in creating an environment of collaboration, teamwork, excellence and high performance for all employees throughout the firm.
On any given day, you will be working with firm leadership, partners, and business colleagues on a variety of requests and projects. You will:
Serve as a trusted advisor to department chairs, practice group leaders and firm leadership on all attorney performance and development matters.
Support ongoing performance management, career development and retention of the firm’s attorneys.
Provide information and guidance on the competencies and performance metrics required to grow in the Firm.
Lead onboarding of new attorneys and serve as a guide for attorneys to navigate the firm.
Manage and facilitate the associate performance management process for the Boston and Chicago offices.
Advise firm and department leadership on performance related issues and monitor progress.
Work cohesively with other internal departments to push Firm initiatives forward.
Support lawyers, the offices and practice groups and assist with attorney work assignments.
Assist in the identification, mentoring and promotion of exceptional attorneys.
Act as a steward of the firm’s culture and values to promote and build a culture of high performance internally and externally; involvement in external organizations to credential the firm and the team’s growth and knowledge;
Lead or support other national talent development initiatives as requested by Senior Director of TD or other members of firm leadership.
Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, organizational development, or related fields.
Minimum five years of experience in professional development or talent management ideally in a professional services environment; at least two years in a law firm and understanding of legal industry.
Strong interpersonal, influencing and relationship building skills; project management skills; analytical skills; coaching experience; business acumen; leadership skills and initiative; organization, follow-through and ability to deliver results.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of personnel and other sensitive matters is critical.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel.
Future travel required
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
We provide competitive salary and benefits at all levels. For professional staff, we provide comprehensive training, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with other talent development professionals.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.
MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:
With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
This position is based in Boston, MA 02210
This position is based in Chicago, IL 60606
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently. With more than 900 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.
Recently, BTI Consulting Group recognized Seyfarth as one of the nation’s best law firms for client service in its 2014 BTI Client Service A-Team Report, which ranks firms based only on client feedback that serve the Fortune 1000. Corporate counsel said Seyfarth “excels” in “Unprompted Communication” and “Anticipating the Needs of Clients” - key tenets of our SeyfarthLean client service model - where the firm ranked “Best of the Best.”
Seyfarth also earned a spot on the Financial Times FT US Innovative Lawyers 2013 index. The recognition reflects the ongoing efforts of the firm to lead the way in integrating legal excellence with innovative client solutions that drive value. *Our London office operates as Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP, an affiliate of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Our Australian practice operates... as Seyfarth Shaw Australia, an Australian multidisciplinary partnership affiliated with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information please visit www.seyfarth.com.
In Seyfarth Shaw’s effort to ensure we continue to attract the best talent, we offer competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include performance based salary increases and bonuses, medical and dental plans, 401(k) and retirement plans, and a public transportation benefit. We offer the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional growth and development.
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Firm practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s sex, race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, citizenship status, or other protected group status as defined by law. Sexual harassment or harassment based on other protected group status as defined by law is also prohibited.