Locations: Miami, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles
Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Professional Development Innovative Specialist opened in various office locations. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.
As part of the Professional Development team, the Professional Development Innovation Specialist or Manager will be the central point of contact responsible for training primarily attorneys and staff, as requested or part of a practice group, on innovation solutions for the firm. The role will be responsible for the needs of the learner and will identify the right solution and delivery method for the lawyer or staff member to adopt the technology or process. They may coordinate with vendors or develop/deliver programs internally.
This role will collaborate with Innovative Strategies, subject matter experts, project sponsors and other colleagues in the Professional Development department to create, design, and develop learning programs and resources on innovation and research tools. This role may undertake special projects, as assigned.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Collaborates with colleagues in Innovative Strategies, PD, practice group heads or business directors to provide learning solutions on innovation tools
Develops and implements learning solutions to address identified gaps or challenges to assist lawyers with learning about and adopting innovation tools
Promotes and presents sessions to practice groups in various offices on the innovation tools, processes or resources. Creates practical examples on how to use the products customized to the GT environment
Understands how research and innovation tools (e.g., Contract Companion, Westlaw/Lexis, Lexis Search Advantage upgrades/enhancements and Casetext, but not limited to) work and provides feedback on how the products (such as, challenges or issues) can be used or improved upon to work in the GT environment
Uses instructional design principles for training programs internally or with vendors to define objectives, outline course content and exercises, develop content, assessments and supporting materials for classroom instruction, virtual training, video, eLearning and weekly emails highlighting resources that are free, trial and/or available
Provides one-on-one training to lawyers or consultation to practice groups that are adopting new innovation tools
Manages vendor relationships on innovation, research tools/product training programs. Coordinates and collaborates with vendors to provide training on the firm’s tools or resources
Provides training for new attorneys on the various research resources including Lexis, Westlaw, Casetext, etc. Monitors attorney’s usage of these tools at 3, 6, 9, and 12-month intervals
Identifies ways to integrate innovation and research tools into the Associate Development program (e.g. associate competency schemes)
Effectively use the firm’s virtual platforms to ensure the learning environment is engaging
Partners with Innovative Solutions by participating in planning meetings, pilot orientation sessions, conducting testing and reporting results, soliciting feedback from pilot users, and compiling statistics of overall pilot results
Reviews and edits existing training documentation to be current with upgrades and/or new software as requested
Tracks the programs provided through the Learning Management System or CE Manager. Provides training metrics as required
Stays up-to-date with current trends in training, technology, and instructional delivery methods
Performs other job-related duties as required
Skills & Competencies:
Demonstrated expertise with law firm research, innovation tools and solutions including, but not limited to, Casetext, Contract Companion, Westlaw/Lexis, and Lexis Search Advantage
Proficiency in facilitating and presenting training programs in classroom and virtual environments
Proficiency in the application of instructional design, curriculum design, and adult-learning principles.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
A self-starter who takes ownership of assigned projects; ability to work independently
Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within all levels of the firm and collaborate well in a team environment to create support for programs
High attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively
Ability to shift priorities and manage change with a positive outcome
Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, take initiative and practice good judgment
Provide outstanding client service and be proactive in seeking innovative ways in which to help colleagues
Qualifications & Prior Experience:
BA in political science, business, library science or related field required
Advanced degree in library science, research or a Juris Doctorate preferred
At least 5 years of experience in the business or legal industry
Success developing and establishing learning programs in a national or international, multi-office environment and familiarity with learning management systems is a plus
Computer proficiency in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly
Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.
Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
About Greenberg Traurig
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has 2200 lawyers in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.