Stroock, an AmLaw firm with nearly 300 attorneys nationwide, has an opening for a Recruiting, Professional Development & Diversity Coordinator, responsible for supporting the summer associate program, campus recruiting, professional development and diversity efforts at the firm.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the full-cycle recruitment of students. This includes reviewing and selecting resumes, eliciting feedback from partners/associates, coordinating offers and follow-up; and periodic check-ins with new associates.
Manage and participate in the organization and preparation of the summer associate program, including but not limited to planning of the calendar, weekly follow-up with the summer associates as well as with those involved in running the program, planning/overseeing and attending events, program troubleshooting and encouraging attorneys to attend various summer programs; coordinate with the Professional Development Department with respect to on-boarding and training programs.
Play a key role in planning and executing the firm’s on-campus recruiting efforts, including coordination with the law school placement offices regarding resume selection, coordinating schedules for interviews; interviewing candidates and other recruiting-related tasks.
Work closely with the Assistant Director, Legal Personnel & Law School Recruiting in the selection of campus interviewers, organize OCI materials, prep and debrief on-campus interviewers; interact with law students during on-campus recruiting events, as well as manage follow-up efforts.
Stay abreast and up-to-date on recruiting issues and best practices in the legal industry and make recommendations, as appropriate; participate in NYCRA and NALP events.
Cultivate relationships and maintain close communication with candidates, colleagues, law school student groups, professional organizations, and external recruiters.
Responsible for collecting and submitting data for various recruiting-related annual surveys.
Responsible for other projects as needed by the Law School Recruiting department.
Professional Development and Diversity
Collect, organize and maintain CLE course materials and video files for all in-house training programs;
Maintain internal PD/ DEI calendars
Assist with the compilation & submission of CLE applications as required
Manage and update membership rosters
Provide logistical and administrative support for all in-house training, recruiting and DEI initiatives
CLE Verification: monitor attendance/participation, issuance of certificates and maintenance of the CEM database
Track attendance at programs and circulate feedback surveys
Help support affinity group event planning
Assist in tracking DEI budget and budget approval process
Help respond to surveys and track metrics using Excel to compile data
Help create charts and visualize data in PowerPoint
Skill and Work Experience Requirements.
This position requires a college degree, and a minimum of two to three years of legal recruiting experience and some exposure to professional development and diversity working in a law firm or other service industry. Strong computer skills including Word, Excel PPT and a working knowledge of viDesktop Simplicity, CE Manager and FloRecruit databases a plus. The Coordinator must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, writing and speaking skills; be accurate, organized and detail-oriented; and be able to juggle several tasks simultaneously and work effectively under pressure. The responsibilities of this position require a strong team player with a positive attitude, the ability to maintain confidential information, exercise good judgment, and follow-through on assigned tasks. The position also requires flexibility to work overtime hours.
About Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
At Stroock, we are transforming the way legal services are delivered. In today’s competitive marketplace, we recognize the pressures facing our clients and understand success is no longer defined by yesterday’s status quo.
That’s why our commitment to clients mirrors what they demand of themselves: creativity, awareness of opportunities, determination, efficiency and flexibility. Our 360-degree partnership with clients means we’re in the trenches with you, proactively advancing toward your goals at every turn.
Resting on our legacy of 140+ years isn’t enough; we’re looking to the future. Our forward-focused clientele – an enviable mix of financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs that do business in the U.S. and around the world – rely on our full-service counsel to take on tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges. Located in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C., Stroock lawyers are leaders in real estate, financial restructuring, litigation, private funds and asset management, and corporate matters. We are also well-positioned to deliver the full range of legal services that are vital to your upward momentum and growth.
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