Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Lateral Program Assistant that can be located in the Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Houston offices to support the firmwide Lateral Program, which oversees the full-cycle recruiting process for all lateral partner and counsel candidates and the integration of all partner and counsel hires.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assisting with research related to individual candidates, peer firms and market trends.
Maintaining the viRecruit database which includes: entering candidates into the database inputting data required for Mansfield Certification, updating candidate status and running reports as necessary.
Coordinating and preparing candidate files for weekly Lateral Committee meetings.
Maintaining the Lateral Partner and Counsel Candidate Report showing the status of active candidates and prospects.
Preparing materials for meetings with search firms, including data on historical hires and active candidates.
Assisting with the orientation schedules for new lateral partners and counsel.
Assisting the Director and Manager in preparing the annual Lateral Program budget.
Drafting monthly variance reports for the Lateral Program budget.
Maintaining search firm agreements with recruiters in both U.S. and non-U.S. markets, consistent with firm and market practices.
Processing placement fees according to the relevant search firm agreement for new lateral hires.
Assisting with interview schedules which may include coordinating partner availability, sending calendar invitations, updating the viRecruit database, updating recruiting documents and following up for interviewer evaluations.
Coordinating travel arrangements for candidates.
Processing travel expenses.
Four-year college degree.
Administrative support experience in professional services, corporate or law firm environment a plus.
Proficient in a range of computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Experience working with applicant tracking systems is a plus.
Excellent administrative skills.
Strong project management skills.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Reliability, dependability, and strong motivation to respond to requests quickly.
Ability to manage multiple projects while prioritizing work assignments.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
Ability to build rapport with attorneys, professional staff and external search firms.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and provide exceptional client service, both internally and externally.
Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.
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