The annual compensation range for this position is $75 – 85k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations. Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.
4 Year Degree
Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.
Based in Los Angeles or Orange County, the Professional Development Specialist will have the opportunity to work on innovative programs, global projects, and the Firm’s celebrated New Lawyer and Mid-Level Academies. Gibson Dunn’s Professional Development department seeks a bright, dedicated, self-starting professional to join our team. The successful candidate will be a team player with proven expertise in project management and event leadership, with the ability to work flexibly under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
This role reports to the Professional Development, Associate Director-Global Programs.
Playing a central role in the Firm’s onboarding and integration of new associates, including managing existing processes and developing new programs based on associate needs.
Creating engaging and informative departmental communications, including developing design and content for the department’s monthly electronic newsletters, brochures, articles, guides, and the department’s internet and intranet sites.
Working directly with global Associates Committee Chair and Vice-Chair on overseeing Associate Committee programs, including office calls and Committee-wide meetings.
Designing, implementing and maintaining systems to assign and track Professional Development engagements with associates (e.g., coaching and check-in calls).
Innovating methods to track the qualitative and quantitative progress of long-term departmental initiatives and objectives, including to collaborate with the department lead on executive team reports.
Organizing and overseeing annual projects, including budgeting and our Firm’s participation in the AmLaw Mid-Law Mid-Level Survey.
Developing, leading and/or assist with other departmental special projects.
Delegating and overseeing tasks to departmental coordinator(s) and assistant(s) related to the above projects.
Leading the design and orchestration of departmental events, including events in support of new associate integration, office visits, and program launches.
Assisting with the general planning of the Firm’s New Lawyer Academy and Mid-Level Academy, with an emphasis on overall attendee experience.
Professional demeanor and excellent communication skills paired with a positive and service-oriented attitude.
Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills, including ability to tailor written work product to the appropriate audience and brainstorm new content.
Established project management skills and program design experience. Demonstrated ability to make continued progress on long-term projects.
Strong organization skills with a focus on attention to detail, problem solving and the ability to multitask.
Demonstrated resourcefulness, creativity and self-directed behavior.
Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a fast-paced environment. Candidate should enjoy being an integral part of a team environment.
Strong working knowledge of law firm professional development programs and best practices.
Experienced at networking, including in developing and maintaining relationships with professional colleagues within an organization.
Demonstrated ability to delegate and oversee tasks to other team members.
Integrity to handle sensitive and confidential information with care and discretion. Consistently acts with great judgment and thoughtfulness.
Excellent computer skills, including knowledge and use of Zoom, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, and ability and willingness to learn new computer skills.
University degree required.
5 years’ experience in a law firm or professional services firm and/or a JD preferred.
Minimal travel will be required.
Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.