The Recruiting and Diversity Coordinator is charged with supporting the work of the Recruiting and Diversity Committees and assisting with all processes associated with legal recruiting and diversity initiatives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
“Essential Functions” are primarily job duties that the incumbent must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodations made by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Provide administrative support for all diversity initiatives, including the 1L Diversity Program, pipeline programs, Heritage Month programming and Firm’s affinity groups;
Assist in creation and development of diversity initiatives and programs;
Maintain Firm diversity statistics;
Track law school sponsorships (student affinity groups, law reviews, etc.);
Update and maintain diversity budget;
Draft responses to diversity surveys;
Generate regular diversity reports;
Create and maintain calendar of diversity-related conferences and events;
Keep abreast of current recruiting and diversity practices and trends; and
Maintain diversity and recruiting web presences internally and externally.
Support on-campus diversity and recruiting activities and liaise with student organizations as necessary;
Coordinate Firm participation at law school affinity group events;
Use applicant tracking system to track candidates, schedule interviews, gather interview feedback from attorneys and generate feedback reports; and
Assist with scheduling and hosting interviews, staff recruiting events and hospitality suites.
Summer Associate Program
Assist with creation and maintenance of summer program calendar;
Track questionnaire responses;
Coordinate partner dinners;
Assist in planning and coordinating affinity group events;
Collect summer associate work product for files and gather feedback for assignments from attorneys; and
Coordinate review meetings for summer associates at end of each rotation and end of the summer.
Maintain membership with professional associations as necessary;
Attend diversity and recruiting receptions and conferences as necessary;
Support and attend recruiting, legal personnel and summer associate functions and be a visible part of Firm culture; and
Develop and maintain ad-hoc projects by request.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Two or more years of experience in professional services environment, diversity, recruiting and legal personnel, and/or human resources.
Proficiency in Outlook and MS Office Suite;
Familiarity with ViRecruit, Flo Recruit or other ATS, ViLMS or other LMS, and the like, a plus;
Integrity and strong professional and ethical standards, including ability to observe confidentiality of personnel and Firm matters;
Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all levels of personnel. Maintain professional demeanor, gracious attitude and service attitude at all times;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Strong organization/prioritization skills;
Ability to work independently under pressure;
Ability to provide support for detailed and complex projects;
Accuracy and attention to detail; and
Flexibility in the midst of multiple and/or changing priorities and deadlines.
Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders — a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients’ most important problems.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and to achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence. Our associates, paralegals and administrative staff are critical to this mission. Our lawyers and staff work closely together across departments comprising an elite legal team. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Wachtell Lipton is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual ori...entation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability or any protected military or veteran status.