Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Akin has an opportunity for a team and detail-oriented self-starter to join its Attorney Recruiting & Development department as the Attorney Training & Development Coordinator. The Attorney Training & Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Attorney Training & Development.
Named the #1 Top Workplace in the Washington Post’s annual competition in 2021, Akin embraces a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Our talent is integral to achieving the firm’s vision and strategy and the Attorney Recruiting & Development department is at the forefront of accomplishing this. The Attorney Training & Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting all aspects of the department’s firmwide attorney training functions, including the summer associate academy, fall orientation, mid-level and counsel academies, partner training, and practice group trainings.
The Attorney Training & Development Coordinator will reside in the Washington, DC office with hybrid work capabilities and is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors, and business staff, and to maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
Coordinate and plan firmwide attorney development programs including academies and other training programs organized by the department. Responsibilities include liaising with attorneys and other business departments, preparing materials and communications, and managing other logistics.
Coordinate and plan practice group trainings in collaboration with the Practice Management department. Responsibilities include liaising with attorneys, the practice management department, and the IT team, preparing materials and communications, and managing other logistics.
Learn and become a knowledgeable resource for the Attorney Recruiting & Development department in ViDesktop CLE/Training database.
Learn and develop a working knowledge of CLE rules and procedures to provide support to the CLE Administrator. Responsibilities can include entering training programs, license information, and CLE credits into ViDesktop and state CLE databases, managing the post-program logistics such as video recording uploads into ViDesktop CLE/Training database, and monitoring and managing the FirmCLE email account.
Assist with managing the department’s budget and reviewing monthly budget reports.
Some travel is required to provide on-site support for firmwide training programs and academies.
Actively participate in Attorney Recruiting & Development department meetings and share recommendations for improvement and solutions.
Actively participate in firmwide Attorney Recruiting & Development department projects.
Schedule meetings, conference calls, and other appointments as needed.
Serve as liaison to respond to various departmental questions or requests.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm recognized for its exceptional client service, innovation and engaging work environment. Our reputation as an outstanding, service-oriented firm begins with our people and their commitment to our core values of collegiality, commitment, excellence, integrity and intensity, which exemplify how we approach our work in support of our clients and each other. Working together, we solve problems and move the firm forward - efficiently, effectively and expertly.
We seek to attract, develop and retain the very best professional and administrative talent in the legal services industry by providing a dynamic work culture, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits designed to help our employees balance their work/life responsibilities, as well as continuing professional development opportunities. We are committed to maintaining and cultivating a diverse and inclusive firm culture grounded in respect and teamwork. The long tenure of our employees speaks to the strength and appeal of our culture and values.
If you are interested in learning more about the work we do, our offices, available administrative and profess...ional staff positions, and our fringe benefits, we invite you to explore our website at www.akingump.com.