Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an Attorney Recruiting Manager to be resident in the Firm’s Phoenix office. The position oversees all law student and lateral associate recruiting and integration activities for the Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles offices.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Draft position postings and oversee publication of available positions through all appropriate outlets. Identify, evaluate and manage use of outlets including publications (print and online) and websites for law schools, local and national bar associations, diversity bar associations and industry organizations.
Develop and communicate information about available positions, about the practice groups and offices filling the positions, and about the firm in general to law school career services professionals and preferred search firms in relevant markets.
Coordinate participation in on-campus interviews and other recruiting and visibility-raising events on law school campuses.
Review resumes and select candidates for screening interviews based on the required criteria. Conduct screening interviews and evaluate and recommend candidates for callback interviews. Oversee and participate in the callback interview process and the evaluation of candidates following callback interviews. Facilitate and participate in the decision-making process.
Collaborate with the Director of Attorney Recruiting and the Chief Diversity Officer to increase the diversity of the law student and lateral applicant pool.
Oversee orientation and integration of summer associates, fall associates and lateral associates into the office, practice group and firm.
Plan and implement a program for summer associates that includes orientation, skills training and social events. Coordinate work assignment, evaluation, feedback and mentoring processes.
Assist in developing, updating and maintaining written policies and procedures related to law student and lateral recruiting based on industry best practices. Develop and oversee annual budget for law student and lateral recruiting.
Specific Skills Required:
Ability to organize and manage multiple processes and tasks with competing priorities; ability to multi-task with continued attention to detail; ability to drive processes and tasks to completion and to meet deadlines. Ability to work well under pressure. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent customer service and public speaking skills. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Ability to assume leadership roles when necessary and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in other departments and at all levels of firm management. Proven ability to exercise discretion with confidential communications. Expertise in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with viRecruit applicant tracking system is preferred.
Education & Experience:
Requires bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of manager-level experience in attorney recruiting, attorney professional development, or relevant field, including working collaboratively in a multi-office law firm. Experience overseeing law school fall recruiting, summer associate programs, lateral associate recruiting, and new attorney pre-arrival and integration activities. Experience developing policies related to above areas of responsibility. Experience recruiting for multiple and different legal markets is helpful. Experience in law school career services is beneficial. J.D. and legal practice experience is beneficial.
About Perkins Coie LLP
With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents great companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth—from startups to FORTUNE 50 corporations.
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