The Chicago office is seeking an Attorney Recruiting Assistant to aid in the attorney recruiting process as a key member of the Legal Recruiting and Development Department (LRD).
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the support of law student, entry level and clerk hiring, assistance with the Summer Associate Program, maintenance of the applicant tracking system, and general administrative responsibilities as assigned.
Assist with fall on-campus interviewing administration including:
Entering and maintaining all candidate information into Firm’s database
Processing candidate expense reports
Preparing materials for on-campus interviews and callback meetings
Generating offer and rejection letters
Assist in the Summer Associate Program, including:
Creating the Summer Associate picture book
Preparing summer associate mailings
Managing and processing all summer associate paperwork
Preparing files for mid-summer/end of summer reviews
Preparing orientation materials
Tracking event RSVPs
Assist in the New Associate Onboarding/Orientation process, including:
Creating the New Associate picture book
Managing and processing all new associate paperwork throughout the year
Preparing Human Resources paperwork including processing stipend checks
Preparing orientation materials
Support lateral hiring team as needed
Work with Attorneys, summer associates and recruits to answer questions and be a resource
Maintain candidate database as resumes are received and decisions are made
Send rejection letters to candidates via email
General office duties including:
Processing check requests and expense reports
Scanning documents and save to Document Management System
Generating surveys using Novi survey tool
Other duties as assigned by Attorney Recruiting Specialist
Education, Work Experience, Skills
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least one year of experience in an office setting is required; experience working for a law firm is preferred. Technical experience should include MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; a very strong attention to detail; and a professional demeanor. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results.
This position requires collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to exercise independent judgment. It also requires a significant amount of overtime during our busy summer and fall seasons.
Internal Number: 5595
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