The Attorney Recruiting Coordinator works closely with the Attorney Recruiting Manager to provide support to the attorney recruiting function of the Palo Alto office by coordinating efforts related to law student, incoming and lateral attorney recruitment, and the summer associate program.
Provides coordination and support for all activities involved in law student hiring, campus outreach, and the summer associate program. Includes registration process at assigned schools, including applicant tracking, compiling information packets and schedules for on-campus interviewers, making travel arrangements and planning events and follow-up.
Liaise with New York and other offices to unify on-campus recruiting efforts and on-campus relations.
Coordinates various aspects of lateral and entry-level attorney recruiting.
Coordinates call-back interview process, gathers and tracks information, conducts follow-up contact and correspondence. Prepares Hiring Committee meeting materials.
Coordinates Summer Associate Program. Includes on-boarding, orientation, training, events, evaluations and feedback and offers.
Coordinates Skadden 1L Scholars Program which includes recruitment and administration.
Provides coordination and support with data-entry, applicant and expense tracking, departmental correspondence, and prepares statistical information for internal and external use as needed.
Interfaces regularly with law school placement offices, legal recruiting professionals, and internal firm attorneys and leadership
Assists with on-campus diversity initiatives that align with Firm and office DEI objectives.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
Manages resources responsibly
Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER JOB-RELATED COMPETENCIES:
Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques.
Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; proficiency in talent management software (preferably LawCruit) a plus.
Strong work ethic and personal motivation, high professional standards, and demonstrates initiative and resilience.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrates close attention to detail
Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills.
Ability to work well in demanding and fast-paced environment
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
Understands firm operations and complies with firm policies and procedures.
Ability to handle multiple projects and effectively prioritize department work requirements.
Ability to use discretion, exercise good judgment and handle sensitive/confidential matters.
Excellent interpersonal skills that facilitate courteous and positive work relationships with others.
Flexibility to occasionally travel and adjust hours to meet operating needs (including evenings and weekends, as needed)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree required
Minimum of 3 years' progressively responsible administrative experience, two of which were in a law firm or law school providing recruiting support
With 22 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits.
The Chicago office, which opened in 1984, is comprised of approximately 150 attorneys and 130 professional staff and legal assistants. Our office offers clients the combination of a global law firm’s resources and an intimate understanding of how business is done in “The City That Works.” Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory pract...ices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.
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