Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.
If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Human Resources department in Chicago as a Law Student Recruitment Manager - Chicago.
Serves as a lead role overseeing all aspects of law student recruiting for Chicago, partnering with the National Student Recruiting Manager and Chicago office leadership/ relevant Committees to manage all aspects of law student recruiting (summer and first year associate). Develops and implements plans for building and maintaining relationships with key schools, coordinating on campus interviewing, onboarding and exit interviews of summer associates, training, managing social events, mentoring and work assignments.
Manages all facets of the Chicago student recruitment process (summer and first year associates, foreign associates, etc.).
Coordinates with key stakeholders to implement the student recruitment program:
Hiring Partners to develop hiring goals, recruitment strategies, on-campus interview process, status reporting and meeting agendas;
Recruiting Committee and School Team Captains to discuss candidates, recruiting programs, strategies and processes;
National Student Recruitment Manager and HR/ADR Recruitment Managers in other offices to coordinate OCI, applicants for multiple offices, website, promotional materials, gifts, etc.;
Practice Leaders regarding hiring needs and first year associate placement;
Law school career services;
Diversity professionals on law student outreach, candidate follow up, diversity tracking, and diversity strategy;
Employment Counsel for legal compliance/risk management
HRIS professionals to implement procedures for department software tools such as LawCruit, viDesktop for summer work assignments, Simplicity, LinkedIn, data integrity and reporting, etc.
Manages the on-campus recruitment program including on-campus interviews, call back interviews, events, etc.; travel to law school events as needed
Manages on-boarding and orientation and exits of summer associates
Oversees the development and administration of the training, social events, mentoring, work assignments, evaluations and offer process during the Summer Program
Manages the budget for summer program and lawyer recruitment
Participates in all relevant local office Committee meetings and events for recruitment and diversity, etc.
Trains, develops and manages the Chicago lawyer recruitment team and recruitment work allocation
Maintains applicant tracking data and reporting
May support lateral attorney recruiting or other activities during the “off-season” for campus recruiting
Bachelor’s Degree, required
Advanced degree in Education, Human Resources or Law, preferred
Minimum of five years of law firm or professional services firm recruiting experience, required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required
Knowledge of applicant tracking [LawCruit], work assignments and performance evaluation [viDesktop], and HRIS [PeopleSoft] software, preferred
Deep knowledge of law firm student recruiting process and cycle, required
Understanding of best practices in increasing diversity and inclusion through the recruiting process
Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors
Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities
Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs and exercise independent judgment
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Manages processes for direct reports in regards to performance appraisals, annual compensation, goal setting and performance counselling
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience
Operational budget analysis and recommendations
Conducts analysis of staffing levels and participation in the recruitment process
Able to determine and implement change processes to improve workflow efficiencies
Process- and service-oriented with strong leadership and project management skills
Able to set priorities and delegate in an efficient manner
May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centers across the Americas, Asia and Europe. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.