Director of Attorney Recruitment

  • location: Washington, DC
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $155,000 - $190,000 per year
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Director of Attorney Recruitment

job summary:
The Director, Attorney Recruiting has the responsibility for a range of attorney recruiting initiatives related to all lateral and entry level recruiting and the summer associate program.

location: Washington, District Of Columbia
job type: Permanent
salary: $155,000 - 190,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 6
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 9 Years
- Actively liaises with practice group leaders and recruiting partner to identify staffing needs, and new and cost effective methods of conducting recruiting searches.

- Directs the coordination of the summer associate program including identification of needs, recruitment and on-boarding, work allocation, training, mentoring, social events, evaluations and exit interviews.

- Oversees the administration of the recruiting program including reviewing and recommending target schools, facilitating the decision making process, and preparing projections and success reports for firm leadership as well as for various firm committees.

- Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with firm departments and committees, external professional associations and law schools.

- Ensures participation in key surveys which have a direct effect on summer and fall recruiting.

- Develops and manages a budget and oversees the allocation of funds for recruiting programs.

- Hires, trains, and supervises administrative staff responsible for attorney recruiting functions.

- Collaborates with Professional Development and Diversity & Inclusion teams to maximize recruiting effectiveness.

- In conjunction with Marketing, utilizes the alumni database and social media outlets as a tool in connecting with and recruiting high quality attorneys.

- Works with Diversity Council to implement firm wide diversity initiatives, including the recruitment and retaining of diverse attorneys.

- Works with other directors and managers to plan for potential business disruption, ensure critical data is backed up properly and create business continuity solutions by testing and implementing various recovery plans enabling the firm to resume normal operations as soon as possible following a disaster.

- Protects firm and client information by ensuring compliance with the firm's information security policies, safeguarding firm assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference and reporting security events or potential events or other security risks to management.

10+ years of increasingly responsible, directly related recruiting and development experience in a law firm environment that included successful management of people, programs, projects, and finances/budgets.

Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, on a prepared and extemporaneous basis with staff, attorneys, firm leadership, and external audiences.

Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external contacts, regarding complex and/or confidential matters. Requires the use of considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in gaining the cooperation and support of others.

Ability to appropriately delegate work to others to meet deadlines, goals and objectives. Effective in leading and earning the trust and confidence of the team.

Ability to collaborate with others in the development of new initiatives and/or completion of large-scale projects in a timely manner, building effective, cooperative work teams across the firm's offices.

Ability to manage subordinate supervisors in a complex, multi-location work environment to develop a cohesive, effective work unit.

Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.

Knowledge of basic budgeting principles and the ability to develop, manage, and defend budgets, adopting best practices to manage finances in the interests of the firm.

Ability to represent the firm with honesty, integrity, and professionalism, consistently acting in an ethical manner.

Demonstrated ability to apply innovation to the area and firm challenges to identify problems, and propose and implement solutions.

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field. Equivalent training and experience may substitute for education.

If you are interested in this opportunity, send resume to

skills: Harper & Shuman
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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