Lateral Recruiting Specialist

  • location: New York, NY
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $90,000 - $95,000 per year
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job description

Lateral Recruiting Specialist

job summary:
This will be the point person on the lateral recruiting function and provide support to the Director, Legal Recruiting and other members of the recruitment staff.

Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential functions:

  • Work with department and practice group leaders and Director, Legal Recruiting to identify lateral associate needs and develop an effective recruiting strategy.
  • Manage full lifecycle recruiting for the Firm's lateral, judicial clerk and 3L recruiting, including screening candidates; setting up interview schedules; greeting and escorting candidates; collecting feedback; maintaining and updating candidate files.
  • Oversee all lateral communications and follow-up efforts, including drafting correspondences; distributing, coordinating, receiving and reviewing evaluation forms.
  • Serve as a liaison and maintain relationships with search firms and other recruitment professionals; communicate search parameters to all parties and provide feedback in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and maintain excellent customer service relationships with candidates, vendors and our clients attorneys, managers and support staff.
  • Manage lateral recruitment materials, including generating reports; print materials; website content and online postings.
  • Facilitate and coordinate onboarding of lateral candidates, including orientation with legal personnel; conduct conflicts check and follow up on any issues that are identified; initiate background checks and approve background check results.
  • Maintain and update recruitment database, fee agreements, expense reimbursements, statistical data and charts for lateral searches/placements.
  • Support other legal recruiting initiative including fall recruiting, OCI, and Summer Associates (SA) Programs as needed.
  • Any other responsibilities as needed by management.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 3+ years in legal or campus recruitment for a Big Law firm.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines and within budget.
  • Self-starter; ability to remain self-directed and self-motivated with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed (significant overtime during summer/fall).
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent PC skills.
  • Makes appropriate and timely decisions within area of responsibility.
  • Speaks and writes clearly and accurately; actively listens and responds to the needs of others.
  • Without direction, anticipates needs and seeks alternatives to situations.
  • Respond actively, thoroughly and courteously to the needs of clients and internal requests within the Firm; volunteers time and knowledge; works effectively and willingly with others.
Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelors degree required.
 
location: New York, New York
job type: Permanent
salary: $90,000 - 95,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 6
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 3 Years
 
responsibilities:
Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential functions:

  • Work with department and practice group leaders and Director, Legal Recruiting to identify lateral associate needs and develop an effective recruiting strategy.
  • Manage full lifecycle recruiting for the Firm's lateral, judicial clerk and 3L recruiting, including screening candidates; setting up interview schedules; greeting and escorting candidates; collecting feedback; maintaining and updating candidate files.
  • Oversee all lateral communications and follow-up efforts, including drafting correspondences; distributing, coordinating, receiving and reviewing evaluation forms.
  • Serve as a liaison and maintain relationships with search firms and other recruitment professionals; communicate search parameters to all parties and provide feedback in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and maintain excellent customer service relationships with candidates, vendors and our clients attorneys, managers and support staff.
  • Manage lateral recruitment materials, including generating reports; print materials; website content and online postings.
  • Facilitate and coordinate onboarding of lateral candidates, including orientation with legal personnel; conduct conflicts check and follow up on any issues that are identified; initiate background checks and approve background check results.
  • Maintain and update recruitment database, fee agreements, expense reimbursements, statistical data and charts for lateral searches/placements.
  • Support other legal recruiting initiative including fall recruiting, OCI, and Summer Associates (SA) Programs as needed.
  • Any other responsibilities as needed by management.
 
qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 3+ years in legal or campus recruitment for a Big Law firm.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines and within budget.
  • Self-starter; ability to remain self-directed and self-motivated with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed (significant overtime during summer/fall).
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent PC skills.
  • Makes appropriate and timely decisions within area of responsibility.
  • Speaks and writes clearly and accurately; actively listens and responds to the needs of others.
  • Without direction, anticipates needs and seeks alternatives to situations.
  • Respond actively, thoroughly and courteously to the needs of clients and internal requests within the Firm; volunteers time and knowledge; works effectively and willingly with others.
Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelors degree required.
 
skills: Financial Services
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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