Miles & Stockbridge, a 230+ lawyer firm with seven offices in the Mid-Atlantic region, seeks a Director of Recruitment and Professional Development to be responsible for full lifecycle recruitment of law students, newer lawyers, and lateral lawyers. Must be able to collaborate with firm leaders on recruitment, growth, diversity, professional development, on-boarding, and civic engagement. Should be an innovative and creative thinker skilled at identifying areas for improvement and conceiving forward-thinking initiatives.
- Manage full lifecycle recruitment process of lawyers, law students, and paralegals. Oversee candidate sourcing via social media, internet searches, referrals, informational interviews, and cold calling to attract and hire top-notch talent.
- Review and analyze all resumes submitted to the firm for lawyers and legal assistants to determine whether interviews are appropriate.
- Interview candidates, negotiate and extend offers, perform due diligence and oversee disposition of candidates in applicant tracking system.
- Partner with Conflicts Counsel regarding conflicts for new hires.
- Draft offer letters.
- Establish and maintain relationships with search firms, professional recruiting organizations, and career services professionals at law schools.
- Devise growth strategies with President, Chairman, Chief Marketing Office, and Practice Group Leaders to acquire firms, practice groups, and partner-level lawyers.
- Work with Chair of Associates Committee to consider changes to associate compensation system. Conduct or oversee periodic market surveys and interact with firm lawyers to collect input.
- Work with Firm’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion on firm’s diversity pipeline programs and initiatives relating to the recruitment and retention of diverse lawyers. Assist with outreach to diverse students.
- Assist with lateral integration and onboarding, including new lawyer orientation. Coordinate with administrative teams.
- Oversee drafting of new hire paperwork, orientation materials, and collaborate with marketing as needed on welcome memoranda.
On Campus Recruitment and Fall Recruitment
- Manage registration process for law schools’ on campus interview programs.
- Assist in selection of lawyers to send to on-campus interviews; prepare interview teams for call-back interviews.
- Review and analyze all resumes submitted to the firm and assist in selection of students to be interviewed.
- Oversee administrative aspects of call-back process, e.g., communicate with students regarding interviews, arrange for reimbursements, travel arrangements, etc.
Summer Associate Program Management
- Manage summer associate program for law students, including planning and executing education forums and social events; monitoring workflows; and counseling law students.
- Assist Chair of Recruitment Committee and President of the Firm and other lawyers in the process of determining offers to be made to summer associates based upon entry-level needs of practice groups and offices.
- Communicate with summer associates before program regarding administrative information; oversee handling of all internal administrative tasks for summer associates.
- Participate with Chairman of Recruitment Committee and Project Coordinators in mid-summer and end-of-summer evaluations.
Pro Bono and Civic Engagement
- Co-manage Firm’s Pro Bono Advocate Program.
- Promote pro bono opportunities and act as liaison with law schools and legal services providers.
- Coordinate lunch-and-learn presentations for public service organizations.
- Monitor Firm’s pro bono billable hour policy.
Mentoring & Professional Development
- Work with Practice Group Leaders and other lawyers in the firm to design, update, and administer education and other trainings for the firm’s associates and other non-principal lawyers.
- Collaborate on firm’s formal mentoring program.
- Coordinate and administer firm’s associate evaluation process.
- Manage the activities of the Communication Leadership Group in collaboration with Mentoring Chair.
- Arrange monthly non-principal peer-to-peer mentoring meetings and yearly non-principal spring update meeting.