Innovating, developing and implementing systems for firm-wide attorney recruiting over the entire recruiting life cycle, and coordinating these efforts on a day to day basis.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Align attorney recruiting strategies with the Firm’s strategic plan and work collaboratively with talent team to set overall talent objectives.
Innovate and manage entry level recruiting, including evaluating the criteria used for selecting candidates, outreach to candidates, and annual analysis of predictors of success.
Direct the hiring process and onboarding of lateral attorneys.
Develop recruiting policies, procedures and initiatives, including updating the Firm’s academic guidelines.
Oversee on campus recruiting including training interviewers before on campus interviews, managing on campus interviewing season, updating and overseeing hospitality suites, oversee creative giveaways, manage callback decisions, receptions, post-offer events and follow up.
Insure a top notch summer associate program, including orientation and training program for all US summer associates.
Develop Campus Relations teams to oversee relationships with career services offices, leverage alumni attorneys, and oversee firm sponsorships of student groups.
Plan Law School 1L events, offeree events, and other key recruiting events.
Create unique marketing materials, regularly upgrade career pages on the Firm’s website, and work relentlessly to elevate Dechert’s brand.
Oversee external reports including NALP Directory, Vault Reports, American Lawyer Surveys, and others.
Build and enhance relationships with search firms.
Develop consistency in communications to candidates.
Liaison to Hiring Partners, Practice Group heads, Heads of Infrastructure and Office Managers on all hiring matters Firm-wide.
Provide direction, leadership and management of the legal recruiting team globally and daily oversight of workflows on the team. Serve as mentor and advisor to the team.
Oversee budget, allocation of resources and hiring for the department.
Additional Job Description
This position operates in a professional office environment which is generally free of hazards and exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
This position requires regular attendance on-site at a Dechert location with some travel to different sites using various modes of private and commercial transportation. Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
This position routinely operates standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopy machines, fax machines and filing cabinets, and requires frequent communication with the firm’s employees and partners as well as third parties.
This position is mainly sedentary. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to read, sit and type for sustained periods of time; to walk, stand, reach, and bend; to open and close filing cabinets and access and retrieve materials in file rooms; to lift, carry and move files or other items of light to moderate weight; to operate equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
This position requires a normal audio range, with or without correction. It also requires the normal visual range, with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
College degree required.
Graduate degree preferred.
Experience recruiting in large law firm.
Knowledge of firm policies and procedures.
Detail-oriented and organized.
Prioritize and coordinate own work.
Assist staff members in prioritizing their work.
Strong interpersonal skills, charismatic, and high energy level.
Team player, leader, and good collaborator.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to multi-task.
Communicate effectively with practice group heads, team members, lawyers, law students, law school administrators, search firms and others.
Dechert LLP is a leading international law firm with 26 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1875, the firm has more than 900 lawyers allowing us the resources to deliver seamless, high-quality legal services to clients wherever they do business.