• Full Time
  • New York

Website Dechert LLP


The Recruitment Assistant will provide administrative support in the department that manages all aspects of the summer, entry level, and lateral associate hiring program.



  • Assist with all on-campus recruiting efforts; first point of contact for candidates scheduling interviews, maintain candidate data, correspondence with candidates throughout process, generate related documents, reports, and meeting materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating recruiting database, generating reports, participating in yearly audit, and suggesting enhancements.
  • Point of contact for incoming fall associate class, tracking related expenses and preparing for arrival.
  • Assist with the summer program; help to plan events, correspond with incoming summer associates, organize logistical aspects of orientation.
  • Work with marketing to design department adverts, summer associate messaging and related materials, track sponsorships and related events.
  • Responsible for ordering recruiting materials and tracking distribution.
  • Assist with survey requests, historical statistical requests, and data management.
  • Update and edit the Dechert Careers website and Recruiting Intranet site.
  • Track law firm news (salary, deferrals, etc.) for market data purposes.
  • Process invoices for the Recruiting department.
  • Assist Senior Manager, Legal Recruiting with diversity recruiting efforts such as Affinity Group Events for offerees, tracking outreach between affinity group members and diverse offerees, and reporting on data.
  • Assist Lateral team as needed with data entry and greeting candidates.
  • Performs all other duties as necessary and as assigned by your supervisor for efficient functioning of the Department, Office and Firm.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Law Firm experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Firm’s policies and procedures.
  • Detail-oriented and shows initiative.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically
  • Good grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Ability to learn new skills as they become necessary
  • Ability to function in a collaborative organization and be a team player.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and work with statistical information.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Equipment: computer, fax machines, duplicating machines.
  • Systems required: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), iManage, and LawCruit or viRecruit.