Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Overview:

The Legal Recruiting Assistant is responsible for assisting in campus interview preparation, securing and coordinating in-office attorney interviews during the recruiting season and planning and execution of summer associate programs and events and year-round 1L outreach events.  The Assistant will also support the Legal Personnel and Professional Development team as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with coordination and scheduling of on-campus and in-office interview meetings for all incoming associates including lateral associates and summer associate candidates
  • Liaise regularly with partners and associates on recruiting activities, cultivating strong relationships to work successfully together
  • Assist in planning all aspects of summer social program including weekly social events, partner cocktail parties, affinity group, practice group and law school events
  • Assist in executing year-round recruiting events including, but not limited to, 1L school receptions, on campus outreach events, offer dinners and callback receptions
  • Prepare interview packets for attorneys participating in on-campus interviews
  • Greet candidates during in office interviews and programs
  • Manage external vendor relationships and remain current on citywide social offerings throughout the year
  • Maintain accurate files for summer and other recruiting events including correspondence, contracts, invoices, RSVP lists and general feedback; remain conscious of budget constraints
  • Provide support for orientation process of summer associates
  • Assist with tracking summer associate assignment updates through regular check-in calls; assist in gathering summer associate feedback and evaluations from attorneys for mid-summer and final reviews
  • Act as liaison between the firm and school organizations to participate in effective campus recruitment efforts and track outreach activity
  • Assist with historical data and statistical tracking year-round
  • Collaborate on varied projects with Legal Personnel and Professional Development department as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Be flexible to adjust hours to work schedule that will require overtime to meet departmental needs (especially in August) and ability to attend evening events

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Required

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience; legal recruiting or equivalent related experience preferred
  • Ability to interact well and build professional relationships while maintaining confidentiality
  • Must have a professional yet personable demeanor and possess excellent organizational and administrative capabilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team atmosphere
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task work flow in a fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, database management systems and web-based databases/software

Preferred

  • Advanced Excel Knowledge

Experience with ViRecruit software

Apply:

https://stblaw.balancetrak.com/202001040680170001