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Stroock, an AmLaw firm with nearly 300 attorneys nationwide, has an opening for a Recruiting, Professional Development & Diversity Coordinator, responsible for supporting the summer associate program, campus recruiting, professional development and diversity efforts at the firm.
- Responsible for the full-cycle recruitment of students. This includes reviewing and selecting resumes, eliciting feedback from partners/associates, coordinating offers and follow-up; and periodic check-ins with new associates.
- Manage and participate in the organization and preparation of the summer associate program, including but not limited to planning of the calendar, weekly follow-up with the summer associates as well as with those involved in running the program, planning/overseeing and attending events, program troubleshooting and encouraging attorneys to attend various summer programs; coordinate with the Professional Development Department with respect to on-boarding and training programs.
- Play a key role in planning and executing the firm’s on-campus recruiting efforts, including coordination with the law school placement offices regarding resume selection, coordinating schedules for interviews; interviewing candidates and other recruiting-related tasks.
- Work closely with the Assistant Director, Legal Personnel & Law School Recruiting in the selection of campus interviewers, organize OCI materials, prep and debrief on-campus interviewers; interact with law students during on-campus recruiting events, as well as manage follow-up efforts.
- Stay abreast and up-to-date on recruiting issues and best practices in the legal industry and make recommendations, as appropriate; participate in NYCRA and NALP events.
- Cultivate relationships and maintain close communication with candidates, colleagues, law school student groups, professional organizations, and external recruiters.
- Responsible for collecting and submitting data for various recruiting-related annual surveys.
- Responsible for other projects as needed by the Law School Recruiting department.
Professional Development and Diversity
- Collect, organize and maintain CLE course materials and video files for all in-house training programs;
- Maintain internal PD/ DEI calendars
- Assist with the compilation & submission of CLE applications as required
- Manage and update membership rosters
- Provide logistical and administrative support for all in-house training, recruiting and DEI initiatives
- CLE Verification: monitor attendance/participation, issuance of certificates and maintenance of the CEM database
- Track attendance at programs and circulate feedback surveys
- Help support affinity group event planning
- Assist in tracking DEI budget and budget approval process
- Help respond to surveys and track metrics using Excel to compile data
- Help create charts and visualize data in PowerPoint
This position requires a college degree, and a minimum of two to three years of legal recruiting experience and some exposure to professional development and diversity working in a law firm or other service industry. Strong computer skills including Word, Excel PPT and a working knowledge of viDesktop Simplicity, CE Manager and FloRecruit databases a plus. The Coordinator must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, writing and speaking skills; be accurate, organized and detail-oriented; and be able to juggle several tasks simultaneously and work effectively under pressure. The responsibilities of this position require a strong team player with a positive attitude, the ability to maintain confidential information, exercise good judgment, and follow-through on assigned tasks. The position also requires flexibility to work overtime hours.
Stroock supports and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all personnel. Consideration for employment, advancement opportunities, and other employment decisions are made without regard to an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, alienage, sex, gender, including gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, reproductive health decision making, sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, genetic information, protected activity (i.e., opposition to prohibited discrimination or harassment, and participation in proceedings covered by the anti-discrimination statutes), age, uniformed service, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, handicap, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable law.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment and hiring, placement, promotion, termination, reductions-in-force, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training. To this end, all employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis and in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. Violations of this policy are strictly prohibited.
The firm also provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable law, including to qualified individuals (i) with known disabilities, (ii) who are pregnant, (iii) who suffer from a medical condition due to pregnancy or child birth, (iv) for sincerely held religious beliefs, or (v) who are victims of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, upon request or when made aware of such a need, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the firm. If you require an accommodation in connection with the performance of your job, you should contact the Human Resources Department, who will engage in a cooperative dialogue with you and provide you with a written determination as to whether your request for an accommodation is approved or denied. Please understand that the firm may offer a different accommodation than the one requested.
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