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The ARD Assistant will provide administrative support to the New York Manager of Attorney Recruiting & Development with additional support to the Director of Attorney Recruiting & Development on firm-wide recruiting initiatives. This position will work with partners, associates, and professional staff throughout the firm.


  • Assist with all aspects of law student, entry-level, judicial clerk, and lateral associate hiring for the NY office.
  • Maintain candidate application information in recruitment database (ViDesktop) and ensure accuracy of data in a timely manner.
  • Support the interview process by sending interview schedules, greeting applicants, soliciting feedback on candidates, and preparing interview files.
  • Maintain, and ensure accuracy of information in NY ARD charts, and provide statistical data as needed.
  • Support the Summer Program by assisting with orientation, training, social events, assignment tracking, performance evaluations and preparing summer associate files.
  • Respond to day-to-day Summer Associate questions and/or concerns and participate in all Summer Associate events to the extent possible.
  • Prepare and upload complete law student candidate files for on-campus interview process.
  • Provide administrative and data entry support for on-campus interviewing and callback interviews.
  • Provide on-site assistance at law schools for on-campus interviewing and recruiting events.
  • Process all candidate and incoming associate expense reimbursements.
  • Assist with logistics for meetings and presentations, including conference room reservations and related services.
  • Conduct market research regarding legal recruiting trends.
  • Collaborate with Firmwide ARD Working Groups to plan and implement innovative recruiting and development programming.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • At least one year of experience in an administrative support role in a professional services environment required.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of recruiting policy and procedures strongly preferred.
  • Technology savvy, resourceful, and strong PC skills to include the MS Office Suite™ (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with an Applicant Tracking System preferred.
  • Proficiency and experience with social media outlets such as GlassDoor and Linkedin preferred.
  • Must possess a very high level of attention to detail and the ability to prioritize.
  • Must be able to manage a high volume of work with accuracy and a strong sense of urgency.
  • Excellent communication skills and can work autonomously and in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational, follow-up, and follow through skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and excellent multi-tasking ability is essential.
  • Self- motivated, energetic, self -starter with excellent client service skills.
  • Must be available for work outside of normal schedule hours (definite extra hours during on-campus recruiting, callback interviewing and summer program)

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