Job Description: The Business Development Coordinator works with the attorneys in the Houston office, the Director of Business Development and others in the Firm’s Business Development department to build and support the marketing and business development initiatives of the firm. The position works closely with the members of the Business Development department and the attorneys in the Houston office to: A. Works with the Business Development team to define and further develop firm’s experience databases by gathering pertinent information and preparing for use in the firm’s proposal system and experience database. B. Participates in the planning and production of client proposals and collaterals such as brochures, RFP responses, practice descriptions, deal lists, client presentations including PowerPoint and other materials as appropriate. Proofs to ensure accuracy. C. Coordinates client seminars, attorney speaking engagements and special events with the Firm’s events team and coordinates the appropriate follow up to each of these initiatives. D. Assists with drafting submissions to legal directories (e.g., Chambers, Legal 500) and miscellaneous awards nominations. E. Develops and maintains client/prospect lists to use for client alerts, seminar invitations, etc. Works with the business development managers to keep the current lists up to date. F. Conducts client and prospective client research. G. Assists with the annual budget process. H. Assists with other projects as requested.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of four years of experience in a marketing position, preferably in a law firm or other professional services firm, is required. The Business Development Coordinator must be capable of meeting deadlines and working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive outlook and composure. It is important that the coordinator also be professional, well-spoken, and be team-oriented. Overtime may be required as well as a flexible schedule. Ability to develop good working relationships with attorneys, colleagues, clients, media and other professionals. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to travel.