Legal Recruitment Coordinator
WilmerHale - Washington, DC

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Responsible for the effective, efficient, and consistent delivery of recruitment functions and communications including, but not limited to, the execution of the Firm's summer program, law school recruitment, and lateral hiring, as well as additional projects upon request.


Summer Associate Program

In collaboration with the Legal Recruitment Manager and Lateral recruitment Manager, successfully designs, effectively and efficiently coordinates and evaluates all aspects of the firm's Summer Associate Program including, pre-arrival processes and communications, orientation, mentoring program with partners and associates, social and community service events, diversity events and initiatives, educational and special firm programming.

In conjunction with Hiring Partner, Summer Program Co-Chairs, Practice Managers and the Recruitment Manager, generates interest and solicits substantive summer associate work assignments and observational opportunities from the firm's practice areas and pro bono programs. Manages the workload reporting system and evaluation process for summer associates within talent management software system.

Law School Recruitment & Lateral Hiring

In collaboration with the Legal Recruitment Manager and Lateral Recruitment Manager, effectively and efficiently coordinates the law school student recruitment process including supporting efforts for the firm's branding initiatives and targeted law school communications.

Facilitates the selection and scheduling of law schools for campus interviews.

Schedules student and attorney interviewers for on-campus and in-office interviews.

Coordinates and reviews interview feedback and facilitates the hiring decision process with the Hiring Committee; participates in follow-up activities and monitors the effectiveness of follow-up activity with offerees.

Coordinates recruitment receptions, offer dinners and functions, both in-house and on-campus for assigned schools.

Coordinates diversity presentations and receptions on-campus and related outreach to student groups.

Ensures accuracy of recruitment and interview process data and assists with Affirmative Action plan compliance and reporting.

Drafts, processes and files related recruitment correspondence; runs background checks for all new hires and demonstrates sound judgment when elevating issues as needed.

Compiles and analyzes recruitment statistics both in preparation for and during the recruitment season for Hiring Committee meetings and ongoing for general firm metrics reporting and external survey purposes.

Aids in the effective engagement and ongoing relationship building with law schools and law student groups throughout the calendar year (e.g. panel presentations for 1Ls, events and sponsorship opportunities, communications, etc.).

Coordinates the recruitment of judicial clerks.

Coordinates aspects of the lateral attorney recruitment process.


In alignment with the firm's strategic goals, objectives and initiatives, assists with the annual recruitment budget preparation and monthly monitoring of accounts, anticipates and resolves discrepancies, handles related payments, reimbursements and issues.

Service Excellence Contributes to the Firm's Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Display professionalism, quality service and a "can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

Required Skills

Strong attention to detail, excellent written and analytical skills, and ability to multi-task are required.

Strong oral communication and inter-personal skills are required. Ability to work in a team environment is critical. Motivation and drive are important.

Successful time management skills are required.

Strong technical skills on the following applications preferred: Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook 2010, ViDesktop, Lawcruit, or similar employee recruiting and performance talent management software system.

Education: Bachelor's degree is required.

Required Experience

A minimum of 1.5 years relevant professional experience is required.

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