Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Washington, DC

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                                                    Under the direct supervision of the Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager, and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant is responsible for providing day-to-day administrative support and assistance to the attorney recruiting and development department. The Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s Core Values.

                                                    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
                                                    • Manage front desk in department suite.
                                                    • Answer telephones and open and distribute mail.
                                                    • Maintain recruiting database and filing system.
                                                    • Enter resumes in recruiting database and generate letters from same.
                                                    • Monitor the office attorney recruiting email box.
                                                    • Enter and update candidate data in the recruiting database during the interview process.
                                                    • Prepare various correspondence to prospective employees.
                                                    • Assist with on-campus interview arrangements at various law schools; scheduling summer associate candidates; and entering schedules into recruiting database.
                                                    • Help greet applicants upon arrival and escort them to interviews.
                                                    • Submit candidate conflicts questionnaires to Business Acceptance Department.
                                                    • Process expense reimbursement requests from candidates.
                                                    • Help with preparation of materials for Hiring Committee Meetings.
                                                    • Organize new attorney and summer associate gifts.
                                                    • Assist with applicant travel and hotel arrangements.
                                                    • Assist with student recruiting and attorney development events.
                                                    • Process check requests and expense reports.
                                                    • Assist with aspects of Summer Associate Program including responses to event invitations, inputting summer expenses and preparing for training programs.
                                                    • Participate in all Summer Associate events to the extent possible.
                                                    • Participate in scheduled Attorney Recruiting and Development conference calls and meetings.
                                                    Other Duties:
                                                    • Assist with diversity and women’s initiative programs and events.
                                                    • Additional projects as needed.
                                                    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:
                                                    • Ability to read, write and speak English
                                                    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
                                                    • Familiarity with database applications (recruiting databases a plus)
                                                    • Strong attention to detail
                                                    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
                                                    • Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions
                                                    • Ability to communicate with attorneys and staff in an effective manner
                                                    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner
                                                    • Willingness and ability to assume new tasks and responsibilities
                                                    • Strong service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, office and firm management, vendors, and law school personnel
                                                    • Ability to work well under pressure, facilitate solutions, and meet deadlines and milestones for projects assigned
                                                    • Commitment to the office and firm
                                                    • Commitment to professional growth and development
                                                    Educational Qualifications/Job Experience Requirements:
                                                    • 4-year college degree preferred
                                                    • 1+ year of related experience, preferably in a professional services environment

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