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Director of Legal Recruiting

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Hartford, CT
United States

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Legal Recruiting position in our Hartford, CT location. The Director of Legal Recruiting leads the Firm’s legal recruitment efforts, including creating on-campus recruitment strategies for a variety of Law Schools and implementing the summer associate program, with complete oversight and management of the day-to-day recruiting activities in order to maximize the number of top law students accepting their offers to join the Firm. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on lateral recruitment, helping the Firm to identify qualified laterals to compliment thriving practices.

The Director of Legal Recruiting interfaces regularly with senior Firm management, lawyers at all levels, and staff from other departments, and continually creates, develops and implements effective processes and best practices for all elements of the recruiting life cycle.

A bachelor’s degree is required, and a J.D. is preferred. Qualified candidates must have at least seven years of recruiting experience in a professional services firm.

Superior verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple and rapidly changing priorities.

Must be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and follow-through to carry tasks through to completion without prompting.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and address sensitive matters with appropriate discretion and diplomacy.

Must be creative, flexible, innovative and open to new ideas and evolving responsibilities in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.

Superior judgment and interpersonal skills.

Qualified candidates can apply through our Career page at

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.