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Legal Recruiting Assistant or Coordinator

Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Washington, DC
United States

Who are we?

Named for several years as a "great place" to work by The Washington Post and Washington Business Journal, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is proud to be one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world. We recognize that it is the talent and dynamism of each individual at Sterne Kessler that makes that possible. With that in mind, we have cultivated an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating with just the right touch of fun and exuberance. We offer a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and are Metro-accessible in a prime downtown location with many nearby restaurants and shops.

What do we need?

Our firm is looking for a new teammate to join our Legal Recruiting and Talent Management team. Previous legal recruiting experience in a law firm is preferred, but not required. We are looking for the best candidate for the role and have flexibility to hire at either an Assistant (0-2 years legal recruiting experience) or Coordinator (2 years or more of legal recruiting experience) level. We are seeking an energetic and detail-oriented early career professional who is interested in supporting our firm’s recruiting of Associates, Technical Specialists, Patent Agents, Summer Associates, and more. This position would likely start remotely since our team is still primarily working remotely. However, this position will eventually require some in-person days for a hybrid remote/in-office schedule.

How will you make an impact?

Managing full cycle of legal recruiting for summer and lateral candidates to include communicating with candidates, coordinating travel, and hosting candidates once they arrive at the firm.
Screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and preparing offer letters for legal candidates.
Managing the ATS for legal candidates to include reviewing lateral candidate resumes, generating interview appointments, and reporting on legal candidate statistics.
Assisting in developing and maintaining relationships with law school placement offices and coordinating student outreach activities.
Managing the summer associate program to include student recruitment through on-campus interviews and job fairs, planning events, maintaining evaluations, and maintaining contact with summer candidates.
Managing Fall on-campus interview schedules in collaboration with Legal Recruiting Manager.
Regularly maintaining electronic recruiting filing system and documentation on legal recruiting procedures.
Working with Legal Recruiting Manager to interface with Recruitment Committee members and Practice Group Leaders to determine current hiring needs and implement recruitment strategy.
Maintaining strict confidentiality with regard to all firm and staff information, including the handling of files, directorship track information, salaries and other firm/client related information.
Coordinating with Human Resources and/or General Counsel to ensure that all pre-hire checklist items are completed, including background and reference checks, conflicts, and employment eligibility authorization. Preparing wage forms for all legal candidates. And more.

What will you bring to the role?

Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Ability to independently manage and organize your own workload. Proven organizational skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to receive, process, and implement constructive feedback.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks effectively and efficiently, often under pressure of looming deadlines.
Must be a team player with the ability to take initiative and be proactive. Must be highly motivated with a pleasant professional personality.
Ability to follow and effectively execute instructions.
Good judgment skills to handle a variety of administrative and interpersonal tasks.
Interest in learning more about legal recruiting a plus.
Ability to handle confidential, personal, or sensitive information with discretion.
Sterne Kessler is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.