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Manager, Learning + Professional Development (Multiple US Locations)

Boston, MA
United States

Job Description:

Goodwin has an opportunity for a creative, collaborative and solutions-minded manager to join its innovative Learning + Professional Development (L+PD) team. The Manager will partner with the firm’s Director, Learning + Professional Development (“Director”) and other Managers on the L+PD team to develop and implement cutting-edge programs to onboard, train, mentor, coach, develop, engage, and retain outstanding attorneys, with a central focus on the firm’s Business Law (corporate) practices and professional development initiatives.

What You'll do:

-Work with the Director and other Managers on the L+PD team to design and implement programs focused on attorney and professional staff onboarding, core legal and professional skills, and leadership development, as well as cultural initiatives around engagement, work/life effectiveness, and other areas. Work with the Director and other Managers on the team to design and implement innovative and impactful learning programs, including curricula for the firm’s Business Units and legal practice areas, plus core skills training programs in the areas of feedback, people and project management, business development, and communications skills.
-Working collaboratively across functions and within team to create and execute on a comprehensive talent development strategy.
-Build core legal and professional skills training programs to support associate and professional track attorney development of core competencies, and to develop a core training curriculum for the Business Units and practice areas, working as a business partner with designated Business Units and legal practice areas.
-Develop an approach for the Business Units to monitor their pipelines of talent, identify the learning and/or development needs of attorneys in the group, and provide appropriate client opportunities, training, mentoring, coaching, and resources to help them develop.
-Partner with the L+PD team to improve all firm training programs and tools to be more interactive, practical, and effective, applying advanced adult learning theory and relevant technologies.
-Propose and implement plans for improving new and lateral attorney integration into the firm to ensure increased attorney engagement, a greater sense of commitment to the firm, and better attorney retention.
-Develop and implement effective and consistent programs to enhance work/life effectiveness for attorneys and staff.
-Ensure any programs and initiatives are connected and complementary to Business Unit, Business Development, IT and Knowledge Management initiatives.
-Maintain an understanding of the firm’s competitors and their professional development programs to ensure the firm remains at the forefront of the field.
-Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

Who You Are:

-Bachelor’s Degree required; Juris Doctorate and Business Law/Corporate background strongly preferred.
-Minimum of 4 years of practice in a large law firm and/or 3 years of professional development experience in a leading professional services firm. Professional coaching certification or experience and/or teaching experience considered a plus.
-Experience with CLE course accreditation and compliance considered a plus.
-Familiarity with organizational development, curriculum management, instructional design, learning management systems, online learning technologies, and adult learning techniques and theory also considered a plus.
-Excellent attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills, as well as the ability to listen well, take initiative and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Training event management also a plus.
-Must be a diplomatic and creative problem solver and possess superior judgment.
-Proven ability to build trust with and gain buy-in from firm leaders and other key stakeholders.
-Ability to travel to multiple firm office locations, including international offices, as necessary.

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Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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