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Manager of Professional Development

Arnold & Porter
New York, NY
United States

The Talent Development Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Manager of Professional Development in the New York office. The Manager collaborates with the Director of Professional Development and attorneys to develop and implement the firm’s core skills training, new associate training, and various practice group trainings; manages the accreditation and tracking of CLE credit for and in-house programs; oversees the associate mentoring programs; oversees and evaluates Professional Development Specialist and Coordinator, and designs the content and manages the execution of various associate retreats.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Overseeing the curriculum development and program design for various practice groups, including Corporate & Finance practice group’s trainings, core skills training and specific subsections of the associate population (new associates, mid-levels, etc.) in collaboration with the Director of Professional Development, Professional Development Leaders and other attorneys.
- Identifying internal and external speakers, providing input and guidance prior to program delivery and post-program feedback.
- Serving on the New Associates Committee (NACHO) and reporting on NY progress and new associate development and integration issues. - Assisting with the administrative aspects of new associate integration including planning and implementation of orientation, mentor assignments and developing NACHO trainings.
- Implementing strategic evaluations of each program that meets the needs of key MCLE jurisdictions, providing feedback for future sessions as well as aiding in the determination of ROI for each program.
- Providing local support on the accreditation and tracking of continuing legal education credit for the NY and NJ offices.
- Identifying and implementing new technologies and methodologies to deliver professional development programs as needed.
Further developing and enhancing the firmwide mentoring program for associates that supports and promotes skill development and personal growth.
- Identifying trends that impact professional development and the legal industry and implementing, as appropriate, to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and innovation within our programs.
- Supervising the NY professional development team members and taking the lead on their overall development and evaluation.
- Maintaining a master calendar database (accessible to all attorneys) of all training activities. Working with the IT Department to develop mechanisms for disseminating curriculum information firmwide.
- Tracking participation in programs and obtaining regular feedback for evaluation.
- Developing materials to “market” professional development activities internally and with recruits.
- Keeping up-to-date on professional development initiatives through literature, seminars, conferences, and membership in appropriate professional organizations. Participating in professional development organizations.
- Preparing and monitoring the budget for the NY office professional development activities.

- Bachelor’s degree required; JD preferred.
- Minimum of six years of professional development experience in the legal industry.
- Prior managerial experience.
- Proficiency in MS Office.
- Exceptional judgment, flexibility and professionalism, and the ability to lead effectively while being a team player.
- Ability to work under pressure and prioritize conflicting demands.
- Excellent managerial, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
- Self-motivated with strong organizational and time management skills.
- Meticulous attention to detail.
- Demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.
- Successful candidate will be confident and comfortable working with attorneys.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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