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Professional Development Innovation Specialist

Greenberg Traurig
Atlanta, GA
United States

Locations: Miami, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles

Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Professional Development Innovative Specialist opened in various office locations. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Position Summary:

As part of the Professional Development team, the Professional Development Innovation Specialist or Manager will be the central point of contact responsible for training primarily attorneys and staff, as requested or part of a practice group, on innovation solutions for the firm. The role will be responsible for the needs of the learner and will identify the right solution and delivery method for the lawyer or staff member to adopt the technology or process. They may coordinate with vendors or develop/deliver programs internally.

This role will collaborate with Innovative Strategies, subject matter experts, project sponsors and other colleagues in the Professional Development department to create, design, and develop learning programs and resources on innovation and research tools. This role may undertake special projects, as assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Collaborates with colleagues in Innovative Strategies, PD, practice group heads or business directors to provide learning solutions on
innovation tools
- Develops and implements learning solutions to address identified gaps or challenges to assist lawyers with learning about and adopting
innovation tools
- Promotes and presents sessions to practice groups in various offices on the innovation tools, processes or resources. Creates practical
examples on how to use the products customized to the GT environment
- Understands how research and innovation tools (e.g., Contract Companion, Westlaw/Lexis, Lexis Search Advantage upgrades/enhancements
and Casetext, but not limited to) work and provides feedback on how the products (such as, challenges or issues) can be used or improved
upon to work in the GT environment
- Uses instructional design principles for training programs internally or with vendors to define objectives, outline course content and exercises,
develop content, assessments and supporting materials for classroom instruction, virtual training, video, eLearning and weekly emails
highlighting resources that are free, trial and/or available
- Provides one-on-one training to lawyers or consultation to practice groups that are adopting new innovation tools
- Manages vendor relationships on innovation, research tools/product training programs. Coordinates and collaborates with vendors to provide
training on the firm’s tools or resources
- Provides training for new attorneys on the various research resources including Lexis, Westlaw, Casetext, etc. Monitors attorney’s usage of
these tools at 3, 6, 9, and 12-month intervals
- Identifies ways to integrate innovation and research tools into the Associate Development program (e.g. associate competency schemes)
- Effectively use the firm’s virtual platforms to ensure the learning environment is engaging
- Partners with Innovative Solutions by participating in planning meetings, pilot orientation sessions, conducting testing and reporting results,
soliciting feedback from pilot users, and compiling statistics of overall pilot results
- Reviews and edits existing training documentation to be current with upgrades and/or new software as requested
- Tracks the programs provided through the Learning Management System or CE Manager. Provides training metrics as required
- Stays up-to-date with current trends in training, technology, and instructional delivery methods
- Performs other job-related duties as required

Skills & Competencies:

- Demonstrated expertise with law firm research, innovation tools and solutions including, but not limited to, Casetext, Contract Companion,
Westlaw/Lexis, and Lexis Search Advantage
- Proficiency in facilitating and presenting training programs in classroom and virtual environments
- Proficiency in the application of instructional design, curriculum design, and adult-learning principles.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
- A self-starter who takes ownership of assigned projects; ability to work independently
- Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within all levels of the firm and collaborate well in a team environment to
create support for programs
- High attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively
- Ability to shift priorities and manage change with a positive outcome
- Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, take initiative and practice good judgment
- Provide outstanding client service and be proactive in seeking innovative ways in which to help colleagues

Qualifications & Prior Experience:

- BA in political science, business, library science or related field required
- Advanced degree in library science, research or a Juris Doctorate preferred
- At least 5 years of experience in the business or legal industry
- Success developing and establishing learning programs in a national or international, multi-office environment and familiarity with learning
management systems is a plus
- Computer proficiency in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
- Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly

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Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.