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Professional Development Manager

Klein Hornig LLP
Boston, MA
United States

Klein Hornig LLP
Professional Development Manager

Klein Hornig is a mission-driven law firm of 40+ (and growing) lawyers based in Boston, MA and Washington, DC. We specialize in representing non-profit and for-profit real estate developers, investors and public finance agencies in structuring and closing complex, tax-regulated affordable housing and community development transactions. Additional information about the firm is available at www.kleinhornig.com.

We are seeking an imaginative, dynamic, organized, and proactive individual to serve as Professional Development Manager. This person will spearhead the firm’s efforts to maintain cutting-edge expertise and to support its attorneys at all levels in steadily broadening and deepening their skills so as to better serve clients and develop their careers. The role may be based in Boston, MA or Washington, DC. It is expected that the Professional Development Manager will be equally familiar with and attentive to the personnel in each office, using videoconferencing and in-person visits as needed. The position reports to the firm's Executive Director.

Role
•Develop and implement an effective training and mentoring program for attorneys within a continual learning environment with respect to both substantive legal skills and practice management/business skills. Serve as the primary firm-wide resource for all lawyer training and development issues.
•Collaborate with firm management, including the Professional Development Committee and the Executive Director, to determine on-going attorney professional development needs and implement solutions.
•Ensure the effectiveness of attorney professional development activities including not only training, but also mentoring, on-the-job experience and the performance review and feedback processes.
•Assist in identifying and addressing firm skill gaps through attorney recruitment.

Responsibilities
•Attorney Competency/Development Framework: In collaboration with internal and external subject-area experts, develop, implement and maintain an attorney competency and development framework that will shape the firm’s expectations of attorneys at the different stages of their careers.
•Training/Development:
- participate in defining the attorney training agenda/curriculum in alignment with the Development Framework and the needs of specific practice areas.
- manage the planning and implementation of substantive, technical and skills-based training (such as project management, presentation skills and business development).
•Onboarding: assist with development and implementation of an onboarding program for new attorneys and practice groups.
•Mentoring: assist with design and implementation of mentoring activities; obtain feedback from both mentors and mentees; assist mentors and mentees in identifying and adopting effective practices.
•Continual learning: help establish and nurture a culture in which attorneys are encouraged to recognize skill gaps and pursue excellence.
•Resource allocation: assist partners in developing and implementing attorney assignment processes so that attorneys obtain appropriate learning and achieve professional growth.
•Performance Evaluation/Review process: coordinate non-partner attorney performance review and evaluation process, including collecting feedback, convening review meetings and preparing performance summaries.
•Professional development intelligence: keep abreast of trends and solutions to enhance quality and efficient delivery of content, including innovative delivery tools, learning solutions and platforms (e.g. e-learning, self-study) and accessible resources.
•Reporting/analytics: manage Professional Development budget, maintain Professional Development records (including CLE compliance) and report on identified issues and trends.
•Recruiting: assist in identifying skill gaps for firm attorney recruitment function; assist in evaluating skill levels and training needs of potential hires.

For a more detailed job description, please visit our website at www.kleinhornig.com.

Skills, qualifications and experience
•Bachelor’s degree required.
•JD strongly preferred.
•Familiarity with substance of transactional real estate practice.
•Minimum 3+ years of professional development experience in a law firm or law school clinic and/or 3+ years of relevant legal practice.
•Outstanding organization and project management skills and a track record of following through and delivering results.
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
•Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
•Sensitivity to different learning and work styles.
•Working proficiency in MS Office and analytical tools.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to recruiting@kleinhornig.com. No telephone inquiries, please. All resumes will be acknowledged in writing. Klein Hornig LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.