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Professional Development & Training Assistant

Ropes & Gray LLP
New York, NY
United States


The Professional Development Assistant (Corporate) provides assistance to the Professional Development and Training team in implementing and designing legal training programs.


Assists in the implementation of lawyer training programs.
Manages the logistics of training programs, including creating/sending invitations through the firm’s learning management system, scheduling, creating sign-in sheets, distributing materials, acting as liaison with Conference Services, sending surveys and general troubleshooting.
Supports planning for training camps and retreats.
Assists with preparation of training program materials and preparing CLE folders.
Provides on-site support for training as needed.
Participates in design of training programs.
Provides lateral associates with training resources with direction from manager.
Maintains and updates training charts, calendars, learning paths and the corporate training infoNet page.
Drafts meeting notes as needed.
Tracks program attendance and feedback ratings.
Schedules corporate team meetings and prepares agendas.
Learns and uses effectively firm applications (Word, FileSite and Outlook).
Serves as back-up to Corporate PD&T team members as needed.
Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.

Action oriented
Takes initiative and is proactive; able to work independently
Excellent attention to detail
Well-developed problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Learns quickly and enjoys learning new information & systems
Good listener
Has customer focus; can provide exemplary customer service and interact effectively and with composure with all levels of personnel in a professional services firm
Works efficiently and effectively; thoughtfully prioritizes multiple work items
Collaborative; works successfully in teams
Effective written and oral communication skills
Can understand the interrelationship of complex systems
Will never disclose confidential information
Works effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment

BA degree or equivalent, experience with law firm environment a plus. Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize work and consistently meet deadlines. Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters.


Normal office environment. Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.