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Senior Manager, Legal Recruiting

Hartford, CT
United States

Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw200 law Firm, is seeking a Senior Manager, Legal Recruiting to join our Talent Management team. Position may be based in Boston, Hartford, New York or Stamford. The Senior Manager, Legal Recruiting will work collaboratively with the Chief Talent Officer, the Hiring Committee, the Legal Recruiting Coordinator(s) and others on the Talent Management team to develop and implement the Firm’s strategic recruiting goals.
The Senior Manager, Legal Recruiting will work directly with, and report to, the Chief Talent Officer. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
o Lead the legal recruiting function across multiple offices for lateral partner, counsel and associate hires, summer associates, legal interns and temporary attorneys or paralegals. Includes overseeing the interview and offer process.
o Participate in Hiring Committee meetings, including candidate deliberations and decision making.
o Utilize legal search software to facilitate the identification of potential candidates for open positions or to meet strategic initiatives.
o Increase and enhance knowledge of the Firm through the fostering of relationships with outside recruiters and law schools. Manage relationships with local publications, social media sites, professional organizations, and other resources for posting and distributing job ads. Negotiate recruiting agreements, track candidate submissions and ensure timely payment of vendor invoices.
o Oversee recruiting database, reporting on evaluation of candidates, for law schools, NALP, and internal reporting. Prepare yearly updates to NALP forms and legal employer directories
Summer Associate Program and First Year Associates
o Manage the summer associate program, including orientation, events, training and summer associate work coordinator and mentoring programs. Gather feedback on summer associate performance and participate in mid and end of program summer associate evaluations.
o Collaborate with team to plan the orientation and onboarding for first year associates.
o Serve as a go-to resource for summer and first year associates.
Additional Responsibilities
o Supervise the Legal Recruiting Coordinator(s).
o Work with Firm management to set and oversee Legal Recruiting Budget.
o Track recruiting statistics for diversity reporting purposes.
o Special projects as may be requested by the CTO.
o At least 5 years of legal recruiting experience at an AmLaw Firm, with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role
o A bachelor’s degree is required; a J.D. or other advanced degree is preferred
o Understands attorneys, law Firms, law students and the legal recruiting market
o Strong leadership, interpersonal and management skills
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills
o Pro-active, self- motivated, organized and detail-oriented
o Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing demands on time
o Ability to travel to Hartford office if not based in that office