1+ months

Director Of Associate Recruiting

New York, NY 10007

Are you ready to lead associate recruiting for a law firm that is top 5 in Am Law for Mid-Level Associate Satisfaction and Pro Bono, Top 5 on the A-List, and the #1 law firm on Fortunes 100 Best Companies to Work For?

Are you passionate about running a summer program that is 50% diverse and 60% female? What about being part of a firm that brings in faculty from Stanford and IU to train in legal design thinking and hosts a visiting scholar every summer?

Does a chairman who sends quarterly updates to deans and career placement offices excite you? How about a firm with an online Job Board to help associates who are thinking of making a move in-house or to government? Or a firm that gives an Unplug on Us bonus (ie, all-expense paid vacation) to its hardest working associates and was the Financial Times "Most Innovative Law Firm" in North America three years in a row?

Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a dynamic Director of Associate Recruiting to join our team.

You Will:
  • Report to the Chief Talent Officer and Recruiting Partners.
  • Help to develop short-term and long-term strategies for achieving the firms hiring goals.
  • Develop and implement recruiting policies, procedures, programs and initiatives.
  • Have responsibility for US law school recruiting efforts, including the management of relationships with career services staff, campus interviews and outreach, and the summer associate program.
  • Lead lateral associate recruitment including developing strategies for sourcing, attracting, hiring and retaining highly-talented and diverse lawyers.
  • Collaborate in the development of communication and marketing materials, including the careers site, social media, electronic communications, and other types of communications.
  • Be a source of market intelligence and trends related to attorney recruitment to ensure recruiting program is innovative and working at full potential.
  • Organize training in effective and appropriate recruiting and interviewing skills.
  • Analyze post-season metrics and make improvements.
  • Develop and execute diversity recruiting initiatives in collaboration with the Diversity Committee.
  • Develop and track recruiting budget.
  • Lead a high-performance team.
  • Collaborate with Directors of Administration to lead the activities of recruiting teams in each office.

Job Requirements:
  • A B.A., B.S. or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of eight years of legal recruiting experience as a manager of a large office and/or oversight of multiple offices with an AmLaw 100 law firm or comparable recruiting experience at a global Fortune 100 company.
  • A consistent track record of success in defining and implementing innovative firmwide recruiting programs consistent with employer goals and objectives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A high degree of confidence meeting and communicating with high-profile partners.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to motivate others and build a cohesive team.
  • The ability to attract attorneys not necessarily in the job market.
  • The ability to represent and market the firm effectively to various audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility to travel.
About Orrick: Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Our formula for success is simplewe provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal and Opportunities listed on our careers page at www.orrick.com/careers/.

No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.


Posted: 2019-04-30 Expires: 2019-11-22

We focus on serving the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.

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