Legal Recruiting Manager

New York, New York Permanent USD140,000 - USD190,000 per year
  • Tight-knit firm with strong work/life balance
  • Strong growth opportunities as the firm continues to grow

About Our Client

Growing firm with positive and collegial culture. Family-like environment with strong retention and genuine, supportive employees.

Job Description

  • Manage all aspects of legal recruiting processes including Summer Associate/OCI (On-Campus Interviews), lateral attorney, partner recruiting, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) functions.

  • Develop and implement strategic recruitment plans to attract top legal talent, ensuring alignment with the firm's goals and objectives.

  • Coordinate and conduct Summer Associate programs, including orientation, training, and evaluation processes.

  • Organize and execute OCI programs at various law schools, including scheduling interviews, managing logistics, and representing the firm to prospective candidates.

  • Lead lateral attorney and partner recruiting efforts, collaborating with hiring partners and practice group leaders to identify staffing needs and target candidates.

  • Oversee the CLE program, including identifying relevant training opportunities, managing accreditation requirements, and tracking attorney compliance.

  • Build and maintain relationships with law school career services offices, legal industry organizations, and other recruitment resources to enhance the firm's visibility and attract diverse talent.

  • Develop and implement innovative recruitment strategies to enhance the firm's competitive advantage in the legal marketplace.

  • Manage a team of recruiting professionals, providing guidance, support, and training as needed.

  • Monitor industry trends and best practices in legal recruiting to continually improve recruitment processes and strategies.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree required; JD or other advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in legal recruiting, preferably in a law firm or corporate legal department setting.

  • Strong understanding of legal recruiting processes, including OCI, lateral hiring, and partner recruitment.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with candidates, attorneys, and firm leadership.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including experience managing teams and driving recruitment initiatives.

  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Familiarity with CLE requirements and accreditation processes is a plus.

  • Proficiency with recruiting software and other relevant technology tools.

  • Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

What's on Offer

  • Market-competitive compensation package
  • Annual discretionary bonus (around 20%)
  • Generous PTO
  • Market competitive health benefits
  • Hybrid working model with flexibility
  • 401k with strong % match
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