Professional Development Assistant

Manhattan, New York Permanent USD27 - USD32 per hour Hybrid working
  • Hybrid Role - Based in New York
  • Elite Global Law Firm

About Our Client

A well renowned and respected law firm based in Manhattan.

Job Description

  • Reporting to and working closely with the Manager of Professional Development, the primary responsibilities include:
  • Supporting all aspects of the planning and execution of the firm's continuing legal education (CLE) programming, transactional rotation program programming, and the firm's training.
  • Accrediting NY and CA CLE courses, maintaining CLE course files in the firm's tracking system, viLMS
  • Coordinating all aspects of transactions rotational and practice group training programs, including drafting invitations, attendance tracking, CLE accreditation, distributing materials, booking conference rooms, and arranging technical needs and catering
  • Processing CLE credit for internal and client programs in our CLE tracking system
  • Contributing to the Professional Development Monthly Update (department newsletter)
  • Planning logistics of the Deals, drafting workshop, including hotel accommodation and social events, which involves liaising with internal departments and outside vendors
  • Attending meetings such as associate focus groups, compiling, and analyzing feedback, and recommending improvements as needed
  • Maintaining accuracy and organization of online program files
  • As schedule permits, assisting with other major firm training programs i.e. planning summer associate training, New Associate Orientation.

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
  • Experience with continuing professional education in a professional services context
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively interact with attorneys and vendors
  • Event coordination background would be desirable in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and juggle multiple priorities
  • Positive, flexible attitude
  • Flexible and available for overtime as needed
  • Strongly preferred: 2-4 years' experience working in a professional services environment.
  • Knowledge of viDesktop tracking system a major plus NY and CA CLE experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively interact with attorneys and vendors.
  • Ability to take initiative and juggle multiple priorities.

What's on Offer

  • Highly desirable hourly rate
  • Medical and dental benefits provided from day 1
  • Monday to Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Overtime eligible position
  • Fantastic company culture and room for growth
  • A wonderful learning experience to develop skills for future roles at the firm
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Job summary

Human Resources
Sub Sector
Learning & Development
Business Services
Contract Type
Consultant name
Leigh Sullivan
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Job Nature
Hybrid working