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Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant
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State Bar of Arizona | New York, NY
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Job Description

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are seeking a dynamic and detail oriented individual to fill our Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant position in our New York office.

This is a rare opportunity to jump start an exciting and fulfilling career in Attorney Recruiting and Development! The Attorney Recruiting and Development Assistant supports a local team of three in all aspects of recruiting and professional development for our attorneys. Major initiatives include Summer Associate Program, on campus recruiting, Fall Associate Onboarding, and a wide range on programing for attorneys throughout the year. We are looking for someone who pays attention to the details, can think on their feet, has a strong client service orientation and wants to learn from the best.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager - Attorney Recruiting & Diversity, and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant is responsible for providing day-to-day administrative support and assistance to the attorney recruiting department. The Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm's attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Attorney Recruiting & Development Assistant must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's Core Values.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):

* Enter and maintain applicant data in recruiting database.
* Generate recruiting letters from recruiting database, and prepare various correspondence to prospective employees as needed.
* File resumes, letters and other recruiting materials as needed, and create and maintain departmental files.
* Assist with preparation of materials, copying of documents, and tracking attendance for attorney development programs and events as needed.
* Answer department telephones as needed, and open and distribute mail.
* Complete Lateral Applicant Worksheet.
* Monitor the New York office attorney recruiting email box and ensure responses are sent as appropriate.
* Assist with on-campus interview arrangements at various law schools; scheduling summer associate candidates; and entering schedules into recruiting database.
* Help greet applicants upon arrival and escort them to interviews as needed.
* Assist with applicant travel and hotel arrangements.
* Submit candidate conflicts questionnaires to New Business Intake Department.
* Process check requests and expense reports.
* Help with preparation of materials for Hiring Committee meetings.
* Assist with aspects of Summer Associate Program including responses to event invitations, entering summer expenses and preparing for training programs.
* Participate in all Summer Associate events to the extent possible.
* Participate in scheduled Attorney Recruiting and Development conference calls and meetings.
* Manage conference room reservations and meeting details for department.
* Order new attorney and summer associate gifts as requested.
* Assist with recruiting, professional development/training, diversity and women's initiative events as needed.
* Train temporary interns on recruiting database as needed.
* Additional tasks and projects as needed.


* Ability to read, write and speak English
* Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
* Familiarity with database applications (recruiting databases a plus)
* Strong attention to detail
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions
* Ability to communicate with attorneys and staff in an effective manner
* Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner
* Willingness and ability to assume new tasks and responsibilities
* Strong service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, office and firm management, vendors, and law school personnel
* Ability to work well under pressure, facilitate solutions, and meet deadlines and milestones for projects assigned
* Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of client and office information and adhering to the Firm's Core Values
* Commitment to the office and firm
* Commitment to professional growth and development


* Bachelor's degree required

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