Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
The Director of Recruitment is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for firm wide associate recruitment, and retention initiatives. This includes: lateral attorney recruiting, summer associate program, associate performance reviews, law school recruiting and relations, compensation recommendations and analysis of market trends. Additionally, this position will oversee staff attorney and paralegal compensation reviews and recommendations. This individual will be a member of the firm’s Hiring and Compensation Committee and will work closely with the Department Administrators, Office Managing Partners, Office Hiring Partners, Director of Human Resources and Paralegal Coordinator.
Reports and is responsible to the Chief Operating Officer.
Establishes professional recruitment goals in collaboration with Department Administrators, the Hiring and Compensation Committee and the Paralegal Coordinator;
Responsible for maintaining applicant tracking database with accuracy, including managing candidate communications, candidate recruitment process data, and search firm data;
Develops appropriate interview techniques, training and evaluation forms for the various categories of attorneys;
Manages the recruitment process to achieve the goals established by the Hiring and Compensation Committee;
Assists each Office Hiring Partner with law school relations, schedules on campus interviewing, and coordinates all follow-up recruitment activity;
Manages the professional evaluation process;
Assists with administration of the associate, staff attorney, and paralegal (in collaboration with the Paralegal Coordinator) evaluation programs;
Administers the firm’s summer associate program as requested by the Office Hiring Partners;
Provides assistance to the Department Administrators, Office Managing Partners and Office Hiring Partners in the recruitment, integration and retention of new attorneys and lateral attorneys (non-partner);
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
J.D or BA/BS degree with a minimum of four years’ experience in professional legal recruitment. Knowledge of human resource management, employee relations, professional development, compensation administration and analysis is necessary. Experience with on campus recruitment, summer associate program management, performance evaluations and change management in a law firm or other professional service organization is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: This position can be filled in Columbus or Toledo, Ohio; Sarasota or Tampa, Florida, or Charlotte, North Carolina
About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 265 lawyers, 50 paralegals and 500 employees in its seven offices located in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services to our core constituency: individuals, small businesses, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 and international corporations. Our mission is to work on our clients' timetable and budget, focus on results and keep our clients ahead of the curve.
Shumaker recruits and retains top graduates from leading law schools and provides young lawyers with specialized training in the areas in which they practice.
Many of our lawyers have advanced degrees in disciplines related to their practices and a number have clerked for federal and state trial and appellate court judges. Eighty-two of our lawyers are listed in the prestigious publication, Best Lawyers in America.