A preeminent global provider of legal services is seeking a Professional Development & Training Director for the NY office. This position is charged with overseeing and implementing the educational curriculum for all Attorneys.
Primary Responsibilities and/or Essential functions:
Responsible for oversight, development, implementation & administration of programs developed with the Professional Development Committee including Mentoring, Associate Development Goals, CLE Training, New Associate Orientation, etc.
Oversee the development and implementation of special projects designed to improve professional development and the environment of associates, partners and counsel.
Manage the Professional Development (PD)Team in NY and coordinate/communicate with all other PD contacts in the US and London.
Manage CLE and skills training for Attorneys including development and implementation of legal skills training programs and non-legal skills initiatives e.g. business development, project management and other areas that enhance professionalism.
Oversee implementation and use of Associate Development Goals and compare them with CLE/training programs offered to Associates.
Manage the mentoring program which includes developing policies, monitoring participation, mentoring assignments, and developing, coordinating and/or executing mentoring activities and events.
Maintain the PD website including CLE and training resources and opportunities, as well as marketing initiatives.
Manage the PD budget and ensure that PD initiatives are on point with budgetary constraints and allocated expenses.
Maintain firm compliance with State CLE requirements and ensure appropriate internal and external programs qualify for CLE credits.
Any additional responsibilities as required by management.
Knowledge Skills and Ability:
5+ years of experience in organizational development, or professional training and development at a large law firm.
Demonstrated ability and experience successfully leading a team.
Ability to work with departmental heads and Senior Partners at the Firm.
Strong writing, presentation and organizational skills.
Drive and enthusiasm to work and complete assignments under tight scheduling deadlines in a team-oriented environment.
Demonstrated customer service focus and team-first orientation.
Ability to respond quickly under tight deadline pressure.
Proven creativity, conceptual skills development and resourcefulness, as well as demonstrated experience effecting organizational initiatives and vision.
Excellent consultative and consensus-building skills in working with Partners and Senior Attorneys.
Organizational and political savvy in working within a large Professional Services Organization.
Ability to negotiate individual, group and firm-wide needs.
Interface successfully with multiple levels of the Attorney Programs and Resources team (partners, associates, legal support staff and Marketing and Business Development staff).
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the Firm’s professional development team across all sites.
Top 100 Law firm experience a plus.
Bachelors Degree required.
J.D. highly preferred.