Associate Director of Talent Acquisition

Associate Director of Talent Acquisition

Associate Director of Talent Acquisition


Executive Management


New York, New York

Employment Type



$174800 - $227800

Job Description:

* Lead the lateral partner candidate recruiting process:

* Serve as key point of contact for Firm management with regard to overall lateral partner hiring process;

* Serve as main point of contact for search firms and negotiate fee agreements;

* Supervise and lead lateral partner hiring team as candidates transition through hiring process;

* Draft lateral partner memoranda; and

* Oversee lateral partner onboarding process.

* Supervise lateral associate candidate recruiting process:

* Manage two senior recruiters, providing feedback and support as needed.

* Initiate and seek approval for new lateral associate searches and regularly provide status updates to Firm Leadership, Executive Team, Chief Talent Officer and Managing Director of Talent Acquisition on all searches and candidates;

* Update internal Department Heads with candidate information as appropriate;

* Regularly meet with Managing Director of Talent Acquisition to provide updates, review current department processes and make recommendations for improvement;

* Oversee lateral recruiting budgeting process on an annual basis;

* Work beyond scheduled hours as required, including assisting with time sensitive requests in the evenings and/or on weekends; and

* Handle additional related projects, as assigned.

Job Requirements:


* Bachelor's degree (required);

* At least 10 years work experience (required), preferably in a law firm or other professional services organization; and

* At least 5 years of law firm recruiting experience (required).


* Exceptional written and oral communication skills;

* Exceptional organizational skills;

* Ability to multitask, prioritize, and initiate action to move the hiring process forward;

* Ability to influence and persuade at all levels of the organization;

* Strong leader with ability to motivate and mentor entire team;

* Creative problem solver; able to manage through ambiguity; apply solid judgment and take action;

* Strong business acumen and analytical skills;

* Proven ability to lead projects and collaborate in a complex matrixed organization;

* Exceptional project and time management skills;

* Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; and

* Maintain strict confidentiality.