Associate Staffing Specialist

Associate Staffing Specialist

Associate Staffing Specialist

Category

Administrative Support Staff

Location

Employment Type

Permanent

Salary

$75000 - $100000



Job Description:

The Associate Staffing Specialist for the M&A and Private Equity Global Practice Group (GPG) will play a critical role in the development of attorneys in the GPG and the management of the attorney talent pool. The Specialist will be a foundational team member to help execute the process for facilitating workflow and evaluating and managing capacity within the M&A and Private Equity GPG. This role will work with the Associate Staffing Director and additional team members to ensure effective workflow traction and facilitation to meet the GPG’s goals and needs. This entails a hands-on, as well as collaborative approach, across a complex scope of associate and partner needs, balancing workloads, sourcing work across offices, and maximizing available resources, while taking into consideration skills required.


  • Provide staffing assistance and assignment coordination across the designated practices in the GPG.
  • Build key relationships with attorneys, focusing on the more junior associates, in the GPG to address resource needs and proactively facilitate workflow integration.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring the process by which associates report capacity and conduct individual follow up when needed.
  • Analyze data to identify utilization trends for the associates that will be utilized in evaluating capacity and workflow assignments.
  • Assist in the development of training materials for both the partners and associates as it relates to workflow processes.
  • Consult with other departments, i.e. Learning & Development; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, accounting, finance, etc., to address any issues or conflicts.


Job Requirements:

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably in business or similar field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services.
  • Understanding of key terminology and transaction types in M&A and Private Equity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Resource Management/Scheduling Tools, and other related applications
  • Strong presence in the face of complexity and time-constrained challenges.
  • Skilled at negotiating and managing conflict.
  • Proven client service focus, with an ability to resolve issues quickly and a sense of urgency.
  • Flexible in adapting to constantly changing priorities.

Preferred:

  • An MBA or JD is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities