Practice Development Coordinator

Title Practice Development Coordinator
Categories Administrative Support Staff (Law Firm), Marketing/Communications
Salary 70-75k
Job ID 2601
Location New York
Job Information

The Practice Development and Communications Coordinator works closely with the Practice Development Managers to support the marketing and business development efforts of various practice groups across all firm offices. This Coordinator’s time is divided into two major activities: (1) supporting the practice development activities of the managers and (2) supporting the communications needs of the firm.

Practice Development Support: The Coordinator works under the supervision of a manager but is responsible for spearheading assigned projects and coordinating all activities associated with those projects. The Coordinator is expected to understand and help improve the department’s procedures, tools and initiatives and to keep team members and supervisors informed on the status of projects. The ideal candidate understands the legal industry; is experienced in providing proactive problem-solving to busy attorneys; is a strong writer and communicator; and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The Coordinator will provide support on pitches, RFPs and other practice group-driven materials.

Communications Support: The Coordinator works with the firm’s lawyers and members of the Marketing Department to enhance the firm’s internal and external communications.

Key responsibilities include social media support, website support and internal communications as assigned. This position reports to a Practice Development Manager and collaborates closely with all other managers in the department.

Required Experience:
-Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required
-A minimum of five years of demonstrated success in a law firm or professional services firm required
-Previous experience supporting a corporate practice group in a law firm is a plus
-Must be a self-starter who thrives on juggling numerous, high-visibility projects on tight time schedules, is capable of handling significant pressure and is detail oriented
-Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and a collegial, collaborative approach are critical to success; poise, tact and professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts are essential

Computer Skills: ·Successful candidates will have strong-to-advanced technological skills in the Microsoft suite of products as well as with applications specific to the legal industry. Working knowledge of LexisNexis® InterAction, LexisNexis® Courtlink, PACER, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg and LexisNexis® atVantage preferred. ·It is preferred that this person have working familiarity with HTML and basic website technology platforms such as SiteCore.

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