Director of Corporate, Finance and Investments Recruiting
King & Spalding
February 7, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Professional Legal Management
The Corporate, Finance & Investments Group consists of over 325 lawyers across 16 King & Spalding offices across the world. The Director of Corporate, Finance & Investments Recruiting will work to further develop and drive the lateral partner and lateral associate hiring and integration process for the group.
The Director will oversee the process for identifying, assessing, and recruiting lateral hires, as well as managing their integration. In this role, the Director will work collaboratively and closely with the practice leaders, office leaders, the Chief Recruiting Officer, the peer directors for the firm’s Trial Practice and Global Disputes Group and Government Matters Group, and other members of the firm’s Professional Development and Recruiting Department.
Candidates will have the following responsibilities:
Work with the practice leaders to develop and prioritize growth plans.
Design and execute candidate sourcing plans.
Develop and manage candidate briefing materials for interviewers.
Manage interview schedules and collect feedback.
Draft candidate proposal materials.
Work with practice leaders to develop competitive offers to recruit high quality candidates.
Serve as a point of contact for candidates.
Maintain database of partner candidates.
Support and successfully execute processes to support the on-boarding and integration of new lateral hires.
Work with the practice leaders and the Professional Development and Recruiting Department on lateral associate hiring.
Coordinate use of search firms, when appropriate.
Oversee the development of internal and external marketing materials for recruiting purposes.
Evaluate and modify existing recruitment strategies and develop new strategies to ensure the firm sources and attracts high quality candidates.
Identify and implement recruiting best practices at the firm, in the legal industry, and outside the legal industry.
The ideal candidate will have a J.D. and at least 2+ years of experience in a senior professional development/talent management role in a law firm or other professional services environment. Candidates without a J.D. will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree and at least 5 years’ experience in a similar senior role in a professional services firm. Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or a related field.
High-level strategic thinking skills.
Knowledge of executive recruiting or placement (knowledge of the legal/professional services/recruiting market a plus).
Creative, curious, and innovative; takes initiative to identify and translate best practices from other firms and industries into viable firm initiatives.
Knowledge of law firm business model principles and legal industry trends and challenges.
Able to grasp quickly the culture and organizational structure of the firm.
Excellent communications (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with lawyers, all levels of administrative staff, and contacts outside the firm.
Strong process design and project management skills.
Excellent collaboration, facilitation, influencing, and organizational skills, with the ability to work proactively to obtain information and develop the consensus needed to make decisions.
Strong attention to detail combined with ability to develop big-picture goal.
King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.
About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries. Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm’s success in meeting its clients’ needs for legal services. King & Spalding lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm is one of only 52 law firms that have been on the BTI Client Service A-Team for 12 consecutive years—representing only 8% of the law firms serving the Fortune 1000. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.