The Professional Development Coordinator will leverage his or her writing and analytical skills to support the Firm’s associate professional development efforts. The coordinator will work closely with New York lawyers at all levels of seniority and the full professional development team to facilitate a robust annual associate review process, and to carry out a number of new and ongoing associate development efforts.
Annual associate review process for associates in New York office:
Solicit feedback from senior lawyers, including via in-person discussion sessions.
Synthesize and delineate feedback into Firm core skills language.
Prepare, update and analyze charts on status of annual associate reviews.
Determine whether certain associates would benefit from a mid-year review and solicit feedback from senior lawyers, as needed.
Analyze and distribute monthly staffing reports to relevant senior lawyers.
Facilitate regular professional development meetings with senior lawyers, in connection with associate development and staffing discussions.
Follow-up on issues raised during professional development meetings and develop individual plans, as needed.
Serve as an information gatekeeper, exercising discretion in passing relevant information through the appropriate channels and working with the appropriate senior lawyers to handle staffing and development issues.
New associate mentor program:
Assist with the selection of mentoring committee members and mentor pairings for the incoming associates.
Organize and facilitate quarterly mentor debriefings with mentors to discuss mentor relationships.
Liaise with Training and CLE department to ensure that training programs are informed by annual associate reviews, professional development meetings and mentor debriefings, and provide associate coaching, as needed.
Maintain internal records pertaining to associate arrivals and departures, leaves, and transfers.
General administrative assistance on ad-hoc projects.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
2+ years of Professional Development or HR-related experience in a fast-paced environment. Law firm experience strongly preferred.
Must be comfortable working with lawyers at all seniority levels.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel required. Experience with viDesktop preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and client service skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Good judgment; excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail.
Flexibility to work longer hours during busier periods.
Candidate must be someone who is proactive, works independently, plans ahead, pushes projects forward and meets deadlines.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading international law firm with 16 closely integrated offices located in major financial centers around the world. The firm is organized and operated as a single, integrated global partnership (rather than a U.S. firm with a network of overseas offices). Cleary Gottlieb employs more than 1,200 lawyers from more than 50 countries and diverse backgroun...ds who are admitted to practice in various jurisdictions around the world. The Firm is based in New York and operates additional offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Washington D.C.
For more than 60 years, the Firm has been preeminent in shaping the globalization of the legal profession. Clients include multinational corporations, international financial institutions and sovereign governments and their agencies, as well as domestic corporations and financial institutions in the countries where offices are located.