Job Posting: Attorney Recruiting Coordinator

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for an Attorney Recruiting Coordinator within our Attorney Recruiting Department in our Palo Alto office.

The Opportunity 
Guided by department objectives and priorities,  primarily responsible for coordination of the Law School Recruiting Program, Summer Associate Program, Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program, and Lateral Recruiting. Assesses program effectiveness and recommends enhancements for improvements. Ensures client services and satisfaction are attained in all areas of position.

  1. Led by direction of the Director of Attorney Recruiting/Bay Area Law School Recruiting Manager, and Firm objectives, facilitates all aspects of the Summer Associate Program; orientation and training, scheduling, quality and quantity of all summer associate assignments; initiates the mid-summer and final performance review process.  Coordinates the final execution the admin/risk management exit process.
  2. Works under the general direction of the Director of Attorney Recruiting/Bay Area Law School Recruiting Manager to provide input into the planning for the Summer Associate Program; coordinate meetings, develop meeting agendas, create communication plans, draft communications, etc.
  3. Manages the Fall On-Campus Interviewing  Program for designated schools including: distribute resumes to appropriate parties upon receipt from schools; draft first version of on-campus interviewers; prepare interview packets and schedules for on campus interviewers; organize call back meetings for on campus interviewers and provide the related interview paperwork.  Demonstrates a sound understanding of the firm’s recruiting position at various law schools. 
  4. Coordination of the candidate application process including: screening and reviewing resumes, using judgment and sound understanding of practice needs and standards; checking references of select applicants;  coordinating applicant performance evaluations; routing resumes; scheduling interviews; greeting candidates; tracking candidate evaluations and offers; maintaining applicant files.
  5. Establish strong relationships with prospective hires to ensure substantive, ongoing contact with the Firm, and to promote desired acceptance rates.  Provide ongoing applicant communications, guidance, informational and policy assistance, etc.
  6. Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external clients including attorneys, staff, school Career Services Counselors, outside agencies, other recruiters, etc.
  7. Responsible for the preparation of all relevant Taleo notices and other documentation for new hires; proactively ensure that all necessary departments and parties are informed/notified to facilitate new hires arrival and orientation.     
Education and Experience
  1. Bachelor’s degree plus 2-4 years of recruiting experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Teamwork and Applied Skills
  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels within and outside the firm.
  2. Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment demonstrating reliability, dependability and flexibility is essential.
  3. Excellent organizational, process, and follow-through skills. 
  4. Ability to prioritize assignments and work independently.
  5. Strong technology skills in MS Office products such as Word and Excel.  Familiarity with Human Resource systems and relational databases preferred.
  6. Ability to work under pressure and critical deadlines.  Ability to handle stressors related to the position and high interpersonal interaction.
  7. Ability to keep confidential any information, observations or viewpoints regarding Firm business matters
Who We Are
At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect — for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do. Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

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