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Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # UPWG705658
Manager of Attorney Training & Development Duties: Will provide strategic direction and implementation for all attorney professional development and training at the local office level, while executing FW initiatives and strategy. Highly visible within the organization and responsible for a broad portfolio. Charged with primary oversight and administration of new attorney orientation and integration, the associate review process, attorney training and development programs, including administration of CLE and attorney admissions status as well as practice area-specific training, and the implementation and advancement of initiatives in the areas of diversity, women s leadership, attorney mentoring and morale, and alumni engagement. Responsible for specialized research and benchmarking, budgeting, and the administration of firm sponsorships. Will work in collaboration with the FW Diversity, Pro Bono, Attorney Training, Alumni Engagement, CareerLink and Administrative departments to help develop and implement those initiatives on a local basis. Provide strategic direction and implementation for attorney training and development initiatives. Evaluate and assess all aspects of professional development programs, including analysis of development opportunities, course congruency and consistency, and other training resources. Recommend future strategies. Manage DC CLE trainings, DC KITA, DC Kirkland management and leadership trainings, and participate in the development of FW KITA training programs. Monitor compliance with CLE requirements and oversee CLE accreditation for in-house training programs. Track and administer DC attorney admissions and maintain admissions status. Manage annual associate review, upward review and bonus processes. Work closely with associates on morale and Firm-life initiatives, and coordinate with partners to accomplish goals. Develop and implement effective mentoring programs for all levels of associates that complement the FW professional development programs. Support partners in resource planning and building high performing, diverse teams. Manage Alumni Engagement-sponsored Colleagues for Life class programs and events. Promote alumni initiatives and CareerLink services within the office. Mange attorney outplacement process. Develop and conduct exit interviews of all attorneys. Track attorney retention data and report on the results and trends to senior leadership. Collaborate with senior leadership on strategic initiatives, as required. Manage the new associate fall orientation program. Regularly assess program goals and develop new approaches as needed. Manage the lateral orientation program. Regularly assess program goals and develop new approaches as needed. Lead the attorney and summer associate on-boarding process, including development of local and FW orientation programs. Actively participate in the Associates Committee, and spearhead associate morale efforts relating to the same. Support the Firm s diversity initiatives with designated activities, programs and meetings, including implementing the firm s strategic goals with regards to diversity. Collaborate with Diversity Committee chair on innovative initiatives for the office, including development and execution of annual programs. Participate in Diversity Committee meetings. Provide guidance and leadership to affinity groups, including development and execution of annual programs. Work with local Women s Leadership Initiatives chairs developing and executing innovative programs. Manage Attorney Recruiting & Development Specialist and Assistant. Prepare annual departmental goals and budget. Review and approve attorney training expenses. Attend bi-weekly administrative managers meetings. Attend regular FW Attorney Training & Development team calls and provide necessary metrics, reports, and FW project outcomes as needed. Gather key stats monthly and report metrics to supervisor on a monthly basis. Manage Firm sponsorships. Assist with report generation, surveys, and statistical data.
The candidate must have a Bachelor s degree and 7+ years of management experience in a law firm or professional service industry, preferably with strategic recruitment and professional development experience. Must have strong interpersonal skills, supervisory, and communication skills, project management and change management experience, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The ability to work effectively with all levels of management, and across all Kirkland departments and offices, is required. Familiarity with survey and statistical reporting is required. Computer proficient with knowledge and understanding of various database systems including viDesktop, Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Including the ability to learn CE Manager.
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