Stoel Rives LLP has an immediate opening for a Lawyer Recruiter in either of Portland, Salt Lake City, or Seattle offices.
This position works closely with the firm leadership including the Firm Managing Partner, Practice Group Leaders, Office Managing Partners, and Office Administrators and is responsible for achieving firm-wide consistency in the lawyer recruiting strategies, processes, and policies. This position reports to the Director of Talent Acquisition.
Partner with firm leadership to execute the full-cycle recruiting process for lawyers, including associate and of counsel-level lawyers. Will get to own the process starting with new position approval to sourcing, screening applications, managing interviews, negotiating offers, and initiating pre-hire processes. Provide education and consultation to hiring managers on best practices for leading candidates through a recruiting process, with an emphasis on utilizing behavioral interviews and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Build relationships and serve as a strategic recruiting partner to our different practice areas to understand business needs, talent development plans, and employee retention goals. Know how to translate this information into a successful recruiting process.
Coordinate with the firm’s office Recruiting Committees for your region and serve as the point person for law student recruiting in your designated offices. Build partnerships with law schools to plan annual campus recruiting visits each summer and fall. Oversee full-cycle law student recruiting, from screening applications to managing interviews, negotiating offers, and initiating pre-hire processes. Serve as a helpful resource to students, helping them navigate the professional interview process with ease. Manage direct law student recruiting opportunities and partner with recruiting team to optimize the law student application experience. Plan and attend law student networking and informational events, bringing energy and enthusiasm as a brand ambassador of the firm and our annual summer internship experience.
Recruiting Planning & Process Improvement:
Using the firm’s Applicant Tracking System, serve as a subject matter expert on best practices for managing candidate data and communication, including reporting and reviewing recruiting business processes for areas of improvement. Bring a growth mindset to Firm recruiting systems, processes, and tools. Suggest and plan new ways of optimizing the recruiting program using innovative technology and tools, including methods of improving the candidate experience.
Other duties as assigned.
Must have experience independently managing full-cycle candidate recruiting, preferably across more than one office location or geographic region. Must have strong command of Applicant Tracking Systems, with reporting and process improvement interest or experience. Must have a passion for enhancing the candidate experience across the entire recruiting lifecycle. Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to gather information from multiple sources and to prepare reports; must be able to balance multiple priorities and maintain consistent recruitment practices in a fast-paced environment. Must understand confidentiality of privileged communications and other information received and sent, either written and verbal. Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with personnel at all levels of the organization, including interaction with a wide variety of personalities and expectations; must function in an acceptable and effective manner, sometimes under pressure and with changing priorities/deadlines. Must have good problem-solving skills; must be able to evaluate situations, exercise good judgment, anticipate consequences, initiate corrective action, and follow through. Must demonstrate a willingness to assume additional responsibilities as needed and work cooperatively with peers and team members. Must be resourceful in seeking out information when necessary; be able to effectively prioritize workload, be flexible, and display attention to detail. Must Enjoy the sprint and using your amazing abilities to help legal talent find new opportunities to thrive.
Must possess database administration, report writing, and data input skills. Must be able to learn Website design, including HTML. Strong communication and organizational skills required. Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office 2010. Experience with Power Point, Excel, and Access preferred; must have ability to learn recruiting software programs.
Job requires frequent sitting, talking, and hearing. Must be able to type on a computer keyboard in a sitting position for long periods of time during a workday. Position requires occasional standing, walking, bending, stooping, lifting, and reaching. Must be able to operate telephone and photocopy equipment; read, interpret, and understand written and verbal instructions and information; learn quickly; present ideas effectively, sometimes under pressure; express ideas clearly in written and verbal form; and maintain stable performance, sometimes under pressure or opposition.
Bachelor’s degree required. 7+ years of experience in full-cycle recruiting, with a preference for experience in the legal industry or other professional services environment.
NORMAL WORK HOURS
This position is exempt from overtime compensation. Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be able to work outside of regular offices hours, sometimes on short notice.
Stoel Rives is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives.