Legal Recruiting & Associate Relations Manager

Washington, DC 20036

Posted: 02/06/2024 Employment Type: Lease Administrator Industry: Legal Job Number: NAP1028 Pay Rate: $145k - $160k

Job Description

DC based law firm is seeking a Legal Recruiting and Associate Relations Manager for the overall administration of the department. The Manager will be responsible for reviewing, coordinating and facilitating associate training, professional development and event planning. If this sounds like you, we are looking for someone with experience in legal or campus recruitment for a professional services or Big Law firm.




Job Requirements

Candidate must be able to:

  • Collaborate with Managing Partners and Practice Group Leaders to analyze hiring needs and coordinate year-round lateral hiring
  • Facilitate on-campus interview process including, work with DC Recruitment Partners to select appropriate law schools; screen resumes
  • Work directly with the career placement departments at local law schools to conduct presentations with students on the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process
  • Oversee annual DC summer associate program including final approval of calendar of events
  • Produce monthly, year-end, and ad hoc office recruiting reports
  • Maintain an open line of communication with NY Sr. Director of Legal Recruiting
  • Work directly with DC Director of Administration on associate personnel issues and meet on a regular basis to discuss associate issues
  • Coordinate periodic office attorney lunches, office TGIFs and gatherings, annual Partner/Counsel dinner with Executive Partner
  • Help with any other ad-hoc events (Legal Aid dinner, ABA Antitrust Spring Reception), etc.
  • Facilitate meeting and programming of various affinity groups


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years in legal or campus recruitment for a professional services or Big Law firm
  • Ability to prioritize, juggle multiple responsibilities, and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Ability to create and effectively monitor a budget
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and be a team player
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, energetic, flexible, detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of legal recruiting software a plus
  • Some travel is required
  • Requires frequent interaction with attorneys, support staff, law school placement offices, search firms and US offices



Additional Information

NRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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