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Director- Candidate Development- Interim Legal Talent

Job Description

We have an immediate opening in our New York City office for a Director, Candidate Development. In this role you will source and qualify candidates in a given market to meet current and future client staffing needs.

  • Works with MLA Interim Legal Talent group leadership, Managing Directors (MD) and internal stakeholders to cultivate a strong understanding of the legal market with a particular emphasis on practice areas; business concerns affecting the management and efficiencies of law firms and corporate legal departments; the intersection between the legal and recruiting/search industries; and the strategic utilization of interim resources within these organizations.
  • Needs to be candidate focused and driven.
  • Works with Managing Directors to build a candidate sourcing strategy to meet client staffing requirements.
  • Develops recruiting strategies designed to identify qualified candidates through various sourcing and recruiting tools.
  • Makes cold and warm calls to prospective candidates to build a pipeline of candidates to meet current and future clients’ needs.
  • Evaluates candidates’ strengths compared with clients’ requirements by screening and interviewing the candidate.
  • Provides accurate and thorough documentation of candidate interactions in applicant tracking systems.
  • Drafts candidate summaries and/or presentations highlighting strengths and relevant work experience for client consideration.
  • Negotiates wage rates and other terms and conditions of employment with candidates and gains commitment from candidates for current and/or future job requirements.
  • Completes necessary pre-employment processes including reference checks and background/drug tests in compliance with EEOC and other government standards.
  • Develops and manages contract employee relationships, post-placement, including assessing and investigating contractor-related problems and administering performance counseling, coaching and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Manages a demanding schedule including responding to urgent client candidate needs in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Competencies

  • Building Relationships
  • Understanding the Industry and Candidate Needs
  • Search Execution
  • Work Habits and Approach
  • MLA Success Factors


Personal Style and Characteristics

  • Smart, professional, confident, persuasive and has grit (perseverance).
  • Entrepreneurial, assertive and driven, but with has a strong team orientation.
  • High level of integrity and candor.
  • Strong intellectual skills including superior written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish rapport, relationships and credibility with candidates.
  • Passion for learning.


Education and Experience

  • B.A./B.S. required. J.D. is strongly preferred.
  • 1–2 years of experience within the legal or recruiting field.
  • Recruiting experience focused in contract attorney placement is preferred.
  • Experience working in a sales or consultative sales driven organization.
  • Leadership experience in sales or recruiting environment is ideal.

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-NY-New York
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Legal
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Company Overview

Major, Lindsey & Africa

For over thirty years, Major, Lindsey & Africa has concentrated its practice on the placement of lawyers and legal professionals. We’ve maintained this commitment because the practice of law is distinctly different from that of any other profession. To truly understand the career aspirations of those in the legal field – as well as the needs of the firms and companies that hire them – a recruiter must have experience, focus and in-depth market knowledge of the legal profession. Learn More

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US-NY-New York
Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA)
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Major, Lindsey & Africa
Company:
US-NY-New York
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Legal
Store Type:

Job Description

We have an immediate opening in our New York City office for a Director, Candidate Development. In this role you will source and qualify candidates in a given market to meet current and future client staffing needs.

  • Works with MLA Interim Legal Talent group leadership, Managing Directors (MD) and internal stakeholders to cultivate a strong understanding of the legal market with a particular emphasis on practice areas; business concerns affecting the management and efficiencies of law firms and corporate legal departments; the intersection between the legal and recruiting/search industries; and the strategic utilization of interim resources within these organizations.
  • Needs to be candidate focused and driven.
  • Works with Managing Directors to build a candidate sourcing strategy to meet client staffing requirements.
  • Develops recruiting strategies designed to identify qualified candidates through various sourcing and recruiting tools.
  • Makes cold and warm calls to prospective candidates to build a pipeline of candidates to meet current and future clients’ needs.
  • Evaluates candidates’ strengths compared with clients’ requirements by screening and interviewing the candidate.
  • Provides accurate and thorough documentation of candidate interactions in applicant tracking systems.
  • Drafts candidate summaries and/or presentations highlighting strengths and relevant work experience for client consideration.
  • Negotiates wage rates and other terms and conditions of employment with candidates and gains commitment from candidates for current and/or future job requirements.
  • Completes necessary pre-employment processes including reference checks and background/drug tests in compliance with EEOC and other government standards.
  • Develops and manages contract employee relationships, post-placement, including assessing and investigating contractor-related problems and administering performance counseling, coaching and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Manages a demanding schedule including responding to urgent client candidate needs in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Competencies

  • Building Relationships
  • Understanding the Industry and Candidate Needs
  • Search Execution
  • Work Habits and Approach
  • MLA Success Factors


Personal Style and Characteristics

  • Smart, professional, confident, persuasive and has grit (perseverance).
  • Entrepreneurial, assertive and driven, but with has a strong team orientation.
  • High level of integrity and candor.
  • Strong intellectual skills including superior written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish rapport, relationships and credibility with candidates.
  • Passion for learning.


Education and Experience

  • B.A./B.S. required. J.D. is strongly preferred.
  • 1–2 years of experience within the legal or recruiting field.
  • Recruiting experience focused in contract attorney placement is preferred.
  • Experience working in a sales or consultative sales driven organization.
  • Leadership experience in sales or recruiting environment is ideal.

Job Requirements

 
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