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Legal Recruiter, Candidate Relationship Director

Job Description


Title: Director, Candidate Development



Reporting to: Executive Director, Interim Legal Talent (MLA Interim)



Practice Group: Interim Legal Talent (MLA Interim)



Other Key Relationships:



Local Office Leader



Training and Professional Development Manager



Job Overview: The role of the Director, Recruiting is to source and qualify candidates in a given market to meet current and future client staffing needs.



Role & Responsibilities


  • 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




Job Requirements


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 Snapshot

Location US-IL-Chicago
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 /Year
Store Type
Other Compensation: Base salary DOE, plus commission, and benefits
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Company Overview

Major, Lindsey & Africa

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. Learn More

Contact Information

US-IL-Chicago
Nancy Rogers
415-842-3115
Snapshot
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Company:
US-IL-Chicago
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$50,000.00 - $55,000.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
Store Type:

Job Description


Title: Director, Candidate Development



Reporting to: Executive Director, Interim Legal Talent (MLA Interim)



Practice Group: Interim Legal Talent (MLA Interim)



Other Key Relationships:



Local Office Leader



Training and Professional Development Manager



Job Overview: The role of the Director, Recruiting is to source and qualify candidates in a given market to meet current and future client staffing needs.



Role & Responsibilities


  • 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




Job Requirements


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.




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