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Career Services Manager

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Career Services Manager to join our dynamic team in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As a Career Services Manager, you will be responsible for being a key partner in building and enhancing the Latham CareerDesign program, which aims to support our attorneys in defining and shaping the direction of their careers – at Latham or beyond, by including offerings like confidential career coaching, targeted resource development, and unique programming. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Director of Attorney Career Services in offering Latham attorneys and alumni career coaching services, career-programming, and in-house networking support
  • Working with Latham associates and firm alumni in a career coaching capacity, which may include:
    • Helping an attorney define career goals, developing a strategy to pursue them, and supporting an attorney as they enact the strategy
    • Job search coaching, including resume building, cover letters, networking strategy, interview training, and salary negotiation support
  • Creating effective and innovative career-programming for our attorneys and firm alumni which include in-person seminars, career-panels, webinars, and guest speaker programming
  • Identifying, organizing, and implementing the expanding of the program to include new people and new resources, which will also include internal marketing of the program’s successes and finding creative ways promote the resource within the firm
  • Establishing and refining the firm’s in-house placement efforts by working closely with members of the firm’s Attorney Development and Business Development departments, which requires relationship management with firm partners, contact with firm clients to define their talent needs, and internal communications to promote the in-house opportunities
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate well developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm
  • Have excellent computer and technical skills, including PowerPoint, Excel, and other programs necessary to complete thorough analyses and reports
  • Display a strong sense of judgment: ability to make complicated decisions fast and to understand how an issue fits within the firm’s structure
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for a J.D.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working at a professional services organization or business
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a career coach, or legal recruiter, preferably with high-achieving clients
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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