Current HR Opportunities

**If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below - or any other position in a law firm please contact Geri Moreland to discuss at  geri@capitolrecruiters.com.


Staff Recruiting Manager – for global law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for recruitment for all non-attorney positions for U.S. offices. This position has one direct report.
Some of the responsibilities for this position:
• Full-cycle recruiting for non-attorney positions in the U.S. office by contacting employment agencies, placing advertisements, networking in the legal community, handling online recruitment and processing employee referrals.
• Ensuring all agencies have agreement and all temporary agencies have executed MSAs.
• Working closely with all Firm Chiefs, Directors, Managers and Supervisors during the recruitment process.
• Screening, interviewing, testing and completing reference checks; recommending candidates for hire and appropriate compensation.
• Conducting new hire background checks via a third party vendor.
• Tracking recruitment data with the assistance from Recruiting Coordinator.
• Forecasting staff recruiting budget with assistance from the Director.
• Prepare new employee offer letters, pre-orientation forms and other administrative paperwork.
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred, 5+ years of recruiting experience in a law firm, or corporate environment.
• Prior experience working with Affirmation Action plans.
• Fluency in Microsoft Office and applicant tracking systems. viDesktop experience is a plus.
• Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Exceptional judgment, discretion and professionalism.
• Flexibility for occasional travel and overtime when necessary.
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Professional Development Manager – for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC.Candidate will work with hiring leadership regarding all aspects of lawyer professional development and will lead firm wide attorney professional development strategies.Some of the responsibilities for this position include: Identify career development needs, and manage the execution of programs relating to attorney career development; provide ongoing analysis of workloads; track skills and experiences needed to make recommendations on staffing needs; coordinate with Professional Development teams in other offices regarding training and initiatives; welcome new associates to the firm and inform them of resources available to them through the Professional Development Department; together with Legal Personnel Manager oversee administration of performance evaluation processes for associates and counsel and review and prepare evaluations; coordinate with the Associate Advisory Committee to address career and professional development feedback from associates and enhance new associate and orientation and lateral attorney integration training programs; manage the exit interview process; manage multi-year associate mentoring program; maintain annual budget for firm-wide Professional Development initiatives and training; manage monthly reporting and variance analysis; administer department contracts; supervise the Professional Development team in the DC office; implement new innovations, as appropriate making sure efforts are innovative and cutting edge.  Position Requirements: Must have at least 5 years of career development experience in a law firm or professional services firm, prior success developing, and managing career development functions in a multi-office environment, understanding of best practices in professional development and career development, strong interpersonal and written communication skills, motivation to drive change and deliver innovative solutions, Bachelors’ degree required; advanced degree in organizational development, HR, MBA or J.D. preferred.  Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Manager of Career Counseling – for global law firm in New York City.  This position is responsible for providing career development and advancement counseling to attorneys, maintains relationships with Firm alumni and clients, and will expand career development resources.  Some of the duties for this position:  offer individual career development counseling and coaching to attorneys; assist new attorneys with integration, navigation of Firm procedures and resources, and career planning; assist with individual career development/advancement plans; track/evaluate career counseling program and develop success measurements; establish and maintain relationships with Firm alumni, and overseeing creation of alumni database and initiatives; develop relationships with Partners and Counsel to assist with career development, secondments and placement initiatives with clients and Firm contacts. Candidate will write, edit and compile resources and newsletters to assist with career development and counseling.  Position Requirements: J.D. or Master’s degree related to career coaching or counseling required, counseling experience required; experience counseling attorneys or law students regarding career development ideal, prior successful management experience, proficiency using database programs, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Excellent interpersonal and writing skills required.  Familiarity with career opportunities for attorneys in legal and non-legal environments, including federal and state governments, in-house corporate legal departments, non-profit/public interest organizations and large and small law firms required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Professional Development Coordinator – for global law firm in Washington, DC.  This position is responsible for assisting with firm and practice training.  Candidate is the liaison for training with committees, practice groups, administrative departments, attorneys and staff throughout the Firm and is the point of contact for internal presenters and outside consultants and vendors. Responsibilities for this position include:  overseeing program logistics including scheduling, registration, materials, and logistics including conference facilities, food service, and technology; draft/distribute program communications; assist with promotion of professional development activities; operate as CLE database administrator; coordinate CLE administration and record-keeping for DC attorneys and coordinate with other offices to do the same; confirm firm-sponsored programs comply with CLE requirements as appropriate; maintain data and generate usage reports for CLE tracking system and other rosters as necessary; produce annual Course Catalog and work with practice groups to update Portfolios and Curricula on an ongoing basis; Maintain knowledge base of available training alternatives and respond to inquiries about outside training opportunities; assist with department budget analysis.  Position Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree, strong attention to detail, strong interpersonal, and written communication, client service orientation, MS office proficiency, prior experience with database search and data entry, preferably an HR or learning management system, 2+ years of experience in comparable position in law firm or fast-paced professional services environment.  Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Compensation Director – for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC.  This position oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of the firm wide compensation programs for partners, lawyers and staff.  Candidate will work closely with senior leadership to ensure that compensation strategy and programs support the firm's objectives and meet all legal requirements.  Some of the duties for this position: manage process of the annual compensation programs for Associates, Counsel, Partners, and staff; coordinate delivery of total compensation and bonus memos; implements special, exceptional payments such as pro-rated compensation, special bonus considerations, signing and retention bonuses and other incentive payments; evaluates competitive practices, assess and compare the firm’s position to market, making recommendations ensuring plans are cost competitive and meet recruiting and retention objectives; produce explanatory materials for executive review and approval; work with outside consultants in order to deliver strong analytical advice and recommendations regarding external and internal compensation issues; aanticipates future trends in base and incentive pay for lawyers and staff.  Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred, a minimum of 10 years of experience in administering compensation plans, including plan design, expert level Excel skills and in depth experience with HRIS systems (Workday preferred), analytical and financial modeling skills, and proven ability to translate analysis into recommended actions.  Salary is commensurate with experience