Welcome to the Alaska ALA Job Bank! The Job Bank is provided to assist firms or legal departments seeking to hire qualified management personnel and to support our Chapter members. Advertising is open to Chapter members, law firms, corporate/government law departments, executive search firms, and employment agencies. The position posting may identify the firm name in the position description or it can be confidential. The Chapter offers this service at no cost. See the disclaimer below.
Director of Talent Acquisition [S-R.FID4633092]
This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the United States and the region. This position is responsible for providing strategic direction to and oversight of Stoel Rives’ Talent Acquisition Department. The individual in this role will work with Firm leadership to develop, implement, and manage strategies and processes to facilitate the Firm’s talent recruiting initiatives. In doing so, this position will lead a team that ensures the Firm has a robust and effective summer associate program, sources and attracts top quality candidates, increases the Firm’s visibility in all major markets, and establishes a process to forecast for future talent needs. Strong preference for person to sit in the Portland office. Some domestic travel required. At Stoel Rives, you will find challenging work assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of innovation.
Engage in direct candidate sourcing for lateral recruiting. Establish and ensure recruiting and selection best practices across the firm which include but are not limited to applicant screening, processing, interviewing, selection, offer letter language, presenting offers, hiring and onboarding processes for all lawyers. Develop and direct the orientation program for newly-hired lawyers and staff in the Portland office. Process new hire paperwork and comply with Human Resources Department procedures for pre-employment hiring checks. Collaborate with the Office Administrators to ensure consistent firm wide approach to the orientation program and pre-employment hiring checks for all new hires.
Ensure all recruiting policies, procedures and processes are aligned with the firm’s culture and values of engagement and collaboration and that diversity and inclusion continue to be key elements of the recruiting and employment practices. Develop and manage collateral recruiting materials, including development and updating of print materials and content of lateral recruiting section of firm’s website. Monitor local and national markets to stay informed of current and projected hiring trends and law firm news. Direct the development and administration of the lawyer recruiting function in all offices and directly manages the Lawyer Recruiting Managers.
2.Law School Recruiting
3.Department Management and Budget
Other duties as assigned.
Must possess the following capabilities: Strong administrative, management and leadership abilities. Ability to work with only general direction, and provide direction and strategic guidance to other managers and supervisors. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and display initiative and attention to detail. Capable of handling confidential recruiting matters with sensitivity and confidentiality; dealing with difficult situations and challenging people. Must be able to gather information from multiple sources and to prepare reports; balance multiple priorities and maintain consistent recruitment practices in a fast-paced environment. Ability to understand confidentiality of privileged communications and other information received and sent, both written and verbal. Must be able to communicate complex information and ideas effectively and efficiently with limited preparation; rapidly analyze issues, anticipate consequences, make decisions and initiate action. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with personnel at all levels of the organization. Ability to encourage and motivate employees while maintaining consistent office practices and procedures. Must demonstrate a willingness to assume additional responsibilities as needed and work cooperatively with peers and team members.
Job requires frequent sitting, talking, and hearing. Must be able to type on a computer keyboard in a sitting position for long periods of time during a workday. Position requires occasional standing, walking, bending, stooping, lifting, and reaching. Must be able to operate telephone and photocopy equipment; read, interpret, and understand written and verbal instructions and information; learn quickly; present ideas effectively, sometimes under pressure; express ideas clearly in written and verbal form; and maintain stable performance, sometimes under pressure or opposition.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in business, human resource management, or related field required; Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree preferred.
Must have a minimum of eight years of progressive responsibility managing all aspects of a recruiting function in a law firm or similarly structured organization. Must have successful track record in leading the strategic recruitment effort in a multi-office organization and the gravitas to facilitate and develop successful working relationships with leaders of the firm. Must have demonstrated experience in direct-sourcing potential candidates using a variety of methods, including the use of social media, as well as demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the use of behavioral interviewing and structured panel interviewing techniques. Must have working knowledge of recruiting database applications and experience with ViRecruit is strongly preferred.
NORMAL WORK HOURS
This position is salaried and exempt. Incumbent is expected to work whatever hours are necessary to accomplish the assigned responsibilities. Some domestic travel is expected.
To apply please visit our website: https://www.stoel.com/about/careers/administrative-business-professionals/openings
Stoel Rives is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.
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