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Senior Manager of Attorney Development - Parsippany, NJ; Hartford, CT

The Position:

We are seeking a full-time experienced Senior Manager of Attorney Development. The person hired for this position will contribute to the success of the firm by effectively identifying the right work experiences, client opportunities, formal training, and coaching to ensure continued progression and development of the firm's attorneys.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Talent Officer to understand and apply the Firm's career path, and plan for the attorney promotion pipeline and succession planning.
  • Meet quarterly with Business Unit Leaders and Dept. Chairs to review talent management and development efforts, and assist in driving any necessary interventions and actions.
  • Plan, manage and deliver training programs and firm-wide programs including evaluations, engagement surveys, mentoring opportunities, and exit interviews in order to enhance retention and further development of our attorneys.
  • Work cohesively with other internal departments to solve critical workplace issues.
  • Develop competency based performance objectives and continually evolve and integrate the competencies into development, retention, and recruiting initiatives; and develop a road map to deliver on those priorities.
  • Build trust, cultivate relationships, and work to improve effectiveness across talent functions through collaboration, collegiality and professional excellence.
  • Partner closely with Recruiting and D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) professionals to incorporate a D&I focus into all aspects of recruiting and development agenda to drive enhanced diversity at the firm.
  • Plan and execute partner training events, annual departmental meetings, and conduct and/or manage coaching assignments.
  • Stay abreast and report on industry trends and talent development data within the legal industry.
  • Report on key internal talent development success metrics and regularly communicate the effectiveness and efficiency of the talent development function.
  • Contributing member of the Attorney Advisory Committee, and Retention and Development Committee.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 6 years direct experience with talent development in a law firm or other professional services firm.
  • Extensive experience of designing and implementing solutions to support individuals in professional services firms, ideally in a law firm.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong judgment and high emotional intelligence.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Inclusive and cultural sensitivity.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest level of discretion while handling sensitive information.
  • Ability to manage competing/conflicting priorities effectively to achieve a way forward.
  • Takes ownership of projects from defining strategy to detailed execution.