Description

The Recruitment Manager, Mexico will manage all non-partner recruiting functions for the Mexico office(s) (e.g, law clerk/summer program, On-Campus interviewing "OCI", lateral associate, and Professional Business Services ("PBS") recruitment) and ensure all candidates receive a world-class candidate experience throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Responsibilities:

Overall responsibilities

  • Actively participate in at least one NA non-partner hiring work stream (e.g., Student Recruitment) and to assist in developing recruitment goals
  • Manage and execute associate recruitment, law student/summer program, and campus recruitment (often across multiple offices) while driving creative sourcing methodologies, reducing dependency on agencies
  • Mentor and develop junior recruitment professionals in NA 
  • Ensure coordination with the E2E team across all service level requests to ensure support is seamless and provides high level candidate experience  
  • Network with Firm partners, legal recruiters and other law firm recruitment personnel in an effort to stay abreast of the happenings in the legal community and develop recruiting initiatives that impact the overall recruitment of diverse candidates 

Law Student OCI Recruitment

  • Develop innovative law student recruitment strategies and manage relationships with law school career service professionals and sponsors of job fairs/diverse student organizations 
  • Manage law student on-campus interview schedules and outreach events/logistics at designated law schools with the support from the TM/Recruitment Specialist
  • Execute call-back interview process, ensuring timely hiring decisions are made in conjunction with local recruiting committees
  • Active member of Mexico recruiting committee to set meeting agendas and lead routine recruiting committee meetings

Lateral Associate Recruitment 

  • Develop and manage relations with preferred search firms and other legal industry organizations to promote the Firm and lateral opportunities
  • Proactively work with regional practice groups to manage recruitment process from sourcing to hire, with support from E2E teams 
  • Conduct routine check-ins with newly hired first year and lateral associates (e.g., 30, 60, 90 day)

Business Professionals Recruitment

  • In conjunction with the Recruitment Manager, PBS, execute the sourcing/interview process for recruitment for PBS positions in NA, as requested

Law Clerk/Summer Program 

  • Plan law clerk summer calendar, coordinate and execute summer events and activities; Attend all law clerk calendar events
  • Ensure Recruitment Specialist discharges ongoing communications with law clerks prior to arrival, including: employment terms/conditions, travel arrangements, housing work assignments and mentor relationships
  • Develop and implement law clerk orientation and ensure their integration experience is of the highest quality and substance
  • Serve as a liaison with law clerks to address inquiries or other employment matters
  • Work with regional practice leadership to coordinate work assignments, secure performance feedback and assist in coordinating requisite training
  • Secure program feedback from law clerks and Firm members, recommend and enact approved changes to the program
  • Ensure compliance with regional offer approval process to extend timely offers

Additional Duties

  • Annual recruitment budget development for Mexico and ensure monthly compliance of same with TM/Recruitment Specialist
  • Develop recruiting initiatives that impact the overall recruitment of diverse candidates in Mexico 
  • Develop and/or lead a minimum of one FY recruiting project as it relates to their designated recruitment workstream; Participate in one FY recruiting project outside their designated workstream
  • Participate in various recruiter organizations to increase personal networking, knowledge sharing and promotion of the Firm 

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A strong level of recruiting experience in a professional services organization and/or large law firm, preferably with multi-office and in support of a diverse base of legal practices
  • A strong track record in direct sourcing methodologies and delivery
  • Be a disciplined leader to develop others via coaching, mentoring and delivering performance feedback
  • Well-developed and sophisticated written and oral communication (fluent written and spoken English is required), interpersonal and presentation skills, with a proven ability to relate to and gain the confidence of people at all levels within an organization
  • Able to bring good judgement and empathy to sensitive situations
  • Strong organizational skills and must be able to meet deadlines and multi-task in a matrix, fast-paced, professional services environment
  • Be an active member of various recruiter organizations with strong knowledge of recruitment in local market