Gunderson Dettmer has an opening for a new Legal Recruiting & Professional Development Assistant position in our Silicon Valley office. This is an exciting new role for a candidate seeking to learn about developing talent in a law firm environment.
The ideal candidate will thrive on working closely with others and enjoy multitasking to collaborate on various projects. The Legal Recruiting & Professional Development Assistant will work closely with the Attorney Development and Legal Recruiting teams to provide day-to-day administrative support for several functional areas of Talent management including the recruitment, professional development, training and career advancement of the firm’s attorneys.
Provide support for Legal Recruiting Functions:
Schedule interviews, including conference room reservation, catering and videoconference logistics, and circulating calendar invitations.
Assist with and maintaining candidate and training databases, including correspondence to candidates and recruiters, collecting evaluations and generating reports.
Prepare documents and correspondence, including offer letters and outreach to law school career services and student organizations.
Assist with updating department calendars.
Provide support for Summer Associate programs.
Maintain Legal Recruiting intranet page, job postings and on-campus recruiting events on external website.
Provide support for Professional Development Functions:
Assist with work coordination processes by collecting and compiling work reports, creating reports and providing general support, as needed.
Monitor Associate Mentoring programs.
Assist the Director and other Attorney Development team members in the implementation of practice area and firm-wide training curricula, including coordination of logistics in collaboration with the IT and other departments.
Maintain Attorney Development intranet page, including training schedule and relevant materials.
Coordinate calendar invitations, room setup and logistics for training programs and department and associate meetings.
Assist with tracking CLE compliance using the CLE database; communicate with attorneys regarding their compliance status.
Provide support for Talent function generally:
Provide direct administrative support to the Chief Talent Officer.
Coordinate Talent team meetings and events.
Work on special department or firm projects as needed.
Process and track expense reimbursements and invoices.
Assist with e-newsletter and other internal firm communications.
Prior human resources, professional development, recruiting, event planning or administrative experience in an office environment preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook, with knowledge of Excel.
Superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Strong attention to detail.
The use of good judgment and discretion.
Ability to work across multiple offices and to occasionally be available to do overtime, as needed.
About Gunderson Dettmer
Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace. With more than 270 attorneys in nine offices—Silicon Valley, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Ann Arbor, San Francisco, Beijing, and Singapore—we represent more than 2,000 high-growth companies from a broad range of industries in every stage of development. We provide our clients with counsel on general corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, financings, intellectual property and commercial agreements, strategic alliances, executive compensation, and tax matters.
We tailor our guidance to provide the practical advice and flexible terms high-growth companies require. All of our attorneys represent companies at every stage of growth and have the experience to advise at any stage of the corporate life-cycle.
The firm is a recognized international leader in the representation of venture capital and private equity investment funds. With extensive experience in North America, China, the EU and Latin America, our attorneys provide general counsel, fund formation and investor representation services to hundreds of ...the world’s leading venture capital and private equity firms. We are consistently ranked the most active fund formation and transactional firm in the country and the firm and our partners individually routinely earn highest industry rankings from Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, PitchBook and others.
We combine our deep market knowledge with strong industry relationships to provide practical, business-oriented counsel designed for the needs of the emerging-growth company marketplace.