Position Description

Legal Recruiting Manager
Work Locations Boston
Job Posting Category Human Resources
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About Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients’ critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals.  These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s global, 24/7 business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients—which include many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions—ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.


With an international presence, we focus primarily on the asset management, technology, life sciences, health care and real estate industries. Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private equity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions and individuals.

We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, commercial and securities litigation, government enforcement, antitrust, and privacy and data security.
Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB SUMMARY:

Manage Entry Level  Recruitment and Campus Outreach programs for the Boston office, including the efficient and effective management of all aspects of activities related to the recruiting and hiring of entry level lawyers, the summer associate program and partnering with law schools.  This role collaborates with the other Legal Recruiting Managers, who have responsibility for the distinct geographical regions, as well as Legal Personnel and Global Mobility managers.  The Legal Personnel and Recruiting Manager reports directly to the Manager of Legal Personnel &Recruiting and works closely with the firm’s hiring partner, as well as other partners actively involved in recruiting initiatives.  The role requires a focus on people-management, continuous process improvement and the ability to engage in close collaboration with attorneys and other administrative departments both inside and outside of Human Resources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Manage Legal Recruiting team in Boston effectively to emphasize high performance, continuous improvement and collaboration with other departments outside of HR and external partners.  Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.  Delegate responsibility and expect accountability.  Provide effective feedback on a regular basis in addition to managing the annual performance reviews.  Work closely with the Legal Recruiting Managers in other geographical regions to coordinate and synchronize cohesive approach.
  2. Oversee the management of the firm’s campus outreach, entry level, and summer associate program, including social events, trainings, surveys, and evaluations. Work closely with other managers, senior recruiting coordinator and the other recruitment coordinators to ensure program initiatives are carried out successfully and on budget.
  3. Lead internal trainings for attorneys and business support professionals. 
  4. Manage law schools relationships and for Boston area schools, as well as others requested.
  5. Help with creating and executing marketing strategy of recruiting efforts to clients, both internal and external.
  6. Benchmark, formulate, administer and maintain recruiting policies, operational procedures and practices consistent with the goals and objectives of the firm, including meeting firm’s diversity hiring goals. 
  7. Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among staff; lead team to meet the firm’s expectations for productivity, quality and goal accomplishment.
  8. Perform additional duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Legal Personnel, Recruiting and Global Mobility.
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