Attorney Recruiting Coordinator

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12235 El Camino Real
San Diego
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Wilson Sonsini is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,200 attorneys in 19 offices: 14 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

Wilson Sonsini is seeking a full-time San Diego Recruiting Coordinator to join our San Diego office.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating all aspects of the recruiting process for summer associate, entry-level, lateral associate and patent agent hiring for our San Diego office.

We seek candidates who will work collaboratively with a team, while also handling individual responsibilities and adapting to rapidly changing priorities. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking for growth potential. The Attorney Recruiting Coordinator will work closely with the Attorney Recruiting, Professional Development and Diversity teams, but will also maintain strong relationships with the San Diego hiring partners and office managers to develop strategies for sourcing, attracting and hiring highly-talented and diverse attorneys. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with the Law School Attorney Recruiting Senior Manager to plan, coordinate and lead summer program efforts, monitor the budget and plan and attend events (as practicable) for the San Diego program.
  • Work closely with the IP Attorney Recruiting team to plan, coordinate and lead patent agent recruiting events in the San Diego region.
  • Coordinate summer work assignment system, collecting evaluations, coordinate mid/end-of- summer reviews and offers for San Diego summer associates.
  • Coordinate and oversee all administrative aspects involved in on-campus, entry level, lateral and patent agent recruiting, including registering for on-campus interview programs and job fairs, scheduling interviews, monitoring candidates throughout the process, preparing and sending offer letters, coordinating follow-up efforts and onboarding process for the San Diego office.
  • Build strategic relationships with Career Services professionals, search firms, law school student groups, affinity groups and other educational institutions (including hosting and coordinating events in the office and on-campus for assigned schools) to advance the Firm’s recruiting strategies.
  • Collaborate with administrative departments on onboarding and integrating new hires, including coordinating new associate integration activities for the San Diego summer, fall, lateral and patent agent hires.
  • Coordinate with the Diversity and Inclusion team to advance Firm’s diversity hiring strategies and initiatives.
  • Maintain recruiting records and generate viRecruit and Workday reports.
  • Train and mentor junior team members.
  • Assist with social media and web content for events and information related to the San Diego office.
  • Partner with Senior Manager, Attorney Recruiting Marketing to update and develop marketing materials and content for the San Diego office.
  • As directed by the Senior Manager, Attorney Recruiting Marketing, develop brand building strategic plan for assigned school.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of professional recruiting experience in a law firm or professional services is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the attorney recruiting process and legal employment issues.
  • Ability to set priorities, work independently and handle a variety of duties effectively under time constraints.
  • Ability to understand unconscious bias and its effect on recruiting and hiring.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with all levels of firm personnel as well as external clients, including search firms and vendors.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superior analytical, attention to detail, planning and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated and creative with ability to make sound business decisions.
  • Ability to develop and analyze reports and projections regarding market trends in diversity, legal recruiting and retention.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
  • Proficient with MS Office and applicant tracking systems, preferably Workday and viRecruit.

The primary location for this job posting is in San Diego. The actual base pay offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to the selected candidate’s qualifications, years of relevant experience, level of education, professional certifications and licenses, and work location. The anticipated pay range for this position is as follows: $32.28 – $43.68 per hour.

The compensation for this position may include overtime and a discretionary year-end merit bonus based on performance. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Benefits information can be found here. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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