External Career Opportunities Manager

External Career Opportunities Manager- NEW!

Global Law Firm


Ref # 966

Do you have 5+ years’ experience in law or professional services firms? Do you understand the legal landscape? Have experience with career coaching & leadership? Have strong project management & database skills? 2+ years’ supervisory experience? Strong research & interpersonal skills? Proficient multitasker?  Chicago based global law firm seeks External Career Opportunities Manager to join Prof. Dev’t team.

COVID-19 vaccines are required. After 90 day review period, will have option to work from home 2 days/week.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Juris Doctor degree preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a law, professional services firm, or similar field
  • Career-development, data entry & quality control experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with databases & supervisory experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to define & implement processes related to collecting & managing data
  • Strong research skills, focused on internet research
  • Execute tasks & processes efficiently & effectively with minimal direct supervision
  • Knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel for reporting & analysis
  • Effective written & oral communication skills
  • Able to work effectively across offices & time zones
  • Format graphs, charts, and other visual methods of presenting information

Additional Skills and Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented & strong organizational skills
  • Possess strong analytical & problem solving skills along with good judgement
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work harmoniously & effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality & exercise discretion
  • Demonstrate ownership, commitment, & initiative. Able to work under pressure
  • Manage multiple projects with competing deadlines & priorities
  • Business acumen

External Career Opportunities Manager- Job Description:

Aide firm’s lawyers, alumni, & clients to identify, secure, & succeed in desirable in-house positions. Provide expert guidance on in-house legal careers & career development strategies. Advise lawyers, practice leaders, & relevant firm colleagues. Manage firm’s external career opportunities platforms (“the platform”) for lawyers. Oversee relevant processes, procedures, & workflows to ensure “the platform” remains valuable resource. Serve as ambassador for external career opportunities’ strategies & “the platform”.


  • Identify & develop key internal & external relationships to support “the platform” & identify new career opportunities
    • Build relationships with key recruiters, firm lawyers, alumni, & clients to collect additional opportunities via referrals
    • Outreach to firm lawyers, clients & other resources to conduct additional research
    • Establish relationships with practice leaders & liaisons to identify appropriate candidates for client-based & other strategic in-house opportunities
    •  Build & strengthen value & visibility of “the platform” & strategy
    • Promote “the platform” as a valuable resource for partners to offer to clients
    • Work with partners to identify strategic, client-based opportunities
    • Communicate regularly with key partners on identified opportunities & interested candidates.
  • Support firm lawyers, alumni, & clients seeking in-house opportunities
    • Assist firm lawyers, alumni, & clients to identify & pursue in-house positions
    • Manage portfolio of candidates & open positions
    • Consult & collaborate with colleagues on Learning & Development team to provide seamless career development advice & consultation to lawyers
    • Assist lawyers with development of self-marketing materials (e.g. resumes, CVs, cover letters, & LinkedIn profiles), facilitate introductions & prepare for interviews
  • Collaborate with Learning & Development team & other departments to support local & firmwide career-development activities
    • Operate as “center of excellence” around career-development strategies & programs
    • Maintain oversight of career-development resources library
    • Collaborate with Alumni professionals & other members of  Marketing team
  • Maintain oversight of “the platform,” including data accuracy, processes & procedures
    • Train data entry staff. Delegate & supervise daily data-entry assignments
    • Oversee processes, procedures, & workflows. Ensure consistent & accurate daily data collection, entry, & processing
    • Execute & supervise data imports & exports
    •  Identify trends, define relevant metrics, & produce analytical reports to support career-development initiatives
    • Develop instructions & related communications to maximize use of “the platform”
    • Provide day-to-day user support & trouble-shooting assistance
    • Ensure data integrity within “the platform” & compliance with all applicable data privacy regulations & policies
    • Act as project manager for “the platform” upgrades & enhancements. Track & report progress, assessments & deliver results
  • Continue to develop “the platform” & strategy
    • Collaborate with other firm administrative teams, including HR, IT, & Marketing to integrate “the platform” with other firm systems, maximize its effectiveness, & ensure consistent, high level of service & performance
    • Collect feedback on external career opportunities, “the platform” & strategy. Recommend enhancements, & implement improvements
    • Assist with additional projects associated with “the platform” & related career-development initiatives
    • Develop subject-matter expertise on scope & nature of internal & external data to enhance “the platform” &  related firm initiatives

To Apply: Forward your resume, work samples, and answers to our questions from the link https://www.lhazan.com/qa/ to Lynn Hazan at Lynn@lhazan.com Refer to “External Careers Opportunity Manager-Global Law Firm” in the header.