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Provide leadership in strategic planning, implementation and management of all areas related to attorney training, development, evaluation, advancement and promotion, and performance management.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. • Create, oversee and measure a talent development strategy for our attorney populations. • Provide leadership in strategic planning, implementation and management of all areas related to attorney training, development, evaluation, advancement and promotion, and performance management for associates, counsel, senior counsel, partners and others. • Develop competencies focused on legal skills and experience based on practice area and seniority as well as professional skills such as leadership and business development. Design training curriculum aligned with these competencies. Identify and implement best practices in delivering training curriculum. • Develop and produce training programs for firm retreats including the annual first-year associate, new counsel and new partner retreats as well as, where appropriate, training programs for practice group and subgroup retreats and retreats for women attorneys and diverse attorneys. • Oversee and direct special programs including NITA deposition and trial advocacy programs, extended business development coaching programs for select partners and counsel, and Kellogg leadership program for firm leaders. • Develop and deliver training in areas of expertise where appropriate. • Oversee the evaluation and promotion processes for all non-partner attorneys, including the work of the firm evaluation and promotion committees. Oversee performance management processes and matters related to the evaluation process. • Collaborate practice group talent advisors to identify critical training and development needs and other resources. Collaborate with staff training and development team to leverage resources and create efficiencies. • Develop and implement strategies to build and maintain a culture of feedback, mentoring and coaching. Provide direction and oversight for formal mentoring programs. • Oversee integration processes and initiatives for newly hired attorneys including entry-level and lateral attorney hires. Collaborate with legal recruiting team and Talent Advisors to ensure best practices in integration. • Oversee and manage individual coaching engagements and evaluate outcomes and value of coaching engagements generally. • Identify preferred external providers for training and coaching services, oversee engagements with those providers, and maintain professional relationships and network with those providers. • Develop and apply metrics to evaluate the efficacy of all attorney training and development programs and initiatives. • Oversee CLE accreditation, compliance and tracking processes. • Oversee and evaluate current technology tools and systems and potential technology solutions related to attorney training, development, evaluation, advancement and promotion, and performance management including, e.g., viGlobal's evaluation and real-time feedback tools, Panopto and CE manager. Oversee subscriptions for PLI and WestLegalEd. • Direct and facilitate the work of the firm's Attorney Development Committee. • Oversee development of annual budget for attorney training and develop programs, initiatives and resources. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the position, consistent with the Firm's attendance expectations. • This position requires travel.
SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Solid understanding of the intricacies of large organizations, preferably a large law firm; ability to work effectively in a highly complex matrixed organization and ability to build consensus across functions and departments. Strong customer service skills with extensive experience in training and development functions across a large geographically dispersed professional services organization. A proven track record of initiating and leading change. Experience with persuading leaders of the importance of a competency model and development of the same. Excellent written and verbal communications skills conveying confidence and credibility to multiple constituencies. Ability to analyze and summarize data, develop budgets and manage budgets effectively.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Ten or more years of experience in all aspects of attorney training and professional development, specifically including development of competencies and curriculum; delivery of training and related technology; feedback, mentoring and coaching; and evaluations and performance management. The ideal candidate would have either a JD or an MA or PhD in Organizational Development, or in a related discipline. Previous Human Resources experience desired.
Colorado compensation range: $177,890 to $249,070 annually New York compensation range: $206,420 to $289,000 annually These ranges are specific to Colorado and New York, depending on qualification and experience. These ranges may not be applicable to other locations. Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually and information regarding benefits can be found here: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/benefits.html
EEO Statement Perkins Coie is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.