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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Legal Recruiting Assistant in New York, New York

Description/Job Summary

The Legal Recruiting Assistant is responsible for assisting with: all aspects of on-campus and in-office interviewing; coordination of and attorney involvement in, candidate interviews for both law student and lateral positions; and the successful planning and execution of summer associate events and programs.


  • Assist Hiring Partners, Staffing Partners, Recruiting Committee members and other attorneys in the preparation, coordination and scheduling of on-campus and in-house interviews for lateral, law clerk, LL.M., 3L and summer associate candidates

  • Assist with school-specific campus outreach, including tracking of sponsorships and student group activities

  • Facilitate and track STB School school team involvment in recruitment outreach projects

  • Prepare interview materials for attorneys participating in OCI, schools' background informational packets and other materials, as required

  • Attend and assist with planning of recruiting receptions, Partner events, offer dinners and other recruitment-related activities

  • Liaise with Partners, manage vendor relationships, greet visitors and candidates in support of all recruiting-related activities

  • Prepare and maintain accurate and updated information and lists for attorneys, School teams and Legal Recruiting team

  • Assist with summer program planning and execution, including researching ideas for summer events, activities and restaurant venues

  • Plan summer activities, create invitations, coordinate logistics and work with vendors, to ensure seamless execution

  • Keep records and maintain accurate files related to all aspects of the summer program including but not limited to: information on summer associates' mentors and interests; correspondence; invoices and expense receipts; RSVP lists and feedback on program

  • Provide administrative support for professional development and training programs by keeping summer associates abreast of all offerings, tracking RSVPs and booking conference services

  • Assist in planning internal events and receptions including law school lunches, affinity group receptions and practice group-specific events

  • Track summer associate diaries and weekly assignment updates; assist in gathering feedback on summers such as attorneys' evaluations and mid-summer and final reviews

  • Update various summer associate lists and distrubtions including summer associate housing information and campus student group participation, as needed

  • Assist in planning, executing and attending spring 1L outreach events and programs

  • Remain current on citywide social offerings throughout the year

  • Maintain inventory of promotional items and marketing materials

  • Be flexible, in adjusting hours to meet departmental needs

  • Assist in various department projects as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • 2 years of experience required; legal recruiting or equivalent related experience preferred

  • Ability to develop and maintain favorable relationships with attorneys and staff, in order to execute successful interview schedules and optimize candidate experience

  • Must have a professional demeanor and possess excellent organizational and administrative abilities

  • Ability to effectively present information verbally, via Excel and in writing

  • Familiarity with MS Outlook

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere

  • Ability to work independently and organize, prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities in a fast paced environment

  • Client-focused with a personable and outgoing demeanor

Preferred Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; advanced knowledge preferred

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree required


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $53k to $63k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.