Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Legal Learning and Development Specialist

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    2019-1264
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Administrative
  • Overview

    We seek a Legal Learning and Development Specialist to work with our Legal Learning and Development Department in our Washington, DC office. The position will work with the Director of Legal Learning and Development to understand developmental needs of associates and tailor and coordinate training programs to address those needs. Liaising with teams and contacts, screening and retaining outside consultants, and driving aspects of CLE programs are integral aspects of the position. Successful candidates will have experience in a law firm or other professional services environment, excellent interpersonal, client service, and written verbal and communication skills, strong presentation skills, and an ability to be proactive and drive projects forward.

     

    Position: Exempt

     

    Reports to: Director of Learning and Development

    Responsibilities

    • Work with the Director of Legal Learning and Development to gain an in-depth understanding of the developmental needs of associates at specific seniority levels and in particular practice areas in order to develop tailored training programs accordingly
    • Screen and retain outside consultants to assist in the development and deliverance of specific soft and managerial skills training courses
    • Liaise with Attorney Development team to ensure necessary training is being delivered to associates and assist groups in leveraging best practices from one another
    • Coordinate training programs across the Washington office to eliminate redundancies in efforts; help publicize courses through the development of a publicly available course calendar and catalogue for associates
    • Continue to monitor and refresh the Cleary Core Skills curriculum (required soft skills training for first - fifth year associates) and New Associate Onboarding program
    • Prepare and analyze participant satisfaction surveys for each course to help make continued enhancements
    • Assist in the preparation of training materials such as PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and reading materials, and oversee logistics such as conference space, A/V requirements, etc.
    • Distribute information on required soft skills course to associates and track attendance
    • Develop and maintain expertise in CLE Rules (particularly NY rules) an research other states' CLE rules as needed
    • Serve as resource/point of contact for questions on necessary requirements to make programs eligible for CLE credit
    • Liaise with CLE/training contacts in other offices for multi-office programs and events
    • General work and assistance on ad-hoc projects

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree required. Juris Doctor highly considered
    • Experience in a law firm or other professional services environment required
    • Supervisory experience preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal, client service, and written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Exercises good judgement, excellent organization skills, and strong attention to detail
    • Proactive. Able to work independently, plan ahead, push projects forward and meet deadlines
    • Understanding of NY CLE requirements and rules preferred, but not required
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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