Attorney Recruiting Project Assistant

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for an Attorney Recruiting Project Assistant to provide support to the Director of Talent Acquisition and Relations, as well as the Assistant Director of Attorney Recruiting. This role will assist with attorney recruiting including, on-campus interview process, Summer Associate Program and lateral hiring. This position is responsible for handling daily administrative activities of the department.

  • Assists with on-campus recruiting tasks.
  • Assists with recruiting marketing materials, including print materials, website, intranet site and promotional items.
  • Assists with planning of recruiting events.
  • Enters, distributes and updates daily schedules (approx. 13/day, with at least 1 revision each).
  • Schedules students for in-house interviews.
  • Assists with data entry and maintenance of Summer Associate files.
  • Performs general administrative duties including answering phones and generating correspondence.
  • Creates invitations, tracks event RSVPs, and prepares nametags for recruiting events.
  • Organizes recruiting group dinners.
  • Coordinates special projects for Summer Program.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of one year related experience
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