Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator

Washington, D.C.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking an Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator to join our Attorney Recruiting and Development team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator coordinates attorney recruiting, development and diversity initiatives and supports overall department needs with special projects.


  • Works with department supervisor and other coordinators on fall on-campus recruiting program with a particular focus on coordinating interview schedules.
  • Participates in planning all aspects of summer associate program including orientation, training, and evaluation process; planning and attending events; preparing program materials, assignments and database; monitoring mentor/department liaison program; monitoring program expenses and Summer Associate overall experience.
  • Coordinates returning associate mentor program, including communications and budget tracking.
  • Monitors information for purposes of applicant tracking and coordinates applications with other offices.
  • Assists with development of budget for summer associate program, fall on-campus recruiting, and diversity programs.
  • Coordinates interview process for 1L Scholars program including distributing materials, attending related on campus events, serving as point person for applications and candidate call back process.
  • Collaborates with DC affinity groups with respect to recruiting efforts, events, programming, and meetings.
  • Implements and assists department manager with overseeing DC SEO program.
  • Assists with coordination of new attorney orientation.
  • Assists with coordination of attorney training programs.
  • Assists with attorney evaluation and review process.
  • Serves as a resource for attorneys in the DC office.
  • Coordinates and supports overall department needs with special projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Current knowledge of industry trends and techniques.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to travel.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible related experience or a combination of one year related experience in a law firm along with a minimum of two years administrative experience.
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