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Director (Legal Recruiter) Legal Staffing

Major, Lindsey & Africa • Washington, DC

Posted 25 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Negligible
Experience - At least 2 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Employment - Recruiting - Staffing, Legal
Legal, Professional Services, Sales

Job Description

We have an immediate opening in our Washington D.C. office for a Director, Candidate Development. In this role. you will source and qualify candidates in the greater D.C. market to meet current and future client staffing needs.


Role & Responsibilities

  • Works with MLA Interim Legal Talent group leadership, Managing Directors (MD) and internal stakeholders to cultivate a strong understanding of the legal market with a particular emphasis on practice areas; business concerns affecting the management and efficiencies of law firms and corporate legal departments; the intersection between the legal and recruiting/search industries; and the strategic utilization of interim resources within these organizations.
  • Needs to be candidate focused and driven.
  • Works with Managing Directors to build a candidate sourcing strategy to meet client staffing requirements.
  • Develops recruiting strategies designed to identify qualified candidates through various sourcing and recruiting tools.
  • Makes cold and warm calls to prospective candidates to build a pipeline of candidates to meet current and future clients’ needs.
  • Evaluates candidates’ strengths compared with clients’ requirements by screening and interviewing the candidate.
  • Provides accurate and thorough documentation of candidate interactions in applicant tracking systems.
  • Drafts candidate summaries and/or presentations highlighting strengths and relevant work experience for client consideration.
  • Negotiates wage rates and other terms and conditions of employment with candidates and gains commitment from candidates for current and/or future job requirements.
  • Completes necessary pre-employment processes including reference checks and background/drug tests in compliance with EEOC and other government standards.
  • Develops and manages contract employee relationships, post-placement, including assessing and investigating contractor-related problems and administering performance counseling, coaching and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Manages a demanding schedule including responding to urgent client candidate needs in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Position Competencies

·        Building Relationships

·        Understanding the Industry and Candidate Needs

·        Search Execution

·        Work Habits and Approach

·        MLA Success Factors


Personal Style and Characteristics

·        Smart, professional, confident, persuasive and has grit (perseverance).

·        Entrepreneurial, assertive and driven, but with has a strong team orientation.

·        High level of integrity and candor.

·        Strong intellectual skills including superior written communication and presentation skills.

·        Ability to establish rapport, relationships and credibility with candidates.

·        Passion for learning.


Education and Experience

·        B.A./B.S. required. J.D. is strongly preferred.

·        1–2 years of experience within the legal or recruiting field.

·        Recruiting experience focused in contract attorney placement is preferred.

·        Experience working in a sales or consultative sales driven organization.

·        Leadership experience in sales or recruiting environment is ideal.

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