In-House Recruitment Specialist – Law Firm

Up to $105,000

Currently working a hybrid model of 3 days in the office and 2 days remote near Union Station and the South Shore Line.



Washington, DC

Chicago, IL

Salary up to $105,000 with a bonus at year-end.

This cutting-edge leading global law firm with offices in over 25 major business centers across the World seeks an experienced in-house staff and paraprofessional recruiter to join their HR and business services department in Chicago.

Do you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Human Resources Department in our Chicago office as a Recruitment Specialist.

As the Recruitment Specialist, you will manage the full cycle recruitment process for administrative, secretarial, accounting, billing, and paraprofessional positions in Chicago and other US offices. You will serve as the expert managing the firm’s communications between the department and its needs to the external talent market. Be the firm ambassador who develops strong relationships with department leaders and external search firms, and other sourcing contacts.

Manage all facets of the business services recruitment process, including defining talent needs, obtaining search approvals, sourcing candidates, screening, interviewing, collecting feedback, and candidate selection. Work with interviewers and department leads to determine final candidates for entry-level to senior-level business services positions from both internal and external sources; Directs and oversees the work of the shared Recruiting Assistants about applicant data entry, status updates, sourcing candidates, scheduling running reports, and overall administrative functions; Responsible for fulfilling temporary staffing recruitment. Develops and maintains relationships with sourcing entities; negotiates competitive contract terms with these sources. Responsible for the administrative aspects of temporary staffing acquisition process; Determines the best method of recruiting, i.e., advertising, job boards/sites, direct contact, employee referrals, research organizations, employment agencies, job fairs, etc.; Administers pre-employment tests, provides information to a vendor for reference checks and/or to Firm’s Business Intake and Conflicts department for conflicts clearance; Advises hiring managers on current job market, available talent and conducts competitive analysis to ensure timely hiring; Works with Assistant Director of Recruitment and the applicable department Director/Manager to create the business case for hiring and ensure relevant approvals are granted; Works with the L&D team and internal Employment Counsel to review interview skills training needs and assists in the delivery of required interview training; serves as a resource for hiring managers on legal and effective interviewing techniques; Advises on relocation and any necessary visa issues as required; Keeps up to date on labor legislation in relation to recruitment to ensure policies and procedures are adapted accordingly; Negotiates and extends offers of employment to successful applicants and ensures successful transition into the firm; Accounts for the collection, analysis, and compilation of HR recruitment data, and recommendations to management for various HR recruitment-related projects as necessary, i.e., employment compensation, job description detail, background check companies, candidate management companies, etc.; Supports the development of internal and external recruitment, including coordinating with the D&I team on developing materials for recruitment; Keeps HR Managers up to date on recruitment in their client groups; In conjunction with other recruiters, regularly review and revise the firm’s recruitment tools, processes, and procedures to ensure we are working as effeciently as possible and to best practice; Builds relationships and manages relationships with key recruiters and advertising agencies; Monitors recruitment costs and savings throughout the year; Produces reports and statistical analysis on recruitment activity (such as time to hire, direct versus agency hires, etc.) and agency performance; Negotiates, agrees, and maintains up to date terms of Business and Service Level Agreements, working with other US Recruiters as appropriate; Supports non-partner attorney recruitment as necessary; Performs other ad hoc duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives


Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the functions of the job

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, required

Experience with Applicant tracking systems, required

Knowledge of Peoplesoft or other HRIS systems preferred


A minimum of five years of recruiting, placement, or agency experience, Legal preferred

 The firm offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare, and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.

Please email your resume to or call Brian Steffan at 703.944.5697