Legal Secretarial Manager
Rare position! Give yourself the gift of a new opportunity in 2020
9-5:30 M-F exempt position
You must have the current title of Secretarial Manager, Secretarial Supervisor, Secretarial Coordinator, Administrative Services Manager, etc.
This cutting edge leading global law firm with offices in over 20 major business centers across the World seeks a Legal Secretarial Services Manager to manage, mentor, and evaluate an administrative staff of 60+, including supervisors. They are a happy place to be that offers diversity, development, and growth to each and every team member. If you enjoy working with the best then this is the opportunity for you!
If you are a professional whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, then you are the person they are seeking to join their Washington office located near the Orange, Red and Blue line metro stops.
This senior-level position provides management, supervision and direction to the 60+ Legal Secretaries, Practice Assistants and Practice Assistant Supervisors for the large DC office. You will also implement new procedures, policies, and departments.
This position ensures the administrative staff provides the highest level of administrative support and client service to the firm’s attorneys and clients. Working through direct reports, the senior manager is responsible for performance management, ensuring assigned staff maintains appropriate skill levels to perform their job responsibilities and provides guidance and coaching to direct reports while fostering a team environment.
This is an ideal opportunity for a career-minded secretarial manager who is looking for a long-term home to excel in a fast-paced environment. This is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide. People join the firm to do great, challenging work and the firm provides the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices all over the world the firm is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions.
You will serve as manager, mentor, coach, role model and facilitator to legal service staff, and Supervisors. You will supervise the supervisors’ execution of ongoing responsibilities, administrative staff management, and human resources responsibilities. You will manage the performance of direct reports providing on-going feedback and coaching. Establish goals, objectives, and complete performance evaluations. You will participate in the interview process assessing applicants and coordinates interviews with attorneys, when applicable. Consult with Supervisors prior to a new employee arriving regarding mentor assignment and checklist of items to be accomplished during the first 90 days. Work with Training Manager(s) to design, assess and coordinate programs for staff; coordinate ongoing developmental training for direct reports particularly as it relates to established goals and objectives and varying career stages. Serve as the escalation point in resolving issues. Creates and maintains solid relationships with attorneys, paralegals, and staff. Interact daily with Supervisor(s)/ Office Coordinators regarding coverage and work assignments. Work with Office Administrator/Manager on office operations and events as necessary.
A successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent educational experience and a minimum of 10 years related supervisory/management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, law firm experience highly preferred. Ability to interact effectively with all levels in the Firm. Skills in counseling and mentoring subordinates; ability to deliver disciplinary actions as appropriate. Skills in problem resolution while remaining calm in high-pressure situations. Innovative and strategic thinking. They offer a great salary up to $140,000 based on education, skills, and years of experience. Comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.
Please attach your resume as a WORD Document for immediate consideration!