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Professional Development Manager

New York, NY
KJM Staffing Solutions has a great opportunity for Professional Development Manager.  Our client is a top ranked global law firm and this role will be based in the New York (Midtown) office.  This role offers a high base, excellent benefits and growth opportunities within a prestigious law firm.
Core Responsibilities:
  • Together with other members of the HR team, manage the Global Performance Management and Feedback processes, including annual performance reviews and career development discussions for counsel, associates and Business Services professionals
  • Manage the formal upward review process for partners and counsel
  • Recommend and implement training programs and coaching for lawyers and Business Services professionals based on needs surfaced in connection with the performance reviews and career development discussions
  • Conduct exit interviews with departing counsel and associates in specific practice groups and provide summary and analysis on departures to senior management
  • Work as a part of a team responsible for planning, designing and delivering core skills training programs for lawyers and Business Services professionals in the Americas
  • Plan, oversee and execute all aspects of Summer Associate University, including substantive trainings, core skills trainings and Deal-o-Rama
  • Recommend and implement ways in which we can maximize our subscriptions with PLI, Hotshot Legal, Rosetta Stone, LawFirmElearning and other providers as they may change or be supplemented from time to time
  • Oversee the planning of morale events, including semi-annual all-lawyer events, multi-group coolers and class year gatherings
  • Advise the New York Associates Committee on proposed initiatives designed to increase associate satisfaction
  • Plan and attend lunches among the Associate Development Partners and associates, and breakfasts among the Senior Partner and associates, and follow up on suggestions as appropriate
  • Manage the Professional Development budget
  • Directly and indirectly supervise and manage employees and be responsible for their overall direction, coordination and evaluation 
  • Assist the Professional Development team and the wider Talent Development team with additional projects, as needed, including orientation and onboarding, eLearning, mentorship/sponsorship programs, the Career Center and global conferences
  • Collaborate with the Professional Development team and members of other Business Services Departments to suggest new initiatives designed to benefit the firm’s employees
  • Perform such other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time
  • 4+ years of experience managing the learning and development function in a law firm or professional services environment
  • 2+ years of experience managing others
  • Bachelors’ Degree required
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows-based systems
  • Proficient in the application of instructional design, curriculum design and adult learning principles
  • Familiarity with viDesktop, CE Manager and Workday.
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver effective L&D programs to lawyers and business services employees
  • Proven ability to develop and use metrics to make the business case for L&D programs, to align strategy with business goals and, to assess and justify L&D programs

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