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Coordinator, Talent Acquisition - Legal

Goodwin Procter LLP – Boston, MA

Make an impact at Goodwin , a global 50 law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters, and an increasingly focused approach to working with clients in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries. Our more than 1,000 corporate and litigation attorneys leverage their specific experience and assemble full-service teams to advise clients in these and adjacent industries.

As the Talent Acquisition, Legal Coordinator , you will be responsible for providing analytical and administrative support to the Talent Acquisition, Legal Department with respect to summer associate, entry-level and lateral associate recruiting for the Boston office. The Coordinator is a face of the firm for attorney hires, lateral candidates, and law students in Boston, and is called upon to ensure that the recruiting efforts and events run smoothly and efficiently.

The ideal candidate will be analytical, thoughtful, collaborative, and also possess a commitment to ensuring all candidates have a positive experience throughout the recruitment and onboarding process. If you possess these qualities and are interested in joining a dynamic and collegial team at an AmLaw 50 firm that is committed to diversity and inclusion and delivering excellent client service, we hope you will apply.

What you do:

  • On Campus Interviews (Law Schools):
    • Coordinate the on-campus recruiting process for the Boston office. Organize materials for on-campus interviews, schedule in-office interviews with candidates, identify attorney interviewers, prepare interview schedules, communicate with candidates about logistics, and serve as the primary point of contact for candidates on interview days and throughout the process.
  • Summer Program:
    • Work with the Boston team to coordinate all aspects of summer program, including scheduling orientation meetings, assembling materials, planning and executing social events, collecting evaluations, scheduling reviews, monitoring work projects and assignments, tracking attendance at events, preparing offer letters, and tracking offers.
  • General:
    • Organize interviews for summer, fall, and lateral attorney candidates. Prepare meeting schedules for candidates, prepare and distribute candidate materials to interviewing attorneys, greet candidates, maintain recruiting calendars, solicit comments from attorney interviewers, and process recruiting expenses/reimbursements for candidates and attorney participants.
    • Process resumes, track candidates, run reports, and maintain complete candidate files in our recruitment database (LawCruit).
    • Work with Talent Acquisition, Legal team members in other offices on department-wide projects and initiatives.
    • Work closely with the Human Resources and Conflicts Departments to ensure that all new hire paperwork is completed and submitted for all summer, fall and lateral associates.
    • Analyze, compile, and update various demographic and statistical information and other reporting materials.

Who you are:

  • Bachelors degree and a minimum of three+ years of professional experience (preferably in a law or professional services firm).
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to interface effectively, professionally, courteously and confidently with candidates, partners, search firm professionals and all levels of firm personnel and staff.
  • Sound judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to respect, protect and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, and work on multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Must be flexible and able to handle a fast-paced environment, extended hours, travel, and be available to work off-hours when necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office, LawCruit, and the ability to adapt to new software.


Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, physical and mental disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws.

Please note: Various agencies of the United States government require employers to collect information on applicants and employees. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and certain clients request us to keep track of certain aggregate information regarding lawyers. EEO information requested on this application is for purposes of compliance with these recordkeeping and reporting requirements and to determine recruiting and employment patterns. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

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