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Director of Recruiting & Professional Development

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Director of Recruiting & Professional Development

West Virginia


Prestigious NLJ 150 regional law firm, based in West Virginia, with more than 300 lawyers, and 14 offices in 6 states, is seeking a Director of Recruiting & Professional Development. The Director is responsible for handling firm-wide attorney recruiting over the entire recruiting life cycle. He or she also works closely with Department Heads, Practice Group Leaders and Team Leaders to develop and implement the firm’s professional development programs for attorneys.


Recruiting includes the recruitment of lateral partners and associates to meet the firm’s strategic objectives and practice group talent needs. This responsibility includes designing workflows, managing the entire hiring process and successfully onboarding lateral attorneys.  It involves service on the Recruiting Committee including the development of policies, procedures and initiatives.  The Director is also responsible for overseeing the administration of on-campus and in-office interviews and coordination of orientation and summer associate programs. 


Professional development involves working closely with Department Heads, Practice Group Leaders and Team Leaders to develop and implement legal skills training programs that enhance general and practice-specific performance of attorneys, as well as a business skills curriculum and leadership training program. The Director manages the lateral attorney integration program and oversees the development and implementation of various associate engagement programs and initiatives, including the mentoring program.


In addition, the Director will coordinate the non-partner attorney evaluation process, track and evaluate retention and attrition trends, track industry trends and initiatives in lawyer development and recommend strategies for improvement. The Director reports to the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and works collaboratively with the Chair of the Recruiting Committee. The position also has frequent interaction with the CEO and other firm leaders.  The Director supervises and works closely with the Manager of Professional Development. 


A bachelor’s degree and significant professional recruiting experience are required. Law firm experience is highly preferred. A law degree or an advanced degree in the area of adult education, training and development is a plus.  The compensation package is commensurate with the position and responsibilities.


Please email your resume in confidence, along with salary requirements, to David Gorman, Director of Human Resources, at

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