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Talent Development Assistant

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Chicago , Illinois 60606
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Job Details

The TD Assistant will be a key member of the Firm’s Talent Development team, supporting the department in successfully executing its overall strategy and goals. This position is responsible for supporting administration of this group, locally and nationally and the ongoing performance management, career development and retention of the Firm’s attorneys.

Job Description

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist TD team with all attorney performance and development matters;
  • Preparing attorney productivity reports in excel for email distribution
  • Responsible for compiling evaluation reports and feedback, as well as tracking completion rates and sending email reminders.
  • Administrative set-up and logistical coordination for in-house training programs and meetings, including sending outlook calendar invites, booking conference rooms in respective locations, technology set-up, preparation and distribution of materials, tracking RSVP’s. 
  • Responsible for updating department reporting and files including exit interview data, practice specific attorney reports, demographic information, mentoring assignments, associate competency placement (Grids), new hire data, attorney leave information, and continuous updates in evaluation software (viDesktop). 
  • Processing team expense reports, check requests and invoices for payment. 
  • Monitor and update Talent Development  intranet  page and policies
  • Provide back-up and support for firm CLE administration, including processing CLE certificates, compliance documents and database management. 
  • Assist other national learning and development functions and initiatives as needed.
  • Assist other national legal recruiting functions and initiatives as needed.
  • Act as a steward of the firm’s culture and values to promote and build a culture of collaboration, teamwork and high performance


  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to establish positive relationships and keep a wide number of people “in the loop” and informed of project and program status is critical. 
  • Able to work well independently and with limited supervision. 
  • Strong planning, organization and follow up skills. Must be able to organize and follow up on all the details necessary for a program/event/workshop. Good overall project management skills are critical. 
  • Attention to detail. Must have good proofreading skills and concern for quality to ensure that the work product is correct and of high quality. 
  • Advanced proficiency in power point and excel required.
  • Working knowledge of viDesktop and Workday is a plus.

Education and Prior Experience Criteria
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience. Prior experience in a human resources, talent/professional development or learning environment preferred. Experience working in a law firm is a plus.

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