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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs more than 165 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal practice assistants. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply for any Administrative position listed below, qualified candidates are requested to click here.

DIRECTOR OF COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Compensation & Benefits. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, development, implementation and communication of the Firm’s compensation and benefits strategies, ensuring that all total rewards programs remain competitive with the marketplace while being consistent and sustainable. The Director of Compensation & Benefits will lead the assessment of our health, compensation and retirement benefits strategy, while providing guidance to Firm management regarding market trends; keeping current with legislative trends, marketplace changes and advances, making recommendations to ensure the Firm remains competitive and compliant, and is able to attract and retain top talent.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area of study. Seven to ten years’ experience in the development, implementation and execution of total rewards programs and compensation strategies is required. Total rewards certifications such as Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) preferred. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as solid knowledge and understanding of all legal, tax, regulatory issues related to compensation and benefits program administration.

ESTATE PLANNING ASSISTANT PARALEGAL - HARTFORD

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estate Planning Assistant Paralegal, resident in our Hartford office.  The Assistant Paralegal will work closely with the Trusts & Estates Practice Group’s attorneys and paralegals to assist with the preparation of estate planning documents, such as wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care instructions, and change of beneficiary and ownership forms. 

A Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate is preferred.  Candidates must have a strong interest in learning all aspects of estate planning. Candidates must also be self-motivated, possess a client-service mindset and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Proficiency in the MS Office Suite, excellent communication and organizational skills required.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL - HARTFORD

We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal, resident in our Hartford office, assisting the firm’s Finance and Real Estate Practice Groups in the representation of small and large businesses, commercial banks and investment institutions in financing transactions and general business entity matters.

The ideal candidate will have solid commercial real estate and finance experience including possessing a thorough understanding of reviewing and analyzing title and survey documents, preparation of documentation relating to commercial banking transactions. In addition, the successful applicant will have experience negotiating title policies in connection with land acquisition and disposition matters. Prior law firm experience in a title and survey review capacity is required.

The successful candidate must possess 5+ years of commercial real estate transactional experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills along with excellent organizational skills are required. A Bachelor's Degree and/or paralegal certificate is preferred.

RECORDS AND INFORMATION GOVERNANCE SPECIALIST - STAMFORD

Reporting to the Records and Information Governance Manager, the Records and Information Governance Specialist will actively assist with the implementation of the Firm Information Governance Program. The Records and Information Governance Specialist will maintain, recommend, and implement improvements under the direction of the Records and Information Governance Manager, provide effective support to ensure Firm-wide compliance, and perform work relating to the creation, storage, retrieval and retention of electronic and physical files, as well as complete other special projects as needed. While this position is resident in our Stamford office, travel between the Firm offices will be required.

Bachelor's degree preferred; High School degree or equivalent required; strong technical background with excellent computer skills including proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to interface positively and effectively with a variety of individuals at all levels, both inside and outside of the Firm, with confidence and clarity; ability to perform well under pressure and to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment; ability to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision as well as collaborate with team members; must have client-service mindset and strong attention to detail.

REGIONAL IT SPECIALIST - STAMFORD

We have an opening for a Regional IT Specialist resident in our Stamford office.  The Regional IT Specialist is responsible for the coordination, control, and maintenance and support of the Firm systems and hardware in the Firm’s Stamford, Greenwich, New Haven and New York offices.  The successful candidate will set priorities and respond to trouble calls and service desk referrals, update associated knowledge databases and follow up as appropriate, research and troubleshoot desktop systems hardware and software problems, removing and replacing defective components as needed.  In addition, the Regional IT Specialist shall administer the installation, removal, replacement and maintenance of the Firm’s computers, laptops, printers, fax machines and other communications and computer systems and peripherals including video conferencing and other specialized devices.

Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of three years’ experience in computer networks and systems maintenance as well as the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meeting deadlines and working with minimal supervision is essential.  MOS, MSCA, HDI, CompTia A+ Certifications are highly desired.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST - HARTFORD

We have an opening for an Accounts Payable Specialist, resident in our Hartford office.  The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for processing employee and partner expense reimbursement payments, processing all corporate credit card account transactions, reimbursing satellite office petty cash accounts, processing client cost recovery accounts, preparation of weekly time advisory report, weekly processing of Federal Express invoices and monthly procurement of employee transportation passes. The Accounts Payable Specialist also serves as back-up to general accounts payable functions, trust check requests and on demand remote office check requests as needed.

Qualified candidates must have three or more years of experience with accounts payable, preferably in a law firm or other professional services firm.  Advanced level skills with Microsoft Excel is required.  An Associate’s Degree in accounting or business as well as experience with CMS/Aderant and Chrome River software is preferred.  The successful candidate must produce high quality, accurate work and possess superior organizational and communication skills.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact:

Debra A. Amato
Director of Staff Recruiting and Retention
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: damato@goodwin.com

No agencies, please.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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