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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.

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CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER - HARTFORD

We have an exciting opening for a Client Relations Manager, resident in our Hartford office. The Client Relations Manager assists with the development and execution of business development strategies for key practices and industries across the Firm. This position works directly with all members of the Marketing and Business Development department. Key objectives are to raise the market profile of the partners and firm practices/industries and coordinate efforts with team members on cross-selling efforts and other firm-wide programs.

The Client Relations Manager collaborates regularly with practice and industry group leaders to track marketing activities against budgets, benchmark progress, and measure ROI for identified practices and industry groups, identifies and prioritizes strategic client educational programs, speaking opportunities and sponsorships for key practices and industries. In addition, the Client Relations Manager oversees execution, follow up and reporting of strategic client events, works with practice and industry group leaders to support cross-selling opportunities, and supports the proposal team as needed with RFPs and other business development opportunities.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in marketing, communications, business or related field. Advanced degree is beneficial, but not required. In addition, the successful candidate must have 7+ years of business development, marketing or relevant field experience, preferably in legal or other professional services environment. A high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

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 Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area of study. Seven to ten years’ experience in 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 a solid knowledge and understanding of all legal, tax, regulatory issues related to compensation and benefits program administration.

LEGAL PRACTICE ASSISTANT - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW - HARTFORD

We have an opening for a Legal Practice Assistant to provide support to the Chair of our Environmental Practice Group. This position is resident in our Hartford office. We are seeking an experienced and organized individual who can juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for extensive client contact and scheduling, calendar and meeting management, handling travel arrangements, document production, expense tracking and reconciliation, time entry and client billing. The ideal candidate must thrive in an environment that is client-focused, fast-paced and deadline-driven. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess solid oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and time management skills in addition to being highly motivated to learn. The ability to work well under pressure, strong attention to detail and accuracy as well as being proactive in prioritizing work is necessary. Knowledge of state and federal court rules and procedures, as well as experience with electronic filing in state and federal court, is preferred. Strong word processing skills and the ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint, is required.

CORPORATE PARALEGAL - HARTFORD

We have an exciting opportunity for a Corporate 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.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL SPECIALIST - HARTFORD

We are seeking a Business Development Proposal Specialist, resident in our Hartford office.  The Business Development Proposal Specialist will serve as the project manager for all RFPs, including scheduling and hosting initial strategy meetings, communicating and managing deadlines, final compilation, submission and follow up/review of the proposal processes.  The successful candidate will also manage the Firm’s centralized system for proposals and RFPs, including tracking and reporting metrics, in addition to building and refining the Firm’s inventory of response materials, coordinating informal pitches and assembling marketing materials for attorney speaking engagements or meetings.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field in addition to possessing three to five years of business development, marketing or professional services experience, preferably in a law firm.  The successful candidate must have excellent time management and organizational skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills.  A high degree of computer proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint is essential. Experience with using a Proposal Generator system and Representative Experience Database preferred. 

LEGAL RECRUITING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR - HARTFORD

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator, resident in our Hartford office. The Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator will support our firm-wide legal recruiting, training, development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently. Responsibilities include administrative support for various recruiting, professional development and diversity initiatives, including assisting with orientation, on-boarding and integration of new attorneys, preparing and maintaining personnel files, preparing orientation materials and serving as an information source and liaison. The Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator will also partner with team members to assist with on-campus interviews, including preparing on-campus interviewing materials and weekly Hiring Committee reports during the on-campus recruiting season. In addition, the successful candidate will maintain of our applicant tracking database (LawCruit) and prepare correspondence and other documentation as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree is required, with 1-3 years of office experience in a law firm or other business professional setting. In this role you must have the ability to prioritize and multitask effectively, while meeting critical deadlines. Exemplary written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to handle confidential documents and information appropriately are required. The successful candidate will be highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Familiarity with viEval, LawCruit and/or CE Manager are a plus.

LEVEL II ENGINEER - HARTFORD

We are seeking a Level II Engineer to join our IT team in our Hartford office. The Level II Engineer is responsible for the coordination, control, and maintenance and support of the Firm systems and hardware. The Level II Engineer will respond to trouble calls and service desk referrals, update associated knowledge databases, and follow up as appropriate. The successful candidate will research and troubleshoot desktop systems hardware and software problems as well as administering 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. The successful candidate will also perform routine and periodic maintenance of Firm communication and computer systems, as well as installation and maintenance of practice specific software.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years in computer networks and systems maintenance experience and a proven track record of maintaining IT PMO structure. MOS, MSCA, HDI, CompTia A+ certifications are highly desirable.

ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - HARTFORD

The Enterprise Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance, design and deployment of the enterprise communications systems environment by identifying systems requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring communication systems performance. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the creation of communication systems specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements. The successful candidate will assist with designing, implementing and administering virtualization, server infrastructure and hardware.

Proven experience in a systems administrator or equivalent role is required. Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of network infrastructure as well as experience with Microsoft Exchange, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity, and video conference solutions implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired. The successful candidate will have the ability to set up and configure communications systems hardware and software. Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies as well as possessing excellent written, verbal and organizational skills is required.

INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER - CT, DC, NY OFFICES OR REMOTE IN U.S.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Information Security Manager resident in our Connecticut, Washington D.C., New York offices or working remotely in the United States.

The Information Security Manager will work with executives from all departments and directly with the Director of Enterprise Operations & Information Security, CIO, other members of the IT department, and firm personnel. Successful candidates must be an expert in the current best practices and tools for protecting client, company, employee, and end-user data, communications & systems. The ability to maintain a cyber-risk and security program, recommending, writing and maintaining company security standards and policies, continuous evaluation and audits supporting corporate, financial, and regulatory processes in computer and communications hardware, OS software and applications are essential. The top candidates will be excellent leaders skilled in audit, analysis, assessment and technical writing.

Qualified candidates will have 10+ years of Information Technology experience with a BS or MS in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related technical field, as well as five+ years of specialization in information security. CISSP, CISM, CRISC or CISA security certification desired.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST - CT, DC, NY OFFICES OR REMOTE IN U.S.

We are seeking a Project Management & Procurement Specialist to work with members of our IT department, firm personnel and attorneys, on leading the firm Project Management Office (PMO), managing project alignment, resource management, conducting project conferences, and coordinating on other project-related tasks. The Project Management & Procurement Specialist also serves as the central resource for procurement & purchasing related responsibilities.

The successful candidate will lead and serve as primary head of project standardization, building consistency across project lifecycles. Experience with project management frameworks such as PMI, Agile and ITIL as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail are required.

Qualified candidates will have 7+ years of Information Technology experience, with a focus on project management. BS in Information Technology or related field is desired. Experience working with Microsoft Project, Teamwork.com or Zoho Projects also desired.

ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

We have an exciting opportunity for an Enterprise Systems Administrator. The Enterprise Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance, design and deployment of the enterprise communications environment by identifying communications requirements; installing upgrades and monitoring the performance of enterprise systems. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the creation of systems specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements. The successful candidate will assist with designing, implementing and administering virtualization, server infrastructure and hardware. The successful candidate will also be responsible for administering and maintaining Windows Active Directory domain, virtualization platforms, server hardware and software, and all systems backups.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, in addition to proven experience in an Enterprise Systems Administrator role is required. Hands on experience with VMware, Windows Server 2016, Active Directory, SAN/NAS storage and common backup solutions is essential. The successful candidate must possess excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of enterprise systems and infrastructure in addition to having the ability to set up and configure system-related hardware and software.

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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