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Senior Professional Development Coordinator, Assignments (Resource Management)

Clifford Chance US LLP
New York, New York 10019
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, Weekends, Overtime


The primary objective of the Senior Professional Development Coordinator, Assignments (Resource Management) is to support the Professional Development Manager, Assignments with associate staffing, planning and resource management. The role will interact with the Transactional (Banking & Finance, Corporate and Capital Markets) and Litigation practices. This position will work closely with the Manager to optimize the allocation of work and ensure efficient and appropriate staffing of client matters, business development projects and pro bono initiatives while also supporting associate development.



  • Assist with the staffing of time sensitive assignments, taking the lead as needed
  • Meet with associates as directed by Manager to discuss their schedule, utilization and area(s) of interest
  • Communicate with partners and senior associates regarding staffing needs and ask appropriate questions in order to identify effective solutions
  • Staff matters according to associate interests/availability
  • Assist partners/counsels/senior associates with all staffing requests
  • Serve as primary back-up to Manager, providing coverage as needed
  • Monitor and track associate availability
  • Review reports generated from the staffing database
  • Track associate billable and non-billable hours
  • Liase with Practice Area Leaders regarding utilization and availability
  • Identify associates interested in client or Firm secondments, assist with secondment arrangements
  • Document associate performance feedback as needed
  • Work on various assignments/projects/initiatives as needed
  • Become familiar with attorney practice areas and keep abreast of changes






  • Minimum of high School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of four years' experience working at a law firm or other professional services firm; staffing experience required.  Professional Development or Human Resources experience a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize competing demands to meet deadlines
  • Strategic thinker with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to make effective decisions using sound judgment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain strong internal working relationships with all levels in the organization
  • Excellent organizational and client service skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (highly proficient in Excel)
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed
  • Must be independently legally authorized to work in the United States




Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.


Alongside world-class legal careers, Clifford Chance offers excellent opportunities in the support functions that underpin its business operations. By joining us in Business Services, you will help us to innovate in the way we deliver our services and enable us to run a successful multinational business that never stands still.  Business Services are integral to the running of the firm and are critical to its success.



It has been and continues to be the Firm’s policy to provide equal opportunity and equal terms and conditions of employment to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, or any other status protected by law.


Alternatives are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system.  For assistance, please contact Clifford Chance's Human Resources Department at hr.recruiting@cliffordchance.com or 212.878.8025.




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