$250K — $500K+*
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Director of Administration to join our winning team, located in Boston. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
As the Director of Administration at Latham, you will function as a business partner to the Office Managing Partner, contributing to the strategic planning and implementation of goals and objectives for the Boston office (“the Office”). You will provide direction, guidance, and advice to all administrators, managers, supervisors, attorneys, and staff regarding the general business operations of the Firm and the Office. The Director of Administration will develop and supervise the Office staff by performing a multitude of responsibilities related to the following functional areas: accounting/finance, human resources, marketing/business development, research/library, technology, facilities/operations, secretaries, litigation services, and the administrative components of the Firm’s Committees. The Director of Administration will also serve as a business partner to global departments.
As the Director of Administration, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Director of Administration must have strong management skills in finance, human resources, operations/facilities, technology/information services, attorney relations, change initiatives, and strategic planning. Excellent leadership skills (i.e., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) necessary for effective management and well-developed and professional interpersonal skills are desired, including the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm. The Director must display strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to draft, review, and negotiate contracts or other communications as needed. The Director of Administration must possess the ability to work in and foster a team environment with a customer service focus while developing extensive knowledge of firm procedures, policies, and practices. The ability to demonstrate creative thinking while providing strategic support to senior management is desired.
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business or a related field is required. An MBA or related Master's degree or equivalent is preferred. A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible office management experience in legal or a professional services environment is desired.
The Director of Administration will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a generous PTO program.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ link.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Valid through: 10/15/2020