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Professional Development, Coordinator – Training

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. From offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals, our more than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Job title
Professional Development, Coordinator – Training
New York
Professional Development
Reports to

Sr. Professional Development Manager – Training and ‎CLE

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (overtime as required)

Position Summary

The Coordinator, Professional Development - Training ‎will provide organizational and logistical support for the ‎Training and CLE team and the firm’s global training ‎initiatives. This is a dynamic position requiring the ‎ability to demonstrate professionalism, effective ‎communication skills, and use of good judgment as a ‎valued member of a support team.‎

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Professional Development – Training and CLE ‎Team Support

  • Assist in planning, logistical coordination, and execution of firmwide training initiatives, including coordinating with firm departments and attorneys
  • Act as point of contact for training-related questions and requests from business services staff and attorneys
  • Maintain files and general record-keeping for the Training and CLE team
  • Maintain calendars for in-house trainings
  • Provide other administrative, logistical, and organizational support for the Training team

Coordination of Training Programs

  • Assist with coordinating the firm’s global training initiatives, both in-house and through external consultants
  • Provide support for the firm’s major milestone training programs for 1st, 3rd, and 5th-year associates, including helping develop and improve curriculum and assisting with program logistics
  • Work with representatives from all offices and firm practice groups to ensure consistency in terms of quantity and quality of training programs firmwide
  • Track attendance at and analyze feedback from firmwide training programs to help develop and improve training initiatives
  • Assist with periodic training needs assessments, analyzing input from attorneys at all levels
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and technical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with lawyers, managers, and staff
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet competing deadlines
  • Creative and thoughtful self-starter with excellent attention to detail
  • Pro-active problem solver
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work well with internal and external clients
  • Customer service oriented; responsive to inquiries; strong independent problem solving skills
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • At least one year’s experience with similar responsibilities in a large law firm with multiple CLE jurisdictions.

The expected base salary for this position ranges ‎from $65,000-$90,000. Salary offers are based on a wide ‎range of factors including relevant skills, training, ‎experience, education, anticipated assignment, ‎and, where applicable, licensure or certifications ‎obtained. Market and organizational factors are ‎also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive ‎salary and comprehensive benefits package.‎

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.

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This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.