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Organization Name: Kennedys

Position: HR Manager

Location: Basking Ridge, NJ

Education and/or Experience:

  • HR experience gained within professional services firm, including legal, financial services, or similar environment service-oriented industry.  Strong preference for law firm experience
  • Demonstrable ability to manage cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience working in global organizations preferred
  • Strong experience in creating, coordinating, and implementing professional development programming across professional disciplines
  • A solid understanding of diversity and inclusion from the US and global perspective and experience of implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives that have resulted in measurable changes within an organisation
  • A passion for and experience of corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Create impactful and innovative solutions to establish a strong reputation as a socially responsible firm

Job Description:

Kennedys, recently ranked as a Leading Firm in The Legal 500 US, a guide of outstanding firms and lawyers across the United States, is seeking a HR Manager to join its US HR Team.  This is a unique opportunity as the role is a combination of HR disciplines – Learning and Development; Diversity, Equality and Inclusion; and Corporate Social Responsibility. 

If you are a HR professional with experience in Learning and Development and have a passion for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility this role may be a great fit.

The role is based in our US headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. This is an exceptional, hybrid opportunity to join a growing, competitive law firm with a diversified global practice.

TEAM

Kennedys HR team supports the firm around the world with all people related matters including Business Partnering, Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity and Inclusion, HR Systems and Analytics, Learning and Development, Recruitment, and Reward. 

Job Responsibilities:

         Build meaningful relationships at all levels, internally and externally

         Carry out and lead on cyclical HR projects/tasks

         Work in conjunction with the wider HR team globally to ensure best practice

         Support, develop, mentor and coach direct reports or more junior team members

         Lead projects within the team as well as wider HR projects when required

         Drive strategic thinking and influence stakeholders

         Manage relevant processes and resource including budget management 

 

Additional responsibilities:

         Learning and Development

o          Identify learning and development training and program needs through consulting with US stakeholders and analysis of data.  Propose innovative and impactful learning solutions to address the professional development needs for all levels of personnel.

o          Work in conjunction with global Learning and Development team to identify best practices and leverage resources and program content to ensure the US is providing learning and development opportunities that are globally aligned

         Diversity, and Inclusion

o          Primary lead for diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives for the US, liaising with global Head of Responsible Business, global diversity and inclusion team members, and regional D&I advisory team as appropriate.  Ensure the US’s DE&I efforts are aligned globally. 

o          Provide guidance and subject matter expertise on all aspects of diversity, equality and inclusion including: using data and analytics to identify trends and where further improvement is desirable; embedding compliance and reporting; reviewing recruitment practices to ensure Kennedys US offices are hiring and retaining candidates from a broad range of backgrounds; and ensuring training programs raise awareness of, develop, and enhance inclusive behaviors for all employees. 

o          Act as an ambassador for diversity, equity and inclusion and represent Kennedys internally and externally

         Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”)

o          Work closely with Head of Responsible Business, global CSR team members, and regional CSR advisory group to devise, create and implement CSR initiatives that enhance the firm’s philanthropic and global CSR goals.  This includes all aspects from identifying and developing new community projects across all US office to planning to execution of same. 

o          Maintain an understanding of leading global trends in CSR, including sustainability and procurement

o          Support and engage employees on CSR projects and help to develop a CSR mindset across the offices. 

         Other

o          Work with the wider US and global HR team to update and ensure policies/procedures are efficient and in line with best practices

o          Deliver a high level, proactive, professional advice service to all the US offices, providing stakeholders with current, commercial and relevant advice on human resources matters relating to learning and development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Corporate Social Responsibility

General Duties:

         Maintain the high standard of service offered to the firm’s internal clients and assist in creating and developing the professional reputation of the function

         Understand and live by Kennedys values – approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive

         Be subject to varying degrees of supervision on a day-to-day basis

         Create and maintain professional and positive relationships with partners and employees

         Work in line with the firm’s Contribution Areas which are specific to your role and level

         Maintain trust and confidentiality at all times

         Act as a Trusted Advisor by building relationships across all business services teams to ensure a consistent approach and service

         Undertake any specific training as needed and when required

         Operate safely and considerately in the workplace.

This is a developing role and the job description is not exhaustive and may vary in line with changes in the team’s objective and firm policy.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply directly using this link: https://fsr.cvmailuk.com/kennedys/main.cfm?page=jobSpecific&jobId=65832&rcd=195420&queryString=srxksl%3D1%26groupType%5F21%3D3819 and simply note ALA as the source. Additionally, and/or alternatively, they can send emails directly to me at [email protected] A cover letter is not required, but encouraged for someone looking to explain their background, interests, career paths, etc.

 January 27, 2023

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Organization Name: Essex County Bar Association

Position: Executive Director

Location: Newark,  NJ

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's Degree

 

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) is seeking a new Executive Director. The ECBA has approximately 2,000 members and has been the premier professional association for attorneys and members of the Judiciary who either live or work in Essex County, New Jersey for 125 years. The Essex County Bar Foundation (ECBF) is the charitable arm of the ECBA, with a primary focus on providing education and services to the Essex County community.

We are seeking a motivated candidate who will demonstrate innovation and initiative as the full-time Executive Director (ED) for the ECBA/ECBF. The ED will report to the ECBA Officers and Board of Trustees and will work closely with the Officers and Board to chart strategy and execute day-to-day operations. The ED will be responsible for the operations of the ECBA/ECBF, including the following areas: fiscal, human resources, operational, program planning, sponsorships and development, membership, social media, community relations and board relations. In addition, the ED will serve as a liaison with ECBA members, the Judiciary, Essex County Court Administration, and other bar associations. Candidates with prior experience in small business management or law firm administration; non-profits; strategic planning; and/or fundraising are encouraged to apply.

The ECBA/ECBF offices are located in the Essex County Historic Courthouse in Newark, New Jersey. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

•Implementing and directing the goals, policies, and programs of the ECBA/ECBF;
•Developing and managing a combined annual operating budget of approximately
$500,000, including invoicing and collection of dues and program fees;
•Planning, scheduling and managing of all ECBA/ECBF meetings and events;
•Acting as a liaison with members of the Judiciary in Essex County;
•Coordination of all member services;
•Management and accreditation of all Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars; and
•Coordinating and operating public outreach programs.

SKILLS:
•Proficient in on-line platforms, including TEAMS and Zoom;
•QuickBooks Online, basic accounting, association memberships systems (AMS);
•Ability to utilize web and graphic design programs, including Adobe Design programs, tocreate marketing, event and seminar materials;
•Ability to administer and coordinate social media accounts on various platforms; and
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•B.A. or B.S from an accredited college; JD or MPA preferred.•Minimum of five years of experience in the practice of law, law firm management, or non-profit management with personnel supervision experience.•Willingness to work evenings or weekends, as necessary.

Qualified candidates may send letters of interest, resumes, and compensation requirements to Shoshana Schiff, ECBA/ECBF President, via email [email protected]. The Essex County Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate on any basis including race, creed, color, ancestry, marital status, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

November 23, 2022

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Organization Name: Javerbaum Wurgaft

Position: Marketing Manager

Location: Springfield NJ

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description: Javerbaum Wurgaft, one of New Jersey’s largest personal injury and business law firms seeks:Law Firm Marketing/Social Media Coordinator. Springfield, NJ office location .

Job Responsibilities: Social media and digital marketing including Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. Develop and implement marketing initiatives at the Firm, including internal and external communications.Liase with external Firm website company for updates and postings Meet with Firm attorneys on a regular basis to develop individual marketing plans.Manage publication of client alerts and other Firm materials, ensuring consistency and accuracy.Create and deploy content to clients and referral sources via Constant Contact.Manage Firm customer relations management (CRM) contact database of clients and referral sources.Manage press relations including issuing press releases to various legal and non-legal publications.Develop opportunities to publish articles in legal and non-legal publications. Support the development of Firm submissions and individual awards to approved attorney legal directory rankings.Important: Manage events including on-premises gatherings.

Job Requiremements: At least three years of law firm marketing experience, specifically in the communications and digital marketing area.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work collaboratively and think innovatively to increase the Firm's visibilityExcellent project management, organizational, and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects and to meet deadlinesHigh level of maturity and confidence necessary to interact with sophisticated internal and external clientsExcellent computer skills with knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, E-Marketing, and CRM programs.Advanced knowledge managing social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

How to Apply: Email [email protected] 

November 8, 2022

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Organization Name:  Daly Family Law

Position: Law Firm Administrator/Office Manager

Location: Morristown, NJ

Education and/or Experience: 

Job Description: We are seeking an energetic employee with a minimum of 5 years experience, preferably in a small to mid-size law firm, with excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills for our NJ office. The Office manager is responsible for all day to day operations, staff and workflow, building and office services and administrative functions. Strong communication skills are essential for managing, scheduling and training of all staff; enforcing the firm's policies and procedures; collaborating with attorneys and all personnel. Must be a team player and detail oriented with the ability to manage projects simultaneously. The incumbent will handle all human resource functions (payroll, benefits, recruitment), marketing, client billing, vendor sourcing, and any other job that arises to assist the business in functioning smoothly.

Job Responsibilities: Process bi-weely payroll, handle annual renewal of benefit programs including 401k and pension plan. Manage IT vendor with problems that arise or updates that need completed. Bill clients monthly using TABS3 system. Assist with training staff on all of the Firm's policies and procedures. Participate in the strategic planning process with owner to include marketing, staff assessment, long term business goals.

Job Requiremements: 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: 3-5 year experience as an office manager preferable in a law firm. Excellent organizational skills. Microsoft office suite is required. Prior HR and benefits experience is preferred.

How to Apply: Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements directly to Carolyn Daly at [email protected] 

November 8, 2022

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