Recruiting Manager

Recruiting Los Angeles, California San Francisco, California Chicago, Illinois Houston, Texas

King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, seeks a Recruiting Manager to join our Recruiting department in our Houston, San Francisco or Los Angeles office.  The candidate, working with others, will coordinate recruiting programs for associates (including recruiting for summer associates, first years, judicial clerks, and lateral associates).  

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, discount programs, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.


Candidates will have the following responsibilities:


  • Communicate with incoming summers regarding start date, moving, housing.
  • Conduct orientation for the summer associates.
  • Arrange and execute summer social events.
  • Manage summer mentoring program.
  • Prepare evaluation materials for summer associate reviews.
  • Track work assignments, evaluation of same, and provide data to all relevant parties.
  • Coordinate OCI process from start to finish, including resume selection, OCI schedules, callback meetings, callback days, extending offers, and tracking our callback, offer and accept rates


  • Prepare registration materials for on-campus interviewing at law schools. Coordinate OCI dates across offices.  Make all necessary arrangements at law schools for on-campus interviewing
  • Coordinate OCI process from start to finish, including resume selection, OCI schedules, callback meetings, callback days, extending offers, and tracking callback, offer and accept rates
  • Prepare evaluation summaries of recruits during fall recruiting season.
  • Design and arrange for on-campus events throughout the year as appropriate


  • Provide top-notch recruiting experience from start to finish, from initial touchpoint to offer acceptance and onboarding.
  • Review candidate resumes, coordinate interview schedules, and assess interview evaluations.
  • Produce appropriate correspondence and maintain accurate records.
  • Source lateral candidates through various methods including associate referrals and recruiters.
  • Respond to inquiries from candidates and search firms regarding open positions.
  • Manage the maintenance of the recruiting database (LawCruit).
  • Design and schedule orientation meetings for new lateral attorneys.
  • Coordinate introductions for new attorneys.


  • Assist in the preparation and management of budget categories that are directly relevant to the summer and fall recruiting programs.
  • Analyze information regarding summer and fall recruiting data.
  • Participate in firmwide recruiting initiatives
  • Other projects as requested.


Successful candidates have the ability to communicate well with applicants, attorneys, all levels of administrative staff and contacts outside the firm (includes written and verbal communications); ability to evaluate applicants’ presentation skills (e.g., during interviews and by reviewing applicants’ correspondence and resumes); attention to detail and strong organizational skills; familiarity with the legal recruiting market; and is able to work independently with limited supervision.  Applicants are required to have a college or law degree with at least 3 years of experience in legal or professional services recruitment or placement preferred.

We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2000 lawyers and business professionals in 23 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.

King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.