Requisition Number: 2021-02-04320-0153-002
Job Title: Practice Innovation Coordinator
City: New York
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.
The Practice Innovation Coordinator will support the Practice Innovation Managers and the Director of Practice Innovation as they develop, implement and raise general awareness of a firm-wide program around innovating the practice of law to improve client value. The Coordinator may also support the Director of Practice Management. This position offers opportunities to be exposed to and learn about law firm knowledge management, practice innovation, editorial communications, training, technology assessment, implementation, evangelism, and adoption, and practice management.
This is a newly developed role in the growing Practice Innovation team and is an excellent opportunity for a proactive self-starter with law firm/corporate communications experience to help the team communicate and evangelize technology solutions for attorneys at the firm by developing and refining a range of communications collateral, guided training material, and internal marketing strategies to promote user adoption. The position reports to the Director of Practice Innovation.
Assist Practice Innovation Managers with successful delivery of training programs for attorney adoption of practice innovation technologies
Assist Practice Management team with administrative duties as assigned, such as scheduling meetings, program and event coordination, etc.
Create and maintain internal marketing materials about the firm’s practice innovation tools, solutions and initiatives
Maintains internal practice innovation page on the firm’s intranet; curate internal resources (e.g., Sharepoint) to maintain links, documentation, etc.
Assists with development of user adoption campaigns and strategy
Utilize commonly used graphic and design tools (e.g., SnagIt, Camtasia, etc.) to create dynamic and visually appealing deliverables to engage attorneys and other members of the firm
Champion Practice Innovation team’s engagement with attorneys, promoting visibility of team and team’s efforts
Create and refine written training material, such as PowerPoint training decks, PDF Quick Reference Guides (QRCs), etc.
Create and refine audio/video training material, such as recorded training guidance, platform demonstration/walk-throughs, etc.
Create and distribute periodic newsletters, tips/tricks, etc. communications to attorneys to drive adoption of technology platforms at the firm
Assist in drafting presentations to be used for management and practice group meetings
Assist with Practice Innovation team with projects such as platform/competitive research and industry analysis
Curate articles on legal practice innovation and legal operations
Work on ad hoc and special projects requested by the Practice Innovation team
This position requires 2-5 years of relevant experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience authoring editorial and marketing communications; ability to deliver compelling messaging and produce quality and creative written communications and presentations
Advanced knowledge of core Microsoft Office applications (i.e., PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
Basic graphic design capabilities and familiarity with available tools in the marketplace (e.g., Canva, Adobe InDesign, etc.)
Experience using screen capture tools such as Snagit, Snip & Sketch, etc. for creating training and user engagement/tutorial material
Experience using audio/video tools such as Camtasia, Filmora, Vimeo, etc. for creating training and user engagement/tutorial material
Strong project management skills and ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Proven analytical capabilities
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with both attorneys and non-attorney professionals at the firm
General digital and tech-savviness and social media acumen
Time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects
Positive attitude, team player, and hard-working nature
Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Sound judgment with respect to confidential and sensitive information
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