Requisition Number: 2023-05-04305-0171-001
Job Title: HR Recruiting Assistant
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. 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.

HR Recruiting Assistant

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Description/Job Summary

The HR Recruiting Assistant is responsible for assisting the HR Recruitment team with all professional staff efforts for the Firm.


  • Schedule candidates for in-person and virtual interviews; distribute interview confirmations
  • Manage internal and external job postings insuring all vacancies are accompanied by an approved requisition
  • Actively review applicants resumes and source candidates on LinkedIn, using Boolean searches
  • Maintain recruiting database (BalanceTrak, Excel), including initial input of prospects and resumes
  • Maintain existing sourcing resources and implement new strategies to build a pipeline of available candidates in anticipation of hiring needs
  • Prepare offer letters and onboarding paperwork
  • Maintain communication with managers and candidates throughout the entire recruiting process
  • Provide the HR team with regular progress reports of positions filled and current vacancies
  • Consistently focus recruiting efforts to meet diversity goals
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • 1 to 3 years of corporate experience required
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Web applications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Can organize, prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities in a high pressure environment
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills

Required Experience

Preferred Experience

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in HR and/or recruiting and hiring exempt and non-exempt positions in disciplines such as IT, finance/accounting, office services, and/or secretarial preferred
  • Familiarity with HR concepts and practices related to identifying, attracting and selecting candidates preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing candidates via internet, networking, employee referrals and job postings preferred

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree required


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $55k to $65k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is non-exempt meaning that it is overtime pay eligible.

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is committed to a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm prohibits discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. “Gender” includes actual or perceived sex, a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth. This Policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the Firm, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.