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Professional Development Assistant

Human Resources
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The primary objective of the Professional Development Assistant is to support the Professional Development Manager, Assignments with associate staffing, planning and resource management.  The role will interact with the Transactional (Banking & Finance, Corporate and Capital Markets) and Litigation practices. This position will work closely with the Manager to optimize the allocation of work and ensure efficient and appropriate staffing of client matters and support associate development.




·    Assist with the staffing of time sensitive assignments

·    Monitor associate availability

·    Staff matters according to associate interests and availability and          partner/senior associate requests

·    Familiarize yourself with attorney practice areas and keep abreast of changes

·    Ensure that the staffing database (Retain) is updated accordingly

·    Review reports generated from the staffing database

·    Serve as liaison with the Global Shared Service Center ("GSSC")

·    Track associate billable and non-billable hours

·    Maintain the Holiday/Out of Office tracker

·    Document associate performance feedback as directed

·    Work on various assignments/projects/initiatives as needed





·    1-2 years administrative support experience in a professional services organization

·    Ability to work under pressure and prioritize competing demands to meet deadlines

·    Strategic thinker and problem solver

·    Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and growing environment

·    Excellent oral and written communication skills

·    Make effective decisions using sound judgment

·    Proven ability to work collaboratively and maintain strong internal working relationships

·    Excellent organizational and client service skills

·    Proficiency in MS Office (highly proficient in Excel)

·    Ability to work overtime as assigned

·    Must be independently legally authorized to work in the United States



Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.

Alongside world-class legal careers, Clifford Chance offers excellent opportunities in the support functions that underpin its business operations. By joining us in Business Services, you will help us to innovate in the way we deliver our services and enable us to run a successful multinational business that never stands still.  Business Services are integral to the running of the firm and are critical to its success.



It has been and continues to be the Firm’s policy to provide equal opportunity and equal terms and conditions of employment to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, immigration status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, or any other status protected by law.

Alternatives are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system.  For assistance, please contact Clifford Chance's Human Resources Department at hr.recruiting@cliffordchance.com.



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