Seed IP Law Group LLP, a premier intellectual property law firm located in Seattle, is looking for an experienced Executive Director to replace the retiring Executive Director. The individual will work closely with the Firm’s Managing Partner and members of the Management Committee to sustain and expand on the firm’s track record of success. Ideal candidates will have a strong planning and financial background, and demonstrated experience managing operations, including finance, accounting, human resources, information technology, and facilities.
The Executive Director reports to the Managing Partner and is responsible for overseeing operational and nonprofessional activities of the firm. This individual works closely with the Managing Partner and the Management Committee to implement and update, as necessary, the Firm’s strategic plan and business goals. This position serves as an ex-officio member of the Management and Compensation Committees and is closely involved in attorney recruiting.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work directly with the Managing Partner in addressing the needs of the office and communicating firm policies and procedures.
- Exercise sound judgment in matters regarding personnel and business operations.
- Serve as a non-voting member of the firm’s Management and Compensation Committees.
- Participates in attorney evaluations and provide practice group leaders with various compensation and profitability analyses.
- Oversee and manage the human resources function, including employee recruitment, benefits, compensation, performance management, and professional development for attorneys, administration, paralegals, and support staff.
- Align staff functions and manage cross-functional projects to accomplish the firm’s business goals.
- Regularly evaluate all administrative and support staff functions to assure efficient operations and expense management.
- Foster the firm’s collegial, collaborative, and inclusive culture to expand camaraderie between staff and attorneys.
- Ensure compliance with governmental requirements regarding employment, interviewing and hiring.
- Work closely with hiring partners and search firms in lateral attorney recruitment.
- Oversee building maintenance and construction projects.
- Handle annual renewals of the firm’s business insurance.
- Negotiate and execute contracts and manage the quality of service providers and vendors.
- At least ten years of demonstrated success in general management, preferably in a law firm environment.
- An MBA is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability in managing diverse people and activities.
- Experience leading and developing a team of functional specialists to meet priorities and business objectives.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.
Send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources Manager