Office Administrator

Jessica Wong

Office Administrator

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, apply by following this link.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

As the Office Administrator, you will manage the day-to-day operations of the Washington, DC office.  You will work in partnership with the Office Managing Partners and national departments to deliver superior support services and business results.  You will be a member of the Office Administrators’ team and report directly to the Principal Administrator.

THE DAY-TO-DAY:

On any given day, you will be working with firm leadership, Partners, local office personnel and business colleagues on a variety of requests and projects. You will:

  • Work in partnership with the Office Managing Partners to manage, oversee and support day-to-day operations of the Washington, DC office
  • Create and manage to the annual budget as well as drive financial results for the office
  • Collaborate with human resources, payroll and benefits to provide local support in recruiting, onboarding and performance management
  • Provide performance management including coaching, mentoring and assisting with professional development of local department managers and support staff
  • Supervise office support teams, including secretarial, paralegal, reception, office services, and coordinate with national managers in areas such as technology support and information governance
  • Oversee facilities management, including space planning and design, purchasing and inventory control
  • Plan social events and coordinate with the marketing team on local client events
  • Demonstrate active participation in team assignments, law firm networking, and self-development opportunities
  • Occasionally travel, including to other offices of the firm

YOU HAVE:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Management, Human Resources or other related discipline strongly preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years previous leadership experience in a legal or other professional services organization required
  • Strong human resources and project management background preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Office suite and related technologies with working knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent management/leadership skills, strong oral and written communication skills

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence. 

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.

MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:

With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

It is an essential job requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for this role.  If you need an accommodation of any kind for religious or disability reasons, including related to this job requirement, please contact Human Resources. 

This position is based in Washington, DC 20001