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Legal Talent Development Program Manager – McKinley Irvin – Greater Seattle Area

12/20/2022 4:50 PM | Anonymous

Legal Talent Development Program Manager – Hybrid – Greater Seattle Area

Join one of PSBJs 100 Best Workplaces for 2022 to support our talent vision of excellence and growth. The Talent Development Program Manager develops and shares best-practices for all aspects of our family law practice. This role serves as the front line for managing training programs, mentoring plans, and career development guidance.

What We Offer: 

  • Work that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of others
  • A supportive community of purpose-driven individuals
  • Competitive compensation, PTO, and benefits
  • State-of-the-art technology, resources, and support
  • Opportunities to work remote, on-site, or hybrid 

What You Contribute:

Working with internal experts in their field, Legal Staff Training & Development Manager, Director of Human Resources, Law Practice Managing Partner, and others on our Leadership Team, help us strengthen our employer brand by supporting employees to do their best work, the way they work best. We provide stellar service to our clients and strive to provide our staff an environment of growth and wellness, providing tools, support, and flexibility so they can consistently deliver to clients.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide a stellar employee experience to onboard, develop, and fuel productivity.
  • Develop, resource, coordinate, and maintain oversite of training, education, mentorship, and quality control for legal team members.
  • Support new employee department onboarding experience for employees firmwide.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Deliverables include:

  • Own the development and delivery of firm-wide training and education programs from A to Z.
  • Work with the Law Practice Managing Partner to define outcomes, create calendars and curriculum objectives, and identify and collaborate with domain experts to create outstanding training materials and content.
  • Ensure all training activities happen on time, with quality content and speakers or presentations. Ensure all administrative details are complete.
  • Evaluate projects and overall program to ensure objectives are being achieved.
  • Ensure mentorship program is being successfully implemented.
  • Identify skill gaps for individuals, teams, and content areas, and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Provide detailed reporting of activities and results to leadership. 
  • Own the creation and maintenance of our library of training curriculum and materials.

This role will be successful when:

  • All new legal team hires experience a high-quality onboarding experience.
  • All legal team members receive the highest caliber training, education, and quality control. 
  • All legal team members feel welcomed and highly supported in their career growth aspirations. 
  • All legal team members experience opportunities for growth, including highlighting their subject matter expertise, and providing curriculum to share that knowledge.

This is a skilled professional-level individual contributor role, requiring superior internal customer service along with technical expertise in the legal field, training and development, along with a desire to help grow the firm. As an employee advocate, you are front line contact for legal team training programs, mentoring plans, and career development guidance. 

What you bring to the table

  • 7+ years in a professional services environment, with minimum 4 years in legal services. Senior Paralegal experience in Washington State a plus. 
  • Proven background with developing and delivering high impact training curriculum.
  • Growth mindset in all you do, with the ability to coach growth in others.
  • Project/program management experience preferred.
  • Ability to work onsite in any of our offices when some training requires.

A completed application, cover letter, resume and salary requirements are required for consideration. Hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.

About McKinley Irvin:

With offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett, Kirkland, Vancouver, and Portland, McKinley Irvin is the Pacific Northwest's largest family law firm. For over 30 years, we've dedicated ourselves to our clients, their families, and the evolving nature of what it means to be a family. It is our goal to achieve the best possible results for our clients, while at the same time delivering world-class personal service.

Our Philosophy:

We believe families are the root of civilization, that healthy families create healthy communities, and that communities are the foundation of the country. By helping one family at a time, we better our society as a whole.

Talent Development Program Manager Total Rewards

  • Job Salary Range: 70 – 150k
  • Expected Hiring Range: Level 1 50-80K, level 2 70-100k, level 3 90-120k, level 4 110-140k
  • Eligible for annual discretionary bonus 

McKinley Irvin offers a competitive total rewards package with compensation commensurate with experience and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Choice of PPO/HDHP health plans
  • Choice of two dental plans
  • Vision insurance 
  • 401k retirement plan with generous matching
  • 10 paid company holidays
  • Flexible paid time off starting at three weeks 
  • Commuter subsidies
  • Group Life and Disability
  • College-bound-graduate laptop program
  • Casual Fridays
  • Remote-first workplace
  • Thriving and engaged culture of smart coworkers


Washington State Paralegal Association
1402 Lake Tapps Parkway SE
Ste. F104/PMB133
Auburn, WA. 98092



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