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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C., an independent, full-service Chicago law firm with 70+ attorneys representing clients locally, nationally, and worldwide, is seeking a creative, organized, and energetic Director of Marketing.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with best practices in legal marketing and be able to scale those practices to our mid-sized firm.  The Director of Marketing will partner with firm management, the Marketing and Business Development Committee, practice groups, and individual attorneys to develop and lead the firm’s marketing and business development strategy.  If you are passionate about legal marketing, want to have a leadership role in a friendly firm, and are excited to roll up your sleeves and get to work, we want to hear from you!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Marketing is responsible for firm-wide marketing and business development strategies.  General duties of the Director of Marketing include, but are not limited to, to the following:

  1. Develop and execute the firm’s strategic initiatives in alignment with overall firm strategy and goals, including communications plan and events calendar
  2. Manage the annual planning and budgeting process for marketing and business development efforts
  3. Work closely with attorneys and staff to proactively identify and respond to appropriate new business opportunities, including opportunities for internal cross-marketing and joint business development initiatives
  4. Advise attorneys on marketing and business development best practices
  5. Respond to requests for proposals (RFPs), as well as proactive pitches and proposal opportunities, and create a library of document templates
  6. Oversee and manage the firm’s social media accounts and advise on best practices relating to marketing and business development technology
  7. Supervise and mentor a junior marketing professional
  8. Assess firm marketing and business development practices and continuously work to enhance and improve current processes
  9. Maintain a strong knowledge of key clients and the market, including business trends and the competitive landscape
  10. Draft external and internal announcements and media pitches
  11. Identify speaking engagements and thought leadership opportunities for firm attorneys
  12. Spearhead knowledge extraction activities to leverage attorney expertise
  13. Plan and coordinate events, seminars, webinars, continuing legal education workshops, and social receptions that support practice group and firm goals
  14. Obtain CLE certification for firm presentations, as needed
  15. Update and maintain firm website in conjunction with IT department
  16. Develop and maintain contact lists for external client communications
  17. Prepare firm, practice group, and attorney submissions for online directories and publications
  18. Track firm marketing and business development initiatives

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

The successful candidate will have:

  1. A strong track record of marketing and business development success
  2. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to identify and implement systems of organizational efficiency
  3. Knowledge of current marketing trends and multimedia platforms
  4. Superior communication and collaboration skills
  5. The ability to foster a climate of trust, credibility, inclusion and transparency among attorneys and staff
  6. An approach to marketing and business development that focuses on collaboration, flexibility, and creativity
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with consistent attention to detail
  8. High professional standards, including focus on quality, prioritization of client service, and understanding of the demands posed by the legal profession

The ideal candidate will have ten or more years of experience with increasing responsibility in a marketing or business development role and have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field. 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jena Neisler (Opportunities@burkelaw.com) for confidential consideration.  We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, Burke, Warren takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment, without regard to any of these characteristics. Burke, Warren does not tolerate discrimination of any type.

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Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. is seeking a full-time Commercial Real Estate Paralegal to join our dynamic team. The Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will support attorneys working on complex commercial real estate transactions and closings.

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Must have strong PC skills with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), as well as the ability to learn and use proprietary computer systems and databases.

Education and Experience

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jena Neisler (Opportunities@burkelaw.com) for confidential consideration. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, Burke, Warren takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment, without regard to any of these characteristics. Burke, Warren does not tolerate discrimination of any type.

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