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Sr. Proposal Writer

Seyfarth Shaw LLP    -  Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:          Director of Proposals               

LOCATION:      233 S. Wacker Drive          
EDUCATION:        Four-year college degree, with a minimum of seven years of proposal and/or marketing writing experience at a large law firm or professional services organization.        
EXPERIENCE:     - Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment. - A strong work ethic and a customer service-oriented attitude. - Demonstrated writing ability, aptitude for sales and project management. - Strong project management, and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations requiring adherence to tight deadlines. - Strong leadership qualities, the ability to work independently and take initiative. - Strong problem solver and consensus builder. - Hands-on with a proven "make it happen" mindset; demonstrated resourcefulness and self-directed behavior. - Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with InterAction and Breeze a plus.        

DESCRIPTION:       The Sr. Proposal Writer will provide core and key written content for the firm’s responses to strategic opportunities, including requests for proposals (RFPs) and high-level in-person pitch opportunities. He or she will manage large-scale RFP responses, in-person pitch meetings, as well as smaller proposals, working independently or as part of a team. Job Description Work with Director of Proposals and other stakeholders to develop and align the firm's value propositions and key messages in written form. This includes: Developing an intimate working knowledge of the firm, its practice groups and the industries it serves. Developing, updating and maintaining standard RFP and pitch template language across departments and practice groups. Developing tailored and responsive content on a variety of sources, including subject-matter expert interviews and existing collateral. Working with partners to develop a strategy for the RFP response and coordinating participation and responses across partners. Writing and editing original text for all client proposals with attention to crafting narrative formats that are consistent across practice groups – ensuring all materials have “one voice”. Tailoring boilerplate content to answer questions in a strategic, dynamic and directly responsive manner. Confirming that proposals meet submission requirements and ensure proper and timely delivery. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with multiple departments and practice areas to develop effective proposals that are delivered on time. This includes: Developing and managing projects plans (timelines, milestones, dependencies, deliverables) for specific RFP projects. Tracking of RFP activity, including follow-up activities with marketing personnel and lawyers to determine outcome and/or next steps. Document and share results and best practices with internal stakeholders. Ensure grammar/spelling/punctuation accuracy and consistency in style across all language content. Proofreading, editing and drafting of other materials on an as needed basis.        

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:          https://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Any-US-Location/Sr-Proposal-Writer_180114   

Posted: March 8, 2018  

Marketing Manager

Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll - Sole

29 Attorneys; 19 Staff

Reports to:          Director of Administration

LOCATION:                  200 W. Madison St. Ste. 3000            

EDUCATION:           Bachelor's Degree
EXPERIENCE:         10+ years’ experience with solid understanding of the legal marketing industry      

DESCRIPTION:   Regarded as Chicago’s leading business boutique firm for transactions and litigation, Fox Swibel provides quality services to businesses and entrepreneurs coast-to-coast. Under the direction of the Marketing Partner in conjunction with the Director of Administration, the chosen candidate is responsible for overseeing, developing and integrating marketing and business development programs and strategic directions. We are seeking an individual who is a mentor by nature with the ability to achieve consensus decisions among the Firm’s leadership. Successful candidate is skilled in uncovering opportunities for the firm, able to identify and apply client retention techniques and has good experience in constructing compelling proposal elements which resonate with the recipient. Critical skills: • 10+ years’ experience with solid understanding of the legal marketing industry • proven results from implementing business development strategies • excellent project management and presentation skills • diplomatic and politically astute • effective relationship management with attorneys and vendors The Firm’s Marketing Manager participates in practice group meetings, analyzes billings, performs industry research, creates content for the Firm’s website, monitors progress, and develops systems for tracking the results of growth initiatives. Other areas of focus are development of marketing materials, business development mentoring, client focused events and sponsorship opportunities, preparing annual marketing budget, RFP responses, PowerPoint presentations, and management of social media and public relations (including media and community relations). Our company values innovation, rewards dedication and respects a healthy work-life balance. Conveniently located in the Chicago loop, Fox Swibel offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k) and FSAs. Compensation commensurate with experience. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:         careers@foxswibel.com

Posted: February 19, 2018  


Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP     - Main

90 Attorneys; 110 Staff

Reports to:                       Executive Director 

LOCATION:              233 South Wacker Drive, 63rd Floor                     

EDUCATION:         MBA preferred but not required.

EXPERIENCE:            Seeking candidates with law firm experience who have managed staff in a business development function.   
DESCRIPTION:        Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is seeking a Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer to develop and implement a strategic, integrated marketing and business development plan that will continue to: grow the Firm’s client base; build the Firm’s brand identity; and position the Firm as an influential thought leader and the Intellectual Property Firm of choice for diverse clients across a number of industries. Marshall Gerstein is an Intellectual Property law firm based in Chicago with 90 attorneys and patent agents, and about 200 employees. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We adhere to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.     

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:      dolson@marshallip.com

Posted: February 2, 2018

Marketing Project Manager

Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC    - Main

62 Attorneys; 60 Staff

Reports to:        Director of Marketing               

LOCATION:                  2 N. LaSalle, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60602  

EDUCATION:        Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a related major 

EXPERIENCE:        Requirements: - Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a related major - 5+ years of relevant law firm or professional services firm marketing experience - Act as a proactive marketer and connect efforts to outcome-based goals and strategy rather than activities - Demonstrated project management experience - Superior oral and written communication skills and strong proofreading skills - Must be detail-oriented and can multi-task, meet deadlines, prioritize, and work in a fast-paced environment - Ability to see the big picture and identify marketing technology and trends beyond the legal industry - A self-starter who shows strong initiative and creativity - Superior working knowledge of Microsoft software applications, including Excel and PowerPoint - Demonstrated customer service focus and team-first orientation - Knowledge and understanding of CRM systems (Prolaw and Constant Contact a plus) - Familiarity with graphic design, basic video editing, and web programs (familiarity with HTML, InDesign, and Photoshop is a plus)
DESCRIPTION:                Every marketer aims to make an impact and see his or her ideas come to fruition. We are looking for a dynamic and successful marketing professional to join Levenfeld Pearlstein in a role that allows creative latitude, an intellectual challenge and the reward of actually seeing that efforts are appreciated and impacting the bottom line. The Marketing Project Manager will be a crucial part of our marketing and business development team and will work directly with attorneys and other team members. The ideal candidate will demonstrate independent judgment, strategic and diplomatic thinking and the ability to function effectively on several levels. We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident, self-aware individual, who is committed to client service and thrives in a team environment, while still possessing initiative and drive. Main Areas of Responsibility: - Content Management – strategically curating, disseminating, leveraging and drafting our messages - Project Management – leading projects from the strategy, and planning through execution and implementation, utilizing and managing external resources and vendors where appropriate Day-to-Day Responsibilities: - Serves as point person for firm marketing functions as an extension of client and business development strategy - Develops internal and external firm communications - Creates firm content and collateral based on marketing strategy and goals - Manages external vendor relationships - Maintains Marketing Department materials, files and databases - Assists with sponsorship, business development pitches, and speaking engagement preparation, including researching, coordinating, scheduling, drafting, and preparing materials - Maintains and updates the firm’s contact relationship management database - Maintains firm’s website and other marketing materials - Occasional travel to the firm’s Northbrook office - Performs other duties as assigned Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a collegial work environment and excellent benefits. If you meet the above requirements, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to ctrainor@lplegal.com. If your work experience meets our needs, we will contact you to schedule an interview. No phone calls, please. Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees in a harassment-free environment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, alienage, or veteran status.      

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:           http://www.lplegal.com/job-listing

Posted: January 30, 2018