Professional Development Analyst (Remote)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Excellent compensation and benefits package
Jan 13, 2022
Feb 12, 2022
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Ballard Spahr has a new opportunity available for a Professional Development Analyst to leverage technology and ensure the integrity of data collection to streamline and improve Attorney Career Advancement (“ACA”) processes and reporting.  Along with the Manager of Development Systems and Projects, this position serves as a technical liaison between ACA and other Ballard Spahr departments.  The Analyst will also support upgrades, patches, user acceptance testing and other technical and process related projects as assigned. This position is remote if located in Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota or Utah with the expectation to work in the office, as needed. 

Our Analyst will:

  • Leverage technology to support and enhance the professional development initiatives of the Attorney Career Advancement (“ACA”) Department by serving as a system administrator, providing first-level technical support on all applications;
  • Administer the automated software solutions of the ACA department;
  • Manage the data, systems, and reporting related to ACL development and compensation processes;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of attorney information;
  • Facilitate a cooperative relationship between IS, HR and ACA by acting as a liaison among the groups.

This position will also collaborate with the Manager of Development Systems and Projects on various projects such as the semi-annual lawyer evaluation process, annual lawyer compensation and bonus process and the annual partnership admission process as well as maintain data that supports these processes. 

Requirements include a high level of collaboration within the Attorney Career Advancement Department, firm administration and attorneys; the ability to engage with people at all levels of the firm; familiarity with and working knowledge of professional development processes, human resources processes and HRIS applications in a legal environment.

Applicants should have critical thinking skills, the aptitude to translate business needs into technical solutions, and analyze all of the current electronic resources to make sound recommendations for efficient solutions. Excellent organizational, communication, good judgement and problem solving skills, along with the ability to maintain the confidentiality of data and exercise discretion. Strong business and work ethic required.

Requirements include 1-3 years of recent relevant work experience in a legal or professional services environment and a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as the ability to adapt to new software programs. Workday experience a plus. Approximately 20% of travel required.

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

For immediate consideration, please visit our career page and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.