Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Growing law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida seeks experienced
COO (law firm experience is a bonus but not required). *Please
note: If you live outside South Florida but are interested, the
firm WILL PAY RELOCATION EXPENSES for the right candidate.
The Chief Operating Officer ("COO") has primary responsibility for
business and non-legal aspects of the firm. Reporting to the firm
CEO, the COO will have overall responsibility for finance and
accounting, technology, human resources, facilities,
communications, marketing, and administration. Overall
responsibilities extend from day-to-day business issues to longer
term issues and strategic planning.
Key Success Factors
The COO must establish and maintain productive, cooperative, and
mutually respectful relationships with the partners, and be
perceived as a credible and trustworthy colleague whose judgment is
respected by the CEO. The COO must understand and be comfortable in
a professional services environment. Experience and skill in
managing all levels of human resources is of key importance. He or
she will value and respect the contributions made by all employees
and will encourage personal and professional development at all
levels of the firm. The COO must be a forward-looking professional
with the ability to think strategically to ensure the firm has the
resources and business discipline necessary to grow and prosper.
They must be comfortable in implementing and executing decisions of
the CEO as well as formulating and suggesting strategic and
--- Manages all staff recruitment and hiring activities including
interviewing, selection, onboarding, and training.
--- Coordinates all staff performance reviews and salary
--- Manages the employee health and benefits plan.
--- Ensures the human resource policy manual is developed,
maintained, and followed.
--- In cooperation with the CEO, develops strategies to manage and
support the growth and success of the firm.
--- Ensures the CEO has all the necessary information to make
effective decisions in a timely fashion.
--- Develops and maintains all operating and administrative
procedures and policies of the firm.
--- Administers the firm's various professional liability
--- Oversees all office administration including records
management, space utilization, facilities, maintenance, office
services, insurance, purchasing, mail and messenger services, and
--- Supports all marketing and business development activities of
the firm including website, advertising, events, newsletters, and
--- Oversees all technology including hardware, software,
telecommunications, and other tools that provide the necessary
information and technical support to meet the firm's business
--- Ensures that new and emerging technologies are assessed to
determine their potential value to the firm.
--- Supervise the training of staff (including lawyers) on how to
use the firm's technology and its applications in the most
About the Person
The successful candidate must operate comfortably across a broad
spectrum of responsibilities including hands-on financial and
administrative work to issues involving information technology,
human resources, business judgment, and strategic planning.
The COO will engender confidence and credibility by virtue of their
presence, demeanor, leadership skills, and professional
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will possess the
following personal characteristics and
--- Strong administrative, management, and leadership
--- Ability to work with limited direction and provide direction
and guidance to other staff.
--- Capable of handling multiple priorities.
--- Must be able to analyze issues, anticipate consequences, make
decisions, and initiate action.
--- Ability to communicate complex information effectively, both
orally and in writing, to all levels of the firm.
--- Able to build consensus and work in a collaborative manner.
--- Capable of dealing with difficult situations and people.
--- Ability to encourage and motivate employees while maintaining
consistent office practices and procedures.
--- Must be highly organized and self-directed in approach to
--- Must be able to manage administrative support staff to
accomplish their objectives and goals.
You MUST be a legal resident of (and living in) the U.S.be
considered for this position. If you are not, your application will
not be considered. In addition, you must live within a 45 minute
commute of West Palm Beach, Florida (if you do not, you will NOT be
considered). This is NOT a virtual position and requires 5 days a
week in-office with a very limited amount of work from home
possible. *IF you are otherwise qualified but do not live in South
Florida, please do submit your application AS THE FIRM WILL PAY
RELOCATION EXPENSES FOR ANY CANDIDATE HIRED WHO CURRENTLY RESIDES
OUTSIDE OF SOUTH FLORIDA.
*Please do not apply unless your current title is along the lines
of Sr. VP, Executive Director or COO at your current law firm or
company (no non profit, individuals coming from government,
academia or self employed individuals or consultants will be
considered). We will consider individuals with law firm experience
(firms with at least $25mm in annual revenues) as well as
operations professionals from companies with at least $100mm in
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