Available Administrative Staff Positions - Phelps Dunbar LLP

NEW ORLEANS, LA. OR TAMPA, FL.

Business Development Manager

Phelps Dunbar is currently expanding our marketing and business development group. We are looking for someone who is forward thinking in legal services and can build relationships with key shareholders. The Business Development Manager (BDM) reports directly to the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer and is responsible for positioning the firm in assigned industries and developing qualified opportunities from prospective and current clients. The BDM will work closely with the marketing and business development team on a regional and national basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Arrange business opportunity meetings between Phelps Dunbar partners/attorneys and potential key decision makers.
  • Collaborate with Phelps Dunbar’s marketing and business development group to develop plans that can be executed in the field.
  • Collaborate with Phelps Dunbar practice group leaders to help strengthen client relationships and promote all of the firm’s service offerings.
  • Help establish service offerings to clients in designated industries and regions.
  • Perform market research and competitive intelligence to help identify qualified prospects and determine needs, including editorial content for speaking engagements and writing opportunities.
  • Draft and produce proposals and responses to RFPs from clients and potential clients, including content development.
  • Liaise with marketing communications to help develop media opportunities for attorneys and help prepare external client communications.
  • Represent the firm in the planning, execution and participation in industry events.
  • Conduct research on cutting-edge, novel areas of the law and help to forecast trends.
  • Evaluate outcomes of business development of activities.
  • Assist in the development of related collateral.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years of professional services industry experience in a marketing/business development role.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills including editing with attention to detail.
  • The ability to collaborate with groups and individuals at all levels. Computer proficient with excellent technological skills including proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat. Other software skills, including Adobe Creative Suite, are a plus.
  • Travel to the firm’s offices, industry and other events as needed.

With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 275 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama as well as Raleigh, North Carolina; and London, England enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.

Please send salary requirements, cover letter and bio to careers@phelps.com.

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Senior Marketing Manager

Phelps Dunbar is currently expanding our marketing and business development group and has an opening for a Senior Marketing Manager with professional services experience to spearhead developing strategies to expand the firm’s existing and future service offerings through marketing efforts. The position will have primary responsibility for drafting content and developing marketing collateral, including print, digital media and interactive projects. The Senior Marketing Manager reports to the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer.

The position is an exciting opportunity for a talented content and design-oriented individual. The individual will be able to hands-on tactically execute strategic initiatives. The role will entail a brand refresh and developing key messaging and content for differentiated strategy including, but not limited to, visual identity, print collateral, presentations, events, marketing communications and digital content. The individual will have a direct contribution to the development of strategy for the firm’s internal and external marketing communications, contributing to and maintaining content for the firm’s website, social platforms and other publications.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop marketing strategies and programs for the firm’s service offerings.
  • Draft, maintain and update marketing collateral.
  • Create, produce and revise marketing content including print and online outlets. This content includes, but is not limited to, firm and practice area brochures, internal and external newsletters and advisories and the firm website, social media platforms and other projects.
  • Create an editorial calendar and timeline for firm website content and facilitate frequent and regular audits of existing materials to ensure that data is consistently updated.
  • Develop internal and external communications, including e-marketing campaigns, social media content and website content.
  • Ensure consistency of messaging and appropriate tone and style for all content distribution channels.
  • Manage marketing automation campaigns, including analysis and reporting.
  • Manage creation of attorney-facing collateral with other administrative departments.
  • Coordinate content with the marketing communications specialist, ensuring that the firm receives the maximum benefit for all activities.
  • Proactively seek new content distribution channels and opportunities, develop opportunities for publishing prepared materials online and in print. Explore effective and efficient ways to deliver firm updates and information through creative use of technology including email marketing and social media. Individual will have experience in alternatives and cost-analysis of delivery methods.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing or Communications and a minimum of seven years’ experience in a writing, marketing or design position is required, preferably in a law firm or professional services firm. Previous involvement with or experience managing design professionals is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey technical capabilities and expertise in a compelling, business-centric way.
  • Solid proofreading, writing, communication and event management skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of peers, attorneys, clients, staff and outside professionals. Must communicate with diplomacy, efficiently give and follow written and verbal instructions, provide information clearly and be able to effectively solicit information from others.
  • Sophisticated sense of brand and brand management, visual aesthetics and design. Ability to understand and support firm goals, services, culture and strategy in order to represent the firm in a positive, professional manner.
  • Computer proficient with excellent technological skills including proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat. Other software skills, including Adobe Creative Suite, are a plus.
  • Travel to the firm’s offices, industry and other events as needed

With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 275 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama as well as Raleigh, North Carolina; and London, England enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.

Please send salary requirements, cover letter and bio to careers@phelps.com.

Marketing Communications Specialist

The Marketing Communications Specialist reports directly to the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer and is responsible for positioning the firm in assigned industries and in optimizing the firm’s brand. 

This position will ensure that all marketing communications channels are utilized to convey consistent messages about the practices, our capabilities and experience - including the development of the use of digital media.

Responsibilities:

  • Use internal communications channels in the United States and, where relevant, at a global level to raise awareness of business development initiatives and opportunities.
  • Coordinate with partners on the development and publicizing of client alerts and articles, in cooperation with the marketing communications team where necessary. Direct and manage online communications, including website, social media, search and other web-based communications activities.
  • Prepare and coordinate content for submission for awards.
  • Create monthly reports of all e-communications.
  • Work closely with outside public relations firm to develop and set strategy for public relations program.
  • Travel to the firm’s offices, industry and other events as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 4+ years of marketing, e-communications experience.
  • Must possess excellent, professional-level writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multitask, and manage marketing communications projects, from initial concept stages to completion.
  • Ability to work independently and apply good judgment, as needed.
  • Computer proficient with excellent technological skills including proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat. Other software skills, including Adobe Creative Suite are a plus.

With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 275 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama as well as Raleigh, North Carolina; and London, England enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.

Please send salary requirements, cover letter and bio to careers@phelps.com.