Secretarial Manager

Baltimore, Maryland, United States Full-time

Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for an experienced law firm professional to join our Baltimore, MD office.  The Secretarial Manager leads a team of professionals providing the highest level of administrative support to our legal staff.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Ensuring effective, timely and cost-efficient coordination for the completion of client and administrative support tasks
  • Managing staff assignments; coordinating daily staffing, scheduling, workflow and backup/overflow support; managing staff overtime utilization
  • Ensuring available resources are being utilized and identifying where additional resources are needed
  • Identifying opportunities for improved individual and team efficiencies
  • Conducting thorough practice needs assessments; developing lawyer relationships and an understanding of Divisional client base and associated matters
  • Assessing staff skill levels to ensure alignment with current business needs; developing and implementing training, mentoring, development and succession plans
  • Driving high performance, positive, client focused, collaborative team culture

The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 7 years progressive management experience, including staff management experience, in a law firm or similar professional services environment
  • A strong focus on client service and responsiveness; the ability to work in a consultative manner
  • The ability to anticipate problems and focus on appropriate solutions while incorporating differing viewpoints
  • Flexibility and adaptability; strong organization skills with an inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • A commitment to working collaboratively as part of a team and the ability to lead, influence and motivate others
  • The ability to direct and coordinate work efforts of individuals with differing abilities and delegate work to others
  • The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of responsibilities and the aptitude for effective and creative problem solving

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.