Job ID: 6695
Updated: Jan 5, 2023
Location: Miami, FL, United States
Category: Legal Recruiting & Development
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
As a member of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development Department (“LRD”), the Legal Recruiting & Development Manager for the Miami office will provide strategic direction and implementation for all attorney recruiting, engagement, professional development and training at the local office level, while executing Firmwide (FW) initiatives and strategy. The position is charged with primary oversight of the summer associate program; campus and lateral recruiting; day-to-day management and professional development of local recruiting and development team; relationship building with law schools; industry research; attorney orientation and integration; CLE, diversity, women’s leadership initiatives, and mentoring initiatives; specialized research and benchmarking; budget; and sponsorships. The position will also work in close collaboration with the FW Legal Recruiting and Development teams, the FW Leads for Diversity & Inclusion, Pro Bono, Legal Education & Development, Alumni Engagement, CareerLink and Administrative teams to locally implement and advance diversity, pro bono, practice area specific training, alumni engagement, associate review and mentoring initiatives.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Legal Education & Development
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and eight-plus years of strategic recruiting and professional development experience in a large law firm or professional service industry, preferably with at least 4 years of management experience. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, supervisory, and communication skills, project management and change management experience, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The ability to work effectively with all levels of management, and across all Kirkland departments and offices, is required. Familiarity with survey and statistical reporting is required.
Computer proficient with knowledge and understanding of various database systems including viDesktop, Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
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