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Senior Benefits & Wellbeing Coordinator

Job ID: 6785

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Human Resources


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

The Senior Coordinator role requires a results-driven professional who is highly organized, with keen attention to detail and strong problem-solving ability. This individual is expected to complete a variety of project assignments, including live and virtual event coordination, with limited direction and in accordance with Firm policies and standards. This individual will draft communications and presentations, prepare reports, manage vendors, assist with leading meetings and tracking action items, and provide administrative support to the Director of Wellbeing. Creative problem-solving, excellent judgment, and resourcefulness will be required for success in this role. Candidate must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of an organization. This is a hybrid in-office/remote role, and in-person support of events in the Chicago area is required.

Essential Functions

  • Supports the successful planning and execution of projects and events.
  • Collaborates with team on various projects and events, including those under the umbrella of the Kirkland Wellbeing program.
  • Assists with leading meetings, providing timely recap and manages the action items outside of meetings.
  • Escalates known issues/risks to project or event success to manager as appropriate when at an impasse.
  • Prepares, analyzes, and presents high quality deliverables on relevant HR data.
  • Builds relationships across HR and the Firm to support delivery of high-quality programs and superior service.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 5+ years with a background in human resources, project management, or business analysis required. Event management experience a plus. Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly preferred.
  • Relevant experience in a mid to large size law firm, professional service firm, or a corporate or financial services organization is highly desirable. 


  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Document Management System (DMS)
  • Proficiency with Visio diagrams a plus

Work Environment 

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, as well as iPhone and Citrix for remote access.  

How to Apply

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