Job ID: 6818
Updated: Sep 7, 2022
Location: Houston, TX, United States
Category: Human Resources
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
The Associate Director of HR will provide both overall strategic HR leadership and hands on day-to-day support to the Firm’s Texas offices. This position requires excellent business partnering, change management, and organizational development skills. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of practical and applicable organization processes and structures, combined with Human Resources expertise.
The Associate Director of HR must have extensive experience in employee relations, recruiting, and compensation administration. The individual must have a track record of successful Human Resources leadership in a large to mid-size firm or professional services company and experience managing staff in multiple locations. The individual in this role needs to ensure that the organization’s goals are met through recruiting, coaching, and retaining an outstanding team of managers, paralegals, practice assistants, and support staff. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Firm’s Human Resources polices.
The Associate Director of HR works within established policies and firmwide parameters to promote, deploy, and communicate standards of professional development, compensation parity and ensure compliance within the law.
This position will report directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer with a dotted line to the TX Senior Director of Administration and HU and DA Senior Office Managers.
KEY COMPETENCIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Strong business acumen
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
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