Job ID: 7024
Updated: Feb 17, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Administrative Management
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 high-growth Firmwide Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is looking to add a Specialist with a heavy focus on data analytics and reporting. The Specialist will assist in identifying data integrity issues and ensure proper governance is implemented to prevent reoccurrence. This individual serves as a technical point-of-contact and assists subject matter experts with ensuring the trustworthiness of information over its life-cycle, and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities.
The Specialist will be responsible for creating complex reports using PeopleSoft, Tableau and other systems as needed. This individual will synthesize DEI data in order for the team to identify trends and enable Firm Management to make strategic business decisions.
The Specialist will foster productive working relationships with business partners, accurately resolve complex, time-sensitive requests, and provide first-class service and support to the group and Firm Management.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills:
A Bachelor’s degree and six-plus years of experience in HR, marketing or a related field is required. Experience in a law firm or professional services environment is strongly preferred. Proficiency with MS Office Suite products with advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills is required. Proficiency with data models (including Tableau), table layouts and design concepts using SQL (Structured Query Language) for reporting and data analysis is strongly preferred. Experience with report building tools like MS Reporting Services is also preferred. Exceptional analytical skills and the ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines are required. The Specialist must have excellent judgment, problem-solving, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build positive working relationships. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and able to effectively prioritize competing demands on time and attention.
The ideal candidate will possess the following key competencies:
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