Job ID: 7111
Updated: May 3, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, 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 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 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 (FW) Legal Recruiting & Development Department (LRD), the LRD Assistant role will provide approximately 50% general administrative support for the FW LRD Senior Director and the LRD Resources team (approx. 10 ppl). The rest of the position also include (but not limited to) special projects, event assistance, oversight of selected projects, liaise between other departments and provide support to the broader LRD team when needed.
This position requires a highly motivated professional who is well organized and capable of working within a demanding, fast-paced environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work collaboratively within a team are paramount for this role. It is important to note that this role often requires the need to pivot from project-to-project quickly based on the department’s demands.
We are seeking a resourceful, self-starter to heavily assist a core team within LRD and provide auxiliary support for the overall LRD department on specific tasks. We expect this team member to be extremely responsive and to pivot quickly when needed. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Qualifications & Requirements
Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with other collaboration tools such as OneNote and SharePoint is a plus.
Kirkland has a hybrid work arrangement, with the requirement to work in the office three days a week (but must be flexible to come in the office up to five days a week, when needed).
Our teaming and collaborative workstyle requires a person who can adapt their communication skills when the situation presents itself. Someone who is self-aware, motivated, and can interpret cues to pivot/flex at a moment’s notice, should be able to succeed in this role.
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