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Event Technology and Communication Specialist

Job ID: 7589

Updated: Feb 14, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Administrative Management

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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 alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; 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 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

  • The Travel, Meetings & Events (TME) team supports all departments within the Firm with a variety of meeting and event activity including the All Partners’ and Share Partners’ meetings.
  • This individual will be responsible for managing our Cvent tool and crafting content for TME, Legal Recruiting and Business Development related meetings and events. 

Essential Functions

  • Primarily manage Cvent’s suite of event and travel technology tools, to include developing: event websites, invitations, registration, on-demand name badge printing (OnArrival), mobile applications (Attendee Hub), venue diagrams (Social Tables) and business travel hotel RFP (Cvent Travel, formerly Lanyon).  Additionally, understand and support virtual meeting tools, such as Remo and the Firm’s internal email engagement tool. 
  • Oversee TME messaging and communications, crafting language for meeting registrations, websites and invitations.  Working with in-house graphic resources to develop impactful communication and invitation collateral; tracking email responses through the Firm’s internal email engagement tool. 
  • Manage meeting calendar invites utilizing Firmwide distribution lists.
  • Develop trainings and create documentation on event and/or communication technology for the TME team, as well as internal stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to increase department efficiencies in processes and operations related to event technology and communication vehicles.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required and ideal candidate will have at least four years’ experience in event technology, specifically Cvent with back ground in communications and/or English; preferable law firm experience.
  • Highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail and a professional, collaborative, team-oriented demeanor.
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize a diverse range of assignments and projects.
  • Passion for event production/execution and logistics.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Technologies/Software

Technical experience should include proficiency in Cvent, as well as MS Word, Office, PowerPoint and Excel.

How to Apply

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For applicants who are based in New York City, visit the following link for pay range information: http://staffjobsus.kirkland.com/pages/JOBID7589

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