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FW Legal Education & Development Coordinator

Job ID: 7894

Updated: Jun 21, 2024

Location: New York, NY, 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 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 Firmwide Legal Education & Development Coordinator is an integral member of our Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development (LRD) Department.  Reporting to the Firmwide Senior Legal Education and Development Manager, this Coordinator will be a Firmwide resource for Firmwide training programming at Kirkland. 

The Firmwide Legal Education & Development Coordinator will serve as a master scheduler, coordinator, and day-of-event support resource for Firmwide Corporate Training, practice retreats, and learning lunches.  Additionally, this Coordinator will be the first point of contact for Knowledge Management (KM), LRD Executives, and Attorney Stakeholders for assigned practice areas and training programming.  Further, in this Coordinator’s Firmwide role, they will also serve as a resource for office-based roles regarding centralized direction, guidance, and support as it relates to training delivery coordination.

The Firmwide Learning & Development Coordinator is a highly visible role within the firm and is responsible for a broad set of activities. The specific activities this Coordinator is charged with include the following:

  • Organizing and deploying attorney training and development initiatives
  • Partnering with CLE compliance to coordinate and align with CLE process as needed for attorney training programming
  • Scheduling and communicating all aspects of scheduling training programs
  • Serving as training program and event support for all sessions as needed
  • Organizing curriculum materials and information to align with ever-changing curriculum architecture
  • Administering and analyzing surveys and evaluations for training programs
  • Partnering with members of LRD and Leadership where necessary to manage for the continuous improvement of Attorney Training and Development
  • Scheduling Practice Group specific Retreats and Orientations
  • Assisting with Summer Associate programming
  • Assist with curriculum review
  • Participate in individual goal-setting and annual review process
  • Specific programming will include, but is not limited to:
  • Kirkland University  
  • Ad Hoc Training
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Additional Role Functions:

The Firmwide Learning & Development Coordinator will also need to demonstrate skills throughout the participation of firm, team, and other intangibles to continue to be successful.  Examples below are inclusive, but not collectively exhaustive:

  • Active participation in all team and Firm meetings
  • Providing responsible status of all activities/responsibilities
  • Escalating risks and issues appropriately and when necessary
  • Critical thinking
  • Demonstrates a collaborative and supportive team
  • Accountability for primary responsibilities
  • Demonstrating servant leadership/being a good K&E Firm steward
  • Working with, identifying, developing, leading and managing key external vendor relationships as necessary
  • Building and fostering working relationships with business partners across our global firm
  • Transition plan/backfill management for team and self during time off, LOA, etc.
  • Team project management
  • Anual goal setting/performance review process management

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least two years of work experience
  • Experience working for a law firm or professional services is preferred
  • The ideal candidate will:
  • Be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Display an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Show a professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills
  • Build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results; this position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to exercise independent judgment and confidentiality
  • Exhibit a proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as a working knowledge of relational databases

How to Apply

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Closing Statement

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