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Job ID: 4481

Updated: Mar 12, 2018

Location: Palo Alto, CA, United States

Category: Facilities/Office Services

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

Under general supervision, the Receptionist supports the delivery of quality customer service to clients and firm personnel by greeting and directing visitors, directing incoming telephone calls that come through the office’s main number, forwarding messages, coordinating conference room reservations, and other administrative duties as assigned. The Receptionist works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment. This position will represent the firm at the front line. Coverage of other departments including catering may be necessary.

The hours for this position are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Qualifications & Requirements

Ideal candidate should have a minimum of 2 years receptionist experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services environment.  A high school diploma is required; associates degree preferred.  A minimum typing speed of 40+ wpm is required.  Basic knowledge of MS Word is also desired. 

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily: 

· Outstanding telephone etiquette and customer service abilities.
· Excellent verbal communication skills.
· Punctuality. 
· Ability to work with minimum supervision.
· Ability to multi-task.
· Professional appearance and attitude.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

The job postings and recruiting mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("K&E") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if K&E hires the candidate. Direct contact with K&E employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm.