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Job ID: 4558
Updated: May 7, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Category: Administrative Support
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
The San Francisco office is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA) who will provide administrative support for the Senior Director of Administration. This is a highly visible position requiring well-developed organizational and communication skills. Acting on their own initiative and direction, the EA will handle a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and interact with personnel at all levels in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure. With great attention to detail, the EA will need to be flexible, proactive, and efficient, while exhibiting a high level of professionalism and discretion in this role.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated work experience supporting a Senior Director level executive in a professional services organization. The EA should be able to anticipate needs and exercise sound judgment, tact, diplomacy, integrity, and professionalism in all interactions. This individual must possess the aptitude to work independently without significant oversight or instruction to achieve results with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to establish rapport quickly with others and maintain a professional demeanor while under pressure is critical.
A minimum of 3 years work experience, preferably in a law or professional services firm supporting a senior level executive in a fast-paced environment is required. A Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BS) or equivalent experience is expected. This individual must have excellent communication skills; a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook as well as Visio and One Note; and adapt easily to new software and other web-based tools used for time and expense reporting. The individual should be flexible in order to handle time sensitive requests, including periodic needs outside of standard working hours. Lastly, the individual should desire to learn new skills and to expand their job skills over time.
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