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Legal Recruiting & Development Coordinator (Diversity)

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Job ID: 4622


Location: New York, NY, United States

Category: Human Resources

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 New York office is seeking a Legal Recruiting and Development Coordinator to join our Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development Department (“LRD”) and be the primary contact for local Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. 

  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of all initiatives related to the recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers. 
  • Plan and execute internal and external diversity events and programs.
  • Work independently to support and drive forward strategic initiatives.
  • Build and foster working relationships with diversity and inclusion recruits, lawyers, and staff contacts.
  • Ability to work across functions to synthesize diversity within broader Firm framework.
  • Handle diversity related sponsorships.
  • Develop and track diversity budget.
  • Benchmark best practices to identify new ways of advancing diversity.
  • Provides administrative support for new and ongoing diversity and inclusion programs.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience, preferably in law firm or other professional services firm
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team player with consummate client service skills
  • Utmost respect for confidentiality and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and push projects forward
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with specific deadlines and adjust to changing priorities in a fast paced environment with a professional manner


Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Citrix, PeopleSoft, SharePoint, viDesktop. 

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

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