Job ID: 4702
Updated: Sep 19, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL, 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 Chicago office is seeking a “working” coordinator to oversee the intake and delegation of work within the Document Services Department. This position requires the exercise of strong critical thinking and decision making skills, the ability to carry out and give directives with follow up on same, provide just-in-time training and provide support in resolving document and other application problems. As a working coordinator, this position requires document support in a variety of practice areas. Duties include editing and formatting complex legal documents, spreadsheets and presentations, and other projects as assigned. Additional responsibilities include fielding Firm/department telephone calls, and assisting attorneys with administrative requests, such as travel arrangements, time entry, courier services, and print requests.
The ideal candidate must possess advanced technical skills, excellent communication, organization and planning skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, flexibility, and a team-oriented proactive approach.
Candidate must have 3+ years of prior coordinating or supervisory experience in a law firm, corporation or financial services organization. Must demonstrate an advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and document conversion software (OCR, Adobe). Visio experience is also strongly preferred in addition to graphics and presentation software.
Qualifications & Requirements
The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; however, we are open to a reasonable condensed work schedule. Must have 2-3 years prior coordinating or supervisory experience in a legal support environment, or equivalent experience. Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint with a minimum typing speed of 55+ words per minute required. Visio experience or equivalent is also strongly preferred and experience with training is a plus.
Please Note: All applicants are required to take a pre-interview MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills assessment tests in order to determine their level of proficiency.
Must have high school diploma. Associate Degree in Business preferred.
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