Job ID: 4786
Updated: Oct 3, 2018
Location: Houston, TX, 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
The Conference Center Specialist reports directly to the Operations Manager and is responsible for ensuring the successful daily operations of the Conference Center and managing the Receptionist and other Conference Center Services personnel within the Houston office. In collaboration with the Operations Manager, this position will work closely with Office Services, Technology Support, FLIK Catering Group and Reception, in support of the business needs of attorneys, clients and visitors to the Conference Center.The Conference Center Specialist is also responsible for managing conference and/or meeting room reservations through the Virtual Event Management System (VEMS) to ensure accuracy and that all requests are met in a timely manner.He or She is responsible for the seamless service delivery and management of all logistical, catering, technical or public relations issues that may arise during daily operations, including, but not limited to, resolving conference center related scheduling conflicts, handling ad-hoc requests in a timely manner, and ensuring highest and most efficient use of the Conference Center.He or She is also responsible for providing administrative support to all K&E personnel, including, but not limited to assist with special events or meetings and prepare and distribute daily set-up reports to relevant departments.This position will also review, prepare and submit invoices for payment to Reception and conference center related activities. In collaboration with the Operations Manager, He or She will also develop and maintain standard operating protocols for the Conference Center and Reception.This position requires a high degree of independent judgement and discretion.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Conference Center Space
OTHER FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
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