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Essential Job Functions
The Chicago office is seeking an Alumni Engagement Assistant. As part of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development Department (“LRD”), this role will be responsible for assisting and supporting the day-to-day operations of the Firm’s world class and industry leading Alumni Engagement Program.
Under the strategic direction of the Alumni Engagement Manager, this role includes supporting: events, communications, marketing, alumni website/platform (AlumniLink), reporting & metrics, and adhoc requests. The ideal candidate will bring a unique blend of organizational skills, have attention to detail, have a “can do” attitude, will work collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholders.
The Alumni Engagement Assistant will embrace and promote Kirkland’s dedication to remaining “Colleagues for Life” with attorneys at Kirkland, present and past, recognizing that the Kirkland Alumni Program is what connects our esteemed alumni and attorneys through the website, engaging networking events, and life-long career support. This role will work collaboratively and seamlessly with resources across the LRD team and other departments in areas such as Events Planning, Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, IT, and Business Development.
Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; strong attention to detail; a professional demeanor and the flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and demands.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results. Candidate will need to be flexible and may need to work overtime as needed.
A Bachelor’s degree is required in addition to 2+ years of relevant experience. Law firm experience is a plus.
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