Job ID: 4865
Updated: Dec 19, 2018
Location: Washington, DC, 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
As a member of the Firmwide (FW) Legal Recruiting & Development Department, the Legal Education & Development Manager for D.C. will provide strategic direction and implementation for all attorney professional development and training at the local office level, while executing FW initiatives and strategy. The position is highly visible within the organization and responsible for a broad portfolio. It is charged with primary oversight and administration of new attorney orientation and integration, the associate review process, legal education and development programs, including administration of CLE and attorney admissions status as well as practice area-specific training, and the implementation and advancement of initiatives in the areas of diversity, women’s leadership, attorney mentoring and morale, and alumni engagement. The position is also responsible for specialized research and benchmarking, budgeting, and the administration of firm sponsorships. The position will work in collaboration with the FW Diversity, Pro Bono, Legal Education, Alumni Engagement, CareerLink and Administrative departments to help develop and implement those initiatives on a local basis.
Attorney Development and Training
New Attorney Orientation and Integration
Management & Administrative Responsibilities
Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven (7) years of management experience in a law firm or professional service industry, preferably with strategic recruitment and professional development experience. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, supervisory, and communication skills, project management and change management experience, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The ability to work effectively with all levels of management, and across all Kirkland departments and offices, is required. Familiarity with survey and statistical reporting is required.
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