Job ID: 4908
Updated: Feb 1, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Category: Business Development
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 dynamic, personable event professional for a coordinator position supporting the Client Engagement group of the Business Development department. The position will report to the Client Engagement Manager and must work effectively as part of a growing Client Engagement team.
The candidate will be primarily responsible for coordinating various external client event initiatives: seminars, retreats, sponsorships and social events both taking place in, and generated from, the NY office. The candidate will help ensure that Kirkland client events are consistent with the Firm’s taste and service levels.
The position will interact with attorneys and administrative staff across practice areas and all of the Firm’s offices. Our international business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate must be an effective verbal and written communicator and creative thinker. S/he will possess excellent organizational and project management skills, the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment, a strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor.
You should have a service-oriented demeanor, with a polished presence. The candidate will be proficient with technology applications including Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word and Excel. Familiarity with Kirkland’s legal disciplines (e.g., transactional, litigation, IP, restructuring) and/or experience in the legal/professional services would be helpful.
A Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience is required. Law firm and/or event services experience is strongly preferred. Flexible for overtime is a must.
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