Job ID: 4960
Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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 Administrative Assistant provides support to the team members within the Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development (“LRD”) Department at both of Kirkland & Ellis Los Angeles offices (Downtown & Century City). This role is an entry-level support position responsible for assistance throughout the overall administration of the attorney life cycle within the LRD department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: support of recruiting efforts (on campus, lateral recruiting, Summer Associate Program, maintenance of the applicant tracking system, etc.), support of attorney education and development programs, attorney integration and morale, and general administrative responsibilities as assigned.
The qualified Administrative Assistant candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with at least three years experience in providing administrative support. Important to success are strong organization and communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally with high-level attorneys, staff and guests of the Firm. The qualified candidate must be able to work independently while making intelligent, informed decisions. The successful candidate must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Administrative Assistant is the point of contact for and supports the Legal Recruiting & Development Department. Essential job functions are as follows:
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least three years of experience in an office setting is required; experience working for a law firm is preferred. Technical experience should include MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and experience with talent platforms such as Applicant Tracking (ViDesktop), LMS, or CLE Tracking (CE Manager), is a plus. 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; a very strong attention to detail; and a professional demeanor.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results. This position requires collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to exercise independent judgment. It also requires a significant amount of overtime during our busy summer and fall seasons.
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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