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 Legal Recruiting & Development (“LRD”) Department, the Manager of Legal Education & Development for Boston will provide direction and implementation for 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. This role will also be charged with primary oversight and administration of the associate review process in our Boston office, attorney training and development programs, administration of CLE, attorney admissions status, practice area-specific training, diversity initiatives, women’s leadership, attorney mentoring and alumni engagement. The position will work in collaboration with the current Manager of Attorney Recruitment, Training & Development in Boston, as well as various other FW departments to help develop and implement those initiatives on a local basis (ex: Diversity, Pro Bono, Alumni Engagement, CareerLink).
Legal Professional Development
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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