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Essential Job Functions
Kirkland & Ellis is seeking a Firmwide Litigation Training Portfolio Manager to join our Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development (“LRD”) Department.
Reporting to the Firmwide Director of Legal Education & Development, the successful candidate will be the first point of contact for our Litigation Sponsor and Stakeholders, leading our global Firmwide Litigation Training Portfolio.
The Firmwide Litigation Training Portfolio Manager is a highly visible and influential role within the firm, and responsible for a broad portfolio. This role, will have the opportunity to ensure effective and high-quality learning delivery and deployment for litigation training. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Firmwide Director of Legal Education & Development, the Litigation Training Committee, and other key stakeholders.
This critical leader will support the firm’s litigation practice to help elevate our global learning and development function.
THIS ROLE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Working closely with our attorney stakeholders to foster the appropriate firm direction and implementation for litigation training and development initiatives
Coordinating, deploying, and surveying litigation attorney training and development programs to align with Kirkland culture and standards
Managing the calendar of programming and execution annually across all offices
Managing an ongoing survey data set, analyzing feedback, and reaction data from constituents annually
Maintaining historical information for programming
Overseeing online presence for relevancy, maintenance, and attorney usage
Evaluating litigation training programs and recommending future strategies
Managing media opportunities for learning programs and events as needed
Managing the detailed line items for the litigation portfolio budget:
Planning and forecasting budget expenses
Tracking planned expenses versus actual spend
Working with stakeholders as required to speak to, adjust, or analyze budget needs
Planning and executing KITA (Kirkland Institute for Trial Advocacy) in Chicago, Washington DC, and all other KITA-related event
End-to-end coordination of all event planning and management activities for each learning program
Applying a detailed approach to thoughtfully balance attorney time and learning experience
Managing and participating where needed across CLE and leadership trainings
Monitoring compliance with CLE requirements and overseeing CLE accreditation for in-house litigation training programs
Directly and indirectly managing the needs and maintenance of the litigation curriculum (including, but not limited to):
Coordination and delivery excellence
Organization and maintenance of learning assets
Thoughtful support of continuous improvement
Working closely with our Litigation Sponsor and related stakeholders to support our Litigation learning portfolio through:
Managing attorney learning needs
Considering Kirkland culture and standards
Collaborating with dynamic team members and stakeholders, such as attorneys, knowledge management, and non-attorney staff
Working independently across a highly dynamic, growing firm
TO SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE, THE IDEAL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE:
Seven to ten years’ working experience in learning and development in a global law firm, professional services, or global organization
Demonstrated experience in various aspects of the end-to-end learning cycle such as needs analysis, learning design, learning coordination, learning delivery, and learning evaluation
Demonstrated success deploying large, scalable, and repeatable learning events
Ability to influence across complex organizational boundaries within a diverse culture
Demonstrated experience working in and navigating complex systems
Innate leadership abilities with enthusiasm for the role that inspires others
Persistence and a focused determination to overcome obstacles while pursuing organizational goals
Initiative to learn and adapt within a challenging, demanding environment
Knowledge of learning and development methodology, including instructional design and development, digital learning, virtual classroom learning, instructor-led classroom learning (simulations and facilitated learning) workplace learning, and coaching
Assessing learning programming for maintenance, impact, and alignment with firm needs; providing recommendations as appropriate for learning experiences
Survey development/learning measurement that considers audience needs for continuous improvement
Working knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS); learning tools, processes, and procedures
Identifying, developing, leading, and managing key external vendor relationships
Building and fostering working realtionships with business partners across a global firm/organization
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Expertise, Skills
How to Apply
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