Job ID: 5144
Updated: Aug 29, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Facilities/Office Services
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 Chicago office is seeking an Administrative Assistant who will provide support for the Facilities & Guest Services Associate Director and members of the Facilities & Guest Services team. This position requires well-developed organizational and communication skills. This position will handle a wide range of administrative tasks and interact with personnel at all levels in a fast paced environment. With great attention to detail, the Administrative Assistant will need to be flexible, proactive, efficient and able to work well in a team environment. It is expected the individual will take on additional responsibilities and more complex project work over time.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated work experience supporting director and manager level personnel in a fast-paced professional services organizations. The Administrative Assistant should be able to anticipate needs, exercise sound judgement, tact, diplomacy, integrity, and professionalism in all interactions.
The individual must possess the aptitude to work independently to achieve results with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to establish a rapport quickly with others and maintain a professional demeanor while under pressure is critical.
A minimum of three years of work experience in a law or professional services firm preferred. Qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts/Science or equivalent experience is expected. This individual must have excellent written and communication skills being able to draft communications for a wide variety of audiences. Work requires excellent proofreading skills, organizational skills, follow-through skills, and problem-solving skills. The candidate must have a high energy level, can-do attitude, and high standards for personal performance. Individual must have the ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality at all times. Ideal candidate will be able to multi-task and meet concrete deadlines.
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