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Job ID: 5263
Updated: Jan 15, 2020
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Category: Human Resources
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 (FW) Legal Recruiting and Development Department (LRD), the Director, Attorney Engagement will be responsible for supporting the vision set by Firm leadership for the attorney engagement function across orientations, morale/ retention initiatives and diversity & inclusion efforts at all levels. The Director will assist with the oversight and coordination of process, programming, leadership, and overall function of the attorney engagement group in Los Angeles.
Supporting the attorney life-cycle, the Director, Attorney Engagement must have demonstrated experience across several talent functions, including employee engagement, diversity, inclusion and attorney workflow integration, onboarding and other morale and retention initiatives.
This entails a hands-on and independent approach across to programming including a complex scope of scheduling assignments and needs, balancing workloads and making the most of available resources, while taking into consideration skills required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required, Master/MBA preferred; Minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services strongly preferred
Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, project management, analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Skilled in getting things done and overcoming obstacles to reach the goal
The ability to work effectively with all levels of management, and across all Kirkland departments and offices, is required
Knowledge of NALP and industry practices and standards
Proven strong leadership skills
Excellent communication skills
Creative and innovative
Responsible and responsive
Committed to attorney attraction, retention and development as well as keeping abreast of market trends and new programs
Demonstrated high level of project management skills
High level of confidentiality
Proven ability to work with senior level professionals and Partners
Documenting medium to large scale projects with minimal supervision; will be involved in developing/delivering presentations
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