Job ID: 5802
Updated: Jun 16, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Business Development
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
We are seeking a resourceful, self-starter to assist with the operational management of our global BD team, which includes supporting our staff engagement, onboarding and development efforts. As the BD Administrative Assistant, you will be primarily responsible for processing invoices, helping prepare budget reports, placing orders for branded gifts, organizing department resources and infrastructure, scheduling meetings/booking travel and providing general phone support. You will also assist with a number of special projects, such as the annual partners’ meetings, broader engagement activities, some client-facing events and other opportunities, which require our assistant to have sound judgement, a very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor.
While each week is unique in its demands, here is a sampling of recent tasks: prepared department monthly e-newsletter, researched venues for a women’s event, helped coordinate a virtual onboarding session for four new hires, answered questions from a PA about attorney BD allowances and worked on scenes for staff engagement movie in Powtoon.
You will report directly to the Administrative & Engagement (A&E) Director with additional oversight and direction by the CMO and A&E Specialist. You will also communicate and collaborate daily with more than 120 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader business development, marketing and communications activities of the Firm. Our international BD team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness. Your role will also intersect with many other administrative departments within the Firm including Accounting, Diversity & Inclusion, Support Services, Purchasing, etc.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
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