Job ID: 5849
Updated: Jul 8, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Legal Recruiting & 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
Kirkland & Ellis is seeking an Alumni Engagement Assistant. As part of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development Department (“LRD”), this role will be responsible for assisting and supporting the day-to-day operations of the Firm’s world class and industry leading Alumni Engagement Program.
Under the strategic direction of the Senior Alumni Engagement Manager, this role includes supporting: events, communications, marketing, alumni website/platform (AlumniLink), reporting & metrics, and adhoc requests. The ideal candidate will bring a unique blend of organizational skills, have attention to detail, have a “can do” attitude, will work collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholders.
The Alumni Engagement Assistant will embrace and promote Kirkland’s dedication to remaining “Colleagues for Life” with attorneys at Kirkland, present and past, recognizing that the Kirkland Alumni Program is what connects our esteemed alumni and attorneys through the website, engaging networking events, and life-long career support. This role will work collaboratively and seamlessly with resources across the LRD team and other departments in areas such as Events Planning, Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, IT, and Business Development.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; strong attention to detail; a professional demeanor and the flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and demands.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results. Candidate will need to be flexible and may need to work overtime dependent on projects at the given time...
A Bachelor’s degree is required in addition to 2+ years of relevant experience. Law firm experience is a plus.
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