Job ID: 6071
Updated: Oct 13, 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
As a member of the Firmwide (FW) Legal Recruiting & Development Department (“LRD”), the FW Associate Director of Lateral Legal Recruiting provides strategic direction for all lateral attorney recruiting including, but not limited to: lateral hiring; strategic sourcing; direction and planning; working closely with senior partners across all practice areas regarding lateral needs; day to day management and professional development of lateral recruiting team; relationship building with recruits, search firms, and vendors; budget planning; industry research.
This highly visible position will serve as a trusted advisor to the Firm Committee and Local Recruiting Chairs pertaining to the lateral recruiting efforts of the Firm.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 10+ yrs. management experience in a law firm or professional service industry, preferably with strategic recruitment and professional development experience. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, supervisory, and communication skills, project management and change management experience, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The ability to work effectively with all levels of management, and across all Kirkland departments and offices, is required.
Computer proficient with knowledge and understanding of various database systems including, viRecruit, Tableau (a plus but not required)), Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
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