Job ID: 6230
Updated: Jan 4, 2022
Location: Washington, DC, 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 and Development Department (LRD), the Washington, D.C. Senior Legal Recruiting Coordinator will work with all aspects of attorney recruiting programs in DC, including lateral, clerk, law student, and entry level hiring.
This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills; be a team player; demonstrate strong client service; have the utmost respect for confidentiality and attention to detail; work independently and be able to follow up with minimal instructions; have the ability to prioritize work and work on multiple projects in a fast paced environment; interact with potential recruits, attorneys and staff at all levels of the Firm’s business; have strong organizational skills, demonstrate initiative and work under pressure and deal with demanding deadlines. Individual must be flexible with work allocation and have the ability to work overtime.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Summer Associate Program:
New Associate Onboarding/Orientation:
Additional Role Functions:
The Senior Legal Recruiting Coordinator will also need to demonstrate skills and other intangibles to be successful. Examples below are not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed, as necessary:
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of recruiting experience in a law firm or professional service industry. The candidate must also demonstrate strong leadership, problem-solving, and strategic planning skills, and the ability to work across all levels of management with various personality types; build relationships, be proactive, stay organized, and multi‑task in a fast‑paced, pressured environment. A Bachelor’s degree is required, along with superior verbal and written communication skills.
The ideal candidate will have:
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