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Firmwide Learning & Development Coordinator

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Job ID: 6343

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

Location: New York, NY, 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

The Firmwide Learning & Development Coordinator is an integral member of our Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development (LRD) Department.  Reporting to the Firmwide Learning & Development Manager/Director, this coordinator will be a Firmwide resource that actively supports training delivery locally for the New York office as well as for Firmwide training programming at Kirkland. 

The Firmwide Learning & Development Coordinator will serve as a master scheduler, coordinator, and day of event support resource for all Firmwide and New York specific training programming for Corporate Training, practice retreats, and learning lunches.  Additionally this Coordinator will be a first point of contact for Knowledge Management (KM), LRD Executives, and Attorney Stakeholders for assigned practice areas and training programming.  Further, in this Coordinator’s Firmwide role, they will also serve as a resource for office-based roles regarding centralized direction, guidance, and support as it relates to training delivery coordination.

The Firmwide Learning & Development Coordinator is a highly visible role within the firm and responsible for a broad set of activities. The specific activities this Coordinator is charged with includes the following:

  • Organizing attorney training and development initiatives
  • Partnering with CLE compliance to coordinate and align with CLE process as needed for attorney training programming
  • Scheduling and communicating all aspect of scheduling training programming
  • Organizing curriculum materials and information to align with ever-changing curriculum architecture
  • Administering surveys and evaluation for training programs
  • Deploying attorney training and development programs as assigned
  • Partnering with members of LRD and Leadership where necessary to manage for the continuous improvement of Attorney Training and Development
  • Serving as training program and event support for all sessions as needed
  • Participate in individual goal setting and annual review process
  • Specific programming will include, but is not limited to:
  • Kirkland University - Corporate Debt Finance/Capital Markets and Restructuring Training
  • Ad Hoc Training

Activities designated to our Firmwide Learning & Development Coordinator will continue to evolve and shift as needed based on the needs of LRD strategy or in support of LRD leadership. 

Additional Role Functions:

The Firmwide Learning & Development Coordinator will also need to demonstrate skills throughout the participation of firm, team, and other intangibles to be continue to be successful.  Examples below are inclusive, but not collectively exhaustive:

  • Active participation in all team and Firm meetings
  • Providing responsible status of all activities/responsibilities
  • Escalating risks and issues appropriately and when necessary
  • Critical thinking
  • Demonstrates a collaborative and supportive team
  • Accountability for primary responsibilities
  • Demonstrating servant leadership/being a good K&E Firm steward
  • Working with, identifying, developing, leading and managing key external vendor relationships as necessary
  • Building and fostering working relationships with business partners across our global firm
  • Transition plan/backfill management for team and self during time off, LOA, etc.
  • Team project management
  • Annual goal setting/performance review process management

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least two years of work experience
  • Experience working for a law firm or professional services is preferred
  • The ideal candidate will:
  • Be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Display an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Show a professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills
  • Build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results; this position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to exercise independent judgment and confidentiality
  • Exhibit a proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as a working knowledge of relational databases

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

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