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Firmwide Legal Recruiting Coordinator

Job ID: 6419

Updated: Mar 24, 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

As a member of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development Department (“LRD”), the Firmwide Legal Recruiting Coordinator will provide support to the campus legal recruiting efforts across the entire organization. 

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; strong organizational skills, demonstrate initiative and work under pressure and deal with demanding deadlines.  Individual must have the ability to work overtime.

Essential Functions: 

On-Campus Recruiting

  • Liaise with law schools on aspects of student recruitment, including registration for Firmwide on-campus interview schedules, job fairs and resume collections
  • Prepare materials ahead of on-campus interviews and coordinate across offices on outcomes following interviews
  • Maintain ViDesktop records with a keen eye toward data integrity
  • Coordinate practice group hiring meetings and prepare supporting materials
  • Facilitate communication and decision-making between offices for cross-office candidates
  • Track school-specific and practice group specific recruiting outcomes and analyze trends
  • Coordinate candidate follow-up
  • Coordinate and attend recruitment events
  • Process Symplicity employer feedback forms
  • Prepare Firmwide Fall Recruiting survey, aggregate and analyze results
  • Support local office recruiting teams as needed

Campus Outreach

  • Coordinate law school and law student outreach including panels, presentations, receptions, mentoring programs, etc.
  • Coordinate student group sponsorship requests
  • Schedule meetings with career services teams and prepare supporting material


  • Supervise temps and interns when applicable
  • Maintain recruiting timelines for events and projects
  • Assist with purchase of Kirkland branded gifts and giveaways
  • Respond to inquiries from attorneys/staff, as needed
  • Provide administrative support
  • Process check requests and expense reports
  • Generate surveys using Novi Survey tool
  • Support Summer Associate Program, Summer and New Associate Orientation, and other LRD initiatives as needed
  • Respond actively, thoroughly and courteously to the needs of clients and internal requests within the firm; volunteer time and knowledge; work effectively and willingly with others.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

Minimum three to four years of experience, preferably in law firm or other professional services environment. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience with Symplicity and ViDesktop preferred.  Strong Microsoft Excel skills required.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

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

The job postings and recruiting mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("K&E") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if K&E hires the candidate. Direct contact with K&E employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm. #LI-Hybrid