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Contract Legal Recruiting Assistant

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Job ID: 6464

Updated: Apr 12, 2022

Location: Austin, TX, 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 and Ellis is seeking a temporary employee to assist with the Summer Associate program and Campus Recruiting efforts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

Some of the tasks will include (but are not limited to):

  • Prepare materials for interviewers and candidates
  • Provide event support (nametags, rsvp tracking, coordinating shipments, attending when needed etc.)
  • Coordinate calendars/scheduling
  • Assist with expenses and invoices
  • Assist with summer reviews
  • Maintain candidate files in database, ViDesktop
  • Enter interview schedules into ViDesktop and send to students and attorneys
  • Greet candidates
  • Collect and compile all interviewing feedback
  • Generate surveys and export responses in Novi
  • Create and update department documents in OneNote
  • Update letter correspondence and send offer letters with attachments
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets for tracking purposes
  • Respond actively, thoroughly and courteously to the needs of clients and internal requests within the firm; work effectively and willingly with others
  • Other duties as assigned by Legal Recruiting & Development team

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Flexibility to work overtime.
  • Prior experience or interest in recruiting preferred.
  • High level of collaboration and the ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills including excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) abilities.
  • The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor. 

How to Apply

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