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Contract - Engagement & Events Assistant

Job ID: 6531

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Location: New York, NY, United States

Category: Legal Recruiting & Development

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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 and Development Department, the Temporary Contract Engagement & Events Assistant will be responsible for supporting the NY Attorney Engagement & Integration (AE&I) function during the 2022 summer program, the Fall orientations and onboarding process, morale/retention initiatives and diversity & inclusion efforts at all levels.

This entails a hands-on and independent approach across to programming including a complex scope of scheduling assignments and needs, balancing workloads and making the most of available resources, while taking into consideration skills required.

Essential Functions

  • Supporting the implementation of attorney engagement initiatives in the NY office during the Summer Program and Fall New Associate Onboarding and Orientation process.
  • Supporting and executing engagement events with the AE&I Department and the Campus Recruiting Department, and various internal partners.
  • Partnering with the AE&I Department and Campus Recruiting Department to implement the Summer Program and New Associate mentoring program.
  • Ensuring established guidelines and best practices are followed and identifies efficiencies.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with relevant work experience in event planning and management in a similar setting, law firm or professional services strongly preferred
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, project management, analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Skilled in getting things done and overcoming obstacles to reach the goal
  • The ability to work effectively with all levels of management and Partners, and across all LRD channels and the Travel, Meetings, Events Department, is required
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated high level of project management skills
  • Excellent judgment and high level of confidentiality
  • Creative and innovative; responsible and responsive; team oriented
  • Documenting medium to large scale projects with minimal supervision; will be involved in developing/delivering presentations

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and 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

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