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Attorney Engagement Coordinator (Diversity & Inclusion)

Job ID: 6650

Updated: Jun 16, 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 Attorney Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives in the Washington, DC office.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event support, budget, attorney integration initiatives, attorney utilization support and general administrative duties. 

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

  • Collaborate with the Washington, DC Attorney Engagement team as well as the Firmwide Diversity and Inclusion department to implement the Firm’s D&I initiatives on a local level, including but not limited to onboarding, mentoring, professional development plans, promotion, advancement and retention processes.
  • Develop and foster relationships with all Washington, DC based Affinity Groups/Inclusion Councils, including planning and executing programs, coaching, and oversight on workflow allocation across all practice groups.
  • Manage the DEI Integration Pod Initiative which includes bi-weekly progress reporting, scheduling meetings for the DEI Pods Task Force, individual check-ins, and furthermore, manage the expansion of the initiative to other affinity groups and inclusion councils.
  • Support and execute diversity engagement events with the Attorney Engagement and Legal Recruiting departments for the Summer Program and Fall Orientation, and various internal partners.
  • Support the Firm’s diversity hiring and integration efforts.
  • Ensure established guidelines and best practices are followed and identifies efficiencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide support with lateral attorney integration, including event assistance, coordination of integration efforts
  • Coordinate attorney office transfers to Washington, DC including welcome announcements, office tours, and integration
  • Assist with attorney utilization reports
  • Track attorney mentoring program updates and assist with mentor assignment process
  • Assist with coordination of Litigation and Corporate department Open Forums
  • Assist with coordination of Associates’ Committee meetings and related projects and initiatives
  • Support all local affinity group events
  • Support the Women’s Leadership Initiative
  • Support the Legal Recruiting team during the summer program and fall recruiting
  • Update department documents on a quarterly basis
  • Process expenses reports and check requests
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties such as filing, creating labels, nametags, scanning and copying
  • Maintain attorney engagement-related initiatives on internal website
  • Conduct ongoing research on potential programs and policy updates
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Legal Education Manager  including analysis and reporting for the Diversity Integration Task Force, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Subcommittees

Qualifications & Requirements


Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services strongly 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. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results. 
  • Ability to work overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines


Technical experience should include the Microsoft Office Suite; Proficiency in Excel required.

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