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 Chicago office is seeking an Attorney Recruiting Specialist as part of the global Legal Recruiting and Development Department. The Attorney Recruiting Specialist will provide strategic support to the legal recruiting efforts of the Chicago office.
Summer Associate Program
•Coordinate Summer Associate orientation
•Plan, coordinate and attend events
•Track Summer Program budget
•Coordinate mid and end of summer reviews
•Liaise between the Summer Associates and the attorneys and staff
•Coordinate rising 2L receptions
•Coordinate with all offices and register for on-campus interviews, job fairs and resume collect registrations
•Manage resume collection
•Prepare on-campus materials for interviewers
•Prepare for callback meetings
•Prepare offer decision packets
•Track candidate follow-up
•Coordinate offer dinners, pre-OCI receptions
•Maintain ViDesktop records
•Process Symplicity employer feedback forms
•Oversee candidate and law firm shared expenses
•Manage law school and law student outreach including panels, receptions, mentoring programs, etc.
•Manage sponsorship requests
New Associate Orientation
•Coordinate multi-day orientation agenda
•Manage all speakers and related presentations
•Plan orientation events
•Prepare New Associate onboarding materials
•Oversee onboarding/HR paperwork process
•Supervise temps and interns when applicable
•Maintain recruiting timeline for events and projects
•Coordinate Firmwide purchase of Kirkland branded gifts and giveaways
•Assist with budget tracking year round and preparation for annual budget process
•Respond to inquiries from attorneys/staff, as needed
•Assist with administrative support
•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.
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.
Education, Work Experience, Skills
Two-five 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 Mircrosoft excel skills required.
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.
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