Website Kirkland & Ellis

Overview:

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. The New York office of Kirkland & Ellis is seeking an Attorney Recruiting Assistant to support the New York Attorney Recruiting team on all aspects of the summer associate program, on-campus recruiting, campus outreach, diversity initiatives, and first year associate recruiting and onboarding.

Responsibilities:

  • Summer Associate Program
    • Collect/process new hire paperwork and maintain recruiting files and documents
    • Assist with Summer Associate onboarding including background and conflicts check processes, and preparing forms for Human Resources
    • Assist with planning and implementation of Summer Program orientation
    • Research venues, plan, and attend events
    • Create invitations and track RSVPs for events
    • Prepare materials for mid-summer and end-of-summer reviews
    • Request official transcripts from law school registrar’s office
  • On Campus Recruiting
    • Maintain viDesktop applicant records
    • Prepare materials for interviewers and candidates and assist with logistics of Kirkland Interview Days
    • Collect interview feedback to present to Recruiting
    • Committee and assist in follow-up efforts
    • Assist with planning and implementation of offer receptions and dinners
    • Assist with the set-up and break-down of local hospitality suites and interview rooms
    • Send correspondence to students through viDesktop
    • Assist with candidate travel expense reimbursements and shared expenses
    • Submit summer program and OCI feedback forms to schools using Symplicity
    • Assist with all aspects of 1L and 3L student hiring (including greeting and escorting candidates)
  • Campus Outreach and Diversity Initiatives
    • Maintain campus outreach and sponsorship tracking documents
    • Create and send boxes of promotional materials for on-campus events
    • Enter 1L outreach information and attorney feedback into viDesktop
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of annual 1L Diversity Scholars Program
    • Assist with 2L Diversity Fellowship tracking
    • Assist planning of campus 1L receptions
    • Maintain giveaway inventory tracker
  • Miscellaneous
    • Assist with first year associate orientation and onboarding
    • Miscellaneous administrative duties such as creating nametags, answering phones, booking conference rooms, tracking shipments, filing, scanning, copying Work with preferred vendors and order giveaways and marketing items
    • Oversee seasonal temps and interns
    • Draft email and letter correspondence
    • Compile weekly agendas
    • Respond actively, thoroughly, and courteously to the needs of all clients
    • Work effectively and willingly with others
    • Independently liaise and coordinate with firm departments
    • Other projects as assigned by the Legal Recruiting & Development team

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; a very strong attention to detail; and a professional demeanor.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships among attorneys, students and staff to achieve results.  Candidate must be flexible to work overtime as needed. Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of one year of professional work experience preferred, preferably in law firm environment

Technologies/Software

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • viDesktop experience preferred

Apply:

Please use the following link to apply: https://staffjobsus.kirkland.com/jobs/3611855-attorney-recruiting-assistant?bid=4648