• Full Time
  • New York

Website Kirkland & Ellis


As a member of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development Department (“LRD”), the Firmwide Legal Recruiting Coordinator will provide support to the campus legal recruiting efforts across the entire organization.

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.


Essential Functions:

On-Campus Recruiting

- Liaise with law schools on aspects of student recruitment, including registration for Firmwide on-campus interview schedules, job fairs and resume collections
- Prepare materials ahead of on-campus interviews and coordinate across offices on outcomes following interviews
- Maintain ViDesktop records with a keen eye toward data integrity
- Coordinate practice group hiring meetings and prepare supporting materials
- Facilitate communication and decision-making between offices for cross-office candidates
- Track school-specific and practice group specific recruiting outcomes and analyze trends
- Coordinate candidate follow-up
- Coordinate and attend recruitment events
- Process Symplicity employer feedback forms
- Prepare Firmwide Fall Recruiting survey, aggregate and analyze results
- Support local office recruiting teams as needed

Campus Outreach

- Coordinate law school and law student outreach including panels, presentations, receptions, mentoring programs, etc.
- Coordinate student group sponsorship requests
- Schedule meetings with career services teams and prepare supporting material


- Supervise temps and interns when applicable
- Maintain recruiting timelines for events and projects
- Assist with purchase of Kirkland branded gifts and giveaways
- Respond to inquiries from attorneys/staff, as needed
- Provide administrative support
- Process check requests and expense reports
- Generate surveys using Novi Survey tool
- Support Summer Associate Program, Summer and New Associate Orientation, and other LRD initiatives as needed
- 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.


Education, Work Experience, Skills

Minimum three to four 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 Microsoft Excel skills required.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.


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