Skadden is looking for an Associate Engagement Project Assistant to assist in all Associate Engagement initiatives including; activities related to Associate Mentor Programs, onboarding, Firm social and community building events, pulse surveys, DE&I programming and associate engagement projects. Handles daily administrative activities of the department.
Aides in all tasks associated with all Mentor Programs:
Maintains a budget
Updates and tracks mentor assignment changes (i.e.: rotation switches, additional new associates etc.) and ensuing reports as needed
Handles daily administrative activities of the department, including scheduling meetings, generating correspondence and responding to informational requests
Supports implementation of Firm social and community building events and activities:
Maintains files and spreadsheets with program details
Assists in organizing events by working with internal conference services and external vendors Tracks RSVPs and other administrative details for events
Assists with the onboarding of incoming associates, including:
Updating and maintaining the internal new associate website
Ensuring quality control of the links and related information on the website
Aides in the creation and implementation of periodic pulse and engagement surveys, including:
Coordinating with the external survey vendor
Provides administrative support in organizing and implementing DE&I related programming, including:
Monitoring and tracking engagement related Affinity Networks goals and objectives
Supporting DE&I mentoring programs
Scheduling stay interviews
Liaise with vendors (e.g.: loan consolidation companies, and other perks and benefits as they arise) to schedule webinars, post announcements on the intranet and coordinate in-office visits.
Contributes to the planning of onboarding and integration efforts.
Aides in the organization of Skadden sports teams, including maintaining captain contact list, processing check request, etc.
Helps Coordinate the annual Corporate Challenge, including marketing, registration, catering arrangements, t-shirt design, and day-of logistics.
Processes check requests for various expenses.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
Manages Firm resources responsibly.
Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
Ability to interact courteously and effectively with others
Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions
Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrates close attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
Minimum of one year administrative experience preferred
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.
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With 22 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits. Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
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