Our high-growth team in Los Angeles is seeking a Legal Recruiting Specialist to provide support to local Legal Recruiting initiatives as part of the broader Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development (LRD) Department.
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.
Partner with Senior Legal Recruiting Manager, broader LA LRD team, hiring partners and the Recruiting Committee to develop, implement and manage recruiting strategies and programs for 1L and 2L hiring programs
Hands on scheduling, event planning and coordination for on-campus interviews and events including offer dinners, pre-OCI receptions and other recruiting initiatives
Support the Non-Lateral (Campus) hiring process, including preparing, updating, and managing the correspondence of offer letters, reviewing offers for consistency and uniformity, and conducting due diligence
Maintain the Kirkland databases (vi Recruit) including candidate entry and status updates
Oversee Summer Associate Program including planning and coordination of social events, management of mentoring program, monitoring budget, assignment distribution and the execution of mid and end-of-summer reviews
Develop, prepare and analyze relevant reports, projections, and statistical data as needed
Collaborate with other Kirkland offices and departments to identify efficiencies and best practices
ducation, Work Experience, Skills
Six-plus 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.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (in...cluding 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.