As a member of the Firmwide (FW) Legal Recruiting and Development (LRD) Department, the Attorney Engagement Manager will support the vision set by Firm leadership and the LA Attorney Recruiting & Development Director for all attorney engagement activities in Los Angeles. The Manager will provide support for the processes, programming and overall functioning of the engagement channel with the goal of creating an irresistible, best-in-class workplace for the Firm’s attorneys.
The position will closely collaborate with the Attorney Recruiting & Development Director and local leadership to implement and advance various initiatives related to (i) attorney onboarding, (ii) attorney workflow integration, (iii) morale, retention and employee engagement, (iv) attorney mentoring, (v) affinity group events and programming and all diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) activities, (vi) attorney wellness check-ins, (vii) Associates Committee and (viii) exit interviews.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services strongly preferred
Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, project management, analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Skilled in getting things done and overcoming obstacles to reach the goal
The ability to work effectively with all levels of management, and across all Kirkland departments and offices, is required
Proven leadership skills
Excellent communication skills
Creative and innovative
Responsible and responsive
Committed to attorney attraction, retention and development as well as keeping abreast of market trends and new programs
Demonstrated high level of project management skills
High level of confidentiality
Proven ability to effectively work with senior level professionals and Partners
Documenting medium to large scale projects with minimal supervision; will be involved in developing/delivering presentations
Technical experience should include the Microsoft Office Suite; Proficiency in Excel required.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
Internal Number: 5765
About Kirkland && Ellis LLP
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.