As a member of the Legal Recruiting and Development Department, the Attorney Engagement Events Specialist will support the needs, projects and objectives of the Attorney Engagement Department.
The Specialist will be highly organized, possess excellent proofreading, oral and written communication skills, able to multitask in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, have a can-do attitude, and be a team player. The ability to perform analytical work with a high level of attention to detail and high standards for accuracy and quality are required. The preferred candidate will be able to maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally with attorneys and staff at all levels while maintaining a client service orientation, and use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential information. Advance familiarity with standard office technology applications such as Microsoft Office Suite is required, with particular emphasis on Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years of Professional Development or related experience in a professional services environment are preferred. Availability for overtime is required.
Essential Functions (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Coordinate events and attorney development programs
Provide support with new associate and lateral attorney integration
Coordinate attorney office transfers to Chicago, including welcome announcements, office tours, and integration
Run and analyze attorney utilization reports and meet regularly with key stakeholders to review
Track attorney mentoring program updates and assist with mentor assignment process
Coordinate Litigation and Corporate department Open Forums
Assist with coordination of Associates’ Committee meetings and related projects and initiatives
Support Chicago affinity group events
Support the Attorney Recruiting Team during the summer program and fall recruiting as needed
Manage calendars for Attorney Engagement
Maintain attorney engagement-related initiatives on internal website
Any other functions/duties as assigned by management
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services strongly preferred
High level of collaboration and the ability to work independently
Strong organizational skills including excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) abilities
The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and offices to achieve results.
Ability to work evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines
Core Technologies include Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Technical experience should include the Microsoft Office Suite; Proficiency in Excel required.
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