The Firmwide Legal Training Delivery Coordinator is an integral member of our Firmwide Legal Recruiting & Development (“LRD”) Department. Reporting to the Firmwide Litigation Training Portfolio Manager, this coordinator will be a Firmwide resource that actively supports training delivery locally for the Chicago office, as well as for Firmwide training programming at Kirkland.
The Firmwide Training Delivery Coordinator will serve as a master scheduler, coordinator, and day of event support resource for all Firmwide and Chicago-specific training programming for Litigation, Corporate Training, practice retreats, learning lunches and forums. Additionally, this coordinator will be a first first point of contact for Knowledge Management (“KM”), LRD executives, and Attorney Stakeholders for assigned practice areas and training programming. Further, in this coordinator’s Firmwide role, they will also serve as a resource for office-based roles regarding centralized direction, guidance, and support as it related to training delivery coordination.
The Firmwide Training Delivery Coordinator is a highly visible role within the firm and responsible for a broad set of activities. The specific activities this Coordinator is charged with includes the following:
Organizing attorney training and development initiatives
Partnering with CLE compliance to coordinate and align with CLE process as needed for attorney training programming
Scheduling and communicating all aspect of scheduling training programming
Organizing curriculum materials and information to align with ever-changing curriculum architecture
Administering surveys and evaluation for training programs
Deploying attorney training and development programs as assigned
Partnering with members of LRD and Leadership where necessary to manage for the continuous improvement of Attorney Training and Development
Serving as training program and event support for all sessions as needed
Participate in individual goal setting and annual review process
Activities designated to our Firmwide Training Delivery Coordinator will continue to evolve and shift as needed based on the needs of LRD strategy or in support of LRD leadership.
Additional Role Functions:
The Firmwide Training Delivery Coordinator will also need to demonstrate skills throughout the participation of firm, team, and other intangibles to be continue to be successful. Examples below are inclusive, but not collectively exhaustive:
Active participation in all team and firm meetings
Providing responsible status of all activities/responsibilities
Escalating risks and issues appropriately and when necessary
Demonstrates a collaborative and supportive team
Accountability for primary responsibilities
Demonstrating servant leadership/being a good Kirkland Firm steward
Working with, identifying, developing, leading and managing key external vendor relationships as necessary
Building and fostering working relationships with business partners across our global firm
Transition plan/backfill management for team and self during time off, LOA, etc.
Team project management
Annual goal setting/performance review process management
Education, Work Experience, Skills
This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently. This position requires the exercise of independent judgment.
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent proofing and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; a very strong attention to detail; and a professional demeanor. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships among lawyers and staff to achieve results.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Technical experience should include MS Word and Excel. Experience with LMS or CLE Tracking Platforms (CE Manager) is preferred.
Internal Number: 5004
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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