Business Devlopment Coordinator (Non-exempt) - Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis is seeking a coordinator to support the marketing and business development efforts of the Washington, D.C. office. You will report to the Washington Business Development (BD) Associate Director, and will work closely with the two additional staff members in the office. You will also communicate and collaborate daily with nearly 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader business development, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our international business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness. We are looking for a self-starter with good judgement and a background in professional services marketing and business development. 

This position has a strong focus on business intelligence and providing marketing research services to the Firm’s attorneys. An emphasis on researching and analyzing competitive and other information from various databases, Internet, and other research systems is essential. You must possess outstanding analytical skills (ability to develop and produce meaningful reports from multiple streams of data) and be able to simply (and concisely) convey complex ideas and information.

You will also handle a variety of business development functions which may include one or more of the following: responses to RFPs and business pitches, practice area descriptions and attorney biography maintenance, event management/execution, CRM content maintenance, industry/client trend tracking, and general office/practice operations.

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with lawyers and staff to achieve results. Strong project management skills and sound judgment are also necessary. The candidate will possess outstanding proofreading and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor. A four-year degree or the equivalent is required. At least two years of work experience is required, professional services or law firm experience is a plus.


Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Strong organization and communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with high-level attorneys, staff, clients and guests of the Firm are essential. The successful candidate will be able to work independently to make intelligent, informed decisions. Kirkland demands quality work from every employee (often in high-pressure and deadline-driven scenarios). You will be required to multitask and prioritize effectively. A history of taking initiative is essential to success in this position.
  • Candidates must have solid project management skills, business acumen, and an ability to understand marketplace trends. You will be required to handle ambiguity, influence others and find ways to move initiatives forward to meet critical deadlines and produce results.
  • The position requires meticulous writing and proofing skills, and as well as an aptitude for learning new software. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an ideal candidate will have a least two years’ experience in the law firm/professional services environment. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.