JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Position Overview
The Brumbaugh Group has an opportunity for a motivated self-starter to continue the firm’s commitment to the highest quality legal and professional services marketing efforts.

TBG is a fast-growing Chicago-based firm offering marketing strategy to law firms and other professional services firms. We offer a fast paced, growth-oriented opportunity for the ideal candidate. The coordinator must be an excellent writer, with a demonstrated ability to pull information from multiple sources and synthesize content into a well-constructed deliverable.

Responsibilities

  • Serving as the lead tactical person for a variety of clients
  • Drafting multiple types of content including:
      – Business development materials, including pitches, client alerts and newsletters
      – Marketing materials, including practice group descriptions and bios
      – Press materials and media pitches
      – Internal communications materials
  • Digital marketing projects, including creating social media content and back-end website management

Requirements

  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated self-starter with project-leadership experience
  • Technological savvy including back-end website management and social media skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and manage time effectively
  • Being extremely detail-oriented and willingness to proof deliverables multiple times to ensure the highest-quality content
  • 1-3 years of experience in a professional services setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or journalism
  • Entrepreneurial focus with an interest in fast-paced, high-growth-opportunity setting

  • Position: Client Relations Specialist
  • Firm: Quarles & Brady
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: April 4, 2018
  • Contact: Quarles & Brady – Careers

Position Overview
Quarles & Brady seeks a client relations specialist to become an integral member of our marketing and business development team supporting the corporate, finance and real estate practice groups, industry teams and client service teams. This position reports to the client relations director, and is responsible for the management and execution of business development and marketing initiatives that assist the attorneys with the attraction, retention and expansion of clients. While the client relations director has the primary responsibility of the teams/groups, the specialist will support the director and may have a leadership role with one of the smaller teams.

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support in the execution and management of a wide variety of business development initiatives and initiatives that align with a group/team's business plans.
  • Assist with the execution of marketing and business development strategies, plans and projects.
  • Prepare materials for new business pitches. Assist proposal manager, as needed, with Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Requests for Information (RFIs).
  • Work with the attorneys to conceptualize, manage and execute client-facing events for the assigned practice groups.
  • Serve as primary contact in preparing and distributing electronic client communication and attorney marketing mailing lists.
  • Collaborate with graphics team to develop and keep updated all practice specific marketing collateral and brochures and create event invitations and sponsorship ads.
  • Manage project budgets.
  • Work with client relations director and attorneys to develop targeted strategies, and track return on investment on said strategies.
  • Provide input to the client relations director on the identification, evaluation, and implementation of cross-selling initiatives.
  • Assist in content administration for the firm's website, including updating practice descriptions, representative matters, and other relevant information of interest to clients.
  • Manage and maintain practice/team mailing lists in the firm’s central client database information.
  • Produce submissions for key legal directories.
  • Other marketing and business development-related duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or a related field.
  • Minimum of three to five years of business development and marketing experience in a law firm, association or other professional services organization.
  • Strategic vision combined with the ability to execute using a hands-on approach.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong client service orientation and the ability to build relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively under minimal supervision with individuals in all offices, practice groups and positions within the firm.
  • Must work well under pressure and be an excellent problem-solver and team player.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM, & Marketing Center Proposal Builder.
  • Occasional travel.

Position Overview 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP, a midsized intellectual property law boutique, is seeking a bright and energetic marketing/BD professional to be based in our Chicago headquarters. The Business Development Specialist will primarily be responsible for strategizing, coordinating, and executing a range of tasks and initiatives related to client acquisition and retention. In addition, the specialist will assist the Marketing Director with various activities including website content management and analytics.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct in-depth research and ‎analysis of companies, industries, competitors and market trends.
  • Compile customized business intelligence reports.
  • Create and aggregate content for requests for proposals and client pitch materials in coordination with attorneys and other professionals.
  • Assist with website content updates, including drafting, proofing and posting.
  • Monitor and report on website analytics.
  • Monitor and maintain contact database.
  • Support monthly webinar activities as requested.
  • Assist with legal directory listings and surveys.
  • Perform other marketing-related duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field required.
  • Three to five years of business development/marketing experience, including market research, in a law firm or other professional services setting.
  • Exceptional written, editorial, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills (writing samples requested).
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as database applications and online tools.
  • Highly detail-oriented, proactive, creative and self-directed.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Capable of responsive and collaborative interaction with lawyers and professional staff at all levels, as well as with outside vendors.
  • High-energy, positive, poised and professional demeanor.

  • Position: Business Development Manager
  • Firm: Latham & Watkins
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: March 9, 2018
  • Contact: Latham & Watkins - Careers

Job opportunity still active as of April 3, 2018
Position Overview
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Business Development Manager to join our winning team, located in Chicago. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The BD Manager is responsible for leveraging his or her professional services BD expertise and knowledge of leading industries within the market to lead the full range of business development and marketing activities to drive revenue growth in the market. In close collaboration with practice office leadership, the BD Manager identifies goals and leads the team to drive progress against key priorities and objectives, as well as maintaining best in class levels of quality and service in all core BD functions. He or she works with BD leadership on global strategic issues impacting the region and establishes and maintains strong relationships with partners to ensure a regular flow of communication regarding BD projects and alignment with business strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Influences other members of the function to execute strategy relative to other departments.
  • Identifies gaps, opportunities, potential conflict and proposes fixes around people and process.
  • Engages and leads cross-functional teams.
  • Conducts team meetings to cascade information relative to the activities of the department and office; sets team and individual goals and objectives aligned to office/department strategy; checks for understanding of goals and objectives of the team to drive clarity and direction; creates an environment of accountability without micro-managing members of the team.
  • Conducts regular meetings with each member of the team to solicit feedback on what’s working in the office/department, discuss possible opportunities for operational change and provide feedback on performance.
  • Identifies opportunities for junior colleagues’ development.
  • Develops plan to address misalignments/gaps including reassignments, exits, and recruitment being mindful of budget impact.
  • Applies EQ when coaching, counseling, and when delivering and receiving feedback.
  • Directs reports to embody BD Values and holds them accountable.
  • Utilizes appropriate data to develop and support positions/concepts.
  • Ensures right people, right skill to projects.
  • Exercises strong fiscal judgement and discipline unilaterally.
  • Ensures proactive stakeholder management.
  • Maintains a regular dialog with internal clients to anticipate potential opportunities.
  • Proactively demonstrates problem solving skills and is able to head off or reduce time to resolve issues.
  • Identifies opportunities and/or risk to firm business utilizing all applicable resources.
  • Develops preliminary plans to retain and expand clients within their portfolio.
  • Demonstrates financial acumen; understands, interprets, and uses “the numbers” to improve the office/department.

Requirements 

  • Occasional travel will be required.
  • A minimum of five years of progressive BD experience is preferred.

  • Position: Communications Coordinator
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 6, 2018
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of April 3, 2018
Position Overview
Kirkland & Ellis 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. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

We seek a versatile copywriter with an eye for design to join our growing communications team within the Firm’s Business Development Department as a Communications Coordinator. It’s an exciting time to join a collaborative team as we are re-evaluating, refreshing or launching new communications initiatives.

The coordinator will work on a portfolio of digital and print marketing communications campaigns. Social media is a significant focus for the role. Experience writing and executing social media campaigns is critical. Intellectual curiosity and interest in exploring creative ways of communicating and new technologies is important, as is the ability to distill complex topics into concise, easy-to-read language, and to marry words with imagery.

The coordinator will report to the Communications Senior Specialist and the Firmwide Director of Communications/PR, and will work closely with the Communications/PR, Branding & Creative and Digital Marketing teams.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Manage social media for the Firm, focusing on LinkedIn and Twitter. Curate digital content and develop campaigns for social media. Train attorneys and employees to use social media tools, and conceptualize and execute campaigns to encourage engagement. Stay apprised of social media communications trends and how they may help to build the Kirkland profile, broadcast the brand to critical audiences and support business growth.
  • Collaborate on communication strategy, planning and execution to support ongoing communications and marketing campaigns, which may include initiatives around diversity, pro bono and recruiting, internal communications, advertisements, and client- and prospect-focused campaigns.
  • Provide strategic communications counsel to internal teams, and produce campaigns with a consistent brand, tone and voice.
  • Plan, execute and track multiple projects, working closely with cross-functional team members. Provide regular status updates to stakeholders.
  • Work with Digital Marketing and Branding & Creative teams to analyze campaigns and develop recommendations to improve performance.
  • Support maintenance of accurate and complete process documentation.
  • Troubleshoot issues and proactively present innovative solutions.
  • Learn and stay apprised of legal services-specific compliance and attorney advertising rules.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing or similar field.
  • Three-plus years of work experience within an agency, professional services or B2B setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the legal industry or prior communications experience in a regulated industry is beneficial.
  • Outstanding writing, editing and grammar skills, with a high degree of precision and strong organizational, execution and analytical skills required.
  • Must have knowledge of AP Style.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive or confidential information discretely.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of digital marketing channels, including social media. Strong digital copywriting, design, content marketing and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  • Must be an adept team contributor who can receive constructive feedback, and collaborate to take campaigns from concept to completion.
  • Must be able to cross-train and back up others on the team on a variety of communications initiatives.
  • Must have a strong aesthetic sense. This is a creative role and requires the ability to create attractive content under time constraints.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, design software (InDesign, PhotoShop) as well as LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Familiarity with content management systems, email marketing platforms, and social media management platforms a plus.
  • Knowledge of SEO and UX principles is helpful.

  • Position: Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 6, 2018
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of April 3, 2018
Position Overview
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.

The firm seeks an experienced Firmwide Digital Marketing Specialist to join its evolving digital marketing team within the Firm’s Business Development Department. The specialist will support the digital marketing manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Firm’s external website and related initiatives.

The website you see today is undergoing transformation, and the specialist will have the exciting opportunity to be part of this redesign project. S/he will inform strategy and support execution of a modern, responsive and engaging digital presence that reflects the Firm’s unique culture and market preeminence.

The specialist should understand how the Firm’s website plays into the broader digital marketing ecosystem and will work closely with the Firmwide Communications and Branding & Design teams. S/he will present strategies, bring new ideas to the table and demonstrate strong execution of approved ideas.

Recognizing that compelling, current content is the backbone of a successful website, the specialist will:

  • Assist strategy and execution of website content (text and imagery), adhering to an editorial calendar and style guides. 
  • Track and leverage analytics to help inform web content decisions. 
  • Oversee attorney headshot photography sessions and photo editing.
  • Develop and improve processes to address efficiency, compliance and consistency.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in website content management systems and demonstrate skilled management of high-volume workflows. S/he will have a passion for exploring emerging technologies and digital marketing trends. S/he should balance a focus on the big picture with attention to the detailed day-to-day execution needed to sustain the demands of a dynamic website for an international Firm. The specialist will supervise the daily activities of the team’s assistant and coordinator, delegating workload and helping troubleshoot as necessary. 

The specialist must work effectively with other functional departments including practice development leaders, Information Technology and Security staff. The specialist should build effective relationships with various external vendors, Firm staff and attorneys.

Specific duties include:

  • Actively contribute to strategic planning and execution of the website redesign project.
  • Maintain the Firm’s public website, www.kirkland.com, and supervise the website assistant and coordinator. Oversee daily operations, business processes/procedures and quality control.
  • Oversee the Chicago office’s professional headshot photography sessions. Maintain the Firmwide library of attorney headshots. Produce tri-annual attorney photo directory and support requests for one-off directories for attorney meetings.
  • Develop web content strategy and work with attorneys and staff to regularly assess and improve content.
  • Work with the professional responsibility partner and internal compliance specialist to ensure adherence to rules of advertising and professional conduct.
  • Support the business development and marketing needs of the Firm’s various practice groups, Business Development department and other functional groups. Respond to information requests, prepare reports and provide status for marketing systems initiatives.
  • Assist with the evaluation of technology tools, budget preparation and other administrative functions.
  • Generate intelligence from website systems, including traffic and search analytics. Proactively identify trends and opportunities to drive digital content strategy.
  • Manage relationships with other vendors who provide web-related services (e.g. site quality assurance, video hosting, site traffic monitoring).
  • Assess and update the functionality, features and security of the system. Coordinate upgrades and maintenance with the vendor. Coordinate contract review/negotiation and domain registrations with IT.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience in business development or marketing. Minimum two years of experience in website administration. Experience in a law firm or professional services setting strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of content management systems, website standards and digital marketing tools. Strong analytical and database skills with proficiency in methods of information acquisition, analysis and dissemination. Proficiency with Google Analytics, SEO, HTML and Photoshop preferred.
  • Excellent client service orientation with strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be a proficient writer, editor and proofer for web content. Must be very comfortable interacting with all levels of personnel in the Firm, as well as with multiple technology vendors.
  • Strong technical aptitude with ability to break down complex concepts for a non-technical audience. Proficient in evaluating new technology products and providing recommendations and education.
  • Ability to prioritize and drive multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Strong skills in project management, creative problem-solving and dealing with ambiguity.

  • Position: Business Development Specialist
  • Firm: Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 6, 2018
  • Contact: Schiff Hardin – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of April 3, 2018
Position Overview
Seeking a Business Development Specialist to provide direct support in the execution of a wide variety of marketing and business development initiatives that further client relationships, grow business, and increase market share.  This position will report to the Business Development Director.

Responsibilities

  • Developing a deep knowledge of the firm’s attorneys, clients, experience, and capabilities and translating this knowledge into compelling value propositions.
  • Providing hands-on support in managing business development initiatives and supporting practice group strategies.
  • Preparing pitches and responses to requests for proposals (RFPs) and tracking outcomes;
  • Developing and maintaining marketing materials, including practice group descriptions, PowerPoint presentations, practice-specific case/transaction lists, and intranet/website/blog content and other collateral.
  • Along with department analyst, coordinating competitive intelligence research on prospective targets, industries, markets, competition, and conflicts via firm-wide resources, online databases, and library searches.
  • Assisting with maintaining database of opportunities and monitoring results.
  • Recommending specific client communications and programs, including client alerts, seminars, receptions, and webinars.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of four years of professional experience in business development and marketing required. Law firm experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing, communication, collaboration and organizational skills
  • Ability to deal with complex material and concepts and manage/prioritize multiple concurrent projects.
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite. Proficiency with CRMs and email marketing software a plus.
  • This is an exempt position and will require some work during evenings and weekends.

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