JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Position: Business Development & Communications (BD&C) Events Coordinator
  • Firm: Jones Day
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: July 18, 2019
  • Contact: Jones Day – Careers

Position Overview
The BD&C Events Coordinator is responsible for supporting the business development efforts of the Chicago Office, with a primary focus on events planning and execution.

Responsibilities

  • The BD&C Events Coordinator will organize and execute external and client-facing events, including preparing guest lists, invitations, and name tags, ensuring that agendas, presentation materials, and/or meeting handouts are developed, produced and distributed; greeting guests, and other related tasks.
  • The BD&C Events Coordinator will communicate directly with clients in regard to event ‎arrangements, as appropriate, coordinate with Firm Continuing Legal Education staff to arrange ‎CLE credit for client-facing events, as needed, assist with arrangements for guest speakers, ‎including security, fees and expense reimbursement, presentation materials and gifts, and develop ‎and monitor event budgets and expenditures.
  • In performing this role, the BD&C Events Coordinator is expected to demonstrate initiative, set ‎priorities, ensure timely and accurate completion of assignments, and comply with Firm policies ‎and procedures.
  • The BD&C Events Coordinator is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to ‎producing quality work product as part of a global team.‎

Requirements

  • Four-year college degree.
  • Minimum three years of experience in a business and/or professional services environment.
  • Minimum three years of experience in event planning and coordination.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible to changing priorities, handling many projects simultaneously.

Position Overview
Freeborn & Peters LLP is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to join our Marketing and Business ‎Development team. The Marketing Coordinator drives strategic positioning and lead-generation ‎initiatives through the maintenance of high quality, consistent branding standards; CRM administration ‎and implementation; the design, production, and distribution of print and digital materials; and the ‎management of Firm marketing events and digital platforms. The marketing coordinator also assists ‎the Director of Marketing and Business Development in lead generation and nurturing marketing ‎programs, provides support to the marketing team in select areas, and provides initiative, analysis, and ‎creative problem solving.‎

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the Firm’s event planning function in connection with receptions, seminars, conferences, and other events.
  • Maintains the Firm’s collateral materials, including attorney photos, biographies, Firm marketing materials, articles, and related marketing pieces.
  • Conducts research as needed for Firm’s practice groups and industry teams.
  • Provides backup capacity for the generation of client pitches, proposals, and presentations.
  • Understand and administer the Firm’s customer relationship management (CRM) system.
  • Assists in finding and maintaining relationships with vendors.
  • Assists in PowerPoint development and presentation coordination.
  • Assists Director of Marketing with new employee orientations.
  • Arranges for photography of Firm events, photo shoots, etc.
  • Coordinates external directory listings and survey information.
  • May staff Firm booth, table, or exhibit at trade fairs, Firm events, seminars, etc.
  • Posts updates to the web.
  • Posts content to Firm’s social media channels and distributes internal and external communications.
  • Posts content and updates to the Firm’s intranet site.
  • Orders and maintains custom giveaways.
  • Monitors production of marketing materials to ensure consistency and appropriateness.
  • Coordinates internal and external requests for marketing materials.
  • Works with the Firm’s IT department to improve marketing technologies.
  • Works with Firm attorneys to best utilize social media tools.

Requirements

  • Understanding of the marketing concept within a professional service environment and the needs and expectations of law firm attorneys.
  • Familiarity with the services provided by a full-service corporate law firm.
  • Demonstrated strength in interacting and communicating with colleagues at all levels, both within and outside the office.
  • Ability to adapt to and work within the Firm’s culture.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (e.g. grammar/spelling/proofreading) – Must demonstrate writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and see projects through to completion.
  • Strong word processing (Word), graphic design skills, presentation software (PowerPoint), database management (Interaction), and spreadsheet applications (Excel).
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, marketing, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.

  • Position: Business Development Specialist
  • Firm: Locke Lord LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: June 26, 2019
  • Contact: Locke Lord LLP – Careers

Position Overview
Locke Lord LLP is looking for a results-driven Business Development Specialist in its Chicago office to help support Firm-wide business development initiatives with the ultimate goal of driving and growing revenue. The Business Development Specialist will report to the Marketing and Business Development Manager. The position’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsibilities

  • Serving as the business development liaison to assigned Firm-wide practice groups and sections; activating practice group and section marketing and helping to establish and carry out viable marketing plans
  • Developing customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing collateral for new business opportunities and client meetings
  • Working with practice groups and sections to determine effective, detailed approaches to pursuing new business while driving the follow-up and implementation
  • Serving as point person for practice- and industry-related sponsorships and events
  • Analyzing, evaluating and tracking existing and potential business development initiatives across the Firm; with input from the Marketing and Business Development Manager, the Director of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer, recommend strategies and tactics to increase the initiatives' overall effectiveness

Requirements

  • Minimum of four years of business development, marketing or consultancy experience (law firm or professional services firm experience is a plus)
  • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in business or marketing, or an equivalent field
  • Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, meet deadlines and delegate tasks
  • Proven track record of driving successful revenue-building initiatives
  • Sophisticated understanding of targeted cross-servicing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiar with research and client/contact databases
  • Client-service oriented

  • Position: Marketing Programs Assistant
  • Firm: Litchfield Cavo
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: May 28, 2019
  • Contact: Litchfield Cavo – Careers

Position Overview
Litchfield Cavo LLP, a litigation defense Firm with more than 275 attorneys and 22 offices nationwide, is hiring for a bright, creative, client service-oriented marketing program assistant with critical thinking skills and attention to detail to support our growing marketing team. This position is based in Litchfield Cavo’s Chicago office and will report to the Firm’s head of marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with pitch books, brochures, meeting materials and other custom client marketing collateral
  • Assist with the development, editing and production of PowerPoint presentations, including charts and graphs, graphics, bulleted lists and animation
  • Assist with client events, conference sponsorships and CLE sessions including planning and tracking dates, preparing content and certifications, recording attendance and shipping materials
  • Update and maintain department database including data entry, tracking outreach activities, conference attendees and results of RFP responses and pitches
  • Perform weekly audits of Firm website content to fix broken links, update attorney biographies and maintain consistency across all platforms
  • Coordinate posting website content and other social media content 

Requirements

  • Four year college degree is required from an accredited university
  • Two (2) years to four (4) years of work experience in a similar administrative support role with previous experience in marketing, public relations or communication for a law firm or a professional services firm preferred

Position Overview
The Marketing Manager oversees the marketing, public relations and business development activities of the firm and its individual attorneys. This position is part of the administrative team and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Managing Shareholder and Executive Director to develop and execute the marketing, business development and communications plans for the firm and its practice groups
  • Develop marketing programs for multiple channels including the firm website, social media, client and prospect communications, sponsorships and advertisements, collateral materials and media relations
  • Assist in the creation and preparation of proposals and RFP responses for potential clients
  • Review individual shareholder marketing plans and assist in the development of individual shareholder marketing strategies and goals
  • Work with the practice groups and practice group chairs to drive consistent, client-focused marketing and communication strategies
  • Assist with the writing, editing and distribution of internal and external communications, including newsletters, client alerts, articles and announcements
  • Manage the firm’s social media platforms including blogs and Linkedln and coach attorneys and practice groups on best practices for social media usage
  • Plan and manage marketing, networking and business development events such as seminars, CLEs, presentations for clients and potential clients to ensure these are carried out in a timely, cost-effective and professional manner
  • Prepare and distribute press releases, website news items, firm news and other public-facing communications
  • Create and deploy effective internal communication tools, including assisting in developing and promoting effective utilization of the firm’s intranet
  • Assist in coordinating firm events and special projects as needed
  • Identify and develop relationships with legal and general media within firm's regional locations and practice areas

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of marketing management experience

  • Position: Practice Development Coordinator
  • Firm: Vedder Price P.C.
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: April 30, 2019
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

This job posting is still active as of July 18, 2019
Position Overview
The Coordinator works under the supervision of a manager but is responsible for ‎spearheading assigned projects and coordinating all activities associated with those ‎projects. The Coordinator is expected to understand and help improve the ‎department’s procedures, tools and initiatives and to keep team members and ‎supervisors informed on the status of projects. The ideal candidate understands the ‎legal industry; is experienced in providing proactive problem-solving to busy ‎attorneys; is a strong writer and communicator; and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-‎driven environment.  The Coordinator will provide support on pitches, RFPs and ‎other practice group-driven materials.‎

Responsibilities

  • Works with Practice Development Managers to coordinate marketing and business development initiatives for specific practice groups across the firm’s offices; this includes drafting and producing marketing proposals and RFP responses, including content development, final document preparation and follow-up
  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm website and intranet, as well as marketing collateral and attorney bios; drafts, reviews and contributes to key messaging and content of brochures and other collateral materials, including directory submissions
  • Works with other marketing team members to identify and coordinate appropriate practice group business development initiatives, such as seminars and trade shows, newsletters, presentations and other events
  • Manages the day-to-day activities associated with these initiatives with moderate supervision
  • Maintains current and accurate case lists, descriptions, case studies and client lists for use in marketing and business development efforts
  • Provides research support for various initiatives utilizing research subscriptions and databases.
  • Prepares submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated success in a law firm or professional services firm required.
  • Must work well under pressure and be a self-starter, problem-solver and ‎team player. ‎
  • Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines. ‎
  • Must have superior attention to detail and an ability to multi-task in a ‎fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.‎
  • Experience with InterAction or other CRM database a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

  • Position: Practice Development Assistant
  • Firm: Vedder Price P.C.
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: April 30, 2019
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

This job posting is still active as of July 18, 2019
Position Overview
The Practice Development Assistant (PD Assistant) works closely with the Practice ‎Development Managers and Coordinators to support the marketing and business ‎development efforts of various practice groups across all firm offices. The PD Assistant ‎works under the supervision of a manager but is responsible for spearheading ‎assigned projects and coordinating all activities associated with those projects. The PD ‎Assistant is expected to understand and help improve the department’s procedures, ‎tools and initiatives and to keep team members and supervisors informed on the status ‎of projects. The daily shift for this person will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.‎

Responsibilities

  • Works with Practice Development Managers and Coordinators to coordinate marketing and business development initiatives for specific practice groups across the firm’s offices; this includes drafting and producing marketing proposals and RFP responses, including content development, final document preparation and follow-up
  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm website and intranet, as well as marketing collateral and attorney bios; drafts, reviews and contributes to key messaging and content of brochures and other collateral materials, including directory submissions
  • Works with other marketing team members to identify and coordinate appropriate practice group business development initiatives, such as seminars and trade shows, newsletters, presentations and other events
  • Supports the maintenance of current and accurate case lists, descriptions, case studies and client lists for use in marketing and business development efforts
  • Provides research support for various initiatives utilizing research subscriptions and databases. Prepares submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500
  • Maintains practice-specific databases, including RFP database, experience database (including deal lists and league table rankings as necessary) and others as required
  • Utilizes firm resources to complete administrative tasks
  • Assists with special projects as assigned
  • Supports seminar and other event-related activities
  • Drafts internal and external communications and marketing collateral
  • Assists attorneys and Practice Development Managers with pitches, proposals and RFP responses
  • Develops and maintains mailing/contact lists using the firm’s CRM database and collaborates with other marketing team members on various projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related ‎field required
  • Thorough knowledge of the marketing department and its overall purpose and objectives, and the ability to complete moderately complex assignments independently
  • Ability to set day-to-day priorities based on incoming requests and overall objectives of the firm and the requesting party, as well as to anticipate issues and opportunities and address them with little or no supervision
  • Ability to identify and effectively use data, experience and judgment to formulate realistic and sound points of view and effectively communicate the same to team members and attorneys
  • Must be a self-starter who thrives on juggling numerous, high-visibility projects on tight timetables, is capable of handling significant pressure and has excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and a collegial, collaborative approach are critical to success; poise, tact and professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts are essential
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Successful candidates will have strong-to-advanced technological skills in the ‎Microsoft suite of products as well as with applications specific to the legal industry. ‎Working knowledge of InterAction, Courtlink, PACER, Capital IQ, Bloomberg and ‎Thomson Reuters MonitorSuite preferred. ‎

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