Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Marketing and Alumni Relations Coordinator in our Marketing department reporting directly to the Director of Alumni Relations.
The position can reside in the New York, Philadelphia or Washington, DC office and will be responsible for assisting the Director of Alumni Relations through proactive and responsive coordination and administration of the firm’s alumni program. We are looking for a forward-thinking, proactive, analytical and confident individual with impeccable writing and research skills, business acumen, acute attention to detail, who thrives in a fast paced, strong team-oriented environment, and is passionate about marketing and business development. The Alumni Relations Coordinator will have an opportunity to interact with members of the firm around the globe and have exposure to legal marketing and business development work.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
Assist with the development and execution of Alumni Relations strategies, plans, initiatives and projects, including identifying and evaluating connections and targets for new business development opportunities.
Marketing and Editorial Coordination
Coordinate and execute the preparation of broad range of alumni relations materials and presentations across multiple internally and externally-facing mediums, including newsletters, websites, social media, special reports, engagement plans and other communications as needed
Coordinate content management of the Alumni Relations website, including content development, content posting, and newsletter production
Write original content, including alumni news summaries, alumni features and marketing communications for alumni outreach (event invitations, contests, etc.)
Coordinate technology maintenance and enhancements to systems used in Alumni Relations program with IT and external vendors
Familiarity with InterAction, Vuture and Intraworlds/Peoplepath a plus
Data Management and Business Development Coordination
Regularly review, research, update, import, export and maintain alumni information in firm marketing and alumni databases and help improve the data integrity of alumni records
Conduct and coordinate research for practices, offices, and other marketing staff on information about the alumni population
Analyze and distill information to provide actionable intelligence from internal and external resources for the firm’s attorneys, marketing/business development teams, and additional business services teams.
Track metrics; prepare reports and updates as needed
Perform various administrative duties, including data entry, scheduling, mailings, etc. for Alumni Relations team
Coordinate and assist with alumni events as needed
Assist with execution of all components of alumni engagement plans and initiatives
Bachelor’s degree required, MA in journalism or business or JD preferred
At least 2 years of alumni relations, marketing, journalism or related experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services organization
Strong attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong writing and editing skills, familiarity with AP style guidelines, adherence to firm style guide and templates, and ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels within and outside of the firm
Excellent at manipulating and analyzing data
Social Media savvy
Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential; experience with InterAction or other CRMs, Access, marketing databases, and Content Management Systems preferred
Ability to work independently, as a member of teams, and with colleagues located in different offices
Confident and approachable manner when communicating with senior levels at the firm
Desire to proactively seek out and disseminate additional information and analysis, beyond that which may have been requested
Creativity of thought when seeking solutions, collaborating with stakeholders and working towards the firm’s common goals
Energetic and highly-motivated work ethic, and the desire to constantly seek out ways to improve knowledge and processes
Ability to take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion
Demonstrates flexibility under pressure, and the ability to quickly and efficiently adapt to potentially competing priorities
Ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects and requests, providing a solutions-oriented approach to ensure user satisfaction
Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, practice groups, office and firm
Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, vendors and others outside the firm
Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills, ability to manage multiple priorities, and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner
Strong work ethic and service orientation
Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions
Poise, tact and professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts
Commitment to professional growth and development
About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm recognized for its exceptional client service, innovation and engaging work environment. Our reputation as an outstanding, service-oriented firm begins with our people and their commitment to our core values of collegiality, commitment, excellence, integrity and intensity, which exemplify how we approach our work in support of our clients and each other. Working together, we solve problems and move the firm forward - efficiently, effectively and expertly.
We seek to attract, develop and retain the very best professional and administrative talent in the legal services industry by providing a dynamic work culture, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits designed to help our employees balance their work/life responsibilities, as well as continuing professional development opportunities. We are committed to maintaining and cultivating a diverse and inclusive firm culture grounded in respect and teamwork. The long tenure of our employees speaks to the strength and appeal of our culture and values.
If you are interested in learning more about the work we do, our offices, available administrative and profess...ional staff positions, and our fringe benefits, we invite you to explore our website at www.akingump.com.