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Firm Events Specialist

Company: Ballard Spahr LLP
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Responsibilities:

Ballard Spahr, a national law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices across the country, is seeking a Firm Events Specialist who will be responsible for coordinating and implementing firm-wide events, including supporting Ballard Women, Diversity and Inclusion, Ballard Alumni, and Pro Bono. The primary responsibility is to manage and deliver in-person and virtual events that highlight and reinforce the Ballard brand. Utilizing established best practices, the specialist will prepare timelines, budgets, reports, and make recommendations for process improvements.

The small hands-on collaborative team interacts with attorneys, directors of practice management, IT, and legal administrative assistants to coordinate and complete projects. Approximately 15-20% travel is required. The selected individual must be service-oriented, exercise good judgement, have excellent organizational, problem solving and communication skills with the ability to listen, clarify, and share information easily.  The ability to remain calm under pressure, work independently and maintain a focus on priorities while meeting strict deadlines are required.

Qualifications:

A collaborative, consultative, inclusive working style is paramount.  The ability to build strong working relationships, be able to persuade and influence a range of people and quickly grasp the subtle elements of the firm’s culture are essential.  A strong sense of urgency, an eye for detail, the ability to anticipate issues and proactively develop and implement creative solutions are required.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and 3-5 years of prior event planning experience with knowledge of the hospitality industry specific to hotels, restaurants, and venues; a proven track record of successfully working in an environment that requires buy-in and engagement of senior management or partners and working across locations; experience working with multi-location teams, e.g., multi-office initiatives and leveraging centralized resources and strong computer proficiency with knowledge of Interaction, OnePlace, WebEx, and event management software.

Compensation:

Ballard Spahr offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a generous paid time off program.

How To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/BallardSpahr/Careers and apply online.

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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