Associate Engagement Project Assistant

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for an Associate Engagement Project Assistant to assist in all Associate Engagement initiatives including; activities related to Associate Mentor Programs, onboarding, Firm social and community building events, pulse surveys, DE&I programming and associate engagement projects. Handles daily administrative activities of the department.

  • Aides in all tasks associated with all Mentor Programs:
    • Tracks participation
    • Maintains a budget
    • Updates and tracks mentor assignment changes (i.e.: rotation switches, additional new associates etc.) and ensuing reports as needed
  • Handles daily administrative activities of the department, including scheduling meetings, generating correspondence and responding to informational requests
  • Supports implementation of Firm social and community building events and activities:
    • Maintains files and spreadsheets with program details
    • Assists in organizing events by working with internal conference services and external vendors Tracks RSVPs and other administrative details for events
  • Assists with the onboarding of incoming associates, including:
    • Updating and maintaining the internal new associate website
    • Ensuring quality control of the links and related information on the website
  • Aides in the creation and implementation of periodic pulse and engagement surveys, including:
    • Formatting reports
    • Tracking responses
    • Coordinating with the external survey vendor
  • Provides administrative support in organizing and implementing DE&I related programming, including:
    • Monitoring and tracking engagement related Affinity Networks goals and objectives
    • Supporting DE&I mentoring programs
    • Scheduling stay interviews
  • Liaise with vendors (e.g.: loan consolidation companies, and other perks and benefits as they arise) to schedule webinars, post announcements on the intranet and coordinate in-office visits.
  • Contributes to the planning of onboarding and integration efforts.
  • Aides in the organization of Skadden sports teams, including maintaining captain contact list, processing check request, etc.
  • Helps Coordinate the annual Corporate Challenge, including marketing, registration, catering arrangements, t-shirt design, and day-of logistics.
  • Processes check requests for various expenses.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with others
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of one year administrative experience preferred
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