Conference Services Assistant

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Conference Services Assistant. This position will be responsible for scheduling, confirming, and the execution of all in-house meetings and events booked in the Firm's conference center.  Provides support for off-site and virtual meetings. Additionally, this position is:

  • Responsible for scheduling, confirming, and the execution of all in-house meetings and events booked in the Firm's conference center.
  • Makes arrangements with Food Services, Facilities Management and other departments to ensure that all requests for space, food, equipment and other requested services are provided seamlessly.
  • Communicates with internal and external customers via email, in-person and on the phone.
  • Assists with coordinating and monitoring on-site, off-site, and virtual events.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, attorneys, staff, and other internal customers.
  • Helps build relationships with, and maintain databases for, service providers (hotels, event venues, restaurants, florists, etc.).
  • May be required to assist with conference room setups, moving chairs, tables, podiums, etc..
  • 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., Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Webex), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Ability to learn and operate basic A/V equipment
  • Ability to maintain high level of customer service
  • Ability to diffuse difficult situations
  • Ability to exert low to moderate physical effort
  • 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 travel domestically
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year related experience
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