McGuireWoods LLP

Office Administrator

Job Location US-IL-Chicago
Pos. Type
Regular Full-Time


We are seeking an experienced Office Administrator/Manager to manage and oversee the daily operations of the McGuireWoods Chicago office.  This is an opportunity to have a significant impact on the organization for an energetic professional dedicated to providing top notch services as well as building and maintaining a diverse environment in which staff and lawyers can thrive. The position is a blend of human resources (direct personnel supervision), operations, administration, facilities, events and hospitality and requires the ability to adapt to changing priorities and demands with little or no notice. Candidates who apply should demonstrate exceptional energy, commitment to service excellence, and leadership in growing a team of diverse support staff professionals.


  • Manage all office operational functions including delivery of support services by practice assistants (secretarial), conference center staff and office services (mail, document reproduction and hospitality)
  • Plan and conduct regular staff meetings and office events including client and business development events and charitable-related activities
  • Oversee facility maintenance; serve as liaison with local property management and working with building personnel and appropriate internal contacts
  • Conduct new hire orientation and assess staff training needs
  • Assist in budget preparation and forecasting; report monthly variances
  • Maintain office security protocol and ensure office meets proper business continuity obligations of the firm
  • Member of firm-wide administrative operations team (projects and initiatives) which enhance service delivery to internal and external clients


  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years working in a management role in a midsize or larger professional services firm
  • Proven senior-level skills in management, communication, and organization
  • Sound judgment and effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment
  • Excellent problem solving and follow-through skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

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