Chief of Staff

Role Focus

This role is essentially proxy to the CEO (or whichever Executive you are COS to). Your hours and responsibilities will mirror an Executives--you will arm executives with critical information for meetings and business decisions. The goal is to be the jack of all trades for executives.

What Does This Role Do?

A chief of staff primarily supports an executive through performing various administrative tasks. Most of their responsibilities revolve around collaborating with other executive support personnel to devise strategies that will help the company, responding to inquiries and correspondence, approving communications letters, managing schedules, setting appointments, and serving as an advisor to the executive. Furthermore, when it comes to issues and disputes, the chief of staff must be quick to conduct research and perform damage control to help the executive and the company rise from the occasion.

Core Skills

Excellent and oral and written communication for executive audience, Extremely data-driven and analytical, High EQ, Great cross-functional skills, Ability to influence higher ups, Strong business acumen, Curiosity of market landscape

Transferable skills

Administrator: Managing budgets, working on committees including academic boards, governing bodies and task group

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