Chief of Staff for a Leading Charter School Organization

Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They are seeking a Chief of Staff to work with the CEO in leading business operations and facilitating all key business processes and events, including oversight of the Strategic Planning Team of the CEO’s office. This person must possess strong organizational leadership skills, project management capabilities, and above all, a strong commitment to our client’s mission statement.
- Lead strategic development efforts for the organization, including long-term planning and identification of the benchmarks necessary to meet such goals
- With the COO, establish and lead processes for ensuring that company goals are clearly translated into individual employee goals, and collect the data to evaluate whether KPIs are being met
- Semi-annual evaluation of progress as compared to GDPS National strategic plan
- Manage important cross-functional projects, actively including the CEO and COO in high-impact decision-making
- Facilitate cross-departmental organizational efficiency initiatives and identify opportunities for growth or improvement
- Alongside CEO, oversee all aspects of the hiring process for prospective employees, assist with succession planning
- Collaborate with CEO as needed on national budgeting, executive meetings, creating agendas for team offsites and meetings, and more
- Create relationships with outside partners and influencers, stand in for CEO when necessary at fundraising or networking events
- Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred
- 7-12 years similar experience in organizational leadership--experience in the public, education, or social services sectors strongly preferred
- Proven team leadership capabilities, with top-of-the-line communication and organizational skills
- Ability to create relevant discussion/presentation materials and manage one-on-one discussions, team meetings, and retreats
- Ability to turn data into actionable insights in order to further drive the strategic planning process
- Strong moral code and commitment to the organization’s overall vision, with a commitment to cultivating a culture of respect, diversity, and trust
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