Chief of Staff

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The Chief of Staff leads key operational and administration projects to support leadership and the entire team. This role is a foundational part of the Tech Talent team and will be responsible for improving operational effectiveness across the organization while ensuring the Executive Director and VP of Partnerships make the most effective use of their time. 

The Chief of Staff reports to the Executive Director and leadership team of the Tech Talent Project.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

    • The following is a list of essential responsibilities and tasks:
    • Operational Excellence & Process Improvement
    • Identify and address potential and actual operational challenges
    • Plan and run meetings necessary to achieve the organization’s goals
    • Lead projects to improve operational processes as requested
    • Meeting Preparation & Administrative Support
    • Manage the leadership team’s calendars, including scheduling meetings as requested, proactively addressing conflicts, and making sure the leadership team is prepared for and on time for meetings and events
    • Manage the leadership team’s travel, including booking travel and handling receipts, expenses, and reimbursements
    • Work closely with team, leadership, advocates, and others to proactively schedule meetings for the leadership team
    • Lead operational support for the steering committee and other external meeting logistics 
    • Personnel
    • Manage hiring processes in consultation with the Executive Director, including creating job descriptions, building interview processes, engaging with prospective employees, and onboarding  
    • Manage relationships with contractors and other personnel
    • Lead employee engagement efforts and our intern program to build a positive remote work experience
    • Ensure interns are engaged, effective, and feel valued
    • Office & Project Management
    • May include day to day engagement with the fiscal sponsor to manage back-office operations (accounting, payroll, office space, insurance, legal, etc)
    • Track tasks and deliverables for projects as requested
    • Manage budget, financial planning, approving spending, etc., including providing oversight and guidance to the rest of staff in partnership with the Executive Director

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

    • 5-7+ years experience leading operations, managing projects, and supporting a team
    • Experience with helping to set organizational strategy and goals, and iteratively building processes and tools to meet those goals
    • Experience with budgeting and financial management
    • Familiarity with the tech industry and/or government

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

    • Experience with collecting and analyzing data
    • Familiarity with government, politics, and campaigns preferred
    • Experience with data analysis and/or project management
    • Experience with startups and/or remote teams
    • Familiarity with creating and executing on OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) preferred


    • Strong communicator
    • Exceptional people skills, the ability to identify wants and needs and connect and empathize with strangers
    • Proactive with strong follow through and willing to do whatever is necessary to complete a job
    • Demonstrates discretion and comfortable handling confidential information
    • Extremely well organized, detail-oriented and analytical
    • Sense of humor
    • Patient
Position: Chief of Staff 
Location: Remote 
Status: Exempt, Full-time  
Salary: $90,000 -$100,000

Applications for the Chief of Staff role are currently open. The deadline to apply is August 1 but applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Tech Talent Project is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working. Our comprehensive benefits package includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.