Chief of Staff

  • WeWork
  • New York, New York, United States of America
  • Jan 16, 2020
Business Operations

Job Description

Chief of Staff 

WeWork provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with beautiful workspace, personalized support, business services, digital tools, benefits, infrastructure, and the flexibility they need to succeed.

Our team is a group of risk-taking, entrepreneurial spirits who instill the idea of working better together in everything that we do. WeWork’s success is the result of a collaborative effort by a group of talented and outstanding team members who challenge convention at every opportunity and take pride in building for the future.

About the role

Our Chief Product & Experience Officer is seeking a Chief of Staff to act as his prime liaison and strategic advisor. S/He will work closely with the Global leadership team in leading and executing strategic initiatives and projects,  both internally and externally.  


 

 Core Responsibilities

  • Trusted Advisor
  • Represent the Chief Product Officer in meetings as needed serve as the gatekeeper, prioritize Chief Product Officer’s schedule
  • Sounding board and confidant
  • Foresee and resolve problems as they emerge
  • Write first drafts of proposals, emails, letters etc
  • Take detailed notes during meetings and ensuring action items are executed
  • Acting as the communication arm with other executives in the organization, clients or major stakeholders 

General Management/ Execution

  • Drive visibility and alignment across the company
  • Lead day to day business operations and strategic planning efforts
  • Drive operational efficiencies and process improvement
  • Lead alignment of KPIs, goals and strategic priorities
  • Develop external/internal communications strategy
  • Set business cadence and operational rhythm
  • Foster change agility and employee resiliency to increase benefit realization and for key initiatives, while minimizing business disruption

Product Development and Delivery Strategy

  • Work with Product leadership to develop a forward-looking strategy
  • Align and prioritize cross-functional efforts to ensure strategy is accurately translated into successful execution
  • Provide visibility & improve stakeholder relationships

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience working as a Chief of Staff and/or supporting C-Level executives. 

  • Relevant and proven experience in Business Operations and Management. 

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability

  • Experience working in a project management organization.

  • Ability to anticipate change and react efficiently and expeditiously.

  • Able to handle multiple tasks and confidential issues/material as well as communicate effectively with senior executives.

  • Excels under pressure and can maintain a calm demeanor at all times.

  • Works well independently as well as with a team.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer service and response

  • Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

  • Extremely reliable character with a demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information with discretion

  • Data -and results- driven

  • Ability to adapt quickly to change

  • Highly creative, able to formulate a unique vision and flawlessly execute the vision

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit -- WeWork is growing incredibly quickly, meaning each employee will be given significant responsibility and autonomy.  This will mean hard work, but will also mean room for innovation in developing processes and/or programs that could benefit the company