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Chief of Staff

at Pillar Technologies  (http://pillar.tech)

New York, NY

We are hiring a Chief of Staff to support Pillar’s CEO, Alex Schwarzkopf. In this role, you’ll directly support the CEO on all major projects and priorities, and have intimate insight into the core operations of one of a fast growth startup. Here's a good post talking about the Chief of Staff role at startups: 

https://42hire.com/chief-of-staff-a-critical-role-among-the-unicorns-f82bf142261f 

In this role you will be:

 

  • Working directly with the CEO on various projects.

  • Supporting and building cross-functional relationships with all members of the organization. 

  • Helping set company-wide goals and track their execution. 

  • Communicate project status to the C-Suite, while working with team members to ensure deadlines are met 

  • Lead or assist in various operational tasks (HR, Legal, Financial).

 

We are looking for a CoS who can upward manage and help teach the CEO how to utilize the assistance.  A successful CoS must be outgoing, confident and will have great interpersonal skills and a sense of humor to work in a fun and fast paced office. The CoS also must be highly motivated, able to work under self-direction and as part of a busy team, highly organized, reliable, able to meet deadlines and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Assist in the onboarding process for new hires as well as offboarding of employees.

  • Organize company retreats and all-hands meetings and assist in building the company culture

  • Assist CEO with executive recruiting, board meeting prep, investor updates, and business development.

  • Be a point of contact for several key business partnerships

  • Understand our core business goals and establish processes or programs to help us move the needle 

  • Communicate project and initiative status to the CEO, removing roadblocks

  • Serving as both a "facilitator" for the CEO; ensuring the CEO's time is focused on the highest value activities and business issues

  • Helping the CEO identify items that can be delegated, where time allocation should be changed, etc. and coordinating/managing delegated items

  • Managing follow-ups (communications, action items, and execution) for meetings, partnerships, and key relationships

  • Supporting CEO on creating key documents (e.g., board communications, internal communications)

  • Prepping the CEO for critical client or prospect meetings

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Ability to work autonomously, in ambiguous situations with little direction, running towards problems without being asked; solutions-oriented with strong judgment for the right course of action in any given situation.

  • Must be able to react to time-sensitive matters as well as manage complex, longer-term initiatives. Solid personal organizational skills as well as ability to support others in managing time and priorities.

  • The consistent ability to remain flexible, calm under pressure and adaptive to change as priorities shift, acting as a model for the CEO and the organization at large

  • 2-4 years of startup experience is highly preferable, however, at a minimum you should have experience with C-level executives and project management.

  • Proficient in the Google suite of applications

 

The above is a high-level summary of accountabilities and is not meant to be a comprehensive description of the role. Additional ad-hoc responsibilities will arise which will be considered to form a reasonable part of the role and role requirements may be subject to change from time to time.

 

WHO IS PILLAR?

 

Our Purpose: Pillar will forever change how data is collected and presented to one of the oldest and largest industries in existence.  We don't have a job, we have a mission – bring better risk management and decision making to construction so we can build infrastructure that is desperately needed to support the generations of tomorrow.

 

Our Team: We're small but rapidly growing team, and thrive on working with results-oriented team members in a fun and get-things-done environment.  We promote creative freedom, and encourage everyone on the team to embrace what they're really good at.

 

Our Culture:  We value fast professional/personal growth, a good laugh, celebrating the wins and a positive, self-motivated attitude.  Oh, and we’re a tech startup, which means we don’t have a dress code, you work in a fun and flexible environment and employees get great benefits.

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