Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President

Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President

The Chief of Staff, National Impact will report to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of National Impact and will serve as a primary partner across the National Impact (NI) team in building new capacities, identifying strategic opportunities to streamline processes and identifying data driven opportunities to evolve practices.  They will sit on the National Impact leadership team (NILT), and in partnership with the NILT, develop the team’s strategies, help manage the team’s impact and performance, ensure there are strong internal operational systems, and work to build an inclusive and development-oriented culture.  The Chief of Staff will design and continuously update/improve the strategic agenda in close alignment with the vision set by the Senior Vice President.  A strategic, collaborative leader with a keen eye to tactical implementation, the Chief of Staff will align team leads with the SVP’s long- and mid- term strategic priorities, build team understanding of the overall National Impact Team vision, and proactively identify opportunities to advance the overall LEE vision for impact.  The Chief of Staff will work across LEE teams, enhancing alignment between the National Impact team and partner teams including the Regional Impact, Technology, Communications, and Strategy teams.  They will also be responsible for special projects that build innovations across the organization.The ideal candidate will have significant experience in strategy, analysis, project management and one of the four leadership pathways (advocacy, electoral, organizing or policy) in order to provide critical support and thought partnership to NI’s SVP and to help advance the team’s top priorities. They will have competencies in short- and long-term planning and support of the National Impact team’s weekly meetings, development of reports, cross functional initiatives, partnerships, bi-annual team retreats and will have ownership over a variety of special projects to significantly increase the impact of the organization. Additionally, the Chief of Staff will be a strong problem solver with exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) who can build relationships with a diverse set of individuals and organizations. As a high visibility leader at LEE, the Chief of Staff will have a deep personal and professional alignment with LEE’s core values.