Strategy & Operations Manager

Office of the CEO

Posted on 5/10/2024



501-1,000 employees

Career networking platform for students, alumni


Compensation Overview

$170,000 - $200,000Annually

+ Equity ownership + Paid parental leave + Learning & development opportunities + Financial coaching + Various stipends and bonuses


San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
Business Strategy
  • 4-6 years of experience in management consulting, business strategy, investment banking, venture capital, or strategy & operations at technology startup
  • Exceptional written and verbal communicator
  • Highly analytical and comfortable with data
  • Strategic thinker with ability to speak intelligently and with insight about different business models, industries, technology trends
  • Excel at working through influence, winning the trust of senior executives and cross-functional counterparts
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong bias to action and ability to work quickly and to a high quality in an ambiguous environment with a lot of change
  • Highly collaborative, not afraid to roll up their sleeves to make the team successful
  • Work hand-in-hand with business leaders and cross-functional teams to design and manage business-critical initiatives and operations
  • Lead analyses to inform medium to long-term strategic outlook and decision-making
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to deliver increased volume and elevated quality of internal and external communications
  • Define and manage key company systems and operating processes to scale effectively

Handshake is a distinguished platform specializing in facilitating connections between students, young alumni, and a diverse range of employers including Fortune 500 companies, healthcare systems, and more through its advanced matching algorithms and seamless mobile applications. The company offers a uniquely supportive culture, promoting growth opportunities for young professionals by providing a dynamic environment where innovative educational and career solutions are developed. This makes Handshake an excellent workplace for those looking to have a tangible impact in the recruitment and educational technology industry, while also enjoying a collaborative and forward-thinking work environment.

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



💰Equity and ownership in a fast-growing company.

🍼16 Weeks of paid parental leave

💝Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision

💻Handshake offers $500/£360 home office stipend

📚Generous learning & development opportunities and an annual $2,000/£1,500/2k€ stipend

🏦401k Match: Handshake offers a dollar-for-dollar match on 1% of deferred salary, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.