Chief of Staff
Posted on 4/10/2023
Experience Level
  • 8+ years of total relevant work experience; with 3+ years managing projects in a complex and/or matrixed environment
  • Depth in complex project management, autonomously identifying issues and opportunities for process improvements, project scoping (goals/outcomes of a project, timelines, and work-plans, necessary resources, etc.), identifying partner roles and responsibilities and driving the implementation of a project to achieve determined outcomes
  • A demonstrated background and undergraduate degree in a life sciences or engineering discipline
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and determine priorities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - the ability to navigate strong and productive relationships quickly with a diverse group of people and communication styles
  • Proven ability to work and build positive relationships across a variety of audiences and perspectives
  • Natural curiosity and ability to ramp up quickly in new content areas, leveraging the expertise of others
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly in breaking down complex and ambiguous problems
  • Comfort working in an ambiguous, matrixed environment, where decisions happen fast and we learn by doing and adapt as needed
  • Thrives in navigating through ambiguity and building new things
  • Design, manage and/or implement time-bound high-priority projects in service of the Science initiative. May manage day-to-day execution of projects
  • Help develop and manage Science team-facing processes for emerging needs and priorities pulling in relevant internal stakeholders throughout the process. For example, scope a durable, Science-wide process for mid-year reviews and goal setting (requires interactions with Science internal and CZI-wide stakeholders)
  • Add capacity and relevant skills to existing Science functional teams as they scope and develop new projects, policies and strategies across a wide variety of content areas
  • Design and manage Science leadership team meetings and other executive-level meetings to facilitate effective meetings to track follow-ups and accomplish goals
  • Work with leaders across the CZ Science ecosystem to support cross-organization communication, relationships, and collaborative models
  • Develop communications for the Head of Science for internal and external audiences
  • Other projects as needed
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Company Overview
Leveraging technology, community-driven solutions, and collaboration to accelerate progress in Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity