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Associate Chief of Staff
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an executive support, consulting, operations or similar function
  • Expertise in Microsoft products including Outlook, Word, Excel required
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills with a high comfort level in dealing with senior management, directors and individuals at all levels, including external vendors
  • Strong writing and editing skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas orally and in writing
  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, be proactive and initiate action confidently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage work and projects with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • High level of professionalism, good judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential situations
  • Analytical, research, problem solving, decision-making and conflict resolution skills
  • Tech-savvy, comfortable dealing with technology issues and proactive in finding ways to improve efficiency with available tools and resources
  • Review incoming correspondence to help flag important items and ensure efficient allocation of CEO's time
  • Ensure that the CEO has all necessary information for meetings (i.e., synthesize and prepare relevant documentation, coordinate agenda items), and record key takeaways
  • Establish regular meeting cadence with CEO to conduct follow-ups and outline business priorities
  • Track and provide tactical support for the execution and implementation of key initiatives and projects
  • Conduct research necessary to provide insight and analysis on firm strategy and operations
  • Communicate with other personnel at DRW to help implement the CEO's vision
  • Assess incoming requests for CEO's time and work collaboratively with CEO's EA to ensure CEO's calendar is optimized
  • You are proactive, collaborative, detail-oriented, highly organized and can effectively prioritize and manage competing tasks and requests
  • You pride yourself on your tact and diplomacy, with your ability to use discretion, strong judgement and maintain confidentiality
  • You have fantastic communication skills and experience communicating at all levels of the organization, particularly with senior executives
  • You are an exemplary representative of the leaders you are supporting
  • You are known for being hard working, persistent and determined. You love helping others stay organized and being a "right hand."
  • You have a strong understanding of the business and will use this to help prioritize tasks and requests and initiate appropriate actions to ensure an effective use of the partner's time
  • You like to 'problem solve' and welcome developing solutions to different problems that might arise
  • You are able to manage personal administrative tasks as required by the partners in order to ensure that they are able to focus on important tasks at hand

1,001-5,000 employees

Proprietary trading firm
Company Overview
DRW's mission is to build revolutionary finance. The company is doing this by building a system that applies modeling, technology and quantitative research to identify opportunities in the global financial markets.
  • Daily catered breakfast & lunch
  • Massages
  • Social events
  • Gym subsidy
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Monthly tastings
  • Game room
  • On-site yoga classes and meditation
  • Employee led affinity groups
  • Mentor/mentee outings
  • Trivia nights
  • Educational opportunities
  • DRW-sponsored sports teams
  • Poker tournament
  • Private mother's suite
Company Core Values
  • Integrity - In order to collaborate thoughtfully and build strong relationships, we value transparency and hold ourselves and our people accountable.
  • Critical thought - We like solving problems and discussing technical and research topics. We question what we think we know.
  • Learning - Continual growth and exploration, both formally and in our day-to-day interactions, helps build our skills individually and as a team.
  • Challenge consensus - We achieve the highest standard of success by challenging our decision making every day. Our formula? Strong opinions, loosely held.
  • Preparation - Always be prepared for the expected and the unexpected. We adapt as the markets evolve, and in-depth research helps us do that.
  • Respect - Our work environment is diverse, and that diversity makes us stronger. We collaborate thoughtfully, and hold each other in high regard.
  • Sense of urgency - In a fast-paced industry, we adapt and are always ready to act. Priorities shift, objectives evolve and we move quickly to adjust.