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Chief of Staff

  • Management
  • Full-time
  • Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Staffing provides exceptional supporting talent to the world's most innovative entrepreneurs from founder, through to investor and philanthropist. Connecting the best people to the best companies since 1979.


We are seeking an ambitious Chief of Staff for a tech startup. This role will collaborate with organizational leadership to drive change and achieve goals through innovative frameworks and diverse viewpoints. Success in this position requires nuanced EQ and a demonstrated willingness to seize opportunities for the betterment of the firm.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the executive team to reconstruct and prioritize organizational goals

  • Partner with the HR team to drive goal transparency and accountability by way of internal systems, regular reviews, and leadership check-ins

  • Consult with cross-functional partners across all departments to cultivate change through enablement, planning and execution

  • Drive key initiatives and events to highlight business development, operational excellence, and company culture

  • Plan events including but not limited to; All Hands, QBRs, leadership offsites, board meetings, and investor presentations

  • Facilitate high-stake discussions with key stakeholders; curate detailed presentations from a creative and business-oriented viewpoint

  • Orchestrate the weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual company calendar to ensure the timely execution of all critical business decisions and company rituals

  • Develop and formalize the agenda for bi-weekly executive team meetings, manage time allocation over the course of discussion, and provide support on action item delivery

  • Demonstrate a highly developed EQ when handling all aspects of the business

  • Represent the executive team and act as a conduit to the organization at large

  • Directly support CEO



  • 5+ years of C-level executive administration or equivalent experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Exceptional business and leadership acumen

  • Confident articulating complex processes to diverse audiences

  • Refined communication and facilitation skills

  • Ability to motivate teams and achieve key deliverables


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, or equivalent