Chief Of Staff
Company: Sequoia Climate Foundation
Posted on: June 25, 2022
About Us:Sequoia Climate Foundation is a new philanthropy that
seeks to decarbonize the world economy at a speed and scale equal
to the challenge. We support bold strategies and efforts that will
have both a near-term impact and the greatest probability of
long-term success. We believe that solving climate change requires
the adoption of ambitious, evidence-based policy solutions that
transform markets, advance clean technology, and lead to
Our focus areas include power, transportation, buildings, industry,
land use, agriculture and forestry, finance, communications,
movement building, and public engagement. Sequoia Climate
Foundation is active in major emitting geographies, including
China, the United States, India, and the European Union, among
others. We are dedicated to building the political will and
powerful coalitions needed to achieve these bold policy
About The Role:We are looking for a Chief of Staff to work
alongside members of our Senior Leadership Team. Do you thrive in a
collaborative and start-up environment where you take action and
ownership to solve problems and lead change? Do you want to be part
of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that
empowers you to make an impact? If this sounds like a good fit for
you, we look forward to receiving your resume!
The Chief of Staff will act as the "right hand" to the President
and balance strategy, project and process management, and
executions, helping the President be as effective as possible. This
position will work closely with all teams and will be leveraging
their cross-functional relationships to understand challenges and
opportunities in the organization. He or she will act to build
"connective tissue" in communicating needs across the organization.
This position will need a high degree of independence, analytical
thinking, and be able to drive cross-functional projects,
prioritize tasks in a fast-paced startup environment, and
communicate effectively across the organization. This role may
interact with peer networks, government officials, thought leaders,
and key stakeholders.
Location: Hybrid Role (In-person at our Irvine, CA location and
What You Will Do:
- Supports and manages the workflow of the President and assists
the President in aligning time with top priorities, deadlines, and
decisions to maximize execution.
- Oversees projects and initiatives from development through
successful execution under the guidance and partnership of our
President and the leadership team.
- Streamlines and oversees the flow of communication between
others and the President. Ensures all staff requests of the
President are adequately addressed efficiently and judiciously
while tracking progress until resolved.
- Contributes to the development of internal and external
communications for the President and partners with the leadership
team on strategy/messaging for executive communications and
internal and external speaking engagements.
- Exercise the utmost discretion when dealing with sensitive and
confidential material and safeguard all information.
- Conducts research, develops and maintains a curated library for
the President on relevant climate change topics, important issues,
news, local and global political and philanthropic proposals,
initiatives, plans, and decisions.
- Assist in the preparation process for board materials, draft
prep materials and agendas in advance, record notes (if needed),
keep meetings on track, and follow up for successful completion of
- Assist in the quarterly, annual, and long-term planning cycle
to ensure the process fully reflects the organization's vision and
- Works closely with the Executive Assistant to the President to
manage the President's schedule, meetings, and other administrative
- Builds crisp, visually appealing slide decks to support
critical messages from the leadership team to an internal or
- Identifies, implements, and documents the proper systems and
structures for efficient operations; works closely with key
stakeholders to create clear and valuable briefing memos,
documents, templates, and processes for staff and refines them as
- Partners with key stakeholders to understand and maintain
priority action items and monitors progress on action items.
- Assists with program and goals development, tracking, and
keeping the leadership team apprised of the most critical internal
deadlines and external areas of interest that impact Sequoia's
- Attends critical meetings and events with, or on behalf of, the
President and ensures timely completion of action items.
- Assists with planning and coordinating meetings, events,
travel, workshops, and convenings; makes logistical arrangements as
needed; manages consultant contracts as needed.
What You Will Bring:
- Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
- A minimum of five years of experience in a similar role.
- Experience with program and project management.
- Experience with strategic planning, organizational planning,
and operational follow-through.
- Experience and a passion for working on climate change
What You Will Enjoy:You will be a part of an organization that
promotes positive change in the world to minimize the impacts of
climate change. We provide competitive wages, health, and wellness
benefits, paid vacation, holidays, and other perks to promote
work/life harmony. We operate in a hybrid model, which means both
workdays from home and in the office located in Irvine,
Additional Information:COVID-19 Update: Sequoia Climate Foundation
requires its employees to be fully vaccinated and up to date with
their COVID-19 vaccines unless they are approved for an exemption
as allowed under federal and applicable state law. Unless approved
for an exemption, new hires must provide proof of COVID-19
vaccination at the time of hire, and offers of employment will be
contingent on compliance with Sequoia Climate Foundation's COVID-19
We believe in cultivating teams with diverse backgrounds and
offering equal opportunities. We strive to create a welcoming,
inclusive environment where every team member feels valued, and
diversity is celebrated. Sequoia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender,
gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status,
disability, age, or legally protected status.
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