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Chief of Staff

Posted: 06/16/2024

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Job Summary
FC Cincinnati is seeking a highly organized and strategic-minded thought leader that drives the coordination and strategic alignment of all business functions at FC Cincinnati. The individual in this position will work directly with the Chief Business Officer (CBO) and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) to formulate and manage key strategic and operational initiatives for the FC Cincinnati enterprise that are both short- and long-term focused. 
 
This will involve leading high-priority cross-functional projects while ensuring alignment and accountability across the leadership team and throughout the organization. This person will collaborate with all executives to design and implement processes that enable the business to scale effectively. The Chief of Staff is the Company’s master generalist and is a lifelong learner who will act as a gatekeeper, project manager, and problem solver keeping all executives focused, continuously boosting morale, and perpetually drumming to increase productivity. 
 
What You’ll Do:
  • Strategic Planning & Execution: 
    • Collaborate with the Co-CEO, CBO, and CSO to develop and implement strategic initiatives aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
    • Drive the execution of strategic projects, ensuring alignment with timelines, resources, and desired outcomes.
    • Monitor progress, identify potential risks, and provide proactive solutions to keep initiatives on track.
  • Cross-functional Coordination: 
    • Serve as a central point of contact and liaison between all business lines of the organization.
    • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration across business lines and strategy teams to optimize workflow and productivity. 
    • Operate at a tactical, strategic, and operational level, handling the oversight of projects that do not neatly fit within the organizational chart or that fall across departments or leadership areas of responsibility.
    • Coordinate meetings, agenda, and follow-up actions to ensure alignment and accountability. 
  • Operational Excellence:
    • Oversee operational functions and processes to optimize efficiency and effectiveness across the organization.
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement and innovation, working closely with stakeholders to implement solutions.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant policies, regulations, and industry standards, providing guidance and support as needed.
  • Leadership and Development:
    • Provide leadership and mentorship to members of the business staff, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.
    • Support talent acquisition efforts by participating in the recruitment and onboarding of new team members, as needed.
    • Encourage professional development and growth opportunities for staff members to enhance their skills and capabilities.
 
What You’ll Bring: 
  • Ability to consistently deliver outcomes with little oversight.
  • Ability to leverage influence across the organization to build and maintain relationships and garner support for strategic initiatives.
  • A self-starter mindset that is quick to translate ideas into phased action plans, set objectives, and see the objectives through to completion.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, particularly across several mission critical, multifaceted and ongoing initiatives.
  • Employs best-in-class written, verbal and interpersonal skills to build buy-in with colleagues with diverse personalities and skill sets.
  • Capability to develop and deliver compelling presentations and run efficient and productive meetings internally and externally, regardless of format or audience.
  • Ability to work effectively with Enterprise and Senior leadership while also building strong working relationships at all levels of the company both on the business and technical side.
  • A highly analytical orientation along with a strategic mindset to translate vision into actionable plans and initiatives.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management abilities, with a track record of successfully leading complex projects.
  • Culture carrier and embodiment of the FC Cincinnati values who continuously demonstrates a “whatever it takes” attitude to deliver desired outcomes.
  • High level of integrity, discretion, and confidentiality in handling sensitive information.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
 
What You’ll Need:
  • Advanced degree preferred, bachelor’s degree required;
  • Proven experience in strategic leadership, executive support, or chief of staff role, preferably within a complex organization or business.
 
Why You’ll Love FCC:
  • Generous paid time off and holiday time 
  • Option for one work from home day per week (by department and schedule)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k plan with company match
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave and Family Building Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program and free subscription to the Calm App
  • Discount off merchandise in the FCC team store
  • Community volunteer opportunities
  • Professional development and Frequent team building opportunities
  • Employee recognition programs and referral programs
  • Opportunity for complimentary staff tickets to home FC Cincinnati matches

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