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Chief of Staff



People & HR, Operations
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Teaching kids to think critically and communicate effectively has never been more important, and NoRedInk helps students become better writers in more than 60% of U.S. school districts.

We're looking for a Director of Business Operations & Strategy who will be a strategic partner and force multiplier for NoRedInk’s executive leadership team. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will work closely with the Executive team to drive critical cross-functional projects and strategic initiatives. You will excel at simplifying projects while also maintaining enough structure to ensure we make well-informed, data-driven decisions. Also, you will leverage your expertise in data visualization and storytelling to enhance how we talk about our business to investors and internal audiences. This is a key role in the organization, and while initially an individual contributor, this role provides significant growth potential within NoRedInk.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Program and Project Management:
    • Facilitate and drive accountability during weekly executive team L10 meetings
    • Support the execution of quarterly strategic initiatives. This will be accomplished through owning initiatives directly and enabling other ELT members to achieve their initiatives.
    • Drive the Board Meeting preparation process. Foster alignment on priorities as they pertain to the business strategy. Collaborate closely with executive leaders to facilitate the completion of pre-work tasks, enabling readiness for focused discussions during the meeting.
    • Establish a seamless and predictable business cadence by taking ownership of the comprehensive company calendar. Partner with People Ops to meticulously plan for and align on business rhythms, crucial external and internal events, milestones, and initiatives.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration:
    • Drive pivotal cross-functional initiatives by spearheading collaborative efforts, ensuring alignment across departments, and orchestrating the seamless execution of strategic projects to achieve organizational goals and enhance operational efficiency.
    • Work closely across our company to create strategies and systems that enhance productivity and company performance.
  • Data Analysis, Reporting, and Communications:
    • Identify and track key business objectives, ensuring timely and aligned project progression.
    • Expert in presentation best practices. Create reports and decks for internal meetings and board meetings that balance data visualization with storytelling.
    • Leveraging data-driven insights and business intelligence to help senior leadership make important decisions.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Ensure highly productive quarterly strategic planning sessions by aligning on priorities as they relate to the overall business strategy, partnering with our EOS facilitator to design the meeting agenda, and preparing all relevant materials in advance of the session- partnering with executive leaders, as needed, to ensure pre-work is completed.
    • Stay updated on external, market, and competitive trends.
    • Accelerate insights and decision-making velocity in support of our strategic vision.

About You:

  • Professional Background: A minimum of 5 years in management consulting or corporate strategy. Ideally with experience with tech companies.
  • High Self-Efficacy: Driven, self-motivated, and gritty. Doesn’t easily lose confidence when answering questions or receiving constructive feedback.
  • Exceptional attention to detail: Approaches all tasks meticulously and consistently delivers with a high level of quality and precision. Nothing falls through the cracks.

Project Management: Demonstrated experience in executing large-scale, cross-functional projects and initiatives. Proven Track Record: Significant experience and high confidence in engaging with executive leaders.

  • Collaborative Vision: Adept at synergizing insights and objectives across multiple teams.
  • Entrepreneurial Drive: Naturally self-motivated with an innate ability to navigate challenges, operate independently, and meet ambitious targets within tight timelines.
  • Analytical Acumen: Data-centric with mastery in Excel and the ability to articulate data insights.
  • Strategic Leadership: Solid experience in business strategy, operations, and championing transformative changes. Proven prowess in steering high-level cross-functional planning and effective execution.

What NoRedInk Offers:

  • A competitive salary and equity package in a well-funded startup with strong product-market fit
  • Excellent health, vision, and dental benefits (U.S. Only)
  • 100% remote work environment
  • Flexible PTO and paid parental leave
  • 401(k) (U.S. Only)
  • LinkedIn Learning subscription with unlimited access to thousands of expert-led online courses
  • Team retreats and events to connect with fun, talented coworkers
  • The ability to help millions of students and teachers and address a critical societal need

About NoRedInk:

NoRedInk helps students in over 60% of US school districts become better writers. Our deeply engaging, adaptive curriculum personalizes exercises to kids' interests, guides them through the writing process with instructional support, and boosts their skills through targeted practice. Students have completed over 10 billion exercises on our site, and our mission is to help all students harness the power of the written word.

Check out our press page, including our 2-minute pitch on NBC and articles in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

NoRedInk believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. At NoRedInk, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Compensation at NoRedInk is robust and includes a full range of benefits, unlimited PTO, monthly co-working stipends, an initial home-office set up stipend, and generous equity. Our salary ranges are based on factors such as expectations as laid out in the job description, location-specific market data, internal parity, and the experience and skills of individual candidates. Therefore, the on-target compensation range (OTE), inclusive of base and bonus, is $175,000 - 225,000, accounting for various locations and skills/expertise. Please know that if you are invited to speak with a recruiter at NoRedInk, they will have an open discussion about compensation during your first call to ensure alignment.

*Note: Agencies or other third-party recruiters may not submit unsolicited candidate resumes or their information to any NoRedInk employee, including a NoRedInk Recruiter, unless a contract is signed and you are given permission by the Talent Acquisition team to work on a job opening.