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Chief of Staff to US General Manager

Entrepreneur First


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Join Entrepreneur First as they are looking for a Chief of Staff to US General Manager


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Entrepreneur First invests in exceptional individuals to build startups from scratch. We bring together people with extraordinary futures to develop their most ambitious ideas and raise money from the world’s best investors. 

Since pioneering Talent Investing in 2014, we’ve learned to recognise individuals with extraordinary futures before anyone else, embedding them in a community of other ambitious people and giving them the tools they need to succeed, fast. We’ll back you before you have a company, a team, even before you have an idea, based purely on your talent.

The startups co-founded via our programmes are now worth over $10B, and include Tractable, Magic Pony Technology, Cleo, Omnipresent, Aztec, Transcelestial and many more.

EF is backed by some of the world's leading founders and investors, including Patrick and John Collison (Stripe); Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Tom Blomfield (GoCardless and Monzo), Sara Clemens (Pandora and Twitch); Nat Friedman (GitHub); and Matt Mullenweg (Wordpress). We exist to make great companies happen that otherwise wouldn’t.


We are looking for an accomplished operator to join the founding leadership team of EF North America as Chief of Staff to the General Manager (“GM”). As the right-hand person to the GM, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the GM and the team to turn the strategy into actionable and measurable plans, fostering an environment of high performance and effective communication. You'll work cross-functionally with every member of the team, holding us accountable for our commitments, and ensuring everyone is empowered to do their best work. We expect this role to be intense, fast-paced and entrepreneurial, with an opportunity for enormous impact and upside.


Partner with the GM: As the Chief of Staff, you will serve as the right-hand and thought partner to the GM, working collaboratively to develop and execute the vision and strategy for EF USA Strategic Planning and Execution: You will play a critical role in supporting the team to turn the strategy into actionable and measurable plans. In doing so, you will embrace the challenges which come from measuring performance in a business where our actual outcomes (Enterprise Value of our portfolio) will be power law distributed, and not fully knowable for ~10 years Support the GM to create the “drum beat” for the team: You will ensure we have the right rituals and practices in place to understand and drive performance, and develop a high performance culture which maps to the EF Values Facilitate effective cross-functional work: You will ensure that our Talent Investing and Operations teams are able to work together effectively to deliver against ambitious goals Learn the craft of Talent Investing: we believe that in order to be maximally effective at this role, you will need to learn how every stage of Talent Investing works. You will have the opportunity to apprentice in the craft of Talent Investing from the GM.  Special Projects: Take end-to-end ownership of special initiatives and ad-hoc projects, such as leading an Investor Event, researching our next expansion opportunity within the US or planning a team away day


6+ years of high-performance work experience in startups, consulting or other operating roles within high-growth companies Proven ability to turn strategy into actionable and measurable plans, subsequently enabling you and your team to deliver at pace against ambitious goals Excited and curious to learn about the craft of Talent Investing. This curiosity about Talent Investing fits within a broader curiosity about technology’s potential for impact, and the world around us Excellent written and verbal communication skills Exceptional relationship building skills, with a track record of cultivating strong working relationships across team members at all levels of an organization. This should include proven experience of effectively managing upwards Hands-on mentality and a bias for action; you aren’t afraid to move fast and do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Ambitious for yourself and the teams you work with. You have a track record of pushing yourself and others to greatness, far beyond what is/was expected Located in NYC and able to be in-office full time Flexible to travel within the US when required


You meet with a member of our Leadership team for an initial screening call to learn about mutual fit You are invited to a Competency Interview (ideally in person, in NYC) You are invited to complete a Situational Task and Facet5 Personality Profile You are invited to an interview to discuss your Situational Task and Facet5 Personality Profile (ideally in person, in NYC) You are invited to a Values Interview You have a 1:1 lunch with the US GM and coffee with the wider team (ideally in person, in NYC) We speak with two references you provide We make an offer

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