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Chief of Staff



People & HR, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive!
Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!
Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!
As Chief of Staff to the CEO at OpenGov, you’ll work on both high-level strategy and day-to-day operational processes to increase efficiency and productivity of the CEO and across the company. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in learning how great companies grow and scale, and how multiple functions across an organization work together to make that happen. But it is action-oriented and the person will learn by doing!
OpenGov is on a mission to power more effective and accountable government and just executed a majority transaction with Cox enterprises for $1.8B in the third largest private software deal of the last three years. This person will serve as a "right-hand" to Zac and the executive team, helping to drive the company to hundreds of millions in revenue. Duties will include goal-setting and prioritization, in-depth product strategy, organizational development and performance management, recruiting, offsites and teambuilding, events, management, and communications. There is also the opportunity to help Zac on personal affairs so that he can stay maximally focused on OpenGov.
The right candidate is obsessed with business, including investing and capital allocation as well as leadership and management. She or he may have worked in a growth company, in PE or VC, or consulting, and possesses gravitas mixed with initiative and hustle. She or he thinks and writes clearly and has impeccable integrity. The right candidate probably wants to become an executive, start a company, or start a fund afterward. With a two year commitment, Zac would support them in full.
Who You Are
Strategic Partner to the CEO:
Trusted confidant and advisor to the CEO - helping think through complex strategic and personnel decisions and make tough choices and ensure they are executed upon.
Ability to disseminate information and communicate ideas on behalf of the CEO to internal and external stakeholders.
History of taking control of day-to-day operations and processes to create more time for the CEO to focus on strategic business needs.
Strategic thinker, excellent problem solver, and first-class communicator.
Excellent Operator:
Ability to lead and drive timely execution of business-critical and cross-functional strategic initiatives in a fast-paced environment.
Seamlessly break down large and complex concepts into actionable tasks and steps.
Experience setting an operational cadence to promote alignment and knowledge-sharing across the company.
Clear Communicator:
Track record of effectively communicating, influencing and driving alignment across multiple functions.
High EQ with the ability to identify the needs of the team and build strong relationships among internal and external stakeholders, and promote a culture of trust and transparency.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail.
What You’ll Do
Own and create a consistent operating cadence and process to drive alignment and knowledge-sharing across the organization, including: company meetings, executive team meetings, quarterly business reviews and leadership offsites.
Drive process across the entire executive leadership team to ensure everyone is running effectively and on the highest priorities/challenges.
Oversee organization-wide projects and initiatives; bring together stakeholders and help drive decisions.
Provide project planning and management for organizational projects and initiatives, including annual strategic planning processes.
In partnership with appropriate team members, develop internal and external agendas for leadership meetings and oversee logistics, as needed.
Provide ad-hoc analysis and decision support.
Develop and/or document internal processes for communications, operations and other organizational needs with appropriate team members.
Work closely with the Executive Administrative Partner to ensure the appropriate management of the CEO’s calendar, prioritizing tasks and meetings in alignment with organizational goals.
If interested and capable, there is the ability to help manage the personal office for the CEO.
Articles of Interest
Harvard Business Review: The Case for a Chief of Staff
What makes OpenGov unique
» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!
» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.
» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!
» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.
» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.
Come join us and make a positive social impact!
OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.