Chief of Staff to President
The Chief of Staff to the President (“the COS”) is a critically important role, enabling the President to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders and fulfill her commitments to partners, funders, and the Board of Directors. This is not an administrative role, it is a strategic and facilitative one that requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as a willingness to play an active, behind-the-scenes role. The role requires a highly-resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and strong analytical skills.REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
The COS reports to the President. The COS is a member of the Community Investment Programs (CIP) leadership team, along with VP of National Programs, SVP Chief Credit Officer, VP of Structured Products and Capital Markets, and VP of Western Region and National Markets. The COS will assist the President maintain strong relationships with peers as well as direct reports. The CIP Division is comprised of 47 staff members with the following teams: National Programs, National Markets, Structured Products and Capital Markets, Risk.
Key Meeting Preparation/Facilitation:
• Monitor closely with President’s Executive Assistant to remain apprised of/schedule upcoming
• Develop and maintain agenda and supporting items for Presidents standing CIP leadership
• For adhoc internal and external meetings, confirm objectives for the meeting and recommend
participants and best approach
• Prepare the President for internal and external meetings (via briefing memos or verbal prep
• Help ensure participants are aware of and prepared for the meeting
• Attend meetings, capture major take-a ways, and work with leadership team to ensure follow
• Prepare President for Quarterly Board meetings, including drafting President’s Report and
reviewing Board materials to issue in advance
• Represent the President as appropriate at select internal/external meetings
Workplans, Goals and Budgets:
• Support President in development of CIP annual departmental workplan and goals,
including supporting and coordinating with CIP leadership team on their respective
• Track progress against President’s workplan and CIP workplan throughout the year
• Liaison with Finance and CIP leadership team in annual Budget process, supporting
alignment and ensuring annual Budget process is followed in accurate and timely manner.
This includes collecting required inputs from teams and completing first cut of Budget with
Finance. Support President and directs in further refinements of Budget leading up to
• Disseminate final Budgets to CIP staff.
• Develop and maintain an inventory of critical path projects in which the President is
especially interested and/or for which her awareness and involvement is essential. These
would include both internal and external projects. COS may at times be called upon to
manage communications and lead meetings in service of moving project towards
• Work with CIP leadership staff to align their actions and communications in support of
agreed upon goals. COS’s role will be to work with all leadership staff to ensure that the
President’s needs are conveyed, that progress is being made in a timely way, and that any
demands on the President’s schedule are understood and agreed upon. The COS will also
work to ensure the CIP leadership team’s needs are conveyed to the President for
• Be prepared to apprise the President of project status and variations from schedule or
Leadership of Special Projects:
• Scope, plan and execute multiple, often quick-turnaround projects with minimal outside
assistance. Present ideas for special projects that might facilitate the
• Work with appropriate stakeholders, including outside parties, to undertake analysis
• Present findings to President, Executive staff, or Board, as appropriate
• If necessary, oversee transfer of the project to other stakeholders within the organization
• Coordinate with Communications department to create inventory of upcoming
communication “events”—including articles, columns, speeches, panel discussions, etc.
• Perform agreed upon work—including coordinating with others who might be involved;
communication must be clear, concise, and compelling
• Prepare follow up correspondence for internal and external meetings, as directed by the
• Present timely work-in-progress updates to the President on the status of the
communication materials mentioned above.
• Represent the President in outside forums that the President cannot attend.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
• 5+ years of non-profit, Foundation, or public sector experience.
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to influence
• Passionate about equity and social justice
• Strong project management skills
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, build consensus and problem solve
• High desire to work collaboratively with colleagues.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying to the Low Income Investment Fund,
please e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Low Income Investment Fund
Attn. Human Resources
50 California St., Suite 2900
San Francisco, CA 94111
No phone calls or other LIIF email addresses please.
Only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted.
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