Project Liberty is seeking a dynamic Chief of Staff to support the Chief Executive Officer, using strong leadership and problem-solving skills to align executive functioning with strategic priorities. Successful candidates have a strong track record of supporting senior executives with operational efficiency; knowledge of and enthusiasm for web3 and blockchain technology strongly preferred.
Project Liberty is a nonprofit organization that aims to create a new civic architecture for the digital world that returns the ownership and control of personal data to individuals, embeds ethical values into technology, and expands economic opportunities for web users and developers alike. The organization seeks to accelerate the world’s transition to an open, inclusive data economy that puts citizens in control — a future in which all people can benefit from their participation and contributions. The success of this work depends on many people and organizations actively working together to shape a better future.
Project Liberty is working to engage diverse voices and equip them with the critical infrastructure needed to catalyze change. The tech team behind Project Liberty has developed a groundbreaking open-source protocol called the Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP) to serve as a new infrastructure for the next generation of the web. Project Liberty is also bringing together networks of organizations that seek change, including the formation of McCourt Institute, to help ensure that digital governance is embedded and prioritized in the development of new technology.
Project Liberty is looking for a mission-driven Chief of Staff to the CEO who will be a member of the leadership team and function as an advisor to the CEO on all strategic projects. This is a critical position supporting our CEO, managing relationships and stakeholders, gathering briefing and prepping for key meetings and key decisions. S/he will champion a culture of collaboration throughout the organization, working with both administrative and program staff to streamline operations, processes, and staffing, who will oversee project management, communicate objectives across departments, and problem-solve emergent issues.
Strategically manage the CEO’s time: work with executive assistants to review and evaluate leaders' external opportunities, internal priorities, long-term travel and meeting plans, and assess fit against priorities
Ensure the CEO’s involvement in project or decision-making processes takes place at key times, where their input and authority are most needed
Prepare for and follow up on meetings
Manage internal and external communications: draft company newsletters, reports, pitch decks, speeches, and presentations on the CEO’s behalf
Oversee cross-functional, organization-wide projects or initiatives; bring together important stakeholders and help drive decisions
Prepare board meetings, collect relevant data from across the organization, such as financial updates or program outcomes
Assist in onboarding new board members, and support the CEO in researching and recruiting new board members
Support the CEO in maintaining strong relationships with key funders and stakeholders
Where relevant, represent the CEO in strategic and necessary meetings
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
10+ years in a business or executive management role
Excellent interpersonal skills and intellect; ability to influence up, down, and across
Experience providing senior staff support to a business leader or public figure
Ability to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
Displays a strategic mindset; a natural problem solver who is analytical and structured in their thinking
Proven ability to get things done
Demonstrated success identifying systems and processes in need of adjustment
Ability to understand Project Liberty’s core business and ecosystem
Highly self-aware and perceptive toward the CEO and other key relationships
Highly collaborative, able to build trust and serve as a connectors across the company
Strong team player with ability to work across diverse teams
This role is based in London, UK and requires international travel and collaboration across various time zones.
NOTE: Please provide a cover letter of no more than 500 words describing your interest in this role.
Project Liberty is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the core functions of the job.