The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, seeks a driven, detail-oriented chief of staff to report to the CEO on operational matters and strategic initiatives. As a key member of the executive team, you will have a problem-solving mindset, comfort with managing complex projects, and a get-it-done approach to our work. You will act as a stand-in for the CEO in certain meetings and take on special projects. Most importantly, this person is absolutely committed to the mission of Public Integrity: to counter the corrosive effects of inequality by holding powerful interests accountable and equipping the public with knowledge to drive change.
We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and tell us how your own experiences would equip you for the job.
Key areas of focus:
Serve as an advisor, collaborator and thought partner to the CEO in defining long-term organizational strategies for efficiency and productivity. Support planning for the organization, including strategies for growth, staffing, and finances.
Design and implement business strategies and plans.
Manage external consultants researching and piloting external partnerships for new earned revenue streams.
Oversee the operations of our development business, and ensure our revenue team staffing is in alignment with our overall organizational strategy.
Set annual and long term comprehensive organizational goals, and oversee performance management.
Oversee the financial forecasting and budgeting processes.
Direct the preparation of all financial statements, oversees CPI’s business filings and audits.
Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements for nonprofit business entities.
Accountable for overall finance oversight and organizational operations of the Center, oversee our finance and accounting staff and processes
Work with the Finance Committee and Investment Officer to manage CPI’s operating and long term reserves.
Responsible for labor relations with CPI’s union and overseeing CPI’s external HR consultants
Manage CPI’s outsourced services for IT and HR.
Improve, or design and implement business processes
Project Management: You drive projects to completion with clear deadlines. You are good at connecting work streams that would otherwise remain siloed.
Communication: You are an empathetic communicator who is concise and direct. You handle confidential information with compassion and professionalism.
Data savvy: You have a strong grasp of data analysis and performance metrics and your decision is informed by data.
Fun: Work does not consume your entire life. You have a good sense of humor and understand the importance of work/life balance.
The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Public Integrity is committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.
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