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Vice President/Chief of Staff

Vice President/Chief of Staff
Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 6, 2021
Job Description: 

Position Summary: Reporting directly to the President + CEO, the Vice President/Chief of Staff (COS) serves as strategic advisor and counsel, assumes day-to-day responsibility for strategic priorities, special projects, and maintains cross-departmental relationships to ensure achievement of annual key performance indicators, as well as advancement toward long-term social impact goals. This position requires a unique background in a multitude of different operating and leadership experiences within the fields of philanthropy, government policy and/or corporate social responsibility. The successful candidate must an adaptable, organized, strategic thinker and influential collaborator with strong communications competences.



Direct Support of the CEO

  • Strategically managing a CEO’s time: working with CEO’s executive assistant, looking at long term travel calendar, evaluating opportunities and determining fit with priorities and working with EA to ensure CEO has necessary information and background for key meetings.
  • Reviewing Internal and External Communications: drafting board communications/newsletters, reports, pitch decks, speeches or presentations for the CEO.
  • Monitoring information flow: Sometimes acting as a gatekeeper, ensuring a CEO’s involvement in a project or decision-making process at the right moment.

Strategic Planning

  • Communicating and implementing a foundation’s strategy internally and externally so that all employees, partners, suppliers, and contractors understand the company-wide strategic focus and how it carries out the company's overall social impact goals.
  • Work with the CEO to advance key strategic priorities, translate them into a comprehensive implementation plans and work with management team to ensure execution to stated goals.
  • Ensuring departmental/unit strategic planning projects reflect organizational strategic priorities.
  • Partnering and managing relationships with institutional leadership, boards, special committees, and consultants to support execution of key initiatives.

Project Management

  • Overseeing cross-functional organization-wide key projects and/or strategic initiatives.
  • Bring together multiple stakeholders and help drive decisions and impact.
  • Researching, benchmarking, analyzing data, and making recommendations.
  • Creating systems and processes to streamline operations.

Meeting & Event Preparation

  • Managing the meeting topics and cadence for the board of directors and leadership team, ensuring materials are sent in advance, time is well spent, and strategic objectives are achieved.



  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience with strong leadership and management abilities.
  • Strong executive presence, presentation style and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to extract insight, identify issues from data, metrics and external trends and build robust approaches to our impact work.
  • Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience.
  • Experience with application of a variety of strategic frameworks to analyze problems and to guide and develop solutions.
  • Solid interpersonal capacity with ability to work collaboratively and engage cross-functional network of colleagues toward advancement of goals.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with overlapping timelines. Ability to quickly digest and prioritize information.
  • Knowledgeable about the issues of equity, sport-based youth development, advocacy and other issues impacting youth development.
  • Master’s Degree or an equivalent combination of a bachelor’s degree and experience.
  • Proven track record with strategy planning, development, and execution.



  • General office environment, depending on health and safety precautions. (COVID-19 considerations: temporary remote work according to the County health guidance and protocols with in-person and on-site work based on work duties)
  • Physical demands include lifting and moving equipment and supplies up to 25 pounds, visual acuity in reviewing detailed computer records, physical requirements related to sports activities and periodic travel.
  • Occasional weekend, late afternoon, and evening hours.
  • The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to limit the scope of potential work assignments.


To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references by e-mail to [email protected] . Please use as subject heading “Vice President/Chief of Staff” and your last name. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

We will review applications as they are received and will contact prospective candidates directly, please no calls.


The LA84 Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

Salary Range: 
120,000 - 160,000
Job Type: 
Los Angeles County