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Chief of Staff
New York City, NY
Junior +1 · Full time
Posted a year ago
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About the job

Primary VC is a seed-stage venture capital firm dedicated to delivering exceptional support to NYC founders creating transformational businesses. By pairing meaningful investment resources with the largest portfolio impact team of any seed investor, our portfolio companies have reached an industry-best seed-to-A graduation rate. As our firm continues to scale, we are excited to be hiring a Chief of Staff to lead and manage internal operations at the firm.

This is a highly cross-functional role that will report to founding General Partner Brad Svrluga and work closely with the broader Partner team across various projects and initiatives. The Chief of Staff is responsible for all initiatives related to Primary’s internal operations, including Partner meeting management, strategic planning, KPI/OKR process management, firmwide communications, and employee learning and development.

Specifically, this person will lead:

Firmwide operations and communications:

  • Improve and run the weekly meetings cadences, facilitation, notes and follow-ups
  • Manage firm’s annual strategic planning process and optimize firmwide KPI reporting process
  • Coordinate general budgeting across all teams

Chief of staff to Partner Team:

  • Coordinate and manage partner side projects - examples include creating a VC Learning Series for the firm, MBA internships with an L&D program, improve and organize people database management system, implement inbox shadowing system for investment team
  • Oversee coordination of Expert Councils

Lead all firmwide culture and engagement initiatives:

  • Oversee all L&D and Education
  • Coordinate and manage events, offsites, and team building activities
  • Oversee firmwide culture and office design
  • Build and manage firmwide policies
  • Improve and coordinate employee onboarding process

LP Communications:

  • Own all LP reporting and coordinate with VP of finance on comms strategy every quarter
  • Work closely with Director of Marketing on all marketing materials related to LP communication
  • Responsible for ad hoc LP requests

The perfect candidate is available to work full-time in NYC and has the following characteristics:

  • Command for financial models and budgets, and has worked with them comfortably in the past
  • Has prior experience and very comfortable managing and influencing multiple executive stakeholders, excellent at managing up
  • Detail-oriented and exceptionally organized, with a natural comfort handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starting and thrives in a fast-paced, autonomous, scrappy environment with a lot of moving parts
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills (finalist candidates will be asked to present in front of Primary partners)
  • Exceptional operations and project management chops
Primary Venture Partners
Primary Venture Partners is a seed stage VC firm focused on ecommerce and enterprise SaaS.
Size:  11-50 employees
Year Founded:  2015
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