Chief of Staff

Cogo Labs

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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At Cogo Labs, we build startup companies from scratch.

 

Mira Wilczek is a serial technical entrepreneur, winner of BBJ 40 Under 40, and currently the President & CEO of Cogo Labs, a Senior Partner at Link Ventures, and on the Board of Directors for Caredash, Hopjump, and Everquote. She is looking for an ambitious, thorough, strategic Chief of Staff to help manage and direct activities in and out of the incubator.

 

What to expect from Cogo:

  • Near obsessive use of data to inform business decisions. We believe that efficient growth happens when we make every decision based on solid, well directed analysis
  • Exposure within the venture capital and entrepreneurship communities
  • Regular interactions with board members and C-suite executives at startups
  • A fun, supportive culture. Happy employees are the most successful. We take care of our own, and not just because it's good business

What to expect in this role:

  • Shadow Mira to develop an understanding of overall business strategy and operations
  • Monitor Mira’s calendar for upcoming meetings/events as well as her email inbox to make sure it is organized, conflicting commitments are rescheduled or delegated, and nothing slips through the cracks
  • Add structure to meetings and obtain meeting materials in advance
  • Develop charts, data visualizations, and/or prototype simple tools and software products
  • Within three months, attend meetings on Mira’s behalf, gather relevant information for decision-making, understand the context for discussion, and report back. Develop an opinion of what should come next, recommend a course of action, and assist in implementing next steps
  • Within six months, take lead on one or more strategic project(s)
  • Delegate when necessary to the appropriate people to complete tasks or projects on Mira’s behalf. Follow up on assigned work and ensure timely, high-quality execution
  • Lay a strong foundation to take on a senior role at Cogo Labs or a Link Ventures portfolio company in the next stage of their career

What we expect from you:

  • High Performing: Able to manage multiple tasks, operating with both the big picture and the fine details at once. Remains organized and keeps efficiency in mind. Operates at a low-drama-high-action frequency
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and articulately
  • Time management: Is rarely late and applies Mira’s priorities to time
  • Leader/Facilitator: Has experience working with teams, bonus points for leading teams. Understands the importance of camaraderie and the power in unity. Demonstrates the ability to corral others, enforce deadlines & hold people accountable. Easily works with all types of people, across a variety of roles
  • Curious: Asks thoughtful questions and finds real application for the answers
  • Technical: Prior professional experience working with (in order of importance) SQL, Python, and/or Javascript
  • Cross-functional: An MBA with a STEM undergraduate degree, or equivalent professional experience
  • Personable: Has a high EQ and is engaging, enthusiastic about meeting people and forming relationships
  • Perceptive: Shows exceptional discernment and can read between the lines
  • Flexible: Doesn’t lose momentum with change or refinement. Remains open, balanced and resourceful throughout each step of every process
  • Positive: Manages stress while maintaining optimism

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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