Chief of Staff

Location: San Francisco, CA
OUR FIRM + YOU


Sherwood Design Engineers: Engineering + Ecology + Creativity
 
Sherwood is a site civil engineering practice committed to the optimal integration of ecology, infrastructure, and design. We were established in order to provide a new generation of infrastructure services focused on both planning and implementation. Regulatory and economic viability form a foundation for our designs that are forged on a collaborative platform critically informed by users and the community context. The firm has implemented net-zero green building projects, district infrastructure, new street standards, and many sustainable civil projects throughout the world. Sherwood has worked on over thirty award-winning projects and has seen its work published internationally.
 
We specialize in water management strategies, green building design, and urban planning.  We document site infrastructure as well as master plan engineering solutions at a campus, neighborhood, and district scale.  Important to our engineering practice is our ability to span building and landscape. Our recommendations minimize the consumption of all site resources— carbon, energy, water, and waste.  Sherwood works collaboratively with project teams to find ways to maximize efficiencies through an integrated and ecological approach that results in high performance buildings and landscapes recognized for function as well as aesthetics and user experience.
 
Are you ready to join the forefront of sustainable engineering? Sherwood Design Engineers is changing the way cities are built in the 21st Century. Help chart the course to a greener future as part of our dynamic, mission-driven San Francisco team!




Chief of Staff
We are seeking a Chief of Staff to directly assist the CEO and Executive Team, taking part in strategic planning, project success, and special initiatives. This is a significant opportunity for a reliable, determined, and forward focused individual who is passionate about making an impact in a rapidly growing company.
The Role:
  • Perform project management for company’s Executive Team (prioritization, deadlines, follow-ups, push through roadblocks, resolve issues) to ensure movement on company’s key initiatives
  • Provide push back on numerous CEO commitments in order to effectively “gate-keep” while ushering critical items to correct parties
  • Prepare a daily list of priorities and action items for the CEO based on project status, priority level
  • Convey CEO’s voice via email, and collaborate with CEO to create well-structured slide decks (conferences, all-hands, etc.)
  • Assist CEO with special projects that allow for CEO productivity and efficiency
 
Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with different personalities and gain attention from busy individuals
  • Ability to manage up by not only identifying problems, but preparing multiple solutions with cost benefit analysis
  • Excellent emotional intelligence with an interest in personal growth and being challenged
  • Desire to get the job done, regardless of obstacles and/or changing priorities; problem-solver
  • Ability to juggle several requests effectively through prioritization, asking questions, and setting realistic goals, providing steady feedback
  • Exceptional dedication, within and beyond the office; able to work flexible hours and some evenings, occasionally with short notice
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of sensitive company information; can be trusted with CEO’s passwords
  • Set clear and reasonable expectations and proactively adjust expectations when needed
  • Proactive; able to identify areas of improvement & efficiency for CEO + operations
  • Detail oriented, doesn’t let anything slip through the cracks
  • Highly organized, demonstrably accountable, and able to follow through on goals
  • Solid interest in learning the ins and outs of high-growth company, excited by incremental progress
  • Unwaveringly positive; self-confident to occasionally “grin and bear it”
  • Avid documenter, able to recall exact language when needed
  • Willing to tackle any task at hand as part of the team. No job is too small or too big.
Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree; MBA/Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience working with Executive Leadership
  • Working knowledge of Windows + Mac OS
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in G Suite apps
 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
 
 
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