Chief Of Staff

McKissack & McKissack
Washington, DC
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time
McKissack & McKissack, an outgrowth of the oldest African American-owned architecture-engineering in the country, has a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high-profile projects for government and private sector clients. As part of the leadership team, this position will enhance people's lives through the design and construction industry. The culture of the firm leverages teamwork, talent, integrity, fiscal and social responsibility to strengthen the delivery of its mission.We are seeking leaders that exhibit the attributes of a great team player, Humble, Hungry and Smart:Humble: being of little ego; focusing more on their teammates than themselves.Hungry: strong work ethic and drive.Smart: what they say or do has a positive outcome on those around them.What's the Job?McKissack and McKissack (McK) is seeking a highly driven, trustworthy, personable, resourceful, and adaptable leader to serve as the Chief of Staff to the President and Chief Executive Officer. This is a highly visible position within the organization, working with the executive leadership team, shareholders, advisory board, and external counterparts.As McK is growing nationally at an exceptional pace, the Chief of Staff will be involved in building up the organization, establishing partnerships, communicating with shareholders and stakeholders.The role requires experience with cross-functional teams and complex projects, strong organizational capabilities, a balanced mix of rigor and agility, process-driven, and a global outlook.The role is based at McK headquarters in Washington, DC. What you'll do:Design and manage the Office of the President and Chief Executive Officer, including workflows, prioritization of time spent, and execution of key priorities. Ensure efficient hand-off of projects to functional teams and follow through until completion.Serve as a trusted advisor and representative to the President. Enable rapid, well-informed decision-making by filtering, aggregating, and organizing data from key sources and presenting in an actionable format.Establish and refine processes and tools to manage the business cadence of the organization including planning, metrics, cross-team communication, and decision-making.Represent the President on inner / inter-department programs and ensure adherence to timelines, milestones, and critical paths defined by each initiative. Identify and mitigate risks, resolve concerns, unblock progress, and escalate issues.Work closely with senior executives reporting to the President and their teams to help them effectively run their team and business.Lead both strategic and operational initiatives and build effective bridges and alignment through strong partnerships and communication skills.Handle special projects and additional incoming requests.Support external outreach and networking, research new ideas, and help drive innovation throughout the organization.Support the President in preparing for existing and future BD pursuitsQualifications10-15 years of leadership experienceAbility to excel, leading in high growth, transformational environment. Experience in Management/Strategy Consulting, AEC, and/or federal government is a plus.Extensive experience in planning, organizing, and directing the completion of strategic projects for an organization while ensuring these projects are on time, on budget, and within scope.Reputation as a pragmatic problem-solver who has a talent for organizing thoughts on complex issues and synthesizing a resolute strategy to address them.Strong organizational skills and the ability to develop connectivity and earn credibility throughout a diversified organization.Expertise and ability to handle and manage many activities at once, knowing how to effectively prioritize.Exemplary communication, writing, and analytical skillsA successful track record of working effectively and delivering results in a highly matrixed and fast-growing organization.McKissack & McKissack is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.McKissack & McKissack is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.