Chief of Staff

  • EnergySage
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • May 06, 2021

Job Description

Do well by doing good.

Do you wake up in the morning excited to go to work? Do you want to engage in a mission that fundamentally betters our world? Do you want to work alongside an amazing team of smart, driven, upbeat colleagues with unique backgrounds and interests? Keep reading because EnergySage might be the place for you.

EnergySage is the leading online marketplace for solar and other clean energy technologies. We strive to make the experience of going solar as easy as booking a flight online. We are looking for passionate, collaborative, authentic individuals to join our team in making renewable energy options more accessible to consumers. We are the most-visited energy website in the U.S.-- last year 10 million people used our tools. What can you help us achieve?

Chief of Staff

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief of Staff will be instrumental in driving the efficacy of time, information and decision making for the CEO and other senior leadership through prioritization and management of day-to-day operations, processes within our annual cycle, and strategic projects. You will also impact and own strategic initiatives that catalyze overarching organizational and business objectives. This role is perfect for someone who enjoys both supporting key leaders and being hands-on in running a rapidly scaling marketplace company.

What You’ll Do:

Direct Support to CEO

  • Proactively identify and act on opportunities to increase the CEO’s efficacy and efficiency; help CEO identify priorities and strategically align to these
  • Ensure the CEO’s involvement in decision making and initiatives takes place at key and appropriate times
  • Assess internal and external inquiries and requests directed at the CEO; determine priorities and proper course of action
  • Manage critical relationships on behalf of the CEO

Strategic Planning and Alignment

  • Structure annual planning process and quarterly business reviews; including timeline, tracking, reporting and presentation of information
  • Maintain a birds-eye view of the business, connecting the dots across the company; improve coordination and communication across functional areas
  • Collaborate with members of the senior team to align cross-functional objectives and priorities with the overall goals of the organization

Business Operations

  • Support analysis of, and reporting on, the organization’s operations and key decisions
  • Support operationalization of new business areas; perform diligence for new corporate development opportunities
  • Track high priority initiatives, identify and mitigate obstacles, and communicate status
  • Lead special projects and programs impacting overall success of the company
  • Create and manage appropriate internal and external communications on behalf of the CEO and senior team (e.g., reports, pitch decks, presentations, emails)
  • Prepare agendas and content/presentations for board, senior team, and other key meetings; ensure clear actions and follow up

What We Look For:

  • 7-10+ years’ experience in wide-ranging, cross-functional business areas; preferred several years in a consulting firm and/or investment banking specializing in business/corporate development
  • Quick learner with solid business acumen and sound judgement
  • Proven success leading large, complex projects and/or programs across teams or organizations, often working on multiple projects at the same time
  • Analytical and strategic thinker—data-driven and analytical in problem solving while also understanding and considering the big picture
  • Success in independently planning and leading strategic initiatives with proven ability to prepare in-depth, strategic presentation materials
  • Excellent written and oral communicator; able to communicate across multiple levels including executive leadership
  • Knowledge of financial planning & analysis; proficiency with financial modeling
  • Demonstrated highest level of integrity and management of confidential information
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; MBA a plus but not mandatory

Other Important Characteristics:

  • Versatile, entrepreneurial self-starter with a team-oriented work style; at ease diving into any area of the business
  • Process-oriented; enjoys creating order where it is needed
  • Comfortable in supporting others’ success—performed with low ego and the ability to anticipate the needs of busy executives
  • Able to build credibility, relationships, and networks quickly across a variety of stakeholders
  • Confident managing up and across; effectively influences others to achieve outcomes

We are EnergySage.

As the leading online comparison-shopping marketplace for rooftop solar, energy storage, community solar, and financing, EnergySage is accelerating the adoption of clean energy by improving consumer access and affordability. Our user-friendly platform is built on the principle of consumer empowerment through unbiased information, transparency, and choice. As we grow and enter new markets, we seek team members who bring new perspectives, skills, and energy that will propel us to accomplish the challenging work we have ahead.­

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job - but we believe there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. So, however you identify and whatever background you bring, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day and help bring renewable energy to the broader market.

EnergySage is committed to building a workplace that welcomes and encourages diverse perspectives. We believe that the most successful teams actively and authentically engage individuals with varied experiences and skillsets.

EnergySage is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Our Values

  • Consumer First: Our top priority is to serve and empower consumers through transparency, equitable access to information, and personalized interactions.
  • Better Together: We recognize that we gain and give more through collaboration, partnership, and diversity of experience and perspective. We respect one another and are inspired by what we learn and achieve together.
  • Integrity: We take personal ownership and pride in doing the right thing. Our consistency, competence, and high standards earn the reputation of “trusted advisors” with all of our stakeholders.
  • Substantive Impact: We are committed to effecting and sustaining positive environmental, social, and market transformations through creativity, innovation, and persistence.
  • Iterative Excellence: Our intellectual curiosity and bias toward action drive us to continuously learn, evaluate, iterate, and improve.

 

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

11-50

Sectors

Energy

Drawdown solutions

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics