Nonprofit and Social Impact, Operations

Chief of Staff

  • JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.
  • Washington, DC

Reporting to the CEO who is embarking on a robust change agenda, the Chief of Staff will provide leadership and oversight for day-to-day functions, as well as strategic assistance to the CEO and senior leadership to drive forward the mission and strategy of a global organization. The COS will be an advisor, gatekeeper, problem solver, and thought partner to the CEO while leading, managing, and supporting team members to ensure CEO initiatives are handled in a timely and effective manner. This team player will help develop and execute change strategies to meet innovative organizational goals. The ideal candidate will be a solutions-oriented problem-solver who can execute on strategic priorities and introduce operational discipline into a transforming organization. The role has both internal-facing and external-facing responsibility and will help the CEO and management team prioritize and execute internal system modernization, budgeting, communications, and technology systems. JSI is seeking someone who understands the NGO sector; lead senior management teams; can juggle complex situations, multiple responsibilities, and long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands.  The ideal candidate needs to be a strong communicator, with competence in creating connection and consensus across a global organization. 

The Chief of Staff must be politically astute, with a high level of emotional intelligence, sound judgement, and a commitment to leading change management and helping a team succeed.  Candidates must be committed to building a people-centered and equitable organization that can navigate trends in the development sector and inspire a workforce in turbulent times.  They must be skillful collaborators who effortlessly interact with all levels of an organization, while adept at building lasting relationships and achieving actionable results through others. Importantly, the Chief of Staff must have a deep commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, and an emerging understanding of the localization and decolonization directions in the international aid sector.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a global nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world.  Its fundamental vision is to ensure that individuals all over the world live their best and healthiest lives. The JSI family of global agencies includes World Education, Inc. and the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), as well as independent JSI entities in Kenya, Zambia, and India.

Founded in 1978, JSI collaborates with government agencies, the private sector, and local nonprofit and civil society organizations to identify and implement solutions to public health and education challenges. These partnerships strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations, improve the quality, accessibility, sustainability and equity of health systems and lead to better health outcomes.

JSI now has more than 4,200 colleagues working across 8 offices in the United States and 46 countries around the world.  Staff includes researchers, consultants, technologists, project managers, and physicians that provide innovative technical assistance and capacity-building through large-scale implementation projects and smaller consulting projects across public health, health systems, and education.  JSI relies on locally and regionally based staff in the US and around the globe to ground its approach in a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing communities.

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