Chief of Staff

West Virginia    Full-Time

West Virginia First Foundation (WVFF) is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our partners, the diverse communities we represent, and the state we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy and respect for each other. WVFF will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment with the Foundation because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law relating to discrimination in employment.

About Us:

West Virginia First Foundation is dedicated to mitigating the impact of the opioid crisis and supporting individuals and communities affected by Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Our mission is to provide evidence-based solutions, support recovery efforts, and foster resilience through innovative programs and strategic partnerships. We operate under a strong set of guiding principles focused on compassion, integrity, collaboration, and measurable outcomes.

Job Summary:

The Chief of Staff will play a critical role in supporting the Foundation’s executive team, facilitating communication, and ensuring the implementation of strategic initiatives. This individual will act as a key advisor to the Foundation’s leadership, overseeing daily tasks, managing special projects, and coordinating between various departments and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
    • Assist in the development and execution of the Foundation’s strategic goals and initiatives. 
    • Monitor progress towards achieving these goals and provide regular updates to the executive team. 
  • Operational Oversight
    • Manage daily tasks and ensure alignment with the Foundation’s mission and objectives. 
    • Oversee the coordination of meetings, events, and special projects. 
  • Communication and Coordination
    • Serve as a primary point of contact between the executive team and internal/external stakeholders. 
    • Facilitate communication and collaboration across departments to ensure efficient operations. 
  • Advisory Role
    • Provide strategic advice and support to the executive team on various issues, including policy development, project management, and stakeholder engagement. 
    • Prepare reports, briefings, and presentations for the executive team. 
  • Project Management
    • Lead and manage special projects as assigned by the executive team.
    • Ensure projects are completed on time, within scope, and within budget. 
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, community organizations, and private sector partners.
    • Represent the Foundation at public meetings, conferences, and events.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field (Master’s preferred). 
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably within a non-profit or government organization. 
    • Strong leadership, organizational, and project management skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management software.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected] by July 26, 2024. Please include “Chief of Staff” in the subject line of your email.

    For more information about the West Virginia First Foundation, Inc., please visit wvfirst.org.