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About Microverse

We believe the place where you are born shouldn't determine your opportunities in life. We provide access to global opportunities by offering a world-class education no matter where you come from.

Microverse is an online school for software developers where students learn to work remotely with people from around the world. Students don't pay tuition until they get hired and start a global career. As of today, we have students in 100+ countries, and more than 90% of our alumni get a job within 6 months with an average salary increase of 240% working for companies like Microsoft, and VMWare.

We are backed by amazing investors worldwide, including Y Combinator, Northzone, General Catalyst, and many world-class angel investors, such as Paul Graham, Paul Buchheit (the creator of Gmail), Kevin Hartz (the founder of Eventbrite), and Erica Brescia (Github's COO).

We are a passionate and fast-moving team of global citizens working remotely from 12+ countries. Being remote-first and transparent, we take pride in the amazing remote culture we are building, while also making time for in-person time with team members around the world. We are a small but mighty team of curious, life-long learners, who love tackling challenges and helping shape the future of education.

Talent is universal, but opportunity is not. We're on a mission to change that. With the recent closing of our Series A, there has never been a more exciting time to join our growing team.

The role

A Chief of Staff role is not like any other. In this behind the scene and high-impact role you will operate in a very dynamic and international environment where you will need to anticipate problems and be sensitive to issues that require diplomacy. Most importantly, as the CoS, you will act as the voice of the CEO, which requires humility, maturity, and situational sensitivity.

The CoS role will give you access to a unique perspective across the company, will allow you to build strong relationships with the executive team, partners, investors, and board members, and will help you gain the ability to learn about and flex across various functions.

Responsibilities

  • Support the CEO to drive strategic priorities, managing planning processes and cross-functional governance structure to ensure focus and execution of objectives.
  • Oversee large cross-functional projects, aligning processes, helping stakeholders to drive decisions, reducing complexity, and unlocking impact from our resources.
  • Help level up the CEO's direct reports, helping them be 100% accountable of their scope.
  • Monitor information flow, at times acting as the gatekeeper for the CEO’s involvement in a project or decision-making process at the right moment.
  • Prepare agendas, take notes, and assign action items at weekly meetings, including All Hands and Leadership meetings.
  • Manage and document the meeting cadence for the Leadership Team and the Board, building effective governance structures, reporting frameworks, and preparing Board materials.
  • Support the CEO on nurturing strategic relationships and communication with board members, existing and new potential investors, and set up and manage fundraising processes.
  • Assuming day-to-day responsibilities on projects and tasks, including management of business changes and leading on strategic initiatives as needed.
  • Take over interim leadership responsibilities in certain areas of the business, bridging the gaps on some functions before hiring the new functional leader.
  • Be an honest truth-teller when the CEO needs a wide-ranging view without turf considerations.

Requirements

  • Experience in a fast-growing tech startup with broad cross-functional responsibilities covering operations, strategy, corporate development, and product.
  • Experience in top-tier management consulting, investment banking, or private equity.
  • Excellent communicator and relationship-builder able to be trusted by the team across departments and to resolve conflicts.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, prioritization, and analytical skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, ownership mentality, and a willingness to get your hands dirty and pick up whatever task to get the job done.
  • Global citizen mindset and passion for making opportunities more equally distributed around the world.
  • Eager learner with experience experimenting and iterating to find creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Based in Europe, East Coast of the US, or Africa for maximum timezone overlap with the CEO and Leadership Team.

Compensation

At Microverse, salaries are transparent and based on location and experience. Some example salaries for locations are below:

  • New York City: $129,282
  • London: $135,471
  • Lagos: $91,199
  • Buenos Aires: $73,655
  • Madrid: $100,330
  • Cape Town: $84,271

The equity compensation for this role is 0.107%.

Core Working Hours

At Microverse, we strive to work asynchronously as much as possible in order to make global remote collaboration effective and efficient. However, we have core hours where every team member is expected to be available for meetings. Core hours at Microverse are 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time, USA. If you live on the West Coast of North America or in East Africa/Europe, this will probably impact your daily schedule more than other team members.

Why you might be excited about us

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing, mission-driven company and make a positive impact on thousands of people around the world.
  • Leading all-remote working culture.
  • International company retreats with our global team once every ~9 months.
  • Meet-the-team travel allowance.
  • Learning and development stipend for books, courses, and conferences.
  • Hardware & office set up stipend.
  • Unlimited PTO and 12 weeks fully-paid parental leave.
  • Work alongside our fully distributed team from 12+ different countries.
  • This position is a full-time remote position.
  • Our team believes in and embodies our core values:
    1. We are global citizens
    2. We are passionate about our mission
    3. We invest in people
    4. We are eager learners
    5. We are transparent
    6. We take ownership of our work
    7. We live a harmonious life

How to Apply

  • Send us a short paragraph telling us why you think you are a great fit for this position and include the keyword in the job listing to make sure that you read the entire job description. Applications without an introduction including the keyword will not be moved forward in the process.
  • This position is a full-time remote position.

Hiring Process

  • Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only be able to get back to you if we decide to move forward with your application.
  • If you pass the first screening, we will invite you to the second step of our hiring process where we use a tool called Hireflix to ask a few questions. We use this tool to promote asynchronous communication and to achieve a more objective initial screening - both of which are very important in our remote environment.
  • Following steps: Interview with the hiring manager, short take-home assignment, general and cultural fit interview with a team member, and finally, a cultural fit interview with our CEO.

Microverse is an equal opportunity employer and acts in this capacity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

 

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