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The Baton Rouge Alliance for Students seeks talented and motivated people who share our belief that an excellent education is every child’s birthright. Our team is comprised of a diverse team of hard-working individuals. Consider joining us by applying for one of our open positions.

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Chief of Staff Job Description - Posted February 6, 2023

The Baton Rouge Alliance for Students works in partnership with parents, community, civic leaders and policymakers to achieve the shared goal of an excellent education for every BatonRouge student. We are dedicated to elevating the voice of students and families in our community. The Alliance’s work focuses on the areas of: Empowering Families, Elevating Community and Engaging Leaders.

The Alliance’s Chief of Staff leads the organization’s administrative affairs and manages the execution of its strategic plan. The ideal candidate balances experience in advancing high impact mission and vision with management and systems acumen. The Chief of Staff will assist the CEO with strategic priorities, and prioritize and monitor tasks related to the execution and implementation of new systems to sustain growth. Other duties include building and sustaining an effective support structure for the organization’s senior leadership team.

●Ensure the Alliance turns strategy into action – and adjusts strategy and actions to align with changes in our context
●Manage the implementation, review, and modification of the Alliance’s strategic long term impact plan to ensure functional and org-wide progress is met and remains aligned with staff capacity, financial resources, and stakeholder support
●Support the development/execution of the Alliance’s strategic plan and assist team with the development of their annual operation plans
●Monitor functional and individual progress towards annual goals, recommend action, and advise CEO concerning interventions as necessary
●Work on the behalf of CEO for critical staff position searches and other org needs
●Oversee coordination of meetings and retreats
●Assist with special projects by conducting research, collecting and analyzing data, drafting reports, and preparing presentations for internal and external stakeholders
●Organize and lead the annual budget development process in consultation with CEO, CSO and staff
●Monitor financial progress and make recommendations to CEO as appropriate, with support from the Operations team
●Anticipate the needs of the CEO and peers on Senior Leadership Team and provide the appropriate support and guidance to ensure the team is operating efficiently and

●College degree required, advanced degree preferred
●Minimum of 4 years of experience successfully leading cross-functional teams
●Demonstrated ability to lead directors and managers in the creation and implementation of multi-faceted operating plans and budgets
●Strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex environment
●Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills along with a high level of diplomacy, discretion and problem solving ability
●Successful track record of providing advice and counsel to senior leaders
●Experience conducting conflict resolution, coaching, and group facilitation exercises
●High emotional intelligence and ability to lead in ambiguity
●Leadership and negotiation skills are a must


This is a full-time role offering compensation that is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the Baton Rouge Alliance for Students Action provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes individual health and dental insurance, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with company-matching contributions.


Send a cover letter and resume to Liz Smith at using the email subject Chief of Staff.