Chief of Staff

Xora Innovation


Full time

Chief of Staff


Aug 30

We are seeking a well-rounded, strategically minded, “get it done” individual to join the firm as Chief of Staff to the CEO. This person will play a critical role in the success and growth of the firm by managing cross-functional coordination and leading special projects that drive scale and stakeholder engagement. Specifically, the successful candidate will be comfortable in a role where every day will be different with multiple projects being in multiple phases of priority; they will need to be efficient, communicative, organized and highly motivated.

The candidate should be comfortable, if not fluent, across multiple functions of a business (i.e., marketing, operations, project management), and will be adept at synthesizing a high volume of tasks & projects to see the bigger picture, communicating clearly and concisely, and operating in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment.

This position requires you to work from the Company’s headquarters in Singapore.


  • Enable the company’s growth across a range of ‘scaling initiatives,’ including leveling up of existing (and development of new) systems and processes
  • Design and execution of a robust evaluation/RFP process to identify the best enabling solutions/resources; and implementation of staff/user training
  • Suggest and manage strategic initiatives with a data-driven rigor, defining success metrics and undertaking regular reviews of systems and processes for continuous improvement. Examples of such initiatives include developing and overseeing a Fellows Program, a STEM affiliate network, innovation ecosystem partnerships, and more
  • Support the CEO’s stakeholder and network development activities, including identification of opportunities for network growth, management and deepening of key relationships, and advancing the firm’s BRM strategy
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the CEO and as a communications hub within and, as appropriate, outside of the organization
  • Draft and edit content, including verbal and written presentations and communications for delivery by the CEO
  • Performing and/or overseeing ad hoc research projects
  • Organize and manage meetings chaired by the CEO, including setting and previewing agendas with well-defined objectives, and serving as a centralized source of information on progress against action items, deliverables, and deadlines
  • Manage preparation of regular and ad hoc reports to ensure that reports are cogent, complete, current, accurate, and on time



  • A degree in business, management, psychology, communications, or other highly transferable field
  • At least 7 years of work experience in at least 2 of the following settings:
  • VC/PE, investment banking, wealth management, or family office
  • Management consulting, ideally with significant industrials/B-to-B client exposure/experience
  • Fast-paced, mission-driven environments, ideally as a founder or one of the first employees of a high-velocity venture or member of a delta force/skunk works within a larger organization
  • And, experience across 2 or more of the following areas, ideally growing these functions from the ground up:
  • Project management
  • Executive administration
  • Branding, marketing, and/or communications
  • Operations
  • Other business-critical functional areas
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and solve complex problems

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