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Associate Chief of Staff

Senior-Level Doer

Starting at $2,500 per month

    Project Management

    Provide support and oversight for special projects and initiatives

    Creative Problem Solving

    Autonomously identify potential problems with projects and recommend solutions with limited context and information

    Resource Management

    Manage varying and sometimes competing tasks effectively and efficiently

    Process Development

    Build and manage new processes to make the organization more efficient


    Chief of Staff

    Executive Thought Partner & Strategic Doer

    Starting at $3,300 per month

      Strategy & Execution

      Set vision, strategy, and goals for large-scale initiatives and manage its implementation

      Communications Support

      Draft emails, reports, memos, presentations, and internal and external communications in the voice of the executive

      Thought Partner & Advisor

      Plan, organize, and run meetings with internal and external stakeholders and lead follow up and action planning



      Improve internal processes, decision-making, and assess risk when business decisions are made

      Chief Operating Officer

      Organizational Change Agent

      Starting at $3,900 per month

        Vision Setting

        Operationalize strategic vision and provide the bridge from the board/CEO to the rest of the organization



        Free up resources by identifying waste, bottlenecks, or unnecessary work, and drive collaboration between siloed departments to improve organizational effectiveness

        Strategic Planning

        Work closely with senior management to create, implement, and roll out plans to improve operational processes and upgrade infrastructure

        Monitoring & Measurement

        Create effective measurement tools and reports to evaluate overall performance and gauge the efficiency and effectiveness of internal and external processes


        Executive Director

        Proven Visionary Leader

        Starting at $3,900 per month



          Oversee all programs and operations, including finance, human resources, and marketing

          Risk Assessment

          Identify and evaluate risks to the organization’s people, property, finances, goodwill, and images

          Fund Development

          Oversee annual fundraising initiatives and develop & expand relationships with major donors

          General Management

          Build trust, rapport, and allyship among key stakeholders

          Not Sure What Support You Need?

          You Need an Associate Chief of Staff If:

            You need to delegate projects and tasks

            You are struggling to keep up with the day-to-day

            You’ve found an executive assistant is not enough support

            You Need a Chief of Staff If:

              You feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities

              You’re drowning in communications

              You need to delegate multiple strategic projects

              You Need a Chief Operating Officer If:

                You have no time to focus on strategic planning

                You’ve grown rapidly and can’t keep up

                You need systems to scale efficiently

                You Need an Executive Director If:

                  You’re preparing for a leave of absence

                  You need an interim leader quickly

                  You need to rebuild trust following a leaders’ departure

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                  I can not say enough positive things about the experience of working with vChief! OPEN Madison – Out Professional Engagement Network was so fortunate to have been awarded this pro bono service program! This has been a game changer for us! To everyone at vChief, we have not taken this opportunity for granted and we thank you for your confidence in us! I don’t know what I am going to do w/o our CoS, who is the most amazingness of all! We appreciate you!

                  - Heidi Duss Board President, OPEN
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                  My vChief has helped me to be able to breathe and then accomplish a variety of strategic business development goals that I have been putting off for years! Very different than a subcontractor accomplishing tasks, I feel like I have a strategic partner invested in my business’ growth.

                  - Deb Hanmer Breakthrough Leadership Consulting
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                  The SkillUp leadership team likes to debate and ponder, deliberately. But decision making has occasionally proven slow and cumbersome, because no one individual was coordinating and facilitating across all of SkillUp’s work streams. Edith helped us to coordinate in a much more effective manner, which allowed us to make decisions quickly and with more clarity. It’s been a huge benefit to the organization. We’ve loved having Edith on the team. She’s a quick learner, and after only a couple of months part time, has already provided tremendous value.

                  - Steven Lee Executive Director
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                  Working with Meghan has been great, she’s helped us create our Board Charter and build out our Strategic Plan both have been a huge help. Meghan has been a sounding board for me and I think we collaborate really well together.

                  - Jessica Hatem Executive Director
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                  Kate consistently takes projects on from start to finish, ensuring completion, with very little direction. I can turn projects over to her and she runs with them, freeing up my time considerably and taking items off of my plate. She is also a valued team member and has taken the time to get to know each of the work styles of all of the members of our team.

                  - Jessica de Barros Education - Charter Schools, Washington State Charter School Commission
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                  Jenn was a huge asset to me personally and to TFA Baltimore during a period of transition between Chiefs of Staff. She was incredibly fast at getting up to speed on context and building relationships and able to add value almost immediately. I was so grateful to have her support during a critical period for our organization and team.

                  - Courtney Cass Executive Director, Teach For America Baltimore
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                  Our consultant from vChief has brought valuable experience and perspectives, enabling me to handoff key projects with confidence.

                  - Monisha Kapila Co-CEO, Pro-Inspire
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                  vChief was an incredible tool! I had help with analyzing data and looking for trends, which helped me to actually use all the information available to me when making decisions and planning how to best move my organization forward.

                  - Carrie Larson Academic Director, Phoenix Collegiate Academy
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                  Karen is extraordinary. Her support was invaluable to me and to OneGoal. I’d recommend vChief to anyone who wants to take their org or team to the next level.

                  - Jeff Nelson Former CEO, OneGoal
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                  vChief is a life-saver for small companies that are growing leanly or going through transitions. Working with Vandy has been seamless. She jumped right in and made herself part of our small but mighty team with little direction and a lot of resourcefulness and judgment. She is a strong executor, incredibly detailed-oriented and organized, and so easy to work with. She more than fills a need – she has added tremendous value and thought partnership.

                  - Sheila Lopez New Jersey Executive Director, Braven
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                  We’ve been incredibly pleased with Shayna. She’s incredibly brilliant and her level of systems thinking and ability to operationalize is impressive. I feel much more at ease now that I feel I can delegate things to someone who can think both of the big picture and the small details. She’s also just an incredibly pleasant person, and has taken quickly to our work in DEI.

                  - Minal Bopiah Founder & Principal, Brevity & Wit
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                  I was often told that if I got a Chief of Staff my life would change, but now I know it from experience. My days are spent the way a CEO should spend them now, and our business is booked farther in advance then we ever had bookings before. We’re a more efficient, well-run business because of her addition.

                  - Heather Mason Founder & CEO, Caspian Agency
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                  vChief matched us with executive strategy support and thought partnership that has added significant capacity to our leadership team.

                  - Elissa Salas CEO, College Track