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Associate Chief of Staff

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Associate Chief of Staff

Job Location
Chicago
Employment type
Regular
Department
Operations
Targeted Start Date
Immediate

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk. 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it.  DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.  

DRW is looking for an Associate Chief of Staff to assist with strategic, administrative, and operational responsibilities of the CEO. This person will help drive prioritization and streamlining to enable the CEO to devote more time to high value-add activities. The Associate Chief of Staff will collaborate closely with the CEO’s Chief of Staff and the CEO’s Executive Assistant to deliver cohesive and comprehensive support to the CEO.

What you will be working on:

  • Review incoming correspondence to help flag important items and ensure efficient allocation of CEO’s time.
  • Ensure that the CEO has all necessary information for meetings (i.e., synthesize and prepare relevant documentation, coordinate agenda items), and record key takeaways.
  • Establish regular meeting cadence with CEO to conduct follow-ups and outline business priorities.
  • Track and provide tactical support for the execution and implementation of key initiatives and projects.
  • Conduct research necessary to provide insight and analysis on firm strategy and operations.
  • Communicate with other personnel at DRW to help implement the CEO’s vision.
  • Assess incoming requests for CEO’s time and work collaboratively with CEO’s EA to ensure CEO’s calendar is optimized.

You will feel right at home if:

  • You are proactive, collaborative, detail-oriented, highly organized and can effectively prioritize and manage competing tasks and requests.
  • You pride yourself on your tact and diplomacy, with your ability to use discretion, strong judgement and maintain confidentiality.
  • You have fantastic communication skills and experience communicating at all levels of the organization, particularly with senior executives.
  • You are an exemplary representative of the leaders you are supporting.
  • You are known for being hard working, persistent and determined. You love helping others stay organized and being a "right hand."
  • You have a strong understanding of the business and will use this to help prioritize tasks and requests and initiate appropriate actions to ensure an effective use of the partner's time.
  • You like to ‘problem solve’ and welcome developing solutions to different problems that might arise.
  • You are able to manage personal administrative tasks as required by the partners in order to ensure that they are able to focus on important tasks at hand.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an executive support, consulting, operations or similar function
  • Expertise in Microsoft products including Outlook, Word, Excel required.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills with a high comfort level in dealing with senior management, directors and individuals at all levels, including external vendors.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.  Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas orally and in writing.
  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, be proactive and initiate action confidently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage work and projects with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • High level of professionalism, good judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential situations.
  • Analytical, research, problem solving, decision-making and conflict resolution skills.
  • Tech-savvy, comfortable dealing with technology issues and proactive in finding ways to improve efficiency with available tools and resources.

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