The Marcy Lab School, Chief of Staff

The Marcy Lab School - New York, New York - Full time


The Marcy Lab School was founded because its Co-Founders saw room for innovation. They saw the lack of affordable, high-quality post-secondary education opportunities, especially for young people from underserved communities. Despite the sector's immense growth, they also saw the lack of representation in the tech industry and within its talent pipeline. They wanted to connect all of the wildly talented young people who needed a more promising ROI than traditional college to all of the opportunities in the tech sector, but they wanted to go beyond teaching code to provide a 360 curriculum that deeply engages the needs of low-income young people of color who have been routinely and systematically underestimated. The Marcy Lab School addresses their personal and professional development, the issues they will face in the workforce, and the challenges of an ever-evolving tech landscape.

At The Marcy Lab School, fellows are provided a rigorous yet affordable college alternative that propels underestimated young people into the financially rewarding, purpose-driven tech careers of their dreams. We build the engineering expertise, critical thinking skills, leadership qualities, and the network that our fellows need to become their best selves, serve their communities, and thrive within an evolving tech sector.

To learn more about The Marcy Lab School, please visit


The Marcy Lab School is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as their first-ever Chief of Staff, reporting to their Co-Founder and Executive Director, Reuben Ogbonna. This exciting role will assist the Executive Director in providing leadership and oversight for the Marcy Lab School’s day-to-day functions and staff.


Key Responsibilities of the Chief of Staff include:

  • Advisory and Strategic Planning:
    • Provide strategic advice and key operational support to the Executive Director. Synthesize inputs from a diverse group of stakeholders to make informed predictions for the future of the business. Identify macro trends within our sector and predict how they may influence our business model. Identify strengths and vulnerabilities for organizational structure, program, and business models at different levels of scale. Leads long-term and quarterly strategic planning initiatives.
  • Cross-Functional Project Management:
    • Build and maintain models and systems to inform decisions and meet goals. Manage short-term projects and long-term initiatives with competing timelines.
  • Executive Team Development:
    • Ensure cohesion and effective communication amongst the leadership team. Manage people (directly and indirectly) from an equity lens. Prepare and facilitate small group and large group meetings. Systematically revise internal structures and systems to support organizational effectiveness and honor people.
  • Team Culture:
    • Scale a positive and productive company culture across all teams. Build relationships with people across the organization. Represent internal team culture to external partners. Leads hiring processes as a recruiter and behind-the-scenes project manager


To fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Chief of Staff candidate will embody The Marcy Lab’s Pillars of Character in their work with staff, Fellows, alumni, volunteers, and hiring partners. The pillars are:

  • Ingenious Curiosity: You ask why. You are a builder looking to create the best product possible and understand that this can only happen if we continually question our previously held assumptions to ensure that we are always doing what's best for our fellows and our school;
  • Collective Responsibility: You care deeply for the communities we serve. The mission of economic mobility for marginalized people is personal for you. You take pride in the role that you will play in creating equity in our communities as well as in the tech sector;
  • Bold Ambition: Your goals are audacious because you refuse to sell yourself, our mission, or our fellows short. You know the world needs our fellows’ voices and vision, so you will set a bar for yourself that is just as high as our Fellows' aspirations;
  • Tough Love: You hold yourself and our fellows accountable to a relentlessly high bar; while we all experience failures, doubt, or fatigue, you’ll persist because you see where our fellows can go and are 100% committed to helping them get there.

Additional qualifications of the ideal Chief of Staff candidate include:

  • You are a strong written and verbal communicator;
  • You have previous experience managing individuals, or preferably, managing teams;
  • You have prior experience working in strategy, design, HR/people, or management consulting;
  • You have an obsessive attention to detail and accuracy;
  • You are an excel whiz, a Salesforce power user, or a super fan of no-code tools like Airtable or Notion;
  • Whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, you might describe yourself as a “people person.”


This position offers a competitive salary range of $130,000 – $150,000 and a robust benefits package, including Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance, 20 days of paid time off, an annual professional development budget, and an Executive Coach. More details can be provided upon request.


The Marcy Lab requires all staff and fellows who enter the space to be vaccinated and submit the proof of vaccination two weeks prior to coming into the office. More details are available upon request.


Please submit a resume online at For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Kevin Bryant at

The Marcy Lab is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

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