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Chief of Staff


Chief of Staff is primarily responsible for managing and streamlining our operational processes at High Street Equity Partners. Your work is key to us successfully implementing our vision of equitable investing.

High Street Equity Partners is a venture capital firm that focuses on seed-stage technology companies led by diverse founders. We leverage our operational, financial, and policy expertise to ensure our portfolio companies reach their full potential.

As the Chief of Staff, you will work directly with the managing partner and play a crucial role in developing strategy, ensuring operational efficiency, and facilitating firm-wide communication. This position is key to shaping the future of High Street Equity Partners.

To succeed in this role, candidates should demonstrate the ability to think strategically and tactically, possess strong communication skills, and have a strong understanding of the venture capital industry. You should also be committed to promoting equity within the industry.

Culture Fit Requirements

  1. A compelling hunger and passion to achieve something great in life and change the world - remember that experience can be gained over time but your passion and drive are what will lead to success via sheer mental fortitude.
  2. Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, are humble and have a trainable mentality, and able to learn on the job - we're looking for partners that can not only operate in the chaos of a startup but thrive in it and earn a place on our team.
  3. Hyper-organized, resourceful, and truly enjoys working in a team to achieve the vision- able to proactively reach out for guidance, offer and receive guidance from your fellow team members, and solve roadblocks on your own.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning & Execution:
    • Assist in the development of the firm’s strategic plans and ensure alignment across different teams.
    • Work with managing partners to set company-wide performance goals and track progress towards these objectives.
    • Operational Efficiency:some text
      • Identify opportunities for operational improvements and implement strategies to achieve them.
      • Ensure smooth coordination between different teams including deal flow, portfolio management, and operations.
  • Communication:
    • Facilitate internal communication, act as the conduit of information between leadership and staff to ensure that everyone is aligned and working towards common goals.
    • Regularly update the team on firm-wide performance metrics and progress towards strategic objectives.
  • Support Leadership:
    • Assist managing partners in decision-making by providing data-driven insights.
    • Manage scheduling and assist in coordinating meetings with investors, portfolio companies, and internal teams.
    • Participate in senior leadership meetings and contribute to decision-making processes.

Performance Requirements & Benchmarks

  • Successful implementation and monitoring of strategic initiatives.
  • Improvements in operational efficiency metrics.
  • High-level of satisfaction among internal teams regarding communication and collaboration.

Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrate core values of High Street Equity Partners with a passion for advocating for diversity and equity in the tech industry.
  • Experience in operational or strategic roles 
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and project management skills.
  • In-depth understanding of venture capital operations, deal flow, due diligence, and portfolio management processes.
  • Experience in data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in facilitating effective team meetings and driving teams towards achieving their goals.
  • Highly skilled in stakeholder management and conflict resolution.
  • Experience with, Typeform, and Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, and Calendar)

While all of these skills would be excellent, these are only preferred. You are encouraged to apply regardless of whether or not you meet all the skills below.


Our Chief of Staff is compensated in two ways: Fund Management fee and Carried Interest fee.

<$50m fund: Annual Stipend (5-10% of annual fund management fees) plus 1.2% - 6.2% of Carried Interest fees.

>$50m fund: $132,000 - $291,000 Base Annual Salary (from annual fund management fee) plus 0.0% - 0.95% of Carried Interest fee.

Chief of Staff

Washington DC
Full Time