A chief of staff is an executive manager who works under the immediate supervision of the highest management at a company — typically under a chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), or senior vice president. The chief of staff acts as the eyes and ears of these high-level executives, attending meetings with department managers, coordinating among different areas of the business, and generally helping to implement the visions of senior executives within the rest of the company. The chief of staff essentially is a manager of managers for a board of executives, acting as a communications and organization conduit between the board and middle management.
Chief of Staff Tasks
Provide leadership and effective management in all areas of staffing and personnel, administration, project completion.
Responsible for strategic project management at the highest level.
Provide executive-level support to top decision-makers and project managers.
May have a wide range of duties related to the health of the entire organization.