Chief of Staff, Product

Remote from
Salary, USD
105,400 - 279,500/yr
HR & Recruiting
Job type
Full Time,
Opening date
Closing date
4 May 2023

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As the Chief of Staff to the Chief Product Officer at GitHub, you’ll work directly for the Chief Product Officer on strategically chosen projects, decision making, and messaging that further our attainment of GitHub’s 2025 strategic vision. You’ll be a critical partner to other Product stakeholders across the business, communicating plans, elevating questions, and paving our path forward.

You will collaborate with the CPO’s leadership team to implement recommendations to more efficiently operate and scale our Product function. This includes setting rhythms and cadences through the design and facilitation of Product LT Staff meetings, gathering of feedback from 1:1s throughout the Product Management Organization, and synthesizing that into effective all-hands broadcasts and agendas for off-site summits. You will help the Product organization put its best foot forward through your facilitation of highly visible meetings with leaders at GitHub and executives at many of the world’s most recognizable brands.

Your work will include contribution to Product direction, strategic planning, project management, performance analysis, team analytics, executive meetings, and communications.

This role requires a highly resourceful, self-driven individual with the ability to partner, execute, and lead through influence.


  • Team
    • Research, document and offer recommendations to keep the Product organization on a path of continuous improvement.
    • Represent and drive strategic, functional, and business updates for Product.
    • Set Product leadership rhythms for monthly and quarterly business reviews.
    • Coordinate quarterly and semester-based planning across the Product team in collaboration with Engineering and Design teams.
    • Co-maintain reviews and meetings held with Engineering, Design and Product leadership, including building agendas, capturing key insights, and tracking action items to completion.
    • Collaborate with Internal Communications and Executive Briefing teams to prepare CPO for customer meetings, conferences and events.
    • Facilitate the semi-annual organizational design review process in partnership with the Product Business Manager.
  • Communications
    • Aid the Chief Product Officer in weekly prioritization of speaking opportunities, messaging needs, decision making and progress reviews.
    • Communicate discoveries, progress and results from initiatives to management and/or the broader organization.
    • Distill and cascade core tenets of our Product strategy for leadership and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strategy
    • Provide the Chief Product Officer with insightful data-driven recommendations in all facets of the Product org’s operation.
    • Lead initiatives and projects on behalf of our Chief Product Officer and the Product leadership team, advancing both the goal clarity and project execution.
    • Attend meetings on behalf of the Chief Product Officer and speak as their representative when appropriate.
    • Act as Chief Product Officer’s proxy and highly-accessible Product information source for other major functions, including Engineering, Communications, PR, Marketing, Revenue, HR, Talent Acquisition, Finance, Legal and Operations.
    • Obtain cross-functional knowledge to understand issues, trends, and perspectives that may influence the business and connect the dots for key stakeholders to drive increased alignment.

Minimum qualifications

  • 12+ years of related experience with 5+ years of experience working in a highly technical industry and 3+ years of experience in Product Management or similar role
  • Experience partnering effectively with cross-functional teams or projects and a demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity through curiosity and research.
  • Excellence in written business communications, including artifacts considered executive-ready and a proven pattern of high-quality decision making with a strategic impact.
  • Problem-solving using frameworks, making the goal clear and execution efficient.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Chief of Staff and in management consulting with demonstrated Program Management skills on complex initiatives.
  • Knowledge of modern software development workflows, tooling, ecosystems and a familiarity with techniques and patterns of organizational design.
  • Proven results in working with C-level stakeholders and the ability to lead through influence.
  • Travel Requirements ~ 25%

Minimum salary of $105,400 to maximum $279,500.

These pay ranges are intended to cover roles based across the United States. An individual’s base pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant. At GitHub certain roles are eligible for benefits and additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These rewards are allocated based on individual impact in role. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

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