Chief of Staff


NACAC Begins Search for First COS Position

“A Chief of Staff serves as an air traffic controller for the leader and
the senior team; as an integrator connecting work streams that would
otherwise remain siloed; as a communicator linking the leadership team
and the broader organization; as an honest broker and truth teller when
the leader needs a wide-ranging view without turf considerations;
and as a confidant without an organizational agenda.”
– Harvard Business Review


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) seeks a strategic and forward-thinking professional to join the organization as its inaugural Chief of Staff (COS).

Reporting to NACAC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Angel B. Pérez, and serving on the executive team, the COS will work in partnership with the CEO, the senior leadership team, and the Board of Directors to operationalize the goals and priorities associated with the organization’s new vision and strategic direction.

The COS will advise the CEO, manage the daily operations of the executive office, ensure productive collaborations within the organization and the board, and monitor progress and completion of critical strategic initiatives. The COS will implement strategies associated with organizational change management and cultural transformation to further strengthen NACAC’s commitment to professional excellence and deepen its value proposition to members and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Thrive working behind the scenes on behalf of the CEO, board, and organization.

  • Find joy and purpose in serving and uplifting others to ensure the individual success of employees as well as the success of the greater association.


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