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  • Posted: Aug 27, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • CoGrammar is an edtech startup that is dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap. We achieve this by integrating human mentorship and code review into the world's leading tech education brands. CoGrammar has also built and scaled its own coding education product - HyperionDev - which supports learners from over 40 countries in changing into fulf...
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    Chief of Staff


    As Chief of Staff at HyperionDev, you will report to the CEO and work closely with the CEO, executive management and Department Leads within our Operations Division. This is a fast-paced role that is critical to the smooth running of the organisation and priorities may shift from week to week. This is a role that will gain exposure to nearly every area of the business and be involved in some of the most critical conversations, decisions and projects that the business undertakes, including discussions with the Board, external investors, existing investors, and management.

    Working within our Operations Division, you will work alongside a strong team of Department Leads (Head of Partnerships, Head of Talent, and Head of Finance) and support the executive management in translating the company strategy into actionable goals. Your work will involve setting and executing the strategy on business growth, commercial partnerships, talent management, financial budgeting, investment planning and legal matters. You will influence policies and processes that promote the company vision and culture, and equip the internal systems of a rapidly-growing edtech company to scale. 

    We’re looking for someone with a demonstrable track record in building and managing successful teams across multiple functions in high-growth, high-performance workplaces, with prior experience in commercial partnerships. To succeed in this role, you should be relentless in your pursuit of outcomes, possess or develop a deep understanding of what drives our business and how it operates, and be able to think about talent acquisition and people management in a strategic & proactive manner.


    • This is a broad role with opportunities that may arise across many areas of the business. 

    • Work closely with the senior management in setting and implementing the company-wide strategy on business & commercial partnerships, fundraising, financial planning, and talent acquisition & management.

    • Support our commercial partnerships strategy, working with the Head of Partnerships to pitch, negotiate and close large B2B opportunities. 

    • Collaborate with the CEO on raising capital, liaising with and pitching to investors, negotiations and due diligence, and reporting to investors.

    • Support talent planning, acquisition and management to ensure a high-performance, people-forward team and culture that is able to scale with the company’s growth.

    • Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and protect the company from legal and financial risks.



    • Undergraduate qualification in business, management, law or a relevant field

    • 8+ years of experience in commercial operations or business development or corporate finance, preferably at a fast-scaling company

    • 5+ years of experience in helping build or managing successful teams across multiple functions in high-growth, high-performance workplaces

    • Undergraduate qualification in business, management, law or a relevant field

    • Prior experience in managing HR and talent acquisition functions

    • Prior experience in raising capital and managing investor relationships

    • Extremely skilled at strategic analysis, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution

    • Extremely strong business and legal acumen

    • Strong leadership and people management skills 

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


    • Prior experience as a Chief of Staff, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Business Officer or similar position

    • Prior experience as a founder or co-founder of a tech-enabled business 

    • 3+ years of consultancy experience in a fast-paced, high standards and high-outcomes environment 

    • Prior experience in a high-growth, tech-focused environment


    Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.

    Generous annual leave and medical benefits: We provide up to 20 annual leave days as part of our leave policy, as well as health insurance or medical aid benefits for our staff.

    Join the heart of tech in Africa, the US, and Europe: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech, developer education, and developer assessments. Join one of the most ambitious and highest performing tech companies in the space, with a founding team that draws their former experience from companies such as Google, Amazon, GetSmarter/2U, and Yoco. 

    Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to CoGrammar on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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