Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our values and culture here.

This experienced Chief of Staff will play an important role in steering the CLO’s most critical initiatives with efficiency and speed while maintaining the operational and tactical rhythm of the business, owning process and strategic objectives are met in a timely fashion. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and project managing a diverse range of strategic projects and initiatives which are critical to the future growth of the Legal, Trust & Risk department.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support and run strategic programs including data-gathering and reporting, developing a rapid hiring and onboarding program to meet our organization’s growth plans.
  • Steer alignment around setting strategy, forming a plan with clear goals and asks, executing and monitoring progress.
  • Work to utilize time strategically with Commercial Operations and cross-functional teams, helping to set the priorities and keep the team on target.
  • Serve as the main Point-of-Contact for key initiatives and inbound requests from leads and members of other cross-functional teams.
  • Identify issues across the organization and create initiatives to solve them. Guide leadership towards clear, efficient and accountable decision-making following these external interactions.
  • Develop and execute executive-level communications and messaging to educate and influence stakeholders
  • Deliver cost/benefit and risk analyses, identify dependencies and push prioritization discussions to ensure people leadership is making informed, aligned decisions and commitments
  • Own the change management of large-scale initiatives and programs, ensuring the right audiences receive the right information at the right time
  • Communicate priorities, activities, and results to the People Leadership team and larger organization, while ensuring deliverables are met. Have a solid pulse and feedback loop on organizational needs

What we look for in you:

  • The ideal candidate has both hands-on experience and leadership gravitas in the following areas: planning & process, product and/or financial planning, organizational structure and change, communications & strategy execution.
  • 7+ years of experience in a combination of management consulting, operations, strategy, consulting or an equivalent field. This role requires past experience in managing resourcing/staffing, and having worked directly with the C-suite / senior level on a regular basis.
  • Proven ability to track, prioritize, and steer multiple concurrent projects to success using data to track progress along the way.
  • Excellent communicator in written and verbal form; ability to work well with executives, and able to manage and influence across multiple levels and multiple functions of an organization
  • Entrepreneurial, with high tolerance for ambiguity and complexity, and efficient with limited resources.
  • Proven experience designing and leading strategic planning at a hyper-growth company.
  • Financial prowess and ability to create budgets, models, etc.
  • Understands the heartbeat and anticipates the needs of the executive and the wider organization.
  • Highest level of integrity and management of confidential information.
  • Action oriented with excellent work ethic and initiative.
  • Sound and practical business judgment.
  • Intellectual curiosity and flexibility.
  • Servant head.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.
  • High EQ.
  • Wisdom.
  • Authenticity.
  • Sense of humor


Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.