Chief of Staff (CoS)

Growth and Strategy · Toronto, Ontario
Department Growth and Strategy
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The opportunity:

BlueDot is looking for a Chief of Staff (CoS) to work alongside our CEO and help him accelerate delivery of the company’s most important business goals. The CoS will report directly to the CEO, working at the intersection of strategic and tactical business needs and helping integrate and synergize activities between areas of the business.  

Who we are: 


BlueDot protects people around the world from infectious diseases using human and artificial intelligence. Our software-as-a-service solution combines medical and public health expertise with advanced data analytics to track, contextualize, and mitigate infectious disease risks. Our global early warning system combines more than 100 datasets with proprietary algorithms to deliver critical insights on the spread of infectious diseases. In December 2019, we flagged an undiagnosed respiratory syndrome in Wuhan, China. In January 2020, we published the world's first scientific paper on COVID-19, accurately predicting its global spread.


Our culture – driven by a purpose bigger than ourselves:

United in a common purpose to create a healthier, safer, and more secure world, free from the impacts of dangerous infectious diseases, we understand the complexity of the challenge in front of us, and that it is so much bigger than any one of us. Together, we are motivated to positively impact lives around the world, to do no harm, and to elevate each other through respect and encouragement. Building careers through collaborative discovery and learning, our people tackle complex challenges with diverse expertise not assembled elsewhere.  We promote personal fulfillment in the workplace by removing barriers, politics and exclusion, believing in the philosophy that by creating a positive environment we all have the opportunity do the most meaningful work of our lives.

We are a Certified B Corp, have a Glassdoor rating of 4.7, are Diversio certified, a 2020 LinkedIn Top Start-Ups and have been recognized as a Top 50 Best Place to Work in Canada, Best Place to Work for Women, Best in Technology, Best for Youth, and Best Start-Ups! 

Our values:


Our values are not just words on a wall. They are our compass and they guide us in our work, in the decisions we make and in how we treat each other: 


  • Be the Change
  • Think Without Borders
  • Lift Others Up

What you will do in more detail:

  • Business Strategy
    • Serve as a trusted advisor and confidant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    • Work hand-in-hand with the CEO to develop growth strategies for the business and operationalize them in efficient company-wide practices
    • Work with the CEO to set mid to long-term business goals and maintain strategic alignment across the company’s three units: product, growth, and operations
    • Assess and manage new opportunities and partnerships
    • Support the CEO in preparing for Board of Directors meetings
    • Support fundraising activities


  • Business Operations
    • Support the leadership team in executing business strategy
    • Work with the leadership team to set annual and quarterly company goals (OKRs) and manage end to end process from goal setting to measurement and retrospectives
    • Continuously assess areas of improvement across the organization for better coordination, collaboration, communication, effectiveness and efficiency. Implement agreed upon practices with relevant teams.
    • Organize agendas for leadership and staff meetings, planning sessions, and ensure follow up with action items
    • Ensure effective communication is delivered across the company
    • Develop systems and implement processes to effectively drive innovation across the company and oversee their implementation
    • Work with Agile coach to implement Agile framework across non-product teams, where applicable
    • Develop new, or adapt existing, organizational policies and practices as required

What you bring to BlueDot:

  • Alignment to our mission, purpose, and core values
  • You thrive at the intersection of business strategy and operations and have extensive experience in consulting and/or corporate strategy and operations, ideally running a team within Operations, Product or Business Development/Strategy
  • You take pride in your work and hold yourself accountable doing everything possible to proactively help others do the same
  • You have developed a strong business acumen and strategic mindset, but never hesitate to roll up your sleeves to deliver results, with a deep ownership mentality
  • You are detail and data-oriented working with both quantitative & qualitative data
  • You are a flawless communicator and can influence others through your expertise
  • Integration (strategic to tactical and cross-functional) is your secret power - you are exceptional at changing contexts and can easily move between in the details to strategic thinking

What we offer our team: 


  • Meaningful work that truly has purpose
  • As a smaller, agile team, we offer roles with impact
  • Your contributions are integral, your voice will be heard
  • A competitive comprehensive compensation package
  • Outstanding health, vision and dental benefits 
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • A health and wellness spending account 
  • Generous vacation and other PTO
  • A home office setup allowance 


We are working fully remotely due to COVID-19 until at least January 2022 – post pandemic we will continue with our remote first culture with the opportunity for a hybrid/flexible office space in downtown Toronto accessible to our team but without the requirement to work from the office. 


Together let’s create a healthier, safer, and more prosperous world.  


For more information, visit us at: 


BlueDot recognizes that challenges remain in achieving the full participation of equity-seeking groups (including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+) in tech careers and is committed to identifying and eliminating barriers that may exist within its own hiring process, programs, and practices. 


BlueDot is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please let us know how we can best meet your needs and advise us of any accommodations required to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. 


We thank and appreciate all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no agency calls.  

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Growth and Strategy
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience