KEV Group

KEV Group

Chief of Staff

Toronto, ON
Feb 25, 2023
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About Us:

KEV Group is an enterprise SaaS company providing online payment and accounting software to simplify student activity fund management in schools. KEV’s easy- to-use web-based software automates the collection, disbursement and management of student funds, thereby reducing the time it takes to receive and account for all school activity fees and increasing the time teachers can spend on education. The company is based in Toronto, with offices in the US. KEV is a portfolio company of Serent Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm focused on high growth technology businesses.

Why Join KEV?

  • Work in an industry that benefits children, parents and schools
  • Do meaningful and purpose-driven work, and make a real impact
  • Join a quickly growing organization with real opportunity for learning and growth
  • Passionate and accessible leadership team that cares about people, personally and professionally
  • Flexible work environment

About the Role:

KEV Group is looking for a Chief of Staff to work closely with our CEO and leadership team to aid in the growth of our business. The Chief of Staff will work cross-functionally to ensure that key business priorities and initiatives are moving forward efficiently and to plan. In this role you will synthesize high level business strategy into digestible and actionable plans, you will get the right people in the room to make things happen, and you will often lead initiatives that do not fit neatly into any one area of the org chart.


  • Overseeing strategic and cross-functional initiatives, from development through to successful execution
  • Simplifying the complex, solving problems, and managing the process from idea to execution
  • Taking business-level goals and partnering with department leaders to synthesize into actionable plans
  • Overseeing daily operations in collaboration with department leaders, providing support and leadership where needed to ‘get things done’ – this could entail helping with scheduling, documenting minutes, and getting the right people in the room to solve the problem of the day
  • Ensuring that each department and key initiative has a defined set of KPIs and metrics, working with leaders to course-correct proactively
  • Organizing and facilitating leadership sessions to ensure cohesion and team effectiveness
  • Improving current processes and optimizing organizational procedures for efficiency and productivity
  • Reviewing, designing, and executing improvements to organizational structure; finding knowledge and skills gaps and helping to address them
  • Acting as the ‘right hand’ to the CEO by helping to manage his calendar, prioritize his day, and provide support on an array of activities that require the CEO’s involvement
  • Managing a portfolio of special projects in support of various business objectives

What is important to us in this role?

  1. Business acumen – significant exposure to various businesses and best practices, ability to quickly grasp the nuances of our business
  2. Entrepreneurial and scrappy – action-oriented with a ‘get it done’ attitude. Experience succeeding in an entrepreneurial environment. Thrives in an ambiguous and dynamic environment. Exposure to big business is important but should come more recently from an entrepreneurial role.
  3. Bias towards action – a master of managing the process of idea to execution – has a proven track record or taking big ideas requiring cross-functional collaboration and building and executing on plans to deliver. Is highly driving and persistent. Ability to understand the big picture.
  4. Data and analytics driven – comfortable with numbers and Excel
  5. Influence and persuasion – knows how to get the most out of people an can work with a variety of personality types
  6. Highly organized and able and willing to manage work that can be administrative in nature


  • MBA preferred
  • Experience working with entrepreneurial, mid-sized organizations
  • Strong project management skills
  • Persuasive with the ability to influence others
  • Driving and persistent
  • Highly organized
  • Action-oriented with the ability to think strategically
  • Proficient in Excel

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required by the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

KEV Group is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please speak with Human Resources or the hiring manager.

KEV Group is an equal opportunity employer who agrees not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

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