Stardust, a values-driven single family office, is seeking a people-centered operator to serve as Vice President of Operations / Chief of Staff. The newly created role will work closely with the CEO to enhance the work of our dynamic, forward-thinking philanthropic, art, investment, and service teams. The position will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, coordinate complex projects, lead learning and development, and oversee people operations, risk and compliance activities.

The position will be based in Houston with travel to New York City and Connecticut

Key Responsibilities

Operations & Project Management

–        Oversee operations of the family office and related entities (supporting investment, philanthropic, art, real estate, back office, and client service functions)

–        Provide project management support and serve as trusted advisor to CEO and Principals

–        Coordinate internally and with appropriate outside advisors on transactions, contracts, structures, and planning

–        Oversee large, organization-wide initiatives

–        Propose, implement, and manage systems to streamline operations

–        Oversee records management

–        Plan and facilitate meetings

People & HR

–        Lead all learning, development and cultural initiatives to build and promote an equitable, inclusive, innovative, enriching, and holistic experience for talent throughout the employee life cycle

–        Build and implement a robust learning and growth strategy that meets the needs of our evolving organization, including manager development, coaching, mentoring, and new hire orientation

–        Redesign and manage equitable human resources programs, including talent acquisition, onboarding, compensation, benefits, training and development, records management, wellness and safety, employee relations, and compliance

–        Provide expertise on organizational development, policies, and HR matters

Risk & Compliance

–        Evaluate, strengthen and oversee the internal control environment to ensure appropriate processes and procedures are in place to safeguard the integrity and security of all critical functions

–        Evaluate physical risk and coordinate property and liability insurance policies

–        Manage federal, state, and local regulatory compliance requirements


–        Establish and manage internal communication programs

–        Draft internal and external correspondence, reports, speeches and presentations


–        Senior level operations and management experience, preferably at a family office, nonprofit, or investment firm

–        Track record of developing and administering learning and development, employee relations, and human resources programs

–        Exceptional project manager with the ability to plan, manage, and communicate effectively with others to achieve objectives and meet deadlines

–        Highly organized, process-oriented, and comfortable navigating ambiguity

–        Proven success coaching and mentoring others, effectively working with cross functional teams to meet goals, drive change, and organizational performance (in multi office/remote environment)

–        Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, with the ability to serve, support, and develop a culture deeply committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

–        Genuine and approachable; inspires trust and confidence at all levels of the organization

–        Understanding of HR best practices and employment laws and regulations

–        Experience and comfort with data and technology tools and systems

–        Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to make presentations on complex topics

–        Competitive salary, bonus and full benefits.

For more information or to apply, please contact Kimberly Robinson at

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