Head of Platform


Posting Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid - 3 days per week 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.




This position is hybrid - Tuesday - Thursday in the New York Office and Monday and Friday work from home.


Launched in 2012, New York Life Ventures (NYLV) is a leading corporate venture capital business based in New York. We explore new frontiers, partner with start-ups, make venture investments, both directly and into venture capital funds, all while deeply impacting the pace of innovation and competitive advantage for New York Life. We have produced top performance and industry leading levels of testing and adoption of start-up technology partnerships.  Our team values curiosity, collaboration, shared responsibility, growth mindsets, empathy, generosity, focus and living a balanced life.

Reporting to the Head of NYL Ventures, you will play a critical role at the center of our team supporting our three main functions (Investments, Start-up Business Development, Innovation Services) as well as our large and growing community of start-ups and partners. An integral member of the Senior Leadership team, you will have responsibility for advancing key strategic initiatives. You will be an active cultivator of the NYL Ventures community in support of the overarching mission of NYLV.


With direct oversight over project execution, administration, communications and community, you will serve as a central hub of information relating to our operations, goals and results. This role requires attention to detail, stellar communication skills, a marketing orientation and a relentlessly positive attitude. You will thrive in a dynamic team-oriented environment and draw energy from operating proactively to keep the group humming and growing. Strong candidates are organized, process oriented and excel at plan development and execution. Creativity, resourcefulness and follow-through are also critical to success.



  • Provide operational support to the Head of NYLV, including oversight and project management of key departmental initiatives often with cross functional teams
  • Collaboratively manage NYLV’s communications and community strategy (including all internal and external communications, PR, planning and execution of events, digital asset management, social media management and team building)
  • Organize and manage the strategic planning process with the NYLV senior leadership team by collaboratively working to establish, communicate and track ongoing goals and metrics
  • Manage reporting and metric tracking for NYLV, including data management and analysis, presentation development, storytelling and the creation/dissemination of collateral to key stakeholders
  • Manage ad hoc day-to-day projects and operational demands, closely interfacing with the NYLV staff, NYL business/control colleagues and external partners
  • Recommend agendas and shepherd execution of immediate next-steps and deliverables


Who You Are:

  • You are detailed oriented with a strategic mind
  • You can reprioritize quickly and adapt to changing scenarios
  • You are a curious learner with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • You are open-minded and comfortable challenging your beliefs
  • You are proactive with a bias for action in pursuit of progress on departmental goals
  • You love working with others to be part of something that is bigger than yourself
  • You are positive and optimistic
  • You are confident, humble and presume positive intent
  • You are independent and self-aware
  • You value balance and wellness
  • You are honest and reliable
  • You don’t take yourself too seriously



  • 5-10 years of relevant experience
  • Proven execution of projects from inception to completion with high attention to detail
  • Excellent, executive level communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong presentation development and execution skills (including powerpoint)
  • Strong interest and understanding of (corporate) venture capital, innovation, technology and the start-up ecosystem
  • Relationship oriented with a proven ability to cultivate a diverse network
  • Technologically fluent and curious (Bonus: Data management, data modeling and/or design)
  • Team player with the ability to be independently accountable and collectively proud
  • Confident operating within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous Chief of Staff or Head of Platform experience a plus
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university



This position is hybrid - Tuesday - Thursday in the New York Office and Monday and Friday work from home.




Salary range: $135,000-$200,000 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com.

Job Requisition ID: 90034




Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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