Modern Hydrogen

Modern Hydrogen

Chief of Staff

Woodinville, WA
Apr 23, 2024
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Chief of Staff, Commercialization

Modern Hydrogen

Woodinville, WA - Full Time – Hybrid

Modern Hydrogen is seeking a highly motivated and organized Chief of Staff to supercharge the efficiency and impact of our commercial team. Reporting directly to the VP of Business Development & Governmental Affairs, you will serve as a strategic thought partner and proxy for the VP, driving key initiatives, managing critical projects, and ensuring the seamless execution of the VP's priorities across the distributed team. Your primary mission is to create scalable processes, foster cross-functional alignment, and drive organizational development initiatives that maximize productivity and accelerate our growth.

This is a hybrid role. The Chief of Staff will be required to work on-site in our facility in Woodinville, WA 3+ days per week, be available at all hours of the day or night, travel 5-10 days per month, and attend quarterly company events in the Seattle area.

Modern Hydrogen is a Seattle-based cleantech startup. We decarbonize natural gas into clean hydrogen at the point of use. With $100MM in venture capital raised from world-renowned investors including Bill Gates to support our vision, we are seeking best-in-class talent to accelerate our impact. The race to decarbonize the planet is on, and our technology has enormous potential to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors of the economy.


  • Serve as a strategic thought partner to the VP, providing insights, recommendations, and constructive feedback to shape the commercial team's direction and priorities
  • Foster cross-functional collaboration and communication, facilitating the flow of information and ensuring the VP's message is understood by key stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain administrative systems to ensure efficient decision-making, timely follow-up, and seamless execution of the VP's priorities
  • Design and implement organizational structures and processes that foster a high-performance culture of continuous improvement, empowering team members to reach their full potential
  • Drive the planning and execution of strategic initiatives, including internal and external relationship building, ensuring alignment with the VP's vision and the company's overall goals
  • Manage critical projects end-to-end, from ideation to implementation, ensuring timely delivery and high-quality results
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • A proactive, self-drive approach with demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative on new projects and challenges.
  • Proven experience in fast-paced startup environments, with a track record of driving strategic initiatives and delivering results
  • Well-developed project management skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities, and ensure successful execution
  • Exceptional relationship-building and communication skills
  • Strong academic track record, graduate degree preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity

Foundational Abilities:

  • Well-developed project management skills, with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality results
  • Business savvy, with a deep understanding of enterprise-scale B2B market dynamics
  • Ability to anticipate and mitigate the pressures faced by the VP, finding ways to lessen their burden and ensure focus on critical priorities
  • Skill in identifying and strengthening the relationships most critical to the success of the VP's agenda, building trust and fostering collaboration

Modern Hydrogen values diverse experiences, backgrounds and ideas, and we know diversity of thought contributes to our success. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Modern Hydrogen is proud to offer a comprehensive total compensation package designed to support our employees & their families and promote health & wellness.

  • Salary range is $100,000-$160,000/year
  • Relocation assistance for those moving from out of state.
  • Ownership of the company in the form of incentive stock options.
  • Retirement matching through Vanguard’s SIMPLE IRA with elective 3% employer match.
  • Company paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance ($100,000), and AD&D for employees. 50% covered for dependents.
  • Optional access to our flexible spending account and additional voluntary life buy-up.
  • Unlimited flexible time off to rest and recharge.
  • 8 paid holidays.
  • Flexible working schedules.
  • Parental leave to welcome a new family member.
  • Annual professional development budget.
  • Employee assistance program which includes wellness planning, estate planning, financial counseling and more.
  • Dog-friendly office, fully stocked breakroom, engaging company events, and friendly and fun team!

Exact salary may vary depending on job location, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, education, training, certifications/licenses, and other business needs.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.Applicants must be authorized to work in the US. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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