Chief of Staff

Austin, TX
Apr 21, 2024
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Chief of Staff - Job Description

About Ultranative

At Ultranative, we're on a mission to accelerate, activate, and advocate for the world's most impactful ideas in the psychedelic industry and beyond. We invest in companies with the potential to positively impact the planet and its people, one part incubator and one part venture fund. Our investment objective is to generate exceptional returns while actively contributing to the pursuit of world peace, and we engage both a bottoms-up and top-down approach to winning what we believe is the only game worth playing. We are committed to bringing strategic capital and support to world-changing founders and their ideas, building a community that creates impact with a sustainable, for-profit model along the way. As we continue to grow and expand our impact, we recognize the crucial role that a Chief of Staff plays in supporting our CEO, and our portfolio companies and driving the company forward. By focusing on the psychedelic industry and other companies with a mission to better the planet and its people, we aim to create a diverse ecosystem of innovative solutions that have the potential to change the world for the better.

Job Overview

The Chief of Staff is a high-level, strategic position that works closely with the CEO to manage priorities, oversee internal operations, and spearhead special projects. This role is essential to ensuring that Ultranative remains focused on its core mission while continuously innovating and improving its services. A successful Chief of Staff may eventually move to a CEO role within one of the organization’s incubations or portfolio companies.


  • Act as a Deputy to the CEO:
  • Ensure business alignment
  • Free up the CEO’s focus on key areas
  • Manage Priorities:
  • Review and synthesize metrics and initiatives to support company priority-setting
  • Assist the CEO in decision-making with data-driven insights and recommendations
  • Oversee Staff and Internal Operations:
  • Prepare agendas, take notes, and assign action items for meetings
  • Manage the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) and annual planning processes
  • Support board meeting preparation and follow-up
  • Create and implement decision-making frameworks
  • Manage All Hands meetings and other company-wide events
  • Spearhead Special Projects:
  • Lead projects to ensure alignment with company goals
  • Conduct research to identify new business opportunities
  • Manage the investment and acquisition process for potential targets
  • Lead the search and hiring process for key executive roles
  • Build business plan strategy and marketing decks
  • Drive Key Initiatives:
  • Ensure the successful execution of the incubator program
  • Collaborate with Executive Leadership across each fund and incubation to ensure each is running smoothly and in order
  • Providing strategic advice and oversite to incubations
  • Identifying new investment opportunities
  • Support capital-raising initiatives
  • Supporting Investor Relations and Investment Committee across all departments
  • Analyze data to optimize performance across various departments


  • Passionate about psychedelics
  • Lives in Austin, Texas or willing to relocate
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a highly operational role, preferably in a high-growth startup, consulting firm, or private equity fund
  • Strong problem-solving skills and strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven project management skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Proficiency in GSuite, Notion, Microsoft Excel/ Google Sheets/ Numbers (Financial Planning and Analysis)

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Experience working directly with C-level executives
  • Familiarity with the psychedelic, healthcare, CPG, venture capital, digital marketing ecosystem
  • Strong network within the venture capital & family office

Ideal Candidate

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Adaptable and comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about creating a positive global impact and increasing societal awareness of mindfulness, wellness, and psychedelics
  • Aligned with Ultranative’s values:
  • Integrity: Uphold the highest standards of honesty and accountability in all our actions.
  • Optimism: Embrace an unwavering belief in our vision and the potential of our team.
  • Patience: Understand that great things take time, and approach challenges with a calm and composed demeanor.
  • Humor: Foster a light-hearted environment where laughter and positivity are encouraged.
  • Enthusiasm: Bring passion and excitement to our work, inspiring others to do the same.
  • Health: Believe that health is wealth, and the most important factor to success is your own personal health and well-being.
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