Chief of Staff

Emeryville, CA
May 24, 2024
Apply for this JobEmail Recruiter

About Us


unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company, with a mission to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing. Included in Time's Best Inventions & Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, unspun aims to rapidly transition the trillion-dollar apparel world into one that is more intentional, inclusive, and efficient by focusing on the overlap between sustainability and profitability.

About You

We're Looking For

You enjoy working on early-stage teams and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-evolving environment. As Chief of Staff, you will play a pivotal role in leveling up our team and processes to prepare for the next phase of growth.

What You'll Do


  • Help leadership team align with discussion and documentation
  • Hold leadership team accountable through relentlessly tracking action items and prioritizing
  • Support the executive team in preparing materials for Board of Directors meetings
  • Act as a strategic sounding board to the founders of unspun


  • Help maintain relationships with existing and new investors
  • Co-lead fundraising activities through maintaining pitch decks, financing docs, data room


  • Constantly evaluate organizational gaps and capabilities and can be a substitute project manager for one-off special projects
  • Maintain and manage a network of professional service providers, e.g. counsel, to unblock the team from administrative and compliance tasks
  • Represent unspun, and act as the CEO proxy, in unique circumstances

Ideal Qualities

We're Looking For

  • You can switch between strategic big-picture and meticulous micro-details
  • You holistically consider the needs of the entire unspun enterprise
  • You are highly structured and logical while being people-centric and trust-building
  • You have experience with senior leadership at startups and have founder empathy
  • You are a torch-bearer of our culture and values
  • You can work independently while having the super-power in finding common ground in a highly cross-functional setting
  • You are capable of working in a resource-constrained environment
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You have a strong track record of detail-oriented project execution
  • You have experience organizing and planning company strategy

Our Philosophy

unspun Culture

We won't roll our eyes if your socks don't match. We get it. But then, if you spend those extra few minutes in the morning matching your socks and shirt, we get that too. Our workspaces are sometimes spotless and sometimes chaotic, and we celebrate messy exploration. We work through complex problems but generate simple and elegant solutions. We strive to look at things differently, and never do anything solely because "that's the way it's always been done."

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to being a diverse team that reflects a broad range of background, thought, and experience. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, and people from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Compensation and Benefits

The annual salary range for this role is $120k - $160k, plus 0.025% - 0.045% equity, depending on experience.

Benefits include:

  • self-regulated vacation policy
  • comprehensive (gold & platinum) health/dental/vision insurance (or equivalent cash bonus if already insured)
  • company sponsored 401k
  • monthly gym membership or relevant online education grant of up to $150/month
  • pre-tax commuter benefits
  • incentive stock options
Apply for this JobContact Recruiter