Chief Of Staff


Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



Keywords: remote figma moment

About the Role

An exceptional opportunity – mentorship from executives, exposure to the inner workings of the startup/CPG/biotech industries, ownership of business results, surrounded by great people, and never a dull moment.

You will work directly with the CEO and COO across all aspects of the company’s needs and the business of the business. There is no limit to your responsibilities or to the outlets for your curiosity. The role is a combination of Chief of Staff, business development, entrepreneur, and analyst. This role is for you if you’re interested in broad exposure to many business functions and people at an extremely fast pace.

About ZBiotics

At ZBiotics, we make genetically engineered probiotics that improve daily life. As a group of motivated, yet down-to-earth people, we are fueled by two things: a love for science and a commitment to being people-first. GMO products like ours, designed to benefit individuals who use them directly, are the future. As the first to market, we believe it’s our duty to set a high bar for product quality, safety, and transparency for others to follow.

In 2019, we launched the world’s first genetically engineered probiotic: a 15mL probiotic drink designed to break down an alcohol byproduct that leads to rough mornings after drinking. Since then, ZBiotics’ business has continued to grow rapidly year over year. We are preparing to launch our second product, a genetically engineered probiotic with a new function related to microbiome health.

ZBiotics is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, profitable, and backed by venture investors including Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, and Social+Capital, among others.

Your Responsibilities

Knowledge conduit – ensure information moves fluidly across the organization

  • Prepare briefings for all meetings
  • Transfer knowledge from meetings to appropriate team members
  • Help build systems to info-share and to institutionalize knowledge gained

Voice of the Founders – help streamline communications to/from the CEO & COO

  • Draft and send all preparation and follow-up notes for meetings /relationships
  • Refine and communicate founder priorities or company positioning to others in the company and in the market

Business Development

  • Execute ad hoc projects as directed by the Founders
  • Manage, evaluate, and respond to inbound BD opportunities
  • Proactively ideate and prospect opportunities to move the company forward
  • Help structure deals and diligence potential partnership and investment opportunities


  • Understand all departments and their respective people, goals, and projects
  • Jump in and fill to move key priorities forward
  • Streamline processes and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Identify key team expertise needs and help augment

Ownership – have fun and build something!

  • Recognize opportunities and execute them with direct approval from the CEO & COO
  • Create blogs, thought pieces, or other content on topics about which you are passionate
  • Work with ZBiotics team members on projects they are passionate about
  • Learn about an area or business you know nothing about
  • Build systems to implement any responsibility above

About You

This job is intended to be very dynamic, with a lot of learning expected on the job, so even if your experience doesn’t align perfectly but you are a dedicated, quick learner, please apply!

  • Minimum of 3 years in management consulting, banking, or law at a top tier firm, or has served in a Chief of Staff or project management capacity previously
  • Thrives on multitasking & lack of routine
  • Understands the start-up community and the technology industry
  • Interested in consumer products, branding, and marketing
  • Proficient in or ready to learn tech tools that are core to digitally native brands (e.g., Figma, Shopify, Zapier, Klaviyo), and remote-first startups (e.g., Notion, Google Business Suite, Asana)
  • Willing to make recommendations and decisions with incomplete information
  • Excels at receiving an open-ended project or challenge, putting structure to it, and getting it done effectively with limited guidance
  • Open-minded, adaptable, and has a passion for finding ways to accomplish the goal
  • Not intimidated by contracts or negotiations
  • Effective, precise, and concise communicator
  • Kind and empathetic person

This role is perfect for you if…

  • You want to be a founder someday, and/or are passionate about entrepreneurship.
  • You’re excited to have tons of autonomy and responsibility right out the gate.
  • You optimize for impact, know when detailed work is (un)necessary, and don’t over-analyze.
  • You love helping others, but you know how to manage your time and don’t overpromise.
  • You embody the ZBiotics values of People-first, Integrity, Citizenship, and Science.
    • People-first - We always put people first, especially our customers.
    • Integrity - We communicate honestly and deliver high quality always.
    • Citizenship - We are inclusive and committed to doing what’s right.
    • Science - We question our own assumptions and adapt to new data.


We believe in a life well-lived. ZBiotics offers competitive benefits for a life outside of work, including: health / dental, 401(k) matching, a minimum PTO policy (with unlimited time off), 16 weeks fully paid parental leave, a home office stipend, transit benefits for those in the San Francisco Bay Area, full-time work-from-home policy (if desired), and access to coworking office space if located in or visiting San Francisco.

This position will also have a substantial learning stipend and opportunities for coaching and training. They will have the option to work remotely day-to-day, have full access to coworking offices in downtown San Francisco, and will need to attend occasional events.

We encourage you to apply …

At ZBiotics, we value our differences, and we encourage all – especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations – to apply.

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