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About Evolve

Evolve dedicates our financial and human capital to both for-profit and not-for-profit initiatives that support evolution of consciousness.

We are an umbrella organization with two symbiotic divisions: Evolve Ventures and Evolve Foundation. Evolve Ventures has an initial $100M fund that invests in for-profit companies aligned with our mission. Evolve Foundation makes philanthropic grants and pursues direct philanthropic initiatives. Both divisions operate globally with a particular focus on the United States and China.

Organizations in our portfolio include Insight Timer, Parent Lab, The Center for Humane Technology, Tru Luv, Ten Percent Happier, Strong Minds, and many others.

We aspire to be one of the catalyzers of a movement that will positively and materially impact the lives of billions of people in the span of one generation.

Learn more at https://evolvevf.com

Position Overview

Evolve is seeking a Chief of Staff to our co-founder Oleg Gorelik. This role will place you in a highly influential position that participates in the allocation of significant resources that are likely to have a material and positive impact on the lives of many.

As the co-founder of Evolve, Oleg makes decisions about the overall direction, priorities, and strategy of the entire organization and is involved in all of Evolve’s significant initiatives. Working as Oleg’s Chief of Staff, you will be his right-hand in all aspects of his job and have visibility into the diverse and complex range of Evolve initiatives, from making not-for-profit grants and for-profit investments to working directly and personally with people in positions of significant power.

You are likely a seasoned professional who has a proven track record of managing strategic projects, is comfortable with a dynamic and fast-changing environment, and resonates with our mission. You’re practical, very organized, great at creating thorough structures and plans, and will carry it out with responsiveness, thoughtfulness, and a high degree of quality. The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with C-suite executives, investors, politicians, or creative professionals, as well as a personal practice and interest in spiritual transformation. 

This role is full-time and based in the Bay Area, with a combination of in-person meetings in Marin and working remotely from home.


Key responsibilities:

  • Act as a thought partner to and force multiplier for Oleg, working directly with him to carry out the Evolve mission and the operational priorities of the organization.  
  • Lead and manage strategic projects across Evolve in partnership with Oleg across for-profit and not-for-profit initiatives.
  • Keep Evolve and Oleg dynamically focused on top priorities while balancing a complex and changing set of opportunities, relationships, and projects.
  • Help manage Oleg’s slate to ensure a balanced and sustainable mix of projects.
  • Ensure that Oleg has everything needed to streamline his work, including briefings on key meetings, research, and logistics.
  • Serve as Oleg’s representative at requested events or meetings.
  • Oversee Oleg’s communication with internal team members and external relationships and help craft his communication.


The ideal candidate would bring:

  • Experience working at a high level with entrepreneurs, investors, and executive directors. You’re seasoned at building relationships with c-suite executive stakeholders.
  • Very strong organizational skills. You’ll be keeping Oleg on track, as well as the stakeholders in his many projects. You are likely detail-oriented, bring order to chaos, and are great at turning vision into reality.
  • Experience in small teams and early-stage startup environments that are dynamic and constantly changing.
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal, with a gift for graciously navigating multi-stakeholder dynamics and communicating complex topics.
  • High emotional intelligence: self-awareness, feedback skills, listening skills, growth mindset, and the ability to collaboratively problem solve.
  • Great to have: professional experience in the social change or personal growth industries.
  • Great to have: a committed practice of personal transformation.
  • Nice to have: experience managing teams.
  • Nice to have: a background in organizational development.


This role is compensated at $160,000-$210,000 a year (base salary and bonus), commensurate with experience.

About Evolve

Evolve dedicates our financial and human capital to both for-profit and not-for-profit initiatives that support evolution of consciousness.

We are an umbrella organization with two symbiotic divisions: Evolve Ventures…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$160,000 - $210,000

Benefits

  • 15 days of vacation and 6 sick days per year.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage.
  • 401k retirement plan.
  • Ability to work remotely outside of in-person meetings in Marin.
  • 15 days of vacation and 6 sick days per year.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage.
  • 401k retirement plan.
  • Ability to work remotely outside of in-person meetings in Marin.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
San Anselmo, CA 94960, USA

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and your resume to ​apply@evolvevf.com​. In your cover letter, please introduce yourself and share why you believe you are a good fit for this Chief of Staff position, including what interests you about the role and what unique skills or experiences you can bring to our team.

Please email a cover letter and your resume to ​apply@evolvevf.com​. In your cover letter, please introduce yourself and share why you believe you are a good fit for this Chief of Staff…

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