Chief of Staff at Tortuga AgTech

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Do you want to help build real technology for a meaningful purpose? Do you want to fight to make the world’s fresh produce healthier, tastier, and more sustainable? 

As the Chief of Staff at Tortuga, you’ll work hand-in-hand with the Co-founders (especially the CEO) and the leadership team, doing the hard work of building a company. Your work will range across the spectrum of challenges a startup faces - from diving into significant strategic projects and board conversations, to chasing down urgent daily tasks that just have to get done. You’ll not only have a front-row seat to building an industry-changing business, you’ll be learning how to drive that process. 

You’ll bring a passion for our mission while also thriving in a fast-paced, flexible, and energized startup environment. You’re excited to grow your role and leadership skills as Tortuga grows, or jump off to your next big adventure. 

What you’ll do

  • Provide leverage and support to the CEO and CTO in the execution of company operations

  • Help executives maintain calendars and execute on their daily and weekly commitments, including challenging and rapidly changing schedules

  • Support leadership team preparation for conversations like Founder Town Halls and Board Meetings, through preparation of materials and sounding board advisory support

  • Dive into different areas of the business such as sales, operations, administration, and production - sometimes mundane daily tasks and “gotta get it done” emergencies 

  • Maintain critical tools like financial models, budgets, and sales pipelines

  • Communicate externally to business and community contacts through calls, emails, blogs, and social and traditional media

  • Actively champion and passively monitor cultural and values-based initiatives; identify and address challenges to culture and values

  • Travel up to 20% of the time, including internationally

What we’re looking for

  • Required: 2+ years experience in world-leading, high-intensity professional environments such as venture-backed startups, management consulting, investment banking, or military operations

  • Required: Passion for sustainability and interest in technology such as robotics

  • Required: Exceptional problem solving and communication skills; willingness and energy to tackle any task, big or small

  • Preferred: Experience with financial modeling in Excel 

The base salary range below represents the low and high end of our salary range for this position. Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Tortuga’s total compensation package for employees. 

Denver area base salary range: $80,000 - $110,000 per year. Relocation assistance is available for out-of-state candidates.

This position is based in Denver, with the ability to work from home 1-2 days a week, based on business needs (100% remote is not available). 

All salaried, full-time employees receive:

  • Meaningful company equity

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • 401(k) plan with 3% employer contribution

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance 

  • $1,000 annual wellness stipend 

  • Flexible working hours

 A word about COVID-19

We are highly sensitive to the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic brings to people, as team members and as individuals at home. We want you to be safe, to keep our team safe, and to do our part to help reduce the impact of the pandemic. We are an Essential Business so the majority of our work is performed at our office. Our office abides by all COVID-19 guidelines established by the State of Colorado and the City of Denver.

About Tortuga

Tortuga AgTech’s mission is to build a healthier society, and a thriving ecosystem, through smarter farming. We’re pursuing our mission by building robotic harvesting and precision analytics systems for the world’s leading fresh produce growers (delicious things like strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and herbs). We’re building not just because it’s fun, but because we believe thoughtful, well-built advanced technology can help farmers grow healthier, fresher, more environmentally sustainable produce for everyone. We’re backed by some of the most respected early-stage investors in Silicon Valley, as well as ag industry veterans. 

Tortuga means “turtle” in Spanish. Around the world, turtles are symbols of wisdom, patience, and connectedness to the Earth. We’re proud to be based in Denver, CO - a growing and leading robotics hub in North America, and a great place to live! 

Tortuga is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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We have just moved! We have free parking and are conveniently located just north of downtown Denver with easy access from I-25, I-70 and Highway 36.

What are Tortuga AgTech Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
We offer a $1,000 wellness benefit annually for all full-time employees, for any item a Tortuga team member deems helpful or encouraging of their mental or physical well-being.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We offer both a traditional and Roth 401(k), as well as an employer contribution of 3% of your salary, which vests immediately.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We are an essential business and many employees need to be in our office for hands-on work with our robots, but team members are able to work remotely when their work allows
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunch on our Tech Talk Thursdays, as well as during our Town Hall meetings.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
We provide relocation assistance for certain positions, which will be clearly indicated when the position is posted.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
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