Chief of Staff

Oakland, CA
Oct 10, 2021
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Spero Foods is a venture-backed, female and disability -founded, and plant-forward startup using clean technology to transform seeds (not nuts) into plant-based dairy products, creating the world's first delicious and sustainable plant-based dairy that will soon be priced the same as animal dairy! Spero is innovating in every single dairy alternatives category. Spero’s backers include: YC, Valor, BVP. Check out our Insta!


Phaedra, our founder and CEO, created Spero to democratize dairy, giving everyone access to delicious dairy alternatives that are better for us and the planet. She invented Spero’s technology and designed its brand. Before Spero, she graduated from Cornell in engineering and biosciences, was an award-winning artist, and an All-American athlete. She’s been a top software engineer at Facebook and acquired startups, founded and led organizations at Cornell, Facebook, and Harvard, and has grown Spero to now be in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in CA and top retailers across the country, and it’s just the beginning of the journey to change the world for the better!

Spero has been named:

  • Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Honoree
  • Hermes Creatives - 2x Gold
  • IAB 2020: Most Disruptive Consumer Brands in the U.S.
  • TED Women Food Trend Lab
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Food & Drink


  • Creating spreadsheets with advanced functionality
  • Manage paperwork across sectors
  • General operations/business projects
  • Building and curating culture
  • Onboarding and offboarding employees
  • Managing CEO's schedule and assisting her with projects as needed

The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading the financial and accounting branches, reporting to and working directly with the CEO, across all branches of the company.


  • Degree in STEM or financial field preferred, but not required
  • 10-15 years of industry experience including operations, data analytics, spreadsheets, and/or finance, etc.
  • Expert analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail: organization, structure
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Excellent professionalism
  • Excellent people skills


  • Takes pride in your work!
  • Is obsessed with creating a strong community!
  • Is results-oriented and an incredible executor.
  • Is adaptable.
  • Is obsessed with quality and innovation.
  • Is positive and awesome!


  • Health & dental insurance!!
  • 401K hosting
  • ClassPass Membership
  • Free meditation app access
  • Team Bonding Outings
  • Sponsored Team Lunches
  • Free late-night dinners if you stay after hours*
  • Autonomy, growth, impact!
  • Opportunities to make a positive impact on the world-- the environment, people’s health, and animals’ lives
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