Assistant to the CTO

  • Operations
  • West Sacramento, United States

Assistant to the CTO

Job description

General Information: 

Employment Status: Full time
Number of openings: 1
Hours per Week: 40
Location: Remote, with some travel

Benefited Position: Yes
Expected Start Date: ASAP 



Company Description:

Origin Materials is a company based in Sacramento, California, that tackles hard problems in chemistry and materials science. Origin's technology produces bio-based intermediates from lignocellulosic (second generation) raw materials. Origin's intermediates can be used to make new polymers, surfactants, and carbon blacks, each with differentiated performance. 



The CTO of Origin Materials wears many hats; while his job description includes anticipating the needs of Origin's business relationships, managing budget and fundraising efforts, and staying abreast of Origin's chemistry and technology, his day-to-day duties encompass so much more. As the assistant, your job is to ensure that the CTO has as much bandwidth as possible to focus on and complete the most important tasks. You must be able to multi-task and juggle day-to-day responsibilities (such as scheduling, booking travel, and completing writing projects) with longer term efforts (such as planning investor visits and increasing the CTO's overall organization and efficiency). If you are a strong communicator, a self-starter, and ready to be a part of a fast-moving and progressive bio-based chemical company, this job is for you. 


Main Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Scheduling meetings and booking travel/accommodations
  • Working with the entire assistants team to coordinate larger events
  • Monitoring email communications and identifying relevant needs
  • Managing and regulating workload of the CTO by using the principle of triage to determine top priorities
  • Directing internal and external communication properly when the CTO may not be immediately available to respond
  • Tracking to-do lists and interacting with various Task Force Leads to ensure no tasks are getting dropped
  • Assisting with any projects that help to increase organization and efficiency (note-taking systems, software improvements, etc)
  • Assisting and facilitating projects assigned by the Manager of Internal Operations
  • Regularly reporting to the Manager of Internal Operations and the CTO to balance workload and responsibilities



Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detailed-oriented