Chief of Staff

If you ever wondered what it would be like to have cities or even the entire world as your sandbox, grab your shovel and pail because we have an opportunity for you. Upland (https://upland.me/) is the earth’s metaverse that sits on top of the real world where people buy, sell and trade virtual properties based on actual addresses. Players compete and win rewards in mini-games, connect virtually with a thriving, passionate community, and can even earn money in their own virtual businesses.

Uplandme, Inc. was founded in 2018 by three serial entrepreneurs. The game launched into open beta in January 2020 and became the largest blockchain game just eight months later. Available for iOS, Android, and the mobile web, Upland uses blockchain technology to power “true ownership” of digital assets.


To expand its reach beyond blockchain aficionados and towards a mass-market audience, we are looking for a highly motivated and versatile team member that supports the founders on a strategic, tactical, and operational level. Our ideal candidate will make use of previous experience spanning multiple departments and areas. They will help address a plethora of immediate business needs while simultaneously taking note of and actively addressing any gaps.  

Responsibilities:

Let founders win back precious time: help in various administrative tasks, project management, planning, communications, and relationship management:

  • Oversee strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution under the guidance of senior leadership and departmental heads
  • Support in financial planning and budgeting
  • Manage projects and tasks that typically fall in between or span multiple stakeholder groups
  • Support various growth activities and projects that can include e.g. opening of international office locations, M&A screening, establishing and managing relationships with local authorities, etc.
  • Support in strategic and provider market research. Reach out as needed to potential partners, vendors, and other stakeholders
  • Improve current processes and coordinate organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and productivity
  • Serve as liaison between staff, executives, senior leaders, and Co-founders, regarding company climate, employee well-being, project updates, proposals, and planning
  • Build and develop relationships with all employees for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and help to define new operational strategies, working with the Company’s Co-founders and executives on special projects

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or similar field
  • 7+ years in a business or executive management role
  • Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficient productivity
  • Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Experience with financial planning and budget management
  • Consulting experience with a focus on operations management
  • Proven success in a project coordination role
  • Nimble business mind with a focus on developing creative solutions
  • Strong project reporting skills, with a focus on interdepartmental communication
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal)
  • Experience in working in a distributed, international environment
  • Fluent in at least one additional language besides English
  • Basic (business) understanding of blockchain technology

Work with a passionate, highly experienced, innovative team and have a wide range of independence while solving fascinating problems that span gaming, economics, marketing, computing, and sociology. Capitalize on the opportunity to grow with Upland in terms of responsibilities and your career. We offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.

Uplandme Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.


If you are interested in this role, please apply directly here.