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Please send your application to with the subject line "Your Name - Operations Manager". Please include a CV and a one-page cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in this position. Do not contact the hiring manager directly; only applications sent via email will be considered.

Applications will be open until October 6, 2023 with an anticipated start date in late October/ early November 2023.

Reports to: Head of Business Strategy and Operations

Location: Hybrid role in Austin, TX (3-5 days/ week in-person)

About Funga

Funga is a seed stage public benefit corporation harnessing forest fungal networks to address the climate crisis. We combine modern DNA sequencing and machine learning technology with breakthrough research on the forest microbiome to put the right native, biodiverse communities of mycorrhizal fungi in the right place. This leads to more quality wood created more quickly, more carbon sequestered, and more resilient forests. We serve land partners seeking to implement regenerative forestry practices that improve productivity and sustainability, and corporate carbon buyers building high-quality carbon removal portfolios with strong social and biodiversity outcomes. We’re a team of passionate scientists and builders on a mission to draw down at least three gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by 2050.

About the Role

Over the next six to 12 months we will be growing our team, scaling up our administrative functions, and installing a headquarters in Austin, TX. We are seeking an organized, relationship-oriented administrator passionate about climate solutions to provide in-person support to the team as we grow.

If you are excited by starting new things, learning as you go, and being hands-on in applying your experience to the climate crisis, you will dig working with us. We encourage you to apply even if only some of the below criteria are met - just make sure to tell us why you’re excited about Funga!

What You Will Do

  • Executive support: Build close relationships with Funga’s leadership team and provide timely support through email and scheduling management, digital organization, and relationship management with employees, partners, and customers.

  • Company administration: Support our vendor relationships including bookkeepers, payroll and benefits, legal counsel, insurance and utility providers. Establish and maintain a system for digital record keeping, ensure compliance with ongoing investor and other reporting requirements, manage agenda for key team meetings, and support planning/execution of team events including quarterly offsites.

  • Financial administration: Support company financial management activities including payroll, budget management, expense reporting, invoice tracking and payment, quarterly and annual board financial reporting.

  • Recruiting: Support hiring managers with development of job descriptions, job posting, candidate review and interview scheduling, offer letters, employment verification, and onboarding.

  • Manage our office: Establish and support the functioning of a productive office environment including utility and cleaning schedule management, office maintenance, ordering of supplies, equipment and inventory management. Make our office a fun place to work!


Our Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Two to five years of administrative experience in a fast-paced, growth environment.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills at various organizational levels.

  • Track record of working collaboratively on cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and initiatives.

  • Resourceful and self-motivated for this growth opportunity.

  • Financial management experience in bookkeeping, budgeting, financial reporting, or similar is desired.

  • Your unique strengths - if you don't match everything we're looking for, tell us why you'd be a great fit in your cover letter.


We expect you to

  • Bring a passion for ecology, biodiversity, and addressing climate change.

  • Care for people and support the development of an inclusive, collaborative culture.

  • Work collaboratively with our Austin, TX and remote team members to build transparency and shared understanding across all functions.

  • Take ownership of all project work from end-to-end.

  • Communicate, develop, and document all work with keen attention to detail.

  • Travel up to 10% of the time to quarterly team offsite events and other meetings as needed.


The expected salary range for this role is $60,000 - $80,000 USD, with actual salary based on qualifications and experience.

Funga offers a competitive benefits package including equity in our fast growing startup; a flexible time off policy; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and a wellness reimbursement program. Our team is in a dynamic growth phase. By joining us at this stage, you have an opportunity to shape our benefits and culture!

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