COO, Public Goods – Arcological Association

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Protocol Labs


About the Team:

The Arcological Association oversees the regenerative growth of PLN projects building out the public good and network goods teams

The Association works as a decentralized funding vehicle for common/public good funders with the immediate step of building out efficient legal and operational infrastructure via a Swiss Association
Operational overhead support will remove a barrier to allow for high impact/highly optimized allocation of funding to move quickly to projects who are working on public goods
Funders can act independently within their thesis, with a long term/end state goal of developing mini-funds to decentralize grant allocations to public goods

About the Role:

We are looking for a COO of Arcological to partner with the CEO to build out and oversee the operations side of the house (legal, finance, IT, etc
) and ultimately scale the reach of Protocol Labs Infrastructure and ultimately, the growth of web 3

As COO of Arcological, you will…

  • Build and oversee the build out and supporting teams of the group, including legal, finance, IT, company structure, etc
  • Partner with the CEO to drive goal setting, OKRs, and develop systems to track and analyze metrics for each of the different teams and efforts  
  • Work with multi-stakeholders to expand the reach of core Protocol Labs infrastructure ( IPFS, libp2p, Filecoin) – collaborating closely with Network Goods, Research and Funding teams
  • Oversee the team’s day-to-day operation and ensure consistent, rapid, and effective execution according to the defined vision and strategy
  • Drive alignment from key internal stakeholders to support strategic decisions
  • Manage projects operational structures from conception through successful execution, collaborating with cross-functional internal team members

You may be a fit for this role if you have…

  • Can lead operational processes, build teams, and work with ambiguity remotely
  • Have 5+ years experience leading capital allocation, investment operations or held a COO position at a growing startup, working with a cohesive cross-functional leadership team
  • Comfortable and fluent with remote work environments and communication tools like slack, discord and notion
  • Strong passion for and understanding of blockchain ecosystems
  • Experience with decentralized high-growth technology company 
  • Can channel perspectives together for a common outcome in a positive way
  • Able to comfortably dive into or learn any area of the business, understand business needs, and facilitate decisions
  • Experience in building blockchain/open-source developer ecosystems

Bonus Points: 

    • Thrive in ambiguity 
    • Seeks out creative problem solving
    • Understands failure is not the end point
    • Grew up with or on the internet 
    • Enjoys figuring out things that lack conclusions 



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