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Chief of Staff - Aerospace Startup



People & HR, Operations
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023

at WingXpand
Location: St. Louis, MO Preferred | Hybrid
Type: Full Time

About WingXpand

WingXpand is expanding what’s possible with drones with our 7ft aerial intelligence aircraft that expands from a backpack to help farmers grow more yield, public safety crews respond to disasters faster, and keep soldiers safe.

We’re a rapidly growing, Techstars backed, startup that is creating the future of aerial intelligence, anywhere, at any time. We want you to play a key role in our journey!

Position Description

Our Chief of Staff will play a crucial role, collaborating with the engineering team on project management, building customer relationships, leading hiring initiatives, and managing office operations. This role will also oversee marketing communications, conference participation, proposal development and leadership reviews. We see this position as not just pivotal for our current phase but also a stepping stone to potential leadership roles.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: Work closely with the engineering team, ensuring effective project delivery.

  • Customer Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong client relationships

  • Proposal Development: Lead proposal creation, prioritization, and review to align with our vision.

  • Hiring: Support recruitment efforts to attract and onboard top talent.

  • Office Management: Ensure daily operations run smoothly and maintain a positive work environment.

  • Marketing & Communications: Handle brand messaging, participate in conferences, and ensure the company maintains a strong online presence.

  • Growth Opportunities: Understand and utilize opportunities for professional and organizational growth.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Marketing, Business Development, or a related field.

  • 3+ years experience in a startup or dynamic fast moving environment

  • Strong understanding of project management

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Strong self-starter with the ability to work independently and take initiative.

  • Ambition to grow and take on future leadership roles.

  • Competency in social media management and web content modification.

  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint), Microsoft SharePoint, CRM, and other project management tools.

  • Background working in aerospace or drones is a plus.

 What Else You Need to Know  

We offer a competitive package based on level of experience, including Health, Vision, Dental Insurance, Unlimited PTO, the possibility of WingXpand stock options and advancement opportunities. 

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder)

If you are a self-motivated, results-driven individual with a passion for innovation and technology, we want to hear from you! Apply today and join us on the journey of expanding what’s possible with aerial intelligence for those that keep our world running!

Please apply with your resume and / or CV explaining why you are the perfect candidate for this role.