Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

About the company

KoBold Metals is a mineral exploration company that uses machine learning and other scientific computing techniques to increase the ethical supply of critical materials (i.e., Ni, Co, Cu, Li, Pt, and Pd) needed to build electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. Many new mines will be needed if electric vehicles are to become widespread, but before new ore deposits can be mined, they must be found.

KoBold Metals is the first full-stack exploration company. We combine the world’s top mineral explorers with an outstanding team of data scientists and software engineers to bring a comprehensive skill set to bear on exploration. Our technology has been built from scratch by alumni of top Silicon Valley software companies to guide every aspect of mineral exploration as well as mine development and operations. Our team consists of dozens of PhDs in physics, math, materials science, and geophysics, as well as top mineral explorers who collectively have >300 years of exploration experience and have made nearly 20 discoveries.

KoBold Metals is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Equinor.

About the position

This is a part-time remote administrative support role reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations. You will provide direct support to all members of the team, specifically the CEO, CFO/CTO, and Director of Finance and Operations. Since KoBold is a small startup company, your role will be dynamic, requiring adjustments as the company grows. Work hours are flexible.


The Administrative Assistant will:

  • Provide support to team members

  • Provide support for recruiting new candidates, including interview scheduling

  • Provide onboarding for new employees and assist with other HR activities

  • Organize and implement Board meetings and other office meetings and events

  • Handle travel arrangements as needed

  • Organize and/or provide support for miscellaneous projects

  • Oversee compliance training and documentation

  • Stock kitchen and office supplies (once our offices reopen)

  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

  •  Determine what is needed to support company operations and proactively pursue it


The Administrative Assistant candidate must have:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  •  Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to quickly learn new tools as needed

  • A high degree of independence and the ability to work effectively with limited supervision

  • Ability to troubleshoot critical issues in a timely fashion

  • Interest in contributing broadly to the success of the company and eager to pitch in where needed

    It is also helpful but not required to have experience with:

  • Payroll and Human Resources

  • Bookkeeping

  • Quickbooks Online

    KoBold Metals is an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for people of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

    This position is part-time, 15-20 hours per week, with potential to grow over time given a candidate’s interests.

    Location: KoBold Metals will consider applicants in any U.S. location who are interested in working remotely. CFO/CTO and Director of Finance and Operations are located in Birmingham, AL. The company’s main office is located in Berkeley, CA.