Looking for Customer Experience / Strategy & Special Projects-type roles at mission-driven, early-mid stage startups in the US/Canada

Hi Elphas! I'm currently a Strategy & Operations professional in Toronto working at a large e-commerce organization with approximately 7 years of professional experience. I am looking for opportunities at mission-driven early to mid-stage startups (Series B/C or around 50-100 people ideally). I'm looking for a role at an organization that's willing to hire both from the US and Canada given I may be moving to the States late in 2022.

I'm looking for Customer Experience, Strategy & Special Project (or Operations), or Chief of Staff type roles but definitely open to others as well!

I'm interested in the following industries (in no particular order):

  • eCommerce (specifically grocery, digital health, beauty/skincare, clothing, jewelry, etc.)
  • Hospitality Tech
  • EdTech
  • Sustainability and ClimateTech

Unfortunately, I'm not seeing many posts on LinkedIn for companies of this size and was hoping you could help me with any companies you're aware of or resources you know of to help my job search (of course, besides the Elpha job board, which is great!). More than happy to provide any additional information. Thank you so much! :)

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This may be a relevant newsletter for the types of jobs you're looking for: https://alirohdejobs.substack.com/
Super helpful - thank you so much!
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This is great, thank you so much @rachelserwetz! Just checked out your site as well and such great resources so thank you for providing that. I will definitely reach out should I need additional support :)
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Great i'm here if you want to chat further let me know!! @magda136