Wild Earth is a plant-based pet food company focused on giving pets the highest quality complete protein they deserve, with zero compromises. We harness science and technology to create cruelty-free products with less environmental impact. We are a fast-growing DTC company out to change the world.

We are looking for a Special Projects Associate, reporting to the CEO. In this role, you will work directly with the CEO to test ideas, create and trial new projects, work with cross disciplinary teams, manage the CEO’s high-volume inbox and busy schedule. You are comfortable managing projects, are organized and have the ability to bring structure to the CEO’s ideas, projects and day-to-day schedule. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, grow and work with a fast-growing mission-driven organization. This position is based in Raleigh-Durham.


  • Assist CEO with strategy development and associated tactical plans for execution
  • Manage projects and implementations including projects that need attention and keep getting pushed to the side due to competing priorities
  • Support the CEO in all administrative functions including calendaring, schedule management, presentation preparation, inbox management, travel coordination, and expense reconciliation
  • Own the CEO’s calendar and ensure that conflicts do not happen, critical meetings aren’t missed, and meetings are properly prioritized
  • Facilitate meetings by preparing presentations, managing agendas, capturing action items, and documenting outcomes
  • Ensure the CEO stays on top of his endless task list
  • Assist the COO with scheduling board meetings, investor calls, and other high priority events
  • Partner on logistical planning and execution of team events at our Durham office location
  • Connect with members of the team at all levels, and be a person that they rely on and trust


  • Minimum of two years experience in a business role
  • Experience working at a startup or a fast-paced environment
  • Expert-level proficiency in software tools such as Google Workspace, MS Office Suite (specifically PowerPoint) and Slack
  • Detail-oriented and ask questions when you need clarification
  • Enjoy supporting and empowering others
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities and resolve problems, often under time pressure
  • Possess exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Use discretion and exercise excellent judgment
  • Aligned with our mission to lead the pet food revolution!

About us

Our Values

Kind: We want to create a kinder world for everyone.

Driven: We inspire change in ourselves and others.

Wild: We are fun, authentic & embrace change.

Curious: We are continuously learning.

Bold: We want to go where no pet food company has gone before.

Our Commitment

Wild Earth is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Company Perks

Full-time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage; vacation, sick and holiday time; volunteer days; stock options, and career advancement opportunities. For our furry companions, we offer pet insurance reimbursement and free dog food.