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Office Manager

Based in: New York City 


The Future Project is looking for a rockstar Office Manager who is equal parts expert organizer and galvanizer of culture.

About the position:

The Office Manager is a perpetual host, or "stage manager," for The Future Project's headquarters.  They create and maintaining a superlative environment and pitch-in with administrative tasks related to running an effective, inspired company.

In every aspect of this role, the Office Manager is driven to nurture a workspace reflective of our core values. They should expect to spend about 25% of time creating our office environment. This means developing a deep understanding of the workflow habits, patterns, and practices of our team in order to build robust and adaptable systems that facilitate an optimized experience within our space. The remaining 75% of their time will be spent supporting the operational administration of our facilities.

Critically, a strong candidate will have a radar constantly attuned to the team, and will be able to prioritize the highest value activities every day. Here’s how that might look:

  • This includes welcoming guests and exposing them to our culture when they enter.
  • Own and manage an internal help desk that ensures people have the information they need when they need it.
  • Manage and execute all expense reporting for the operations team.
  • Support in operational troubleshooting for the entire team.
  • Managing mail and package delivery.
  • Ensuring conference rooms are both functional and easily useable.
  • Managing all office management vendor relationships.
  • Ensure TFP’s supplies are fully stocked, meticulously tracked, and organized.
  • Optimizing office systems that can be continuously improved within our office.

They will also integrate with the People Team, helping execute the staff experiences that represent the cornerstones of our culture.

  • This includes managing the all-staff event calendar, which creates clarity for the entire team around special holidays and team events.
  • Ordering catering for meetings, special occasions, and holiday events.
  • Proactively suggest ideas for staff experience.
  • Supporting our Director of People Relations with team member onboarding.

The Office Manager who will thrive in this role organizes and executes tasks effortlessly, and enjoys the challenge of finding new efficiencies. The ideal Office Manager is creative and flexible - a problem solver of all trades who finds true joy in making others happy and getting the job done, and who understands that delivering mail, rearranging a room, hosting an event, and ordering delicious food are all critical means to that end.

You resonate with the descriptions below:

  • You sense and prioritize against the greatest needs
  • You love hosting - with friends, you’re the organizer who brings people together
  • You’re a compulsive organizer - you notice inefficiencies and take initiative to change them
  • You’re able to routinely move office equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds
  • You have an interested in managing an team of interns

If the above and any of the following are true, we highly encourage you to apply!:

  • worked in a startup environment
  • passionate about design (graphic, interior, systems)
  • experience in facilities management
  • dabbled in interior design, real estate or renovation

The Future Project is an equal opportunity employer.


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