Project Manager


Atlanta, GA
(Applications accepted until February 8th, 2018)


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We’re a team of founders pioneering solutions to design and build human-centered communities around the world. New Story is headquartered in San Francisco and we also have a team in Atlanta. Since starting about 4 years ago, we’ve raised over $20M, and have funded 2,000+ homes in 16 communities around the world. Our journey has taken us through Y Combinator to being named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World, and now to creating the first ever 3D home printer designed to work where homes are needed most. We are fortunate to be backed by excellent partners and advisors.

A Welcoming Workplace For All:

New Story is a company at the forefront of social impact and technology. We build homes for families across the globe living at the lowest income, without adequate shelter. We make this happen with innovative technology that makes our work more effective and we share our tech, processes, and learnings with others in the non-profit space so they can scale and grow as well. We know we will only succeed if we have a team who bring a wide variety of perspectives, beliefs, and backgrounds. Our team grew up around the world, from Turkey to Maine to Venezuela, and we believe in a diverse workplace. We encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We work hard to create a welcoming culture of shared values and radical candor.

Benefits and Perks:

💛Change Trajectories. New Story started with building homes and now we’re on a mission to change the entire nonprofit sector. As a team member, you’ll quantify, know, and share the impact of our work on the ground.

⚕Premium Health Care: We believe in thriving communities and that starts with our team being happy and healthy. We offer generous health, dental, and vision care. We also offer a monthly fitness stipend so you can invest in your own wellness and health.

⛷Time Off on Your Terms: Sure, we have unlimited vacation and you can take time for sickness, family, and fun as needed. But we also believe in the value of taking time to reconnect and take care of yourself. We’ll ensure you’re taking time off to better yourself (and have fun).

📈Save for Retirement: We want to see each team member thrive and that includes saving money for the long-term. New Story offers full-time employees a 401k plan.


As New Story enters our fifth year as an organization, we’re more committed than ever to developing the hardware, software, and processes that, once validated in our communities, will be shared to influence the global social housing sector.

From mobile apps to the worlds first 3D printed community, our projects span in complexity, size, and budgets. To do this well, we need a world-class project manager to help keep our internal teams on track and racing ahead to complete meaningful work.

About You:

You’re highly process driven: You thrive in creating systems and processes to improve deliverables. Professionally and personally, you’re always looking for the way to optimize your work.

You’re detail-oriented: More than just being organized, you understand the nuance in details and how tradeoffs of time and focus can drastically impact work.

You can lead teams: Our project manager will work closely with our Tech & Brand teams to lead their projects. As such, you should be comfortable leading meetings, asking questions, and getting your hands dirty with others even when you aren’t the specialist in the room.

You’re self-starting and independent: Starting has never been a problem for you and routinely you help others get moving on their ideas. Our project manager will work independently across departments to keep our teams moving and ensure project success.

You’re a life-long learner: We don’t expect you to onboard with perfect understanding of technical projects, but we do expect you to be a hungry learner. You’re excited about new challenges and want to learn the ins and outs of our work to help lead our teams well.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage workflow, budgets, and timelines for approximately 8-10 projects at a time across multiple teams.
  • Solve problems and remove obstacles for project success.
  • Vet & manage external vendors for necessary components of projects.
  • Develop project-based roadmaps and sprints to manage traffic for multiple projects at once.
  • Execute daily/weekly meetings with teams to keep a pulse on project success.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders on project progress.

Simply put: Enable exceptional results from the Tech & Brand teams.

MUST HAVES:

  • Demonstrated experience in process implementation & improvement
  • Proven track record of working well in a collaborative team setting
  • 3+ years of relevant professional work experience

BONUS POINTS:

  • Experience managing or participating in projects from a software and/or brand perspective
  • Functional understanding of software development and/or design
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • International development background
  • Proven curiosity or focus on creating impactful and inclusive social change

Applications will be accepted until February 8th, 2019.

If you think you’d be a good fit, carve out 20 minutes and apply here.

P.S. You may feel like an imposter, it’s common, we’ve been there. We’d encourage you to apply, don’t eliminate yourself.