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Current Positions



CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Title: Chief Operating Officer
Reporting to: CEO
Commitment: 40 hrs/wk

 

Oakstop is a social enterprise that uses commercial real estate as a platform for economic development and community empowerment by providing workspace, meeting/event space, and creative space for entrepreneurs, artists, and communities of color.

We are experiencing significant and rapid growth and seek our first-ever Chief Operating Officer to help lead us through this time. Working closely with our CEO, the COO will be the β€œinternal” half of an executive team that we intend to build quickly, along with adding staff at all levels.

The ideal candidate has experience in rapid-growth, distributed workplaces. In addition, they will have strong viewpoints on building inclusive, effective systems and culture. A personal relationship with Oakland is appreciated, as our work is deeply rooted in the community.

Responsibilities
● Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer as one half of a growing C-Level team
● Lead on building a workplace culture that is warm, equitable and inclusive
● Manage all daily internal operations, including IT, facilities, internal communications
● Build systems for efficiency and scalability across a distributed organization
● Oversee HR processes with the support of an external vendor
● Implement an employee review process with growing staff
● Develop and implement strategies, procedures and systems needed for growth
● Work with the executive team to set company performance goals

Minimum Qualifications
● Significant operations experience in a small, high-growth organization/company
● Significant experience building replicable systems and structures for a growing staff
● Experience leading deliberate, inclusive workplace culture
● Fluency with several online environments, including G suite, Slack, Docusign
● Advance knowledge of Excel or Google Sheets in design of dynamic databases
● Able to leverage an existing extensive professional network of colleagues/organizations

Additional Considerations
● Relationship with Oakland and the Oakland community
● Background in arts or other creative professions
● Language fluencies in addition to English
● Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
● Relationship to commercial real estate and/or property management
● Experience with social enterprises and social enterprise networks

Oakstop is committed to our community and hires accordingly. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.



DIRECTOR OF EVENT SERVICES

Title: Director of Event Services
Reporting to: CEO
Commitment: 40 hrs/wk

 

Oakstop is a social enterprise that uses commercial real estate as a platform for economic development and community empowerment by providing workspace, meeting/event space, and creative space for entrepreneurs, artists, and communities of color.

We are experiencing significant and rapid growth and seek our first-ever Director of Events to help establish Oakstop as the first stop for meetings and events in Oakland. Working closely with our COO, the Director will focus on the growth and enhancement of our brand through effective marketing and rental of Oakstop meeting and event spaces; for both corporate and cultural uses. In this role, you will lead the sales/marketing process in addition to the overall experience for meetings and events clientele.

The ideal candidate has strong relationship building and people management skills as well as the ability and the drive to establish and maintain key partnerships with vendors, planners and other influential members of the community and the industry as a whole. In addition, they will have strong viewpoints on building inclusive, effective systems and culture. A personal relationship with Oakland is appreciated, as our work is deeply rooted in the community.

Responsibilities
● Establish a presence within the Oakland community as the first stop for meetings and events
● Lead on building a hospitality approach that is warm, equitable and inclusive
● Develop a model for a unified meetings/events offering and experience across multiple Oakland locations
● Build a team of event sales associates, defining and overseeing the day to sales process
● Develop a marketing strategy that optimizes meetings and events sales
● Oversee all meetings and events service activities; sales, proposal management, meeting/event design, vendor management, concierge, and billing.
● Partner extensively with meeting and event stakeholders to identify meeting/event objectives and design the overall experience for each event
● Lead the overall execution of each event to ensure all components are being executed
● Lead the teams that support each booking to ensure that all major project milestones are on track
● Develop and maintain relationships with diverse vendors, recommending, developing, implementing and/or facilitating internal and external diversity relations strategies, alliances, and programs
● Work collaboratively with vendors to successfully execute the meetings and events

Minimum Qualifications
● Significant experience managing an event venue or corporate meeting facility
● Significant meeting and/or event planning experience
● Experience managing frequent inbound sales (ideally venue rentals), negotiations, and customer relations
● Significant experience building replicable systems and structures for a growing staff
● Knowledge of standards and strategies in the corporate meetings/events market
● Able to leverage an existing extensive professional network of colleagues/organizations

Additional Considerations
● Relationship with Oakland and the Oakland community
● Background in arts or other creative professions
● Language fluencies in addition to English
● Existing relationships with third party event rental vendors, event planners, or other event venues is a plus
● Experience with social enterprises and social enterprise networks

Oakstop is committed to our community and hires accordingly. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.



OFFICE MANAGER

Title: Office Manager
Reporting to: Director of Member Services
Commitment: 40 hrs/wk

 

Oakstop is a social enterprise that uses commercial real estate as a platform for economic development and community empowerment by providing workspace, meeting/event space, and creative space for entrepreneurs, artists, and communities of color.

We are experiencing significant and rapid growth and seek an Office Manager to support our progress through this time and beyond. Working closely with our Director of Member Services, the Office Manager will play an integral role in the success of the shared space business model, overseeing all of the day to day activities within the coworking space and ensuring that the overall shared space environment remains functional and conducive to professional success. The Office Manager will also be responsible for managing a team of community managers to carry out a variety of support functions related to the day to day coworking operations.

The ideal candidate has experience managing coworking spaces, corporate offices, or open working environments. In addition, they will be comfortable as an outspoken leader among clients and staff, often regarded as the face of the coworking space. A personal relationship with Oakland is appreciated, as our work is deeply rooted in the community.

Responsibilities
● Work closely with the Director of Member Services as the lead for a designated Oakstop site
● Lead on maintaining a shared working environment that is warm, equitable and inclusive
● Manage all office operations, including member/meeting support, office supplies, kitchen, etc
● Build systems for effectively organizing and maintaining office resources for members
● Optimize the functionality of the front desk as the first point of contact for current/future clients
● Manage a team of community managers responsible for reception and customer service
● Develop authentic and meaningful relationships with Oakstop members to build community
● Ensure full coverage of the front desk and primary workspace areas during business hours
● Maintain constant awareness of all office supplies/resource with a mind for repairs/reordering

Minimum Qualifications
● Significant office management or facilities experience in a corporate/tech working environment
● Significant experience managing teams; training, supervising, and conducting team meetings
● Experience working across multiple professional industries (e.g. – nonprofit, corporate, arts)
● Fluency with several online environments, including G suite, Slack, Docusign and able to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies.
● Advance knowledge of Excel or Google Sheets in design of dynamic databases
● Able to leverage an existing extensive professional network of colleagues/organizations
● Excellent oral/written communication and customer service skills.
● Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
● Able to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
● Able to develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with staff, Oakstop organizational members, and members of the general public from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
● Solid organizational skills, initiative, and ability to multi-task with competing timeframes.
● Demonstrated impeccable attention to detail.

Additional Considerations
● Relationship with Oakland and the Oakland community
● Background in arts or other creative professions
● Language fluencies in addition to English
● Existing relationships with third party event rental vendors, event planners, or other event venues is a plus
● Experience with social enterprises and small startups

Oakstop is committed to our community and hires accordingly. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.



COMMUNITY MANAGER

Title: Community Manager
Reporting to: Office Manager
Commitment: 30-40 hrs/wk

 

Oakstop is a social enterprise that uses commercial real estate as a platform for economic development and community empowerment by providing workspace, meeting/event space, and creative space for entrepreneurs, artists, and communities of color.

We are experiencing significant and rapid growth and seek a Community Manager to support our progress through this time and beyond. Working closely with our Member Services Team, the Community Manager will play an integral role in the success of the shared space business model, contributing to the day to day activities within the coworking space and ensuring that the overall shared space environment remains functional and conducive to professional success. The Community Manager will also be responsible for reception functions and conducting tours of the space and facilitating sales of coworking memberships and meeting space.

The ideal candidate has experience working in coworking spaces, corporate offices, or customer service roles. They will be comfortable meeting a broad range of people on a daily basis and being an active contributor and team player in a fast-paced environment. A personal relationship with Oakland is appreciated, as our work is deeply rooted in the community.

Responsibilities
● Work closely with the Office Manager and Director of Member Services as a primary interface with current members, guests, and prospective clients
● Maintain a shared working environment that is warm, equitable and inclusive
● Facilitate office operations, including member/meeting support, office supplies, kitchen, etc
● Regularly contribute to the organization and maintenance of office resources for members
● Fulfill the reception function inclusive of answering phones, receiving guests, leading tours
● Provide excellent customer service to all members, meeting guests, and prospective clients
● Opening and/or closing the coworking space at the start and end of regular business hours
● Receiving and sorting mail for mail service members; providing notification of mail/packages
● Upholding a high functioning office inclusive of restocking supplies, making coffee, cleaning

Minimum Qualifications
● Office management, receptionist, or customer service experience in an office environment
● Outgoing personality; comfortable talking with a broad range of people throughout the day with a strong balance toward executing daily responsibilities and upholding professionalism.
● Experience with a diversity of professional/cultural backgrounds; a versatile people person
● Excellent communication skills; in-person, over the phone, and via formal emails
● Basic knowledge of G Suite, spreadsheets, and calendaring
● Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk at least a half mile between downtown Oakland locations
● Able to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
● Able to engage an existing personal or professional network around Oakstop’s offerings

Additional Considerations
● Relationship with Oakland and the Oakland community
● Background in arts or other creative professions
● Language fluencies in addition to English
● Existing relationships with other local artists or community organizations
● Experience with social enterprises and small startups

Oakstop is committed to our community and hires accordingly. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.



EVENT SUPPORT STAFF

Title: Event Support Staff
Reporting to: Director of Event Services
Commitment: Part-Time / As-Needed

 

Oakstop is a social enterprise that uses commercial real estate as a platform for economic development and community empowerment by providing workspace, meeting/event space, and creative space for entrepreneurs, artists, and communities of color.

We are experiencing significant and rapid growth and seek an Event Support Staff to facilitate our various event needs across multiple event venues. Working closely with our Bookings Team, the Event Support Staff will play an integral role in the success of corporate and cultural events, assist with the preparation and execution of each event/meeting as requested by the client during each assigned shift while also providing stellar customer service. The Event Support Staff will also need to be knowledgeable about Oakstop as a business & be able to promote our available services and spaces to other guests and clients during events.

The ideal candidate has experience working in either event planning, event management, or general customer service positions. They will be comfortable meeting a broad range of people and being a proactive team player in a fast-paced, often stressful, environment. A personal relationship with Oakland is appreciated, as our work is deeply rooted in the community.

Responsibilities
● Provide superior customer service to our internal and external customers at all times
● Allow guests access to the building via intercoms or direct greeting at the building entrance
● Complete Setup/Reset/Clean-up for each event/meeting per the confirmed Agreements
● Enthusiastically engage guests to answer any questions or concerns they may have
● Regularly check on guests in standard intervals to ensure their full comfort and satisfaction
● Quickly and quietly solve any logistical, technical, and/or resource issues that may occur
● Improve internal communication by documenting night/weekend activity for daytime staff
● Increase productivity and production quality of Oakstop events by anticipating client needs
● Ensure Event Agreement Terms and policies and procedures are being followed
● Monitor the building and rental space(s) to uphold Oakstop’s security and safety standards
● Conduct deposit refund assessments, noting condition, damages, overages after each event
● Create positive experiences that encourage customers to choose Oakstop for their next event

Minimum Qualifications
● High School Diploma or equivalent required
● Must be able to work evenings, weekends, or even weekday business hours as needed
● Must have friendly disposition and be comfortable interacting with customers of all kinds
● Experience with conflict resolution strategies and an ability to diffuse client frustration
● Excellent communication skills; in-person, over the phone, and via formal emails
● Computer proficiency and an ability to navigate email, google docs, and calendaring platforms
● Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk at least a half mile between downtown Oakland locations
● Familiar with audio/visual equipment (projectors, audio mixers/cables, microphones) preferred
● Ability to work in a variety of environments including but not limited to heights, elevators, darkened corridors, around crowds, loud noise, flashing lights, etc.

Additional Considerations
● Relationship with Oakland and the Oakland community
● Background in arts, digital media, or other creative professions
● Language fluencies in addition to English
● Experience with music, theater, or performance environments
● Experience with social enterprises and small startups
● Interest in potentially pursuing future positions at Oakstop

Oakstop is committed to our community and hires accordingly. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


Oakstop

OakstopΒ is a social enterprise that uses commercial real estate as a platform for economic development and community empowerment by providing workspace, meeting/event space, and creative space to entrepreneurs and communities of color.Β 

Β OAKSTOP LOCATIONS
BROADWAY
1-510-698-9370
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat-Sun: By Appointment
BROADWAY
510-698-9370
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14TH ST
1-510-698-9370
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RICHMOND BART
510-698-9370
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California Ballroom
510-698-9370
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