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Community Manager

Community Management | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

We are NextSpace Coworking and Innovation, a pioneer and leader in the exciting coworking industry.  Our community is comprised of many independent professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers, out to make a living on their our own terms. At NextSpace, we forge connections, cultivate relationships, and provide the professional office space where it all happens. We’re building America’s most valued independent worker member organization---empowering our members, our economy and our society.

Position Title

Community Manager

Position Description

The Community Manager has the sole responsibility to keep our facility running smoothly and our community friendly and collaborative. The community manager has the privilege and responsibility of:

  • Ensuring your coworking community has a friendly, collaborative atmosphere where businesses can thrive and work together

  • Ensuring that your facility strikes the perfect balance between professional and relaxed

  • Ensuring that there are events that invigorate your community

  • Playing a central role in a rapidly growing industry and community

Desired Qualities

We’re looking for a someone who is experienced in managing a facility, managing a community, and keeping sales rolling into your space. You will essentially be running your own small business, so there’s not much you won’t be doing. We need someone who can wear many hats (actually, all of the hats), and do it with flexibility and good humor. We are looking for:

  • A people person: The community manager must engage their community with a smile and friendly demeanor every day. The ability to create a community requires a highly sociable and diplomatic person who is comfortable enough to be assertive and friendly at the same time.

  • An experienced salesperson: It will be your responsibility to run your space and meet your financial sales goals every month. You need to be engaged with sales every day.

  • A motivated problem solver: This job requires the ability to resolve many unique problems. We need a person who can resolve those issues without micromanagement or constant supervision.

Desired Experience

This is a big job. It comes with big responsibilities and a lot of ownership. The lucky person who gets this position will need to have the following skillsets to be successful in this job:

  • Office Management

  • Facilities Management

  • Understanding of P&Ls and Sales Projections

  • Event Planning

  • Social Media Management

  • Fostering Collaboration

  • Budgeting

  • Ordering

  • Professional Communications

While there are no specific degrees or certifications required for this position, there is a lot of experience that will put you ahead of other applicants. Some desired experience is:

  • Real Estate Management or Apartment Management

  • Community Building positions

  • Sales Management positions

  • Events Management

  • Coworking Management

  • Municipal and/or Gym Management


Position Benefits

This position is compensated on an hourly basis with an equivalent of approximately $42,000K/year and also includes health, vision, and dental benefits. Oh, and you get to take your birthday off. So if you are, indeed, awesome, you’ve got an exciting future here!