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Venn // community organization platform
 
Brooklyn, NY    Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
 
   
 
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About Venn

Venn is a new way of neighboring that balances city life with more space for community, personal growth & social involvement. Our platform provides housing, services, shared spaces, workshops & communal activities all connected by our neighborhood app. Through the power of our platform, our members become active creators & participants in their community. When our members experience a positive transformation, the whole community benefits from a genuine, measurable impact.


Our first neighborhood prototype is now live in the Shapira district of south Tel Aviv & the model is expanding to target cities in the US & Europe. As we grow at a rapid speed we are looking for the worlds best & brightest entrepreneurs to join our movement in Tel Aviv, Berlin, & New York. We are well funded with an impressive roster of investors & advisors.

The Opportunity

Venn is looking for a Head of Construction for our NY office. Youll be reporting to & working very closely with the Head of Real Estate. This role will allow you to be at the ground level of a company that has big plans. You will have the opportunity to greatly influence & shape the way the real estate organization will operate as we expand to other cities. Youll lead in the process of building a big operation & team from ground up.

  • Work closely with our Development, Brand Design/Experience, & Operations teams to bring Venns vision to life in new markets & expand existing locations, including site design & the development of new product offerings
  • Build & manage a construction team, based in NYC
  • Manage all aspects of the building process for new locations & existing location expansion, ensuring clear timelines are set & build is completed on schedule
  • Manage RFPs to generate options for, & select, general contractors and/or subcontractors
  • Manage all contractors against set timelines & budget, ensuring all work is delivered as high quality
  • Deliver finished units & spaces on time & on budget to allow Marketing & Operations to continue growing
  • Work closely with the Experience & Design team to generate new designs & product offerings, & improve existing designs & space
  • Secure vendors for finishes (countertops, tile, cabinets, etc.)

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in construction with at least 7-8 years of overall combined construction & management experience. Past experience managing & developing direct reports
  • Advanced degree in Engineering or Construction Management preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of building processes & procedures, & experience with securing build & related permits
  • Track record of managing large & complex construction projects, with proven ability of delivering completed projects on time & safely
  • Experience with creating & managing to budgets for each project, as well as the overall department
  • Hands on with managing construction contractors & crews onsite
  • Proven ability to work through ambiguity & get things done
  • Strong project scheduling experience

About You

  • You know Brooklyn neighborhoods pretty well, preferably Bushwick to begin with
  • Enjoys the fast paced, multi-disciplined nature of construction project management & is looking to grow their construction management experience across multiple projects & neighborhoods
  • A problem solver who can deal with ambiguity & complexity
  • Need to be able to understand the business needs to connect to the big picture.
  • A leader by nature, pragmatic, with a distinguished capability of seeing the big picture
  • A history of executing & delivering competing products, while driving & diving deep on challenging features
  • You lead, influence, & collaborate well with your peers.
  • Accountable, self-motivated, & work autonomously.
  • A strategic & innovative thinker, who excels in creating something from nothing
  • Not afraid to turn dreams into reality
  • Human 2 Human, a natural connector with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Committed to social impact & mission-led enterprise
  • Neshama player: team-oriented, trustworthy & down to earth, you bring your heart & soul to the venture & adhere to Venns vision & values

Our Promise

  • A ground floor opportunity for entrepreneurs: this is just the beginning
  • More than a gig: a global movement shaping the fabric of all neighborhoods
  • Real estate + technology: a tangible product that will impact the daily lives of millions
  • Purpose-led hypergrowth: universal in nature whilst local in its social impact
  • Best network of employees & investors: a chance for mentorship & personal growth
  • Fun, inclusive workplaces nested in our neighborhood communities
  • Great total rewards: competitive pay, stock options (Series A) with significant upside

Venn is an equal opportunity workplace. We believe in the strength of inclusive communities & thrive to build a work environment that mirrors the diversity of the cities that we love.

 
 
 
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