Office & Community Manager

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

New York, NY, USA

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Aug 5

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BIG is a group of 500+ architects, engineers, urbanists, inventors, researchers and business minds from all over the world who are based in our Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona offices. Our built work ranges from the most diverse urban playground and Michelin-star dining - to affordable housing that feels everything but and a school among the verdant fjords of the Faroe Islands. Our vision spans traveling at supersonic speed with Hyperloop One to living in floating cities and eventually Mars! While we are led by a group of expert partners, directors and associates - a flat hierarchy and collaborative spirit are essential to our BIG ecosystem. We share our collective knowledge and expansive network through study trips and educational workshops – BIG School offers in-house lessons while BIG Picture brings in industry experts to inspire and invigorate. We are infectiously ambitious and unified by the shared mission to craft the world we want to live in, to give form to our future one project at a time. 

BIG NYC is looking for an Office & Community Manager


The Office & Community Manager will be responsible for the overall day to day experience at BIG NYC. They will report to the Managing Director and perform a number of tasks in support of the administration of the office and the preservation of the facilities. The ideal candidate will have a pro-active and organized mind-set, be big picture savvy with an eye for details, and be able to navigate a wide variety of creative personalities. They will also work with our Office & Community Managers in Copenhagen, London and Barcelona and will be tasked with organizing and coordinating globalized daily office operations to ensure efficiency and clarity between offices. More specifically, you will be also responsible for:


You will be responsible for:

  • Direct management of Office & Community team including training, support and delegation of responsibilities
  • Being the primary point of contact for all internal and external office inquiries
  • Liaising with building management
  • Inspection protocols
  • Collection of COIs and W9s from vendors and other guests
  • Managing external vendor relationships and agreements (Cleaning Staff, HVAC Maintenance, etc…)
  • All office events from planning and budgeting through execution
  • Administrative budget oversight and forecasting
  • Approval of invoices and timesheets
  • Space Curation
  • Basic maintenance (Changing lightbulbs, doorstops, resetting breakers, etc…)
  • Working with the Managing Director on implementing new office wide initiatives
  • Maintaining an updated Reception Guideline handbook
  • Handling ad hoc task requests from the entire staff

We seek a person who:

  • Is organized, structured and detail oriented with a positive can-do attitude
  • Has a professional presence and nurturing demeanor
  • Is a good colleague and a team-player
  • Is a master of multi-tasking
  • Demonstrates responsibility, innovation, integrity, dependability, self-awareness and good work ethic
  • Is proactive and completes tasks with a sense of urgency
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and written communication skills
  • Feels that no administrative task is too little or too great
  • Is a natural people-person who enjoys a busy and creative environment
  • Is fluent in English (Danish a plus!)
  • Is extraordinarily service minded, positive and trustworthy
  • Has several years of experience as an administrator with a creative company
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

At BIG, we value and encourage the following qualities:

  • Be proactive – take initiative, do research and don’t be afraid to try new things; prevent issues rather than just fix them  
  • Be reliable – be someone leadership can trust to deliver on any task 
  • Be accountable – from the big picture to the day to day, from production and team morale to liaising with Ops, own the decisions you make 
  • Be consistent – prove you can do it, and then do it again and again 
  • Be tenacious – be committed, show up, contribute with passion, do your best, get stuff done and don’t give up 
  • Be independent – don’t be afraid to ask questions but be able to take a task or project and run with it 
  • Be clever – be smart, know your stuff, think critically, keep the big picture in mind, figure things out and look up new knowledge, stay updated and be curious  
  • Be nice – be a team player and a good colleague, be honest, respect your colleagues, don’t take yourself too seriously and have fun! 
  • Be generous – share your knowledge and skills with other BIGsters and mentor others when you can 


Diversity has been part of our DNA since BIG’s foundation. A multitude of cultures and backgrounds creates a new point of reference which leads to amazing insights. At BIG, we celebrate and support diversity because it makes our team, work and the built environment better. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


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