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Operations Manager
Better Ventures

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Better Ventures

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Job Posted
6 days ago
$65k-75k per year
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Better Ventures, an Oakland, CA-based venture firm that backs mission-driven technology companies solving the world’s biggest problems, is hiring an Operations Manager to support the growth of our firm following the launch of our third fund earlier this year. This is a unique opportunity to join a small team working in an exciting, entrepreneurial environment and to make a significant contribution to society through your career. As Operations Manager, you will oversee all the operational aspects of Better Ventures and keep the trains running on time.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing our outsourced fund administrator and accounting firm to ensure timely delivery of quarterly and annual fund financials and tax documents to investors 
  • Leading event planning, logistics, and marketing for our Mission Driven startup program  
  • Maintaining key partner relationships
  • Keeping detailed records of our portfolio companies’ financial and impact metrics and drafting our quarterly portfolio update report for investors 
  • Overseeing administrative tasks including booking travel, managing employee benefits, paying invoices, managing vendor relationships, and contact management 
  • Supporting deal flow operations 
  • Conducting research to support due diligence and lead enrichment 

We are seeking a high-output individual with operations in his or her DNA who takes pride in getting the job done on time with a high attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be a disciplined self-starter who thrives in entrepreneurial environments and can manage multiple complex tasks to completion at the same time. We value teamwork, rigor, honesty, and high moral standards, and will only consider candidates who exude these qualities.   

Requirements include: 

  • 3-5+ years of work experience in fund administration, finance, accounting, legal, and/or business administration with a proven skillset in operations and/or project management
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills with a high level of professionalism
  • Strong proficiency in spreadsheets and other office IT applications 

Bonus points for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, and/or Accounting 
  • Enjoys outdoor activities and the Oakland restaurant and craft beer/wine/spirits scene 
  • Lives in Oakland or the greater East Bay 
  • Passion for mission-driven investing and desire to build a career that will make a significant contribution to society

This position is full-time and based in the Uptown neighborhood of Oakland, CA, a 10-minute walk to the 19th St. BART station. The salary is $65,000 - 75,000/yr, commensurate with experience, and benefits include health and dental coverage, a fitness club membership, and profit sharing tied to tenure with the firm. Interested candidates should send a short cover letter and resume to with “Better Ventures Operations Manager” in the subject line. 

About Better Ventures

Better Ventures is a seed-stage venture firm that backs mission-driven founders leveraging technology to solve the world's biggest problems. 

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