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The Riveter is a membership network built by women, for everyone, offering coworking spaces, programming, and community.

We see a world in which equality of opportunity in work is not a promise, it is a reality. We work to build this world, every day. We center women and their work in all our efforts, but we are devout in welcoming everyone. We know that the future of work will be equitable only if everyone - regardless of gender - works to make it so. We welcome you to join us as we level the playing field, as we create space, and as we move mountains.

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Managing Director - Seattle


The Riveter is looking for a Managing Director to be responsible for the overall performance of the assigned market, including membership sales, community programming, facilities improvements and maintenance, and more. The role demands innovative thinking in a fast-paced, high-growth environment while embodying The Riveter's core values of optimism, inclusiveness, and a driven work ethic. The Managing Director is responsible for growth, retention, team building, and bringing The Riveter's mission to life. This role reports to the COO and is based in Seattle.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage department heads (sales and events) and community leaders in the market
  • Monitor member feedback and communicate to and train associates accordingly
  • Manage and optimize the P/L and Pro-forma (member growth, occupancy, revenue, and margins); continually look for creative solutions to grow the bottom line
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of new processes and procedures for effective and efficient team operations
  • Tour and visually inspect properties on a weekly basis. Monitor cost control, property condition, cleanliness, quality of product, and service throughout the locations
  • Collaborate with other internal teams to have a cohesive and consistent marketing, sales and event execution plan
  • Partner with Member Experience team to pilot and execute initiatives and develop partnerships that increase member happiness and reduce churn
  • Re-imagine partnerships, events, and initiatives through with a fresh and innovative approach
  • Develop and maintain brand awareness in the market
  • Facilitate relationships with local community leaders, influencers, government officials, entrepreneurs, and businesses
  • Attract, hire and retain top talent and high performing teams
  • Maintain positive rapport with associates and customers and communicate regularly with the public, staff, corporate office, and C-level
  • Create specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely action plans to drive the culture of member service and remedy member service deficiencies
  • Oversee location sales and operations, and regularly participate in sales calls/client visits
  • Engage in business development for corporate membership sale

You’re Our Ideal Teammate if You:

  • Have minimum 7+ years' experience in hospitality or retail, or closely related experience with a strong operational focus. Entrepreneurial experience is a plus
  • Have experience in a metrics-driven start-up preferred
  • Have a BA/BS or equivalent in Business, Marketing, Hospitality or other related degrees
  • Have P/L experience
  • Have experience in real estate, facilities management or retail a plus
  • Are passionate and have an understanding for entrepreneurial communities
  • Have experience with strategic planning, setting attainable goals, and the ability to develop people through management and leadership is highly desired
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Are calm and good-natured under pressure

Apply Now:

Hi There -

I'm thrilled that you're interested in learning more about The Riveter and exploring job opportunities in which you can help shape the future of work. We opened the first Riveter location in May 2017. We are now 19 months in and we have five locations in two states, 20+ team members, a digital platform and a membership of over 2000. In the next two years, we plan to open an additional 15+ locations in multiple states, grow our digital membership from zero to thousands, and build an internal team of over 75. We’ve gone from mere idea to a reality meriting coverage in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, InStyle, Entrepreneur and more. We’ve had teammates speak across the world, from Cannes Lions to SXSW to the United State of Women.

We’ve completed three rounds of funding in less than two years: $695,000 pre-seed, $4.75 million seed, and $15 million Series A. And we’ve done this with an all-female leadership team. Why does that fact matter? Because today - despite all of the efforts and conversation - women still receive a mere 2.2% of venture capital funding. Because less than half of women receive funding for follow-on rounds. Because none of this is okay with us and we want to change it. We are working to change it. We will change it.

We move mountains. And it’s really hard.

So, yes, we’ve done all of the above. Let us tell you what else has happened along the way. We’ve missed budget projections. We’ve made mistakes in the hiring process. We’ve changed the organizational structure multiple times. We’ve asked people to come in early and stay late and said that all ten things we asked for on that day were the first priority. Then we told them mid-day that none of them were a priority. We’ve all completed fire drills where nothing was actually burning, and we’ve missed birthday parties and nights out because that time something really was on fire. We’ve had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows on the same day. We’ve been asked to do something and had to move even when we didn’t have all our questions answered.

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, said once that in order to scale you must “expect chaos.” We agree. We like to say that chaos is a feature of the system, not a bug. You’ll thrive at The Riveter if you’re innovative and think two steps ahead. We will work well with you if you can get to 70% and go - and get to that point without much guidance. We have growth mindsets and you must have that same outlook if you want to join our team. You won’t like being here if you aren’t on the same page as us - and that’s okay. There are so many companies out there doing amazing things that have had years to build a culture and processes and systems. We’re less than two years in and we’re still figuring it out. And we will be for a long, long time.

There is another piece of it, too. The thing that keeps us going late at night when we want to sleep or on that weekend day when we’d rather be with our kids. (And that isn’t every night or every weekend, but it is some - maybe even most, at times - and you should know that.) It’s the fact that we think we’re doing something extraordinary. We are driven by the common belief that the world (and particularly the workplace) can and should look different for women. The status quo doesn’t work for us. We want to leave a mark, to have a say, to build a brand new table where women aren’t just given a seat but where we’re driving the entire conversation. And in doing this, we believe we can build a billion dollar company. We need everyone who works with us to believe this, too.


Amy Nelson

CEO/Founder, The Riveter


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