Venture Capital Job – Office Manager – Y Combinator

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Y Combinator is the leading startup accelerator for entrepreneurs. Since 2005, YC has invested in over 4,000 companies, including Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Reddit, Instacart, DoorDash, and Coinbase. Today, YC has built the most powerful startup community in the world alongside the products and programs to support founders for the life of their company.

Job Description

Y Combinator is looking for an Office Manager to help run our new San Francisco location. This is a full-time, fixed-term position (June 1 to late October with the prospect of converting to a full-time, permanent employee). Our Office Manager will need to be onsite 4x evenings per week to help with company events. We expect the schedule to be Monday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Tuesday through to Friday from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm with some occasional weekend work.


  • Occupy our receptionist desk; greet visitors, direct guests to various conference rooms and meeting areas and handle incoming and outgoing mail/packages/deliveries.
  • Day-to-day running of the office including handling routine inquiries, ordering and stocking office supplies/snacks/drinks, and the upkeep of workstations and conference rooms.
  • Oversee contractors as needed.
  • Ensure office cleanliness and tidiness including loading and emptying the dishwasher, cleaning whiteboards in conference rooms, and take out trash and boxes as needed.
  • Assist with onsite events including the check-in of event attendees, coordinating cleaning crews, setting up catering, ensuring security is onsite, and work with our facilities contractor on the setup and breakdown of every event.
  • Proactively seek ways to streamline office processes and leverage best practices that build on our collaborative work environment.


  • Organized: You are someone who enjoys working hard to make sure details are taken care of quietly, smoothly, and in an organized manner behind the scenes.
  • Adaptable: You have the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks.
  • Work autonomously: You must be able to work with little to no direction. You’re reliable and feel a strong sense of accountability
  • Proactive: You know your job is never done. You anticipate others’ needs and enjoy helping others without anyone needing to ask you. You are five steps ahead of everyone else.
  • Must be able to be onsite 4x evenings a week to supervise events with some weekend work.

Location: This position is based onsite at our San Francisco location. Candidates must live in the SF Bay Area or be willing to relocate.

Compensation: $90,000 to $110,000 annually (depending on skills and experience). This is a full-time, fixed-term position (June 1 to late October with the prospect of converting to a full-time, permanent employee).

Work Authorization: This position does not offer visa sponsorship or work authorization.

Benefits: Our full benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental plans, infertility benefit, STD/LTD, life insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending account, health savings account, 401(k) + 4% matching, generous parental leave, paid holidays and flexible paid time off policy.

Y Combinator considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law including San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance. Y Combinator is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of job applicants and complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act. The privacy policy of Ashby, Inc., the hiring platform used by Y Combinator, governs the collection of such data and can be found here.

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