City Operations Freelancer at Cottage | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Contract

Team: Operations

Cottage was founded with the belief that there had to be a better way for homeowners and contractors to work together. We are building a SaaS-enabled marketplace that allows homeowners to design online, get upfront pricing and access vetted contractors who run their business on our platform. We're starting with Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which provide much needed housing, a smart investment for homeowners and consistent work for contractors.

Cottage is backed by Fifth Wall, Susa Ventures, Base10 Partners and premier proptech angel investors. The leadership team have built businesses and products at Uber, ApartmentList, CloudKitchens and Tonal, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars of custom homes. Join us to work alongside top talent on a product that outlives you.

We are looking for a passionate, ambitious and motivated City Operations Freelancer focused on project management to join our fast-paced operations network. This role is for someone who wants to solve complicated challenges that touch everyday consumers. As a City Operations Freelancer, you will be managing multiple projects at once from initial permit submission all the way to breaking ground for construction. You will need to be efficient, process oriented, and organized as the primary bridge between city officials, customers, and architectural designers to ensure a smooth permit submission and approval process.

Note: While the role is fully remote, freelancers should expect meetings and communications to occur on Pacific Time as Cottage HQ and homeowners are located in California.

What you'll do

  • Project Management -- Own a pipeline of ADU projects from permit submission to construction; managing cross functional stakeholders throughout the process.
  • Relationship Management -- Build strong partnerships as the primary contact for homeowners and external/internal stakeholders (design, city officials, operations)
  • Permit Coordination -- compile all required documents in compliance with local planning and building codes to minimize permitting timelines.
  • Permit Monitoring -- ensure timelines are met by all parties involved and projects are delivered on time or ahead of schedule.

What you'll need

  • Experience in project management, permit management, architecture, construction, urban planning or operations in an early stage or high-growth tech environment
  • An eye for the details
  • Hustle, ambition, and a competitive drive to hit and exceed goals
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively - you’ll be managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • An excitement to build new processes that grow and scale with Cottage
  • Comfort with a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous (but fun!) work environment
  • Ability for 1099 / contract work within the United States
  • Intent or long-term contract engagement
  • Ability to comfortably manage 20-30 hrs / week (with flexibility for more)
  • Passion for real estate, architectural design, and home improvement!

Cottage celebrates and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for the benefit of our people, products, and communities.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    City Operations Freelancer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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