Mexico Country Director

Mexico City | Application Deadline: March 19th

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JOB SUMMARY

You’ll oversee and direct the operations in Mexico to ensure all New Story homes and communities are built to the highest standard.

 

ABOUT NEW STORY

We pioneer solutions to end global homelessness. We work with local organizations around the world to build successful, thriving communities, and we are fully committed to researching and developing new ways of building better and faster. We’re a young team currently based in San Francisco and Atlanta, expanding to Mexico City in the near future. Usually, you can find us drinking coffee or bubble tea and eating churros wherever we can find them. 

 

ABOUT THE JOB

As Mexico Country Director, you will lead a team and oversee the daily operations with our partners to execute quality housing for one million individuals living at the base of the pyramid. Working closely with the Director of Global Operations,  you will ensure the creation and implementation of New Story’s impact strategy to execute with the highest level of excellence. You’ll recruit, lead, and create a strong office culture to simplify systems, develop strategic relationships and programs to further New Story’s impact, and engage with key stakeholders and partners to create systems change within the social housing sector.

 

YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR…

  • Annual housing goals to ensure homes are built to the highest quality standards
  • Build world class organizational effectiveness by developing processes, overseeing employees, establishing a highly motivated work environment, and creating innovative approaches for improvement
  • Providing direct management for the New Story Mexico team and upholding a high standard of excellence
  • Overseeing the Family Success and Housing Construction programs
  • Vetting and strengthening relationships with local execution partners
  • Recruiting top talent, building strong office culture, and overseeing office administration
  • Building out strategic relationships and opportunities to further deepen New Story’s impact by developing new business relationships and strengthening specific knowledge/skill areas

 

PROBLEMS YOU AND YOUR TEAM WILL SOLVE…

  • Building homes for 1M people at the base of the pyramid within 10 years
  • Decreasing home construction cost
  • Vetting high quality execution partners
  • Creating simplified project management systems
  • Preparing partners for success by scaling impact intervention

 

YOU MUST HAVE…

  • 6+ years professional experience in the housing sector, operations management or related fields
  • Professional fluency in both Spanish and English (required)
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Extreme ownership mindset
  • A outstanding track record of motivating and leading teams, and holding team members accountable
  • A critical eye for details and obsessive organization skills while managing multiple systems, projects, and priorities
  • Strong critical thinking skills to identify system inefficiencies, anticipate challenges and gaps, and contingency plans accordingly
  • A strong balance for empathy and high standard of excellence
  • High integrity and character
  • Courage to challenge the status quo

 

IT’S AN ADDED PLUS IF YOU HAVE…

  • Experience working with international organizations, social enterprises, financial services, and/or impact investing

 

Our Culture

Culture is #1 for us. We invest significant time, focus, and resources to building the best environment possible. Why? Over the course of the year we spend a large chunk of our time at work. So at New Story, we want our team to find fulfillment, autonomy, mastery, and joy at work. A workplace where you can bring your whole self.

At New Story, you can expect to find a culture that reflects our values:

  • Humble Pursuit of Excellence. A combination of personal humility and intense professional will.
  • Express Gratitude and Empathy. How would you like to be treated? That’s how we strive to treat others. Always go above and beyond to do for others what you’d like them to do for you.
  • Improve Through Learning and Feedback. Learn why something worked or didn’t work, then implement the learning into future actions.
  • Team of Founders. An extreme ownership mindset where you see a problem, take action, and go above and beyond to help the team.
  • Think Big, Breakdown, and Execute. Set big measurable goals, formulate a plan, then execute the plan with relentless focus.
  • Simplify. Do more with less. This applies to everything: marketing, design, team meetings, writing, operations, and beyond.
Our Benefits

You’ll find our benefits are aimed at supporting a full and healthy lifestyle in all areas of life.

  • Unlimited Vacation after the 1st Year. We believe you should have a flexible schedule that makes space for family, wellness, and fun. For the first 12 months, you’ll have 12 days PTO and paid holidays. After that year, you can enjoy an unlimited vacation policy..
  • Full Healthcare. We believe in thriving communities and that starts with our team being happy and healthy. We offer a stipend, so you can invest in your own wellness and health.
  • Trip to the Field. It’s amazing to meet the families we help and see the homes up close and personal. You’ll get to visit the work first hand in Mexico.
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave. Mothers are given up to 12 weeks paid time off post birth/adoption. Fathers can choose to take up to 4 weeks paid time off post birth/adoption. We strongly recommend mothers and fathers to take the full time.
  • Adoption Reimbursement. For families who are willing to adopt, thank you! New Story will reimburse eligible team members up to $10,000 for adoption related expenses.
  • Team Summits. Every 6 months we have a full team summit where we have fun, reflect, and plan for the upcoming quarter. Past trips have been in Tahoe, CA and Atlanta, GA.
  • Continuing Education. We believe in always learning and leveling up our skills. Whether or not it’s a conference or online course you’ll find we invest in each team member so they can be the best at their craft.
Welcoming Workplace For All

We know we will only succeed if we have a team who brings a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds. Our team grew up around the world, from Turkey to Chicago to Georgia to Panama, and we welcome all applicants, regardless of background, to apply. We work hard to create a welcoming culture of shared values and radical candor. New Story is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants to apply for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Imposter Syndrome

If you’re feeling like you aren’t perfectly qualified for this role, don’t count yourself out. We want you to still apply. We used to (and still do sometimes) feel like imposters. It’s natural, but don’t let that stop you from giving this role a shot.

Join us!

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