clients Middesk

People Team Project Manager


North America

Job Type






Skill Set


Management and Finance

Job Details

About Middesk

Middesk enables every business to access the products and services they need to grow and thrive. If we can make it easy for a business to access financial products, hire new employees, and transact with other businesses, then we increase the odds of success for that business.

Our products provide accurate and complete information for financial services companies and make it easy for employers to establish their business with state and federal entities.

Our customers include Shopify, Affirm, Brex, Plaid, Mercury, Divvy, Rippling, Gusto, and others.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Middesk is backed by Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Y Combinator.

The role
  • The People Team is a small team and we’re building a lot from scratch.

  • We care deeply about our employees and our product and aim to drive productivity, engagement, and community among employees.

  • We’re looking for someone who thrives on problem-solving and feels energized to roll up their sleeves to support and build an amazing team and workplace.

  • As our first People Team Project Manager, you’ll be asked to learn a lot – quickly! – think creatively, and prioritize the work that has the biggest impact.

  • This role will be responsible for driving many key projects across People & Workplace and ensuring our many competing priorities are completed timely, accurately, and with the right stakeholders informed.

  • You’ll work closely with the People Operations Manager to design, improve, and manage processes and initiatives across HR (e.g. benefits management), people programs (e.g. engagement surveys, performance management), workplace operations (e.g. buildouts), and employee community (e.g. in-person events) for a fast-growing, hybrid workforce.

Why we need you
  • We’ve doubled our headcount in the last 5 months and are continuing to grow the team.

  • We need a skilled project manager to support our rate of growth across a distributed and hybrid workforce and enable our employees to be successful by driving key projects across the People Team.

What you’ll achieve
  • You’ll support Middesk’s business priorities, operational goals, values and culture by leading the project workflows for the implementation and ongoing development of key people processes;

  • You’ll work autonomously to drive both small and large-scale projects based on defined priorities, ensuring that deliverables, timelines and other requirements are met;

  • You’ll identify opportunities for People Team process and system improvements with a view to achieving standardization and optimization;

  • You’ll help implement people operations systems, structures, and processes that support our company's growth;

  • You’ll own end-to-end and day-to-day management of projects including issue management, change management, task tracking, documentation and reporting;

  • You’ll support office initiatives in relation to space planning and facilities;

  • You’ll support large-scale team events such as our annual retreat;

  • You’ll assist in confidential employee relations matters, using a high degree of EQ and discretion to navigate sensitive situations.

What you’ve accomplished

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • You have a strong sense of urgency and are able to execute quickly and efficiently while managing competing priorities;

  • You’re a strong collaborator and effectively communicate with hybrid and remote teams, cross-functional partners, and external vendors;

  • You’ve demonstrated excellence in managing operations in a fast-paced environment;

  • You have a strong understanding of people and/or workplace operations to prioritize and make tradeoffs accordingly;

  • You’re passionate about building a dynamic, positive, and engaging work culture;

  • You share our values (see below), and work in accordance with those values as it relates to our mission and vision - and you want to be a part of our long-term growth!

  • You’re able to and are interested in traveling to our SF & NY office locations on occasion.

Bonus points
  • Experience in a fast-growing start-up

Traits we value
  • Ambitious and optimistic
    Dream big and remember that innovation happens by thinking about what is possible before worrying about why something won’t work. Assume best intentions.

  • Confident yet humble
    Lead with a degree of certainty but always be curious about new opinions, approaches, and ways of thinking. Remember that we are just getting started.

  • Collaborative
    Work together. Don’t hesitate to offer your time or support to enable others to meet their goals. We’ll only be able to achieve our vision through teamwork.

  • Trustworthy
    Build strong relationships by consistently doing what you say and delivering great outcomes. Demonstrate empathy, integrity, respect, and honesty along the way.

Why you'll love it here
  • Customer First: We stay energized by solving real customer problems and make each interaction meaningful and embrace the challenging path to help our customers succeed.

  • Be an owner: We identify and tackle problems, take pride in our work, and measure impact. When we find an opportunity to improve the status quo, take it on!

  • Act with urgency and purpose: We move quickly and simplify things as we go. We solve the problems that we have today in ways that allow us to move even faster in the future.

  • Drive results together: We choose teamwork. We share our opinions, ask questions, understand where others are coming from, and move forward as a unified front.

  • Embrace the journey: We dream big and are open to taking risks. Innovation happens through optimism, positivity, rigorous thinking, and hard work.

Middesk is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. As an equal opportunity employer; we’re committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

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