Office Manager and Project Assistant

New Frameworks, a worker-owned, high performance natural building company based in Burlington, VT is looking for an Office Manager and Project Assistant to join our team. This position can be 25-40 hours/week depending on your availability. We are looking for someone to help us with daily administrative & financial tasks as well as assist with project development, sales, and management along a number of different types of design/build and home performance projects.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected].

New Frameworks is committed to creating and nurturing a culture which welcomes and supports women, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and those of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, sexuality or other marginalized groups, and urges them to apply. For more information about our company, please visit and check out this video:

About Us

We are a busy, fun, egalitarian yet structured, creative, kind, and mission-driven group of people working together towards the goal of developing ecological and social climate justice and regeneration practices in the building and design trades. Quite simply, we are looking to transform and save the world, in partnership with each other and our communities.

We are a worker-owned cooperative so everyone who works here is also an owner. If you have a passion for:

climate change response through the built environment
natural, local and plant-based materials used in creative high-performance designs
an equitable and respectful workplace with a strong team culture
strong communication, organization, and team skills to support our company running smoothly

...then you are the right person to apply for this position.

Team-focused personalities sought:

Those who balance their needs and well-being with those of the group are the best fit for us. We cultivate trust and invest deeply in the career development of each person, who then in turn invests themselves deeply into the group. Win-win is what we aim for.

Flexible personalities sought:

We are dispersed across a 1-1.5 hour radius, so a willingness to travel within central and northern Vermont as well as a comfort with phone, email, text and other forms of virtual communication is a must. Also, we are busy and lots of things pop up unexpectedly, so an ability to roll with that with general good cheer and aplomb is ideal.

In this position, the ideal person would help us with daily administrative & financial tasks as well as assist with project development, sales, and management along a number of different types of design/build and home performance projects.

Core Responsibilities:

General office management - approx. 6 hours/week

Receiving & sorting mail
Maintaining clean & stocked offices
Maintaining all computer, phone, internet, software and hardware
Managing insurance - paperwork and audits
General correspondence & requests from internal team
General correspondence & external requests, including responding to initial sales inquiries
Assist the managers and board with tasks

Financials - approx. 9 hours/week

Daily bookkeeping, including:
Processing & paying bills
Allocating & reconciling costs to jobs
Quickbooks Online updating & categorizing
Managing credit accounts
Managing & tracking inventory
Creating financial reports for Management Team

Project Development & Project Management - approx. 2 hours/week

Assists with estimating and planning process for developing projects, as needed.
Assists Project Managers with tasks as directed

Policy/Advocacy/Research/Marketing - approx. 4 hours/week

Assist with blog post generation & other website tasks as needed
Assist with code/regulatory/trades/legislative efforts
Product research
Vendor networking
Materials sourcing

Product Sales & Management Assistant - approx. 4-8 hours/week

Assist with Gryphon Doors pipeline
Sales & quote production for both custom & standard lines
Assist with design development & research
Performance data development
Website upkeep
Trade shows
Assist with blog postings
Invoicing and shipment setup

Overall company participation - approx. 1 hour/week

Participates regularly in quarterly All-Company Meetings to help steer direction of company and is an active member of the Admin Committee.
Assists with logistics for quarterly All-Company Meetings.
Participates actively in interdependent, team-focused company culture.

Potential responsibilities if the right match:

Performance audit administration & audit reports
Facilitating energy efficiency incentive program requirements for clients
Supporting the PM for home performance-focused work

Required Skills:

Quickbooks Online
Spreadsheets - Excel, Google Sheets
Cloud-based file management (Google Suite, Dropbox)
Strong digital communication through email and text
Strong interpersonal communication through phone and in-person
Experience with building trades and home performance work a plus

Please provide:

Letter of Interest
3 references

Compensation package:

Part time option: 25-30 hours/week, salary range $26,355-34,638. Pays biweekly based on hours actually worked.
Full time option: 40 hours/week, salary range $42,168-46,184. Pays biweekly based on actual hours worked.
Position has a 3-6 month trial period with review at 3 and 6 months to ensure a good mutual fit.
Vision and dental insurance provided, 100% paid by company.
Profit sharing at the end of the fiscal year. Amount is based on ownership percentage.
Workers Compensation coverage (standard).
AFLAC coverage (some paid by company, some elective/additive on company plan, deducted from member’s paycheck as desired)
40 hrs paid time off.
$200/year pp for personal tool or tech allowance.
Reduced cost cell phone plans available on company AT&T plan, deducted from member’s paycheck.
Paid trainings, conferences & classes - min value $200 pp/per year; actual value determined on as-needed basis. Full coverage based on first come first serve basis until budget line is tapped for the year.
Paid membership to professional associations with conference, networking, and professional development opportunities: NESEA, BEBL, others.
Subscriptions to Fine Homebuilding, BuildingGreen online suite, and other trade publications.
Internal paid company trainings.
Shared company meals at All Company Meetings and gatherings.
New Frameworks swag.
Bragging rights that you are a co-owner of the coolest and dorkiest company in the Northeast!