Current Opening

Office and Events Manager


Galois is a community of people dedicated to creating trustworthiness in critical systems. We are a community not a hierarchy. We think about citizenship not rules. We are employee owned. We value freedom to pursue our passions in and out of work. We operate from first principles, rather than follow the crowd.

We believe in, and value joy at work. This comes through pursuing deep trust, serving as stewards, learning and innovating, and creating space for you to be authentically you.

About This Role:
As the Office and Events Manager, you will ensure Galois’ workplaces run effectively and enable a positive and inclusive environment for our community. We are looking for a people-focused problem solver with exceptional organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills. Working with the People Operations team and cross-functionally, you will oversee our facilities and events programs and services in addition to supporting operational results.

This role is onsite and based out of our downtown Portland, OR office.


  • Facilities
    • Oversee facilities spaces and resources, focusing on excellent employee experience balanced with good stewardship of company funds.
    • Manage the office by working with food and supply vendors to ensure delivery of requested products and tidying of common areas.
    • Oversee facilities repairs, inspections, and renovations.
    • Space planning and support of employee’s workspace comfort and adjustments.
    • Create and maintain emergency procedures, educate employees, and ensure appropriate coordination response in the event of an emergency.
    • Maintain documentation of facilities processes, services, and floor plans.
    • Partner with People Operations and Security teams to ensure that facilities meet compliance and regulatory standards.
    • Greet and connect visitors with their host, in coordination with the Security team.
    • Seek opportunities to improve the workplace experience and operational efficiency.
  • Events
    • Plan, organize, coordinate, and communicate company meetings, team and social events, and special events with external visitors.
  • Travel
    • Support employees and visitors with travel arrangements.
    • Liaise with travel agents and vendors to resolve issues and negotiate pricing.
    • Support employees in completing and processing travel expense reports.
  • Operational Support
    • Conduct new hire facilities orientations so all new employees have a positive entry into Galois and knowledge of how to navigate our resources.
    • Support offboarding processes including desk reassignment and coordination of shipping needs.
    • General administrative support including mail distribution and shipping services.
    • Manage company swag and supplies.
    • Support facilities financials including budgeting and expense reporting.
    • Flexible to new duties as we grow and priorities emerge.

Skills and Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in a Facilities/Office Management/Administrative support role.
  • Experience managing facilities, vendor activities, and supporting workspace needs.
  • Critical thinking skills to connect the dots, use best judgement, apply discretion, and make sound decisions.
  • Organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and self-manage tasks.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively as a team member.
  • Embodies a people-first and customer service mindset.
  • Ability to function well with changing priorities and environments.
  • Proficient skills in Google Suite, calendaring, and adept at learning software systems.

Nice to have:

  • Health, safety, and environmental facilities training or experience
  • HR, Compliance, or Legal experience is a plus
  • Experience with organizing large-scale events is a plus

About Galois:
Galois develops technology to guarantee the trustworthiness of systems where failure is unacceptable. We apply cutting edge computer science and mathematics to advance the state of the art in software and hardware trustworthiness. At Galois, we maintain a unique organizational structure tailored to the needs of the innovative projects we deliver. Our organizational structure is collaborative, one-level flat, and based on principles of well-defined accountabilities and authorities, transparency, and stewardship. We aspire to provide employees with something that matters to them beyond just a paycheck — whether it be opportunities to learn, career growth, a sense of community, or whatever else brings them value as a person. We believe in individual freedom in the roles we choose, and in the projects we pursue — our research focus areas are the intersection of staff interests and corporate strategy. We choose practices that best suit the project, team, and leaders, with company-wide standards kept to a minimum to ensure we are making the right choices for the situation rather than just business-as-usual choices.

For more on our organizational structure, visit Life at Galois.

Please apply here