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Operations and Office Manager

maze impact

maze impact

Administration, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Operations · Full-time
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

We are looking for an Operations and Office Manager to join our team.

maze is an impact investment firm created by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2013. We are an impact investment firm that offers financial and non-financial tools to everyone committed to delivering positive social and environmental outcomes.

Who are you?

  • You care about our society and planet and want to work for an impact company.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and can work autonomously but ask for help when needed.
  • You have an academic background in accounting, business administration, or finance (or equivalent areas) or 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • You are comfortable interpreting financial statements and accounting documents.
  • You have an eye for detail and enjoy making processes more efficient.
  • You live in the Lisbon metropolitan area and are available to work from maze's office whenever necessary.
  • You are fluent in Portuguese and English.

We know this can feel overwhelming BUT it is important you know no one is EVER alone at maze and we are big supporters of learning by doing.

What can you expect from the job?

As an Operations and Office Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Managing administrative, accounting, and financial management processes for maze.
  • Managing administrative, legal, and financial processes for investments made by maze x, one of maze's impact investment vehicles.
  • Managing HR processes.
  • Managing suppliers, making purchases, and managing the office.
  • Supporting in event organization.

What’s in it for you?

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a dynamic, growing team motivated by impact.
  • Interact with a diverse set of impact partners, including entrepreneurs, companies, and investors.
  • Benefit from health insurance and an annual well-being budget, in addition to the base salary.


This position is full-time and based in Lisbon. However, it is important to highlight that maze has a flexible work policy.

You will work directly with Rita (Partner and CFO of maze) and Margarida (Partner and HR Director), but you will also have regular close contact with the rest of the team, especially the maze x team.


  • Applications open on July 13th.
  • Applications close on August 21st.
  • In an ideal scenario, this position starts in September (depending on the availability of the candidate).

Ok, I’m in. What do I need to do?

Apply here by August 21st.

The first selection phase has two main elements:

Step 1: Write to us about your motivation for applying for this position.

Why are we asking for this? This exercise has several objectives. In addition to wanting to understand your motivation for applying for this position and what makes you the ideal candidate, we also want to understand how you structure your ideas and express yourself in writing. maze has two working languages - Portuguese and English - so we also want to ensure that you are comfortable with English.


  • In English.
  • Maximum 500 words.
  • Submitted in PDF format.

Step 2: Share your CV


  • In English or Portuguese.
  • Maximum 2 pages.
  • Submitted in PDF format.

Good luck!

maze impact is an equal opportunity employer.