Office Manager Position Opening

08.01.19 12:48 AM By Jennie Hempstead

Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) is a cutting-edge innovation and technology commercialization center for the Air Force Research Laboratory, with facilities located just outside of WPAFB in Dayton, OH. We drive fast, agile innovation that enables successful technology development to solve the Air Force’s most complex challenges by leveraging resident experts, unique facilities, disruptive innovation processes and extensive networks.


WBI is looking to identify an Office Manager to support day to day operations and events of our 2nd Street location in Dayton, OH. The office manager is often the first impression for new visitors and requires a professional, outgoing and vibrant attitude.


The Office Manager will:
Support day-to-day operations of the WBI 2nd Street Center. Manages and organizes office operations including administrative functions. Arranges, facilitates, and coordinates activities and events. Leads the execution of the events from concept to clean up. Assess events to ensure guest satisfaction and proposes improvements or new programs to stimulate business, collaboration and/or increased efficiency of the operations that support the strategy of the Center. Serves at the initial point of contact for people entering the building and should be prepared to give impromptu tours and information. Manages the facilities calendar of events and communicates accordingly to ensure appropriate promotion and information is available to attendees.

The successful candidate should have the following skills, education and experience:

  • Associate degree in a technical field, business, or communications desired.

  • 5 years’ experience developing and administrating events.

  • Air Force or Department of Defense experience a plus.

  • Microsoft Office, expert level

  • Event planning and survey software, intermediate level

  • Experience managing facility operations is desired.

  • IT Technical Support experience a plus.

  • Inventory Control experience a plus.

  • Experience with working with Executive Level individuals a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong leadership, administrative and organizational skills.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must be willing to work before or after standard business hours, on an event-by-event basis.

What Wright Brothers Institute Offers:

  • An exciting work environment with a great organizational culture and highly engaged employees

  • 25 days paid time off, Medical, Dental, Simple IRA with organizational match


If you have an interest in applying for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary history by NO LATER THAN 1 February 2019 to: james.masonbrink@wbi-innovates.com with subject line of “Office Manager Position”.

Download the PDF of the job description here.

Wright Brothers Institute provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.