Join Our Team

CITY is inviting students, alumni, staff, faculty, friends, community members and affiliates to lend us your ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to help build a center that inspires all students, and builds meaningful opportunities to experiment, learn, and build solutions to real-world problems. Below are formal opportunities to join our team.

Staff Positions

We are not currently hiring for any staff positions.

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Are you interested in sharing your professional expertise with young innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs at Yale? We are actively recruiting Yale alumni and friends of Yale to join our mentor network. Learn more and apply.

 
 

STUDENT PoSITIONS

We are currently hiring for a wide variety of student roles! All student roles use a shared application.

Tsai CITY Ambassador

4-8 hours/week • academic year

Tsai CITY Ambassadors represent and promote Tsai CITY's mission, events and resources across campus. In CITY's home, they are the first to greet students new to the space and answer any inquiries, as well as lead Tsai CITY Member Orientations. Ambassadors deploy fun pop-up events to increase awareness of CITY. On a day-to-day basis, Ambassadors help with program and event management and logistics, weigh in on important operations considerations, and create an inclusive and collaborative environment at CITY. Lastly, Ambassadors will get to create and carry through with a special collective or individual project throughout the year.

  • Actively demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for CITY’s mission

  • Actively demonstrate dependability, respect, and dedication

  • Must possess good communication skills and leadership skills

  • Must be able to commit to full participation throughout the academic year

  • Must be able to assist with setup and teardown of recruitment events


Economic and Community Development Student Coordinator

8 hours/week • academic year

The Economic and Community Development Student Coordinator will work closely with the Tsai CITY staff to operationalize innovative economic and community development strategies in New Haven. Job requirements:

  • Liaise with individuals and organizations in the New Haven area

  • Coordinate and execute one economic development initiative

  • Provide logistics and support to Tsai CITY staff as needed


Student Funding Coordinator

5 hours/week • academic year

The Student Funding Coordinator will play an integral role in supporting Tsai CITY’s Student Innovation and Student Event funds. From participating in the decision making process to supporting the funded teams, the Student Funding Coordinator will gain a firsthand experience in deploying capital to build an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. This detail-oriented and organized team player will be managed by a member of Tsai CITY leadership and will work with various Tsai CITY staff. Job requirements:

  • Continuously update and maintain student funding request database

  • Communicate with Tsai CITY staff to ensure students receive funding in an organized, timely manner

  • Create a database of nontraditional student funding opportunities across Yale


Graphic Design Associate

4-8 hours/week • academic year

The Graphic Design Associate will play a key role in conceptualizing and producing communications materials for Tsai CITY. Primary responsibilities will include producing a wide range of materials meant to broaden CITY’s reach, such as posters, illustrations, infographics, print collateral, social media graphics, templates for future projects, and more. The Graphic Design Associate will also work with the Communications Officer and other team members to help build out Tsai CITY’s visual identity and storytelling efforts, with opportunities to propose and take on strategic projects. Job requirements:

  • Strong skills in graphic design, including concept generation and development as well as common software tools (e.g., Illustrator, Photoshop)

  • Experience with graphic design for print and digital products; comfort working creatively within brand and style guidelines

  • Ability to balance multiple projects/deadlines (including quick-turnaround deadlines) and to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Interest in thinking creatively about graphic design and in building Tsai CITY’s visual identity


Storytelling Associate

4-8 hours/week • academic year

The Storytelling Associate will play a key role in helping grow Tsai CITY’s storytelling and creative communications initiatives, with a particular focus on writing and reported pieces. Primary responsibilities will include helping document stories from Tsai CITY’s ecosystem (from covering events and programs to sharing students’ perspectives and projects); the Storytelling Associate will pitch, report, and write a variety of stories and website/social content. The Storytelling Associate will also work with the Communications Officer and other team members to help build out Tsai CITY’s broader communications efforts, with opportunities to propose and take on strategic projects. Job requirements:

  • Excellent writing and communications skills

  • An “eye” for compelling moments and stories, as well as comfort with interviewing and basic reporting techniques

  • Ability to balance multiple projects/deadlines (including quick-turnaround deadlines) and to work both independently and collaboratively; willingness to work on occasional evenings and weekend days.

  • Interest in thinking creatively about storytelling and communications


Photography and Media Associate

4-8 hours/week • academic year

The Photography and Media Associate will play a key role in helping grow Tsai CITY’s storytelling and creative communications initiatives. Primary responsibilities will include helping document events and stories from Tsai CITY’s ecosystem, with a focus on high-quality photography as well as potential projects like video series, visual essays, experimental media, and more. The Photography and Media Associate will also work with the Communications Officer and other team members to help build out Tsai CITY’s storytelling and communications efforts, with opportunities to propose and take on strategic projects. Job requirements:

  • Strong skills in photography and photo editing required; experience with video and other media preferred

  • Ability to balance multiple projects/deadlines (including quick-turnaround deadlines) and to work both independently and collaboratively; willingness to work on occasional evenings and weekend days

  • Interest in thinking creatively about storytelling and communications


Entrepreneurship Across Yale Editorial Associate

4-8 hours/week • academic year

The Entrepreneurship Across Yale Editorial Associate will play a key role in helping grow communications initiatives for Yale’s vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem. Primary responsibilities will include helping manage content for entrepreneurship.yale.edu, Startup Yale, and other key channels for cross-campus innovation. The Editorial Associate will help strategize and manage communications projects; work with campus partners to gather new content; maintain websites and other media channels; and pitch and produce original content. The role will offer opportunities to take part in branding and redesign projects, and to work on strategic projects at a key moment of growth for Yale’s innovation ecosystem. Job requirements:

  • Strong skills in project management

  • Excellent writing and communications skills; experience with editing preferred

  • Ability to balance multiple projects/deadlines (including quick-turnaround deadlines) and to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Interest in thinking creatively about communications


Marketing and Outreach Associate

4-8 hours/week • academic year

The Marketing and Outreach Associate will play a key role in helping grow Tsai CITY’s outreach and communications initiatives. Primary responsibilities will include helping manage the marketing pipeline for CITY programs, with a particular focus on reaching communities across Yale’s diverse campus. The Marketing and Outreach Associate will research key channels (from departmental newsletters and print campaigns to student clubs and social channels), help strategize and implement active outreach, help maintain program information on websites and social channels, and work closely with the CITY team to ensure successful marketing for programs. The Multimedia Reporter/Producer will also work with the Communications Officer and other team members to help build out Tsai CITY’s storytelling and communications efforts, with opportunities to propose and take on strategic projects. Job requirements:

  • Interest in marketing, communications, and/or community outreach and engagement

  • Excellent communications skills, organization, and attention to detail

  • Ability to balance multiple projects/deadlines (including quick-turnaround deadlines) and to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Interest in thinking creatively about outreach and marketing


Production Technician

Weekly hours vary • academic year

Tsai CITY is seeking assistance in the technical/production aspects of our performance-based events such as Pitch Slams, Fail Night, Demo Day, etc. These are one-time events held in various theaters and venues across campus and the greater New Haven area, on various dates and times throughout the year. We are specifically seeking Lighting, Projection & Sound Technicians. Job requirements:

  • Technical familiarity with at least 1 sound, projection, and lighting system in any of the student-run theaters here at Yale University

  • Experience serving as a Lighting, Projection or Sound Technician

  • Availability prior to and day of specific events


WE@Yale Coordinator

8 hours/week • academic year

Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Yale (WE@Yale) is a cross-campus community for women and non-binary femme innovators and entrepreneurs providing skill-building, story-telling, and community. The WE@Yale Women Innovator Breakfast Series is a weekly event that brings women entrepreneurs and innovators from around the country to share their stories and provide actionable skills training. The WE@Yale Coordinator will work with WE@Yale and CITY staff to assist in the recruitment and execution of weekly events. Duties include speaker recruitment and management; advertising, attending and participating in all events; documenting WE@Yale events in blog posts to be shared on various social media channels; working with WE@Yale members on other initiatives including organizing the annual summit and coordinating coaching sessions; collecting and analyzing metrics from events; working to ensure diverse participation from across Yale through outreach and partnerships; and managing, in coordination with the WE@Yale team, the WE@Yale Mentor Program. Job requirements:

  • Passionate about increasing diversity in entrepreneurship, and supporting women/non-binary femme innovators and entrepreneurs

  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills


Food Intensives Coordinator

8 hours/week • academic year

The Food Intensives Coordinator will assist in the coordination of the Food Intensive in Fall 2019, and a number of retreats and workshops related to food and innovation in Spring 2020. They will handle communications with participating students, managing some aspects of hands-on workshop and culinary work with student teams, organizing applications, working with and organizing Intensive presenters, and helping with the marketing of the Intensive with students. Job requirements:

  • Highly organized

  • Studies or professional experience in food products, food systems, food science, and/or entrepreneurship/innovation preferred

  • Ideal candidates have a contagious fascination with innovations in the food sector, and a facility with thinking about the complexities of the food system