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 currently hiring for the following staff roles:

Innovation Fellow

The Tsai CITY Innovation Fellow will play a central role in advancing CITY’s mission across Yale’s campus. We are looking for an energetic, inspiring, and innovative leader to help us develop Tsai CITY into a strong center of gravity for students at Yale who want to address real-world problems. The position is designed for a recent graduate (master’s or undergrad), and exact duties will depend upon experience and areas of personal interest. The Fellow will undertake a range of responsibilities including program design, coaching, event management, network building, outreach, and data analysis. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work on her/his/their own startup, project, or initiative.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Support program design and management at CITY. This could include CITY’s Accelerator and Summer Fellowship, Intensives, workshops, hackathons, and one-off events.

  • Work with and coach students and student teams interested in engaging with CITY.

  • Serve as a CITY representative at events and conferences on and off campus.

  • Assist with management of CITY’s space, making it a welcoming place of collaboration and inspiration for all students.

  • Manage CITY workshops, including evaluations and feedback.

  • Write blog posts and articles, and/or papers for publication, around entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Create one new, bold, student-centric initiative at CITY.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Recent graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s degree program.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and inspire individuals, with a high degree of autonomy and good judgment.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and self-initiative.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in innovation and/or entrepreneurship.

  • Experience coaching or mentoring students.

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and manage time effectively.

  • Ability to be flexible in a fluid and fast-paced work environment.

CITY/CBEY ENVIRONMENTAL/SOCIAL INNOVATION FELLOW

Reporting to the Executive Director at CBEY and Managing Director at Tsai CITY, the Environmental Innovation Fellow will play a central role in advancing Environmental Entrepreneurship across Yale’s campus. We are looking for an energetic, inspiring and innovative leader to lead entrepreneurship and innovation at CBEY and help us grow develop Tsai CITY into a strong center of gravity for students at Yale who want to build innovative approaches to addressing real world problems. The Innovation Fellow will act as a key liaison and collaborator between CBEY and CITY.

The position is designed for a graduate of an undergraduate or master’s program, and is for a one-year term. Exact duties will depend upon experience and areas of personal interest. The Fellow will undertake a range of responsibilities including programming, coaching, event management, network building, outreach, and data analysis. The Innovation Fellow will have the opportunity to work on her/his/their own start-up, project, or initiative.

Responsibilities/Duties:

The Fellow will have a range of responsibilities across the following areas:

Program Design and Management

Provide programming and activities for CBEY and CITY focused on Environmental Entrepreneurship for all levels of student engagement including:

  • Grants & Prizes

    • Manage Sobotka Grant and Sabin Prize processes

    • Provide support, mentorship, and resources to student ventures

  • Climate Change Innovation Program

    • Coordinate Climate Change Solutions Generator program

    • Oversee Climate Change Innovation Seed Grants

  • Technology+Sustainability Program

    • Take lead on defining the Tech+Sustainability initiative

    • Map the data science and emerging technology ecosystem on campus

    • Organize program-specific and/or cross-cutting CBEY events featuring Tech+Sustainability topics

  • Skills Workshops & Independent/Group Study

    • Develop and manage Entrepreneurial Skills Workshop series

    • Supervise Sustainable Entrepreneurship Consultancy course

    • Have opportunity to supervise an independent study focused on environmental entrepreneurship/innovation

  • Hackathons & Events

    • Contribute to Reality of Climate Change Hackathon

    • Act as CITY/CBEY representatives at other on campus Hackathons

    • Other programs as appropriate

Strategy & Cross Campus Collaboration

  • Lead strategy development for CBEY’s role in the Entrepreneurship ecosystem, and expand CBEY’s offerings around Environmental Entrepreneurship

  • Work closely with campus partners and leaders to elevate and improve student engagement in meaningful innovation and entrepreneurship programs

  • Work closely with campus partners to elevate offerings and resources around Environmental Entrepreneurship

    • i.e. - Work closely with Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media to identify potential areas of collaboration

Student Support

  • Manage CBEY student team that supports social/environmental entrepreneurship on campus

  • Be a liaison to Yale College and graduate student organizations related to environment, business and social entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Work with students and student teams to devise, refine, test, iterate, build, and launch startup business, nonprofit, civic, community, social mission, faith-based, and other endeavor ideas.

Personal Development/Projects

  • Identify and attend education opportunities/areas for growth as part of personal and professional development

  • Serve as a CBEY/CITY representative at events and conferences on and off campus.

  • Create one new, bold, innovative student-centric initiative.



 

JOIN OUR MENTOR NETWORK

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 not currently hiring for any student positions.