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Tsai CITY invites students, alumni, staff, faculty, friends, and community members 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. Formal opportunities to join our team are listed below. 

Staff Roles

 

Innovation Fellow 

Full-time

The Innovation Fellow will play a central role in advancing Tsai CITY&'s mission across Yale's campus. We are looking for an energetic, inspiring, and innovative leader to help support Tsai CITY's goals. The Fellow will undertake a range of responsibilities including innovation programming, student coaching, event management, network building, outreach, and data analysis. Support program design and management at Tsai CITY, particularly focusing on the innovation pathways of entrepreneurship, creative innovation, and civic innovation. This will include managing a portfolio of programs, events, and workshops including evaluations and feedback. Work with students and student teams to refine, test, iterate, build, and launch ideas. Support and manage Tsai CITY events. Assist with the management of Tsai CITY's space, making it a welcoming place of collaboration and inspiration for all students. Be a liaison to Yale College and Yale's Graduate and Professional Schools.

 






 

Student Roles

All student roles share a standard application. Learn more about Yale student employment pay rates here.

 

Social Media and Digital Content Creator

Spring 2023 | Promarily-Remote

The Social Media and Digital Content Creator (SMDCC) will play a key role in helping grow Tsai CITY’s outreach and communications initiatives.

Primary responsibilities will include assisting in content creation and curation for Tsai CITY’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) and helping with public relations efforts such as newsletters, event promotions, and community relations. The SMDCC will also work with the Communications & Marketing Director and other team members to help build out Tsai CITY’s storytelling and communications efforts, with opportunities to propose and take on strategic projects in areas that could include user research, data analytics, creative campaign management, and more. 

Job Requirements

Interest in digital marketing, communications, and/or community outreach and engagement. Excellent communication 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.

If you are interested in applying for the Social Media and Digital Content Creator position, please submit a resume and a well-written cover letter describing your ideas and recommendations on how you can enhance our marketing and digital outreach.

 

Photography Associate

Spring 2023 | Hybrid

The Photography Associate (PA) will play a key role in helping grow Tsai CITY’s storytelling and creative communications initiatives.
Primary responsibilities will include helping document Tsai CITY’s events and stories, portraits, architectural structures, and abstract compositions, with a focus on high-quality photography. A key facet of this role will be creative flexibility for capturing both in-person programs and events, and socially distanced photography: this could mean using photography to document virtual programs, conducting remote photo shoots to capture student stories, partnering with writers to create image assets that accompany digital stories, and more. The PA will also work with the Communications & Marketing Director 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 are required; experience with video and other media is 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.

If you are interested in applying for the Photography Associate position, please submit a resume, a portfolio (or link one), and a well-written cover letter explaining how your work aligns with ours.

 

Portfolio Manager 

Academic Year 2022 | Primarily in-person

Candidates must be excited about innovation and entrepreneurship and enthusiastic about positioning startups for success. In addition, candidates must have skills in project management, advising, and goal-setting—and should have familiarity/expertise in one of the following areas: design thinking, lean startup, customer discovery, prototyping, fundraising, or general knowledge of startup culture. Ideal candidates will also have a thriving desire for connecting student teams to relevant resources and a knack for moving ideas forward. Candidates must be available up to 8 hours per week.

Portfolio Managers will work directly with up to five Launch Pad teams to develop goals, oversee team/venture development and ensure teams achieve goals. Portfolio Managers will be responsible for communicating team/venture progress to the Lead Portfolio Manager, connecting teams to internal and external resources as needed, and fostering a feeling of support and guidance for student teams. Additionally, Portfolio Managers will be responsible for planning and executing community-building opportunities — including but not limited to: venture/product critiques, cohort working sessions, etc. Portfolio Managers must attend a mandatory orientation, mid-accelerator check-ins, and a final wrap-up. 

Job Requirements

  • Provide counsel to develop venture objectives and goals.
  • Provide advice and guidance on strategic opportunities for teams.
  • Communicate performance and activity updates to Lead Portfolio Manager.
  •  Oversee team progress to ensure goals are being met, and content provided during the Launch Pad is being properly digested.
  • Hold bi-weekly working sessions with ventures.