Do you enjoy building & maintaining strong innovation communities? Are you at home in all-things-Social-Media? Are you developing yourself as a creative marketer & do you wish to do so within a growing company? If so, read on
CIC is looking for a creative, personable, & organized individual to help support the marketing efforts of our Cambridge/Boston-based Events Team. This is an exciting, full-time opportunity for someone with at least 1-2 years of experience in a related role.
Founded in 1999, CIC's mission is to improve the world by helping exceptional entrepreneurs innovate better & faster. We offer carefully curated working environments that combine private, secure offices alongside shared amenities in locations across Boston, Cambridge, Miami, Philadelphia, Providence (2019), Rotterdam, St. Louis, & Warsaw & are growing into other cities, within the US & abroad. We currently serve 1800+ startups, growth companies, & branches of larger organizations, representing for-profit, mission-driven, & non-profit sectors across a wide array of industries. The spaces are purposefully designed & built for innovation, featuring tailored workspaces such as biotech & robotics laboratories, & bring together frequent, large gatherings of the best & brightest innovators & entrepreneurs.
CIC currently has over a million square feet of space under lease & is actively pursuing campuses in additional cities globally, including Dublin, Tokyo, Bilbao, & Sydney, with plans to grow to 50 cities over the next 10 years. We pride ourselves on displaying a high degree of care & accuracy in everything that we do, & we work to ensure that our clients thrive every day that they are in our space. We believe that our ability to support world-changing entrepreneurs is only as good as the people who make up our teams, & as such we are looking for people who are interested in contributing to--and improving--the way we work.
We invite you to explore all our openings & learn more about our teams here.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Overall, we like to employ service-minded people who are reliable, clever, & able to work independently. More specifically, we are looking for someone who possesses the following characteristics:
Personable & naturally enjoys helping others
Incredibly detail-oriented & organized with solid time management skills
Excellent writing & listening skills, & able to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, vendors, & event hosts
Independent, trustworthy, & willing to learn
Calm in a very busy environment & confident when dealing with uncertainty & last minute changes
Creative & excited about trying new things with regards to our marketing & community building
Proficient in Illustrator & familiar with the rest of the Adobe suite (including InDesign & Premiere)
Experience with photography & website design/management are a plus
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Creating & distributing internal & external CIC Events marketing materials (calendars, flyers, & event-related client resources) that showcase events taking place at CIC
Curating content on our event calendars on our website using Squarespace, & sharing events on CIC's client portal
Identifying publicity opportunities for our Massachusetts-based campus (events, media, partnerships) & acting as a mini-PR firm to celebrate & promote the good news from our clients
Compiling content for & writing our weekly CIC Massachusetts newsletter, which reaches 8,000 current & former CIC members. There will also be an opportunity to regularly contribute to our blog.
Creating compelling content on CIC's social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn)
Promoting upcoming events happening at CIC using social media & community calendars
Managing CIC's presence at events happening outside CIC by vetting, scheduling, & coordinating staff participating
Developing & maintaining a positive & collaborative working relationship with new & existing partners in the innovation ecosystem; working with them & our Event Coordinators to create events of interest for the CIC community.
Identifying ways to track the event attendee & host pipeline
Collaborating with the Head of Events - MA & teammates on both the Events & Marketing teams on projects to improve event services.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
1-2 years of professional experience with (social media) marketing and/or events.
Experience with professional event coordination, community organizing, the innovation ecosystem, and/or community building strongly preferred.
A natural interest in helping/supporting others.
An interest in a long-term role. We are a growing company, & we like to hire people who can grow with us over the years.
ATTRACTIONS OF THE JOB
In addition to helping our clients achieve great things, we work to ensure that our employees are healthy & supported. Some of the benefits of being here include:
Fun people in a dynamic space
. We pride ourselves on finding driven & bright collaborators who are eager to lend their own unique skills to the team, as well as to our inspiring clientele. The number one reason CICers say they like working here is because of their colleagues!
Personal growth. This is a great opportunity to learn & develop skills within the epicenter of the innovation community at a growing company.
Discounted services & memberships on tools to make your life happier/healthier such as gym memberships, tech & design support, hotel stays, & other fantastic options.
Regular massages, access to a nursing room, secure bicycle parking, a game room, a gym, shower rooms with towels, & stocked kitchens.
Central location. CIC Cambridge is a stone's throw from the Kendall Square MBTA Red Line stop. CIC Boston is centrally located in downtown Boston & is within walking distance to the Blue, Green, Orange, & Red line.
Great benefits! See more below.
Starting compensation is $49,232 per year plus 100% of the cost of a premium healthcare & dental package, long & short-term disability, life insurance, 401k matching after the first year of employment (must be 21+), & two weeks paid vacation plus twelve holidays from the start (more with seniority). Annual reviews with raises significantly above the national average every year for those on track with strong performance.
CIC is committed to building teams that reflect the fabric of the cities we support. We welcome all candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Any other human expressions & experiences not mentioned here are equally welcome. If you require an accommodation please let us know. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.