Why work for Cambridge Innovation Institute?

Our environment is friendly, inclusive, and very fast-paced, where people work hard and are rewarded and recognized for their efforts.

Current Open Positions:


Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our sales team as a Client Services Specialist.  Our Client Services Specialists are critical in the organizing and execution of contracted client deliverables, working closely with the sales team and nearly every other department of the company to make sure that not only does CII have a great event, but our sponsors and exhibitors do, too!  This is a terrific opportunity for anyone interested in beginning a career in the events industry!

The Client Services Specialist is the first person our sponsors and exhibitors go to with questions leading up to the event.  As such, this role features a heavy amount of customer service and collaboration, and requires a great deal of critical thinking and innovation (it’s not just in the company name!), as problem-solving and decision making are a daily part of the job.  Other ideal qualities of a CSS include comfort working in a high-volume and fast-paced environment, professionalism and business communication skills, active listening, a customer-oriented mindset, and the eagerness to ask a lot of questions.

The following are examples of our Clients Services Specialists’ responsibilities:

  • Provide pre-event and on-site support to clients (sponsors and exhibitors) by:
    • Effectively communicating in writing, by phone, and in person (onsite) with CII’s sponsors and exhibitors, which range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
    • Maintaining the Pre-Event Portal by ensuring deadlines are accurate, important information is posted for clients to access, and client content is uploaded by the deadlines.
    • Coordinating the fulfillment of clients’ contracted deliverables – these are wide-ranging tasks that often involve working closely with other departments.  Examples include setting up one-on-one meetings for sponsors at events, ordering branded items such as lanyards and tote bags, and coordinating the exhibit hall game card and raffle, among many others!
    • Ensuring clients are made aware of new information relating to the event.
    • Traveling to events as needed to assist with on-site deliverables and client support.  This is one of the most gratifying and enjoyable parts of the job!
  • Maintain the exhibitor floorplan and communicate with third-party exhibitor-services company on any changes to floorplan leading up to events.
  • Participate in internal team meetings, audit sponsorship contracts, maintain accuracy of event application and portion of event website.  Manage the event signage for all sponsored activities.
  • Assist with editing event brochures, ensuring all sponsor logos are appropriately positioned in event agenda and on the current sponsor page.

To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to:
Sarah McMann
Manager, Client Services



Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII), headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant to assist with or be fully responsible for the following duties:

  • Accounts payable
  • Expense reimbursements
  • General Ledger and bank reconciliations
  • Journal entries
  • Month-end close
  • Manage end-to-end payroll processing, including data entry, calculations, and disbursements.
  • Ensure accuracy in employee timekeeping, deductions, and withholdings.
  • Prepare and enter Payroll Journal Entries
  • Reconcile payroll accounts and resolve discrepancies.
  • File and record maintenance

Work location: This position is required to be in our Needham, Massachusetts headquarters office at least one day per week.

Required skills and experience:

  • At least three (3) years of mid-level accounting experience, AP/AR, General Ledger, report generation, bookkeeping, end-to-end payroll processing
  • Proficiency with financial software (ADP, Peachtree, Sage, Concur, etc.) and Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required.
  • Effective communication and customer service skills are essential.
  • Must be detail oriented with quick follow through, able to work independently with confidential information, and consistently exercise good judgment in dealing with competing demands and priorities.
  • Able to commute to our Needham, Massachusetts office at least one day per week.
  • BA or BS degree desirable

To apply, please email résumé to:
Ben Patel
Chief Financial Officer

Other pluses:

Skills training and career development
Competitive pay with incentives and profit share
Flexible work schedules
Companywide social events

CII is proud to offer its employees these benefits and more:

  • Health, dental, life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid leave
  • Company profit share
  • 401(k) with company match
  • FSA plan

CII Cares

CII is devoted to community service, organizing volunteer activities throughout the year to support underserved populations and practice environmental sustainability.

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CII Celebrates Diversity!

We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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