PROJECT MANAGER, Production Operations and Communications

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.

Other pluses:

  • Skills training and career development at all levels
  • Competitive pay with incentives and company profit share
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Companywide social events

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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)
  • FSA plan

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Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) is seeking a professional with experience producing conferences in the any of the following topic areas: life sciences, drug discovery and development, clinical trials, diagnostics, engineering and bioengineering, biosensors and biotherapeutics, informatics and bioinformatics, or AI. If you want to work at a well-established company with an entrepreneurial feel, are interested in challenging your intellect, and are an analytical thinker with knowledge of any of these topic areas, conference production may be the career for you!

Conference producers are primarily responsible for developing the technical content & agenda of events, recruiting speakers and overseeing the entire project. Producers utilize a journalistic approach to build relationships in industry and develop and manage a dynamic portfolio of conference topics. They are top-notch communicators with exceptional relationship-management skills and the ability to effectively attract industry thought leaders to participate/speak at our events.

Responsibilities include literary review of novel technologies and innovation; analysis of the industry for economic, scientific, technical and regulatory trends; extensive phone interviews and email communication regarding source material, topic validation, content development and thought leader recruitment; and use of the knowledge gained to create a compelling conference program.

Location: Our headquarters are in Needham, Massachusetts. Preference is for local candidates but we would consider remote for the right candidate.

Desired Skills and Experience
- Conference production experience is highly desirable, preferably in producing scientific seminars and/or training programs.
- Must be a self-starter and strong project manager who is undaunted by constant multi-tasking and overlapping deadlines.
- Travel (approx. 10 trips annually) is required.
- Ideal candidate possesses exceptional creativity and demonstrated ability to determine viability of products.
- Conference production is team based, and working comfortably with people across the entire organization and different disciplines is essential.
- Willingness and ability to learn new technologies is very important.
- BS or BA; advanced degree preferred
- Experience working in virtual event platforms is extremely valuable, but not required.

To apply, please send résumé to:
Marina Filshtinsky, M.D.
Executive Director, Conferences


The Coordinator of Interactive Web Events is responsible for providing administrative support, course materials standardization, and training coordination for Barnett’s web-based training products geared toward pharmaceutical, biotech, biologics and medical device professionals.

Specific responsibilities include:
- Providing logistical and technical support for Barnett’s web seminar business line
- Setting up and verify training links and student logins for Barnett’s WebEx training, including Barnett’s internal infrastructure, Survey Monkey and WebEx
- Assisting customers with registration and access to the WebEx platform
- Hosting, recording and editing Barnett’s live Interactive Web Seminars (**NOTE: must be able to work occasional evenings in order to meet scheduled training needs for hosting.)
- Formatting PowerPoint presentations and other program materials with branding elements and content updates, and uploading to SharePoint
- Maintaining pre-assessment and post-assessment documentation, following up on evaluations and tracking required metrics
- Scoring and distributing grades for Barnett offerings
- Coordinating schedule and project status with the project delivery team
- Assembling, distributing, and following up on vendor and instructor invoices and contracts
- Maintaining all tracking documents and records

Minimum Qualifications Required:
- Strong administrative and organizational skills; keen attention to detail
- Proficiency in MS Office and the motivation to learn computer applications
- Familiarity with web seminar platforms
- Engaging phone voice
- Ability to rapidly troubleshoot issues
- Experience with customer relationship management and client communications; ability to enthusiastically adapt/respond to different types of personalities
- Strong time-management and communication skills
- Strong team player
- Flexible about switching from project to project as business needs change
- Ability to provide step-by-step technical help, both in writing and verbally
- Self-starter accustomed to thinking resourcefully and developing ideas independently
- Business degree or equivalent work experience
- Good understanding of computer systems and mobile devices
- Experience with recording and editing live virtual training sessions
- Hands-on experience with WebEx
- Experience in the training arena

To apply, please email cover letter & résumé to:
Naila Ganatra, M.Ed.
General Manager, Barnett International


CII is seeking an extremely organized Conference Production Assistant with impeccable communication skills to join our fabulous conference production and development team.

The Conference Production Assistant is a mid-level, administrative assistance & project support position. While many of the tasks we do are administrative in nature, this is not your typical admin job! It requires exceptional organizational and administrative skills. We are looking for a self-motivated and dependable candidate who is able to tackle a dynamic and challenging to-do list. Daily tasks include everything from proofreading and scheduling projects, editing and preparing conference materials, to conferring with speakers and communicating with internal stakeholders.

It is a lot to juggle, and it is never boring! If you want to play a key role on the project team, tackle overlapping projects, pore over minute details, and deftly handle the needs of several people at once, we want to talk to you!

Role Responsibilities:

  • Support a portfolio of conference projects with overlapping (and occasionally competing) deadlines.
  • Proofread and edit conference materials against time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Respond to speakers' inquiries and remind speakers of submission deadlines.
  • Prepare electronic (pdf) conference documentation that comes from multiple sources.
  • Coordinate job specs and due dates for duplication and delivery by the printer.
  • Compile, edit and format conference program guides, addenda, flyers, etc.
  • Meet short turnarounds, work against tight deadlines & maintain high standards.
  • Process speaker recordings and PowerPoint files for virtual and in-person events.
  • Put together conference materials for in-person events and manage their distribution and return.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience as an administrative assistant or project assistant
  • 3+ years’ background in proofreading and/or copyediting technical documents and preparing business correspondence
  • Familiarity with supporting project teams; experience managing project schedules and deadlines preferred
  • Personal qualities:
    • Highly self-motivated and dependable
    • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time-management skills
  • People skills:
    • Effective team player with the ability to support and take direction from numerous sources, including supervisor, team members and conference speakers
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Technical skills:
    • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Adobe
    • Zoom
    • Ability to learn new software
  • Bonus skills and experience:
    • Zoom
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Virtual event platforms
    • Conference production, printing or publishing experience in the biotech, healthcare, energy or medical industries

**Please include a cover letter with your résumé**
Email application materials to:
Kaitlin Kelleher
Director, Production Operations and Communications

PROJECT MANAGER, Production Operations and Communications

Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) is seeking an extremely organized Project Manager, Production Operations and Communications to join our phenomenal conference production team. If you have impeccable communication, project-management and organizational skills, please apply!

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Provide project management support for a portfolio including several large events:
    • Manage production deadlines and templates and keep teams on time.
    • Coordinate and assist with running team meetings.
    • Coordinate, proofread and finalize event website content and brochures.
    • Manage speaker correspondence and outreach as needed.
  • Support the conference production department with processes, technology training and initiative implementation.
  • Coordinate with sales, marketing, meeting planning and customer service departments.
  • Work with marketing teams on social media and promotion strategies across the portfolio.
  • Produce podcasts: work with conference production team to secure speakers, write and conduct the interviews, and coordinate with marketing to promote events via social media and email campaigns.
  • Manage overlapping projects with meticulous attention to detail, budgets and competing deadlines.
  • As part of the onsite team, travel to and run a series of conferences: assist speakers, manage in-room AV, and provide customer service.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years as a project manager or administrative assistant
  • Outstanding communication, organizational, time-management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in virtual event platforms; ability to learn new technologies
  • Background in writing technical documents
  • Strengths in researching and understanding a conference portfolio’s market in order to build relationships and effectively post on social media
  • Proficiency with online research, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe
  • Prior work with executives, preferably with scientists
  • Ability and willingness to travel (3-6 trips annually)
  • Bachelor's degree; helpful if in life sciences or materials sciences but not required
  • Conference production experience is highly desirable but not required.

**Please include a cover letter with your résumé**
Email application materials to:
Kaitlin Kelleher
Director, Production Operations and Communications