Employment opportunities

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) is seeking to fill an exciting new position in our Amherst, MA office.


NCIIA is a 17-year-old, national nonprofit organization that promotes science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship in universities and colleges across the U.S. We provide funding and training to help impact-focused student inventors realize their dreams, and support faculty to facilitate the innovation process from a new idea to the creation of self-sustaining enterprises. Our work has led to the launch of 180 new ventures that benefit people in the U.S. and around the world.

Founded with support from the Lemelson Foundation, NCIIA also receives substantial funding from the National Science Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other funders. We are a growing organization with an annual budget of $10 million dollars.

To apply

Send cover letter and resume with position title in the subject line to jobs@nciia.org.

Open positions

Assistant Director of Communications - Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans for internal and external communications activities. Provide direct marketing support to NCIIA's educational outreach and grant-giving programs, including identifying and researching target audiences. Design, write, and produce content and materials for print, email marketing, web sites, and social media, and potentially create content for mobile products. Manage print production of educational materials, trade booth displays, and other collateral, as well as support video and photography services. Requires project management experience and a high level of technical proficiency in website development, social media, and graphic design. Read more.

Event Coordinator - Coordinates single and multi-day national and international events, meetings and conferences of varying size. Plans, coordinates and executes event registration and communication. Negotiates with hotel, meeting space, food, AV and transportation vendors within budget parameters. Secures vendor contracts, tracks expenditures and processes invoice for payment. Works with internal and external resources in the planning and production of program booklets, participant guides and marketing materials. Develops tools and processes to assist the program and operations team. Manages program participant stipends, logistics, communications and disbursements. Read more.