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Accelerator Associate (Summer 2020)

$1k – $41k
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**This is a full-time, temporary position from June 15 to Sept 16, 2020**

Associates help build the next amazing batch of healthcare startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. You will have the opportunity to dramatically expand your network and deepen your knowledge of healthcare innovation, as you sit in on mentor meetings, attend educational sessions, and support our start-ups with a variety of needs, from financial projections to website design.

You should be willing to commit to the equivalent of a full-time position for the duration of the program. Applicants should be able to jump in and complete any task quickly and effectively. We look for Associates with a wide range of backgrounds, from new grads to mid-career professionals. We expect a great attitude, desire to learn and meet new people, and lots of energy and enthusiasm. You should be scared of no task and be willing to take on any project, large or small.

In the past, we have had people with a wide range of experience participate as Associates, from new graduates to some with significantly more experience, including Associates who hold multiple advanced degrees. Our priority is finding smart, enthusiastic people who are excited about being engaged in various aspects of the program.

General Job Description

This role is responsible for a variety of administrative duties and operational execution for the duration of the accelerator program. Logistics experience as well as familiarity with the early stage venture-backed company ecosystem is preferred but not required. Previous healthcare experience is preferred but not required. A willingness to learn and comfort tackling new problems is a must. This role is a temporary, full-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities - you may be tasked with any or all of the below:

Engage with Cedars-Sinai Accelerator founders and plan activities, meetings and events that drive them toward success
Work closely with start-up companies on various projects and needs, ranging from strategic to administrative support
Coordinate the scheduling of mentors, investors, founders, and others
Serve as a host for mentors and other external guests visiting the Cedars-Sinai Innovation Space
Provide logistical support for program planning and execution
Follow best practices and execute upon outlined content and curriculum of the program
Event planning and support
Represent Cedars-Sinai in the local community, both actively and passively


1-3 years in fast-paced project or program management focused position
Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital
Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience
Experience in event planning and event logistics
Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities
Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations
Fits the Cedars-Sinai culture (patient-oriented, adaptable, supportive, creative)
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Authorized to work in the United States
Currently live in Los Angeles or would be willing to live here for the duration of the program.