While looking for a new job can be tough, we think it’s super important to be transparent from the get-go to ensure the “right” fit — not only for us, but for you too. At Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), when it comes to hiring solid team members, we don’t play games (note: we are pretty serious about cornhole though — and with a ping pong table at the office, table tennis know-how doesn’t hurt either).
Speaking of the Office…
The YEC Boston office is located near South Station in a co-working space. We don’t believe in cubicles. We do believe in collaboration, but also having the space you need to get things done.
Our office space includes:
-Free coffee & tea
-Free water (plus, the good fruit-infused kind if that’s your thing)
-Rotating beer on tap from our friends at Harpoon Brewery
-Plenty of different environments to get your creative juices flowing throughout the day
Also, on Fridays,
we wear pink we have the option to work remote — from anywhere our heart desires. Other benefits: 2 weeks paid vacation every year, paid time off for all major U.S. holidays and comprehensive healthcare packages (dental and vision are also available).
But Wait, What Does YEC Do?
We’re glad you asked.
YEC is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s top entrepreneurs. Our members are mainly CEOs and co-founders of amazing companies from all different verticals. (Check out a few of our featured members here.)
We offer our members a lot of things, but some of the services we provide include: 24/7 member concierge, a dedicated in-house editorial team, a member community forum, a vetted network of members and benefits, events (both local and national) and national retreats (check out a recap of our recent YEC Escape to Powder Mountain trip here).
Does YEC sound like an organization you’d like to work with? If you’re near the Boston area and have the skills for one of the full-time positions below, send us your cover letter and résumé!
(Full descriptions and instructions can be found by clicking on each position name below.)
Social Media Manager: You will be responsible for sharing content created by the founders of some of the world’s coolest companies including Rent The Runway, Hootsuite, Threadless and Thrillist, plus, managing YEC’s social media channels as a customer-service portal and sales/marketing channel.
PHP Developer: You will be working on new and existing software projects that touch thousands of people, including innovative tools for building highly curated communities.
Associate Editor: Of this position, Executive Editor Lindsey Donner says, “The associate editor role at YEC is a unique opportunity. Journalism and publishing have changed dramatically in a very short period of time; this role will challenge the right person to hone their skills in every major area a modern writer or editor needs to understand in 2015: content marketing, writing for the web, writing for print, editing expert content, web publishing, public relations, branding and marketing communications, to name a few. Plus, our associate editors get to help some of the most talented entrepreneurs in the country get their own voices heard in media and, in the process, get a first-rate education in running and growing a business too.”
Community Manager: You will be responsible for supporting the founders of some of the world’s coolest companies including Rent The Runway, Hootsuite, Threadless, and Thrillist.
Meet the Boston Team
While YEC team members are spread all throughout the country (including our CEO and co-founder Scott Gerber, who’s in NYC), our HQ is in Boston. Meet a few of the team members you'll be working with in Boston below:
Ryan is co-founder and COO at YEC. He’s passionate about all things entrepreneurship and community building, and enjoys quality whiskey and craft beer. In a recent post on his website, Ryan writes, “Building your company is like sailing a ship into uncharted territory. While specific strengths are certainly necessary to keep the boat moving forward, your crew's morale will inevitably determine the success of the journey.”
Our Program Director Morgan is a natural hustler (from New York, naturally), professional people watcher and curator of fun. Whether she’s planning a national member retreat or driving member connections throughout the country, Morgan’s mission is to help make the world a better place for entrepreneurs. “One of my favorite things about YEC is that ideas are listened to and encouraged,” says Morgan.
Bob is CTO at YEC. When he’s not coding or building systems, he is most likely drinking whiskey, reading a good book or traveling. Self-described as generally inappropriate and moderately ridiculous, Bob is passionate about tech, recruiting and building strong teams and relationships.
YEC Associate Editor and Phoenix native Janey, says, “I feel lucky to work with a team that places so much emphasis on constant improvement. I get to communicate with fascinating, smart people from all over and I am always working on engaging projects. But my favorite part would probably be knowing how much team YEC truly cares about the work we do and each other.”
Jeff is a Community Manager at YEC who is constantly connecting people to maximize the YEC member experience. Aside from providing recommendations to members, Jeff is our internal go-to for anything culinary-related.
Bethany is a San Francisco transplant and Associate Editor at YEC. Aside from being a writer and editor, Bethany is a self-described science enthusiast, startup buff and word geek who loves travel, skiing and good whiskey (are you seeing a trend here?).
After recently earning her Masters at Hult International Business School in San Francisco, where she studied social entrepreneurship, Cassandra is our newest YEC Community Manager. “I find joy in building and maintaining client relationships, youth mentorship and reassuring that social impact is a part of a business’s DNA,” says Cassandra.
Jessica is an Associate Editor at YEC who spent the past 5 years in Miami, where she helped launch a WebTV media network for the restaurant & hospitality industry.
Thanks for your interest and good luck!