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Job ID : 1463034 Date Updated : February 27th, 2024

Project Associate|行政機関のプロジェクト又はスタートアップ企業支援の経験を活かせます

Hiring Company CIC Japan G.K.
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 5 million yen ~ 9 million yen

Work Style

Remote Work and WFH Flex Time

Job Description

Do you enjoy building and maintaining strong innovation communities?
Are you skilled in building strategic partnerships and you wish to do so within a growing company? If so, read on.

CIC Tokyo is looking for a personable and organized individual to manage and operate CIC Tokyo's innovation and startup related projects on a fixed term contract. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with at least 2 years of experience in a project management related role.

Please note that you should have the ability to legally work in Japan. CIC is unable to sponsor visas for this role at this time.

One of your main responsibilities will be assisting our Project Manager, Community Development Lead and Director of CIC Institute through managing and carrying out innovation and startup related projects of CIC Institute.

In addition to the above you will:

  • Plan seminars, meetups, pitch and other events related to activating CIC Institute's innovation related projects funded by either private companies or governmental bodies.
  • Raise funds in order to properly operate the projects.
  • Maintain and manage relationships with corporate members and governments who sponsor each project.
  • Support startups in their growth and development inside the organization.
  • Work closely with Community Development, Events and Sales teams in order to increase  visibility and sales of CIC through those innovation and startup related projects.


  • Permanent contract.
  • Commuting / transportation allowance.
  • Laptop as your working tool.
  • Flexible working style after your probation period of 6 Month. WFH and Flextime is available with advanced request

In addition to helping our clients achieve great things, we work to ensure that our employees are healthy and supported. Some of the benefits of being here include:

  • Fun people in a dynamic space. We pride ourselves on finding driven and bright collaborators who are eager to lend their own unique skills to the team, as well as to our inspiring clientele. The number one reason CIC’ers say they like working here is because of their colleagues!
  • Personal growth. This is a great opportunity to learn and develop skills within the epicenter of the innovation community at a growing company.
  • Ability to work in a world-class, interdisciplinary innovation ecosystem and international community of exceptional entrepreneurs.
  • Access to amenities like a wellness area, nap room, game room, and more!
  • Access to Venture Cafe Tokyo, a weekly Thursday gathering involving high-impact programming designed to engage the broader entrepreneurial community.

※ Please submit your application in English. Thank you!

CIC is a global leader in building and operating innovation communities. Founded in 1999 in Cambridge, MA, CIC is one of the first companies to offer flexible office space and coworking options, providing a platform for the world’s most impactful entrepreneurs to innovate better and faster. We have locations in Boston, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Providence, Rotterdam, St. Louis, Warsaw, and Tokyo, and are growing into other cities.

CIC Tokyo is our newest site and the first located in Asia. Opened in October 2020 in one of the business districts of Minato-ku, CIC Tokyo is a one-of-a-kind innovation-oriented center in Japan with a total area of ​​about 6,000 square meters on the 15th and 16th floors of the Toranomon Hills Business Tower. We provide a vast workspace with the capacity to house more than 250 companies. CIC Tokyo is centered on companies that aim to grow, and communities and services that are looking to accelerate their business growth and global expansion. Because of its influence in startup and innovation scenery, CIC Tokyo has frequent visits of VIPs such as Prime Minister Kishida, Governor Koike, and other business leaders in Japan. CIC Tokyo is now recognized as a prestigious center of new businesses and startups in Japan by business leaders in Japan.

CIC Institute is a division of CIC that carries out startup and innovation related projects to support startups and develop innovation ecosystems, using both knowledge and the global network of CIC. The Institute currently does its work taking on events, community building, and consulting projects that support innovation, collaboration, and a stronger innovation ecosystem in key industries and geographies. 

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 1 year
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Fluent
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

You are a professional with a complementary set of skills and style to represent CIC to prospective partnerships and support current clients at the highest levels of service. You are an articulate and ethical individual who has strong written and verbal communication, organizational skills, and time management skills.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Japanese.
  • 1 year of either managing government funded projects, supporting startups, and/or starting up your own business.
  • Preferred experience with professional partnership and event coordination, community organizing, or the innovation ecosystem.

More specifically, as our ideal candidate, you are:

  • Incredibly detail-oriented and organized with solid time and project management skills.
  • Excellent communicator and listener, both written and verbal, with anyone including colleagues, clients and partners.
  • Personable, happy to help others, and naturally drawn to a very busy, ever-evolving environment.
  • Comfortable working with everyone, treating everyone as an equal.
  • Calm in a fast-paced environment and confident when dealing with uncertainty and last minute changes.
  • Creative and excited about trying new things with regards to our marketing and community building.

We welcome you to share a website, portfolio, or other materials that showcase your skills.

If you don't meet all the requirements or qualifications but bring some other unique skills and experience that would be valuable in this role, please apply and highlight those attributes for us in your cover letter.


CIC welcomes all candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status or disability. If you require an accommodation please let us know. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

Measures against passive smoking: No smoking indoors allowed. Smoking is not permitted outside of designated areas.

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 5 million yen ~ 9 million yen
Industry Think Tank, Research Institute

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