Jobs

Please see below for Yale Office of Sustainability student job opening(s).

SSC Manager

SSC Team Leader

SSC Energy Squad Member

SSC Materials Management Team Member

SSC Old Campus Sustainability Coordinator

SSC Residential College Coordinator  


  


SSC Manager

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a graduate student to assist with the management of the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) – a team of 29 undergraduate students who are trained to implement sustainability initiatives on the Yale Campus.  This person will assist the Education & Outreach Manager with oversight of all SSC members, and will help with program development through the year of this student sustainability workforce program.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Co-planning Team Leader meetings in the Office of Sustainability with the Education & Outreach Manager
  • Working with Team Leaders to develop a work-plan for each team & holding each Team Leader accountable for deliverables
  • Managing and scheduling work requests for the Materials Management Team and Energy Squad
  • Coordinating & running monthly meetings for SSC
  • Maintaining clear communication channels throughout Sustainability Service Corps
  • Assisting & co-planning team-building exercises for SSC

The ideal candidate for this position is capable of working independently with excellent written and oral communication skills.  A strong interest in organizational behavior and experience with team management is required; experience coordinating student organizations is helpful.  Familiarity with sustainability – particularly at Yale – preferred but not necessary.

Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Manager” in the subject line by August 17, 2015.    

SSC Team Leader

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks four students to lead teams within the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) – a team of 29 undergraduate students who are trained to implement sustainability initiatives on the Yale Campus.  Team Leaders will work with the Service Corps Manager to create and implement a team work plan that will set deliverables, timelines, and mechanisms for reflection on performance.  Each Team Leader will be responsible for the management of 4-13 team members and will hold weekly office hours in the Office of Sustainability.  Attendance at team-specific training sessions will be also mandatory. 

Team Leaders will coordinate the following SSC teams, with the expectation that team leaders will work collaboratively with one another on joint initiatives and vision:  

  • Energy Squad
  • Materials Management
  • Old Campus Sustainability Coordinator
  • Residential College Coordinator

The ideal candidates for these positions are strong student leaders with the capacity to manage and motivate their peers while ensuring accountability for assigned responsibilities.  Team Leaders must be strong team-players with demonstrated leadership skills.  Strong organizational and communication skills required.  Familiarity with sustainability – particularly at Yale – preferred but not necessary.

Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter describing their leadership experience and skills, as well as area of interest to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “Sustainability Service Corps Team Leader” in the subject line by August 17, 2015.    

SSC Energy Squad Member

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a team of students to promote responsible energy use in the Yale Residential Colleges. This team will be part of the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) - a team of 29 undergraduate students who are trained to implement sustainability initiatives on the Yale Campus. Students will be trained in energy management at Yale, including assessment of energy use and strategies to improve energy efficiency. The Energy Squad will be responsible for special projects identified by Facilities and by students that will result in energy savings for the university. Facilities trainings will be mandatory. Responsibilities will include:

  • Attending training sessions on energy management at Yale (1-2/semester)
  • Working with College Sustainability Coordinators on outreach for energy programs
  • Attending monthly SSC meetings, providing support and collaborating with members from other SSC teams
  • Work on special projects related to energy, identified by Facilities

Ideal candidates will have an interest in community-scale energy management and energy efficiency. Candidates should have strong communication skills and be able to work well independently and as part of a team. Familiarity with sustainability – particularly at Yale – preferred but not necessary.

Applicants should submit a resume and brief (1 page max) cover letter that describes qualifications for the position, current perception of energy management at Yale, and one innovative idea about improving energy management at Yale to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Energy Squad Member” in the subject line by August 17, 2015.    

SSC Materials Management Team Member

The Yale Office of Sustainability is seeking a team of students to provide logistical and support to enhance food waste management and separation at Yale events, and establish and conduct waste stream analyses of Yale facilities in the interest of improving waste management in support of the Yale Sustainability Strategic Plan 2013-2016. This team will be part of the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) - a group of 29 undergraduate students who are trained to implement sustainability initiatives on the Yale Campus. These positions will work to improve understanding of resource recovery amongst Yale students and staff. Students will be trained on proper diversion procedures for organics and recycling, and will support events and educational opportunities identified by Facilities, Yale Dining and the Office of Sustainability. Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting waste stream analyses of waste streams on campus
  • Attending events on campus to set up and break down food waste management systems
  • Providing quality control/education at events that request organics collection
  • Ensuring proper signage for organics & recycling bins is in place at events
  • Working with Dining Hall managers to reduce food waste from Dining Halls
  • Engaging in small waste management projects as determined by the team each semester
  • Attending monthly SSC meetings, providing support and collaborating with members from other SSC teams

Ideal candidates will be passionate about waste diversion and not afraid to get their hands dirty! Candidates should care about the food system and be committed to finding creative solutions to problems associated with food waste. This is an active position; candidates must be willing to work outside, be able to lift 50 lbs., and be responsible for attending events throughout the academic year. Familiarity with sustainability – particularly at Yale – preferred but not necessary. Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Materials Management Team Member” in the subject line by August 17, 2015.    

SSC Old Campus Sustainability Coordinator

The Office of Sustainability is seeking enthusiastic and driven freshmen living on Old Campus to represent the Office of Sustainability as members of the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) - a group of 29 undergraduate students who are trained to implement sustainability initiatives on the Yale Campus. Freshmen Coordinators will serve as part of a team under a team leader and will be responsible for implementing sustainability initiatives on Old Campus. Excellent communication and writing skills are a must. Applicants should be willing to become active and engaged members of their college. Strong people skills required. Previous experience with sustainability preferred. The paid position will be offered for both the fall and the spring semesters. Applicants must reside on Old Campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend regular meetings with SSC Residential College Coordinators
  • Attend regular meetings with Freshmen Counselors
  • Attend bimonthly meetings at the Yale Office of Sustainability with the entire Sustainability Service Corps
  • Implement sustainability initiatives organized by the Yale Office of Sustainability on Old Campus
  • Serve as a resource on all environmental and sustainability issues to freshmen living on Old Campus

Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Old Campus Sustainability Coordinator” in the subject line by August 17, 2015.    

SSC Residential College Coordinator

The Office of Sustainability is seeking twelve enthusiastic and driven individuals to represent the Office of Sustainability in each of the residential colleges as members of the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) - a group of 29 undergraduate students who are trained to implement sustainability initiatives on the Yale Campus. Coordinators will serve as part of a team under two team leaders and will be held accountable for sustainability initiatives within their residential colleges. We are looking for people with excellent communication and writing skills who are willing to become active and engaged members of their residential college. Strong people skills are a must. Previous experience working in the residential college preferred, but not required. Rising sophomores (class of 2018) are encouraged to apply. The paid position will be offered for both the fall and the spring semesters.

We currently seek to fill open positions in the following colleges: Jonathan Edwards, Timothy Dwight, Silliman, Berkeley, Morse and Ezra Stiles. Applicants must belong to their respective college. 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly College Council and/or Student Activities Committee meetings
  • Attend weekly Residential College Sustainability Team meetings
  • Attend bimonthly meetings at the Yale Office of Sustainability with the entire Sustainability Service Corps
  • Interact regularly with key stakeholders of the college, including, but not limited to Master, Dean, Facilities Manager, Operations Manager, Dining Hall Manager, etc.
  • Implement sustainability initiatives organized by the Yale Office of Sustainability in the residential college
  • Serve as a resource on all environmental and sustainability issues to residential college students

Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Residential College Coordinator” in the subject line by August 17, 2015.