Jobs

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

Cultural Center Liaison

Graphic Design Assistant

Professional School Sustainability Action Plan Research Assistant

SSC Energy Squad Member

SSC Innovation & Initiatives Team Member

SSC Manager

SSC Materials Management Team Member 


Cultural Center Liaison

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a Cultural Center Liaison to coordinate with Yale’s four cultural centers and facilitate sustainability programming that aligns with the mission of each center. The liaison will connect those affiliated with the cultural centers to resources of the Yale Office of Sustainability and environmental initiatives elsewhere on campus. The ultimate goal is to ensure that campus sustainability planning addresses the needs of the centers and their affiliates.

Responsibilities

  • Attend staff meetings from the beginning of the school year to gain a sense of each center’s sustainability priorities.
  • Serve as the point person to schedule energy and/or waste audits of the centers by the Sustainability Service Corps (at the centers’ request)
  • Help to design projects that address environmental justice and equity
  • Facilitate operational sustainability in the centers (proper thermostat usage, electricity conservation, food waste from events, etc.)
  • Regularly meet with center staff to stay updated on center-specific developments
  • Regularly check in with Office of Sustainability supervisor to stay updated on upcoming projects

Requirements

  • Familiarity with Yale’s Cultural Centers
  • Preferably an undergraduate able to commit at least 6 hours/week
  • Proven interest in environmental and sustainability issues
  • Strong commitment to intercultural collaboration
  • Engaging interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and creativity
  • Available to start brainstorming in July or early August 

Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to sarah.compton@yale.edu.             


Graphic Design Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks an intern to assist with the graphic design of a wide range of Office of Sustainability materials. This includes designing or updating sustainability infographics, fact sheets, interactive tutorials, graphs and charts. The ability and interest to create engaging educational videos is not required but appreciated. The intended audiences for these materials will include staff, faculty, students, alumni, and the community at large.

The ideal candidate for this position is a self- starter with proven design skills and comfort with graphic design programs. You must have a high level of understanding using the following programs:
•    Adobe Illustrator,
•    Adobe Photoshop
•    Adobe InDesign

The ideal candidate is also a clear communicator and attentive to deadlines.

Please send a portfolio, cover letter and resume to sarahjane.compton@yale.edu.


Professional School Sustainability Action Plan Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability is collaborating with professional schools and academic departments around campus to develop sustainability action plans to support the Yale Sustainability Strategic Plan. The Office is seeking a student to help coordinate the planning process, convene students from the various schools, and assist with programming and research related to the various disciplines. This position will start in the fall ‘16 semester, but hours in spring ’16 are also possible. The student will work 5-10 hours per week throughout the academic year.

The Yale Office of Sustainability is collaborating with professional schools and academic departments around campus to develop sustainability action plans to support the Yale Sustainability Strategic Plan. The Office is seeking a student to help coordinate the planning process, convene students from the various schools, and assist with programming and research related to the various disciplines. This position will start in the fall ‘16 semester, but hours in spring ’16 are also possible. The student will work 5-10 hours per week throughout the academic year. Send cover letter and resume to melissa.goodall@yale.edu.  


SSC Energy Squad Member

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a team of students to promote responsible energy use at Yale. 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 sarahjane.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Energy Squad Member” in the subject line. 


SSC Innovation & Initiatives Team Member

The Yale Office of Sustainability is seeking undergraduate students to plan and run innovative campaigns that improve awareness of sustainability on campus. This team will be part of the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) - a group of 16 undergraduate students who are trained to implement sustainability initiatives on the Yale Campus.

Students on this team will work closely with the Energy Squad and the Materials Management Team to turn their results and observations into actions and educational campaigns. The students will have creative control to implement diverse initiatives ranging from campaigns and events to tangible projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and running one event (e.g. study break) every month.
  • Organizing (at minimum) one campaign per semester.
  • Running educational workshops for undergraduate leaders on how to make their groups sustainable.
  • Replicating a sustainability initiative from another university at Yale.
  • Door-to-door outreach.
  • Updating SSC social media
  • Attending monthly SSC meetings, providing support and collaborating with members from other SSC teams.

This team is composed of two team leaders and four members. While everyone works together on every project, each of the 4 members has a slightly specialized role:

  1. Energy expert: takes the lead on campaigns coming out of the Energy Squad team.
  2. Materials master: takes the lead on campaigns coming out of the Materials Management Team
  3. Freshmen outreach coordinator: plans campaigns and events specifically targeting freshmen.
  4. PR star: point-person for social media updates and designing communications. Previous graphic design experience is preferred but not necessary.

Ideal candidates will be passionate about spreading sustainability on campus and getting their peers engaged with the issues at hand. Candidates should be energetic and creative, 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 and includes one innovative campaign idea about any area of sustainability on campus to sarahjane.compton@yale.edu.  


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 and implementation of the 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
  • Attending team meetings on a rotating basis to check in

The ideal candidate for this position is capable of working independently with excellent written, oral communication, and team management skills. A strong interest in management and 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 sarahjane.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Manager” in the subject line.  


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 Goals.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 Hospitality 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 sarahjane.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Materials Management Team Member” in the subject line.