Jobs

The Yale Office of Sustainability is seeking part-time student positions. See below for more details.

Bulldog Sustainability Project Coordinator

Graphic Design Assistant

SSC Old Campus Sustainability Coordinator

SSC Residential College Coordinator

Yale Campus Tree Management Research Assistant

Yale Community Carbon Fund Research Assistant


Bulldog Sustainability Project Coordinator

At Yale, our athletic programs and facilities are among the University’s main attractions. Yale’s athletic programs present incredible opportunities for the practice and promotion of sustainability.

Bulldog Sustainability, a group of students that works jointly with the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Athletics to make athletics at Yale more sustainable, is looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team. We are looking for a motivated, task-oriented, and innovative person who is excited about sustainability and athletics at Yale.

Bulldog Sustainability serves primarily as an effective platform for environmental education, and secondarily as an ‘in-the-field’ operations team. This year’s ‘Game Plan’ for Bulldog Sustainability will afford team members with opportunities to conduct outreach to teams and fans, to crunch numbers and run other analytics related to our team’s sustainability initiatives, and to get their hands dirty conducting waste audits.

Examples of projects for this upcoming academic year include: working with athletic teams to help them obtain Green Team Certification; finalizing and possibly expanding a paper towel composting pilot project in our athletic facilities; coordinating a shoe and sportswear donation program; conducting day-to-day and game day waste audits; hosting a panel on sustainability and athletics; promoting our group and advertising our goals using our website and social media.

We are looking for someone who can help us execute these plans while also suggesting new ways we can make Yale Athletics more sustainable.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend regular meetings with Bulldog Sustainability Program Manager and Project Managers
  • Implement sustainability initiatives organized by the Bulldog Sustainability Project Managers
  • Routinely track progress, write reports, and present results to Bulldog Sustainability team and other key stakeholders
  • Serve as a resource on sustainability issues related to athletics at Yale

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, interest in sustainability and athletics preferred. Previous experience in sustainability and other technical skills, e.g. Adobe Suite or HTML coding, preferred but not required.

Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to ryan.laemel@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

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


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.


SSC Residential College Coordinator

The Office of Sustainability is seeking enthusiastic and driven individuals to represent the Office of Sustainability in Davenport, Pierson, Timothy Dwight, and Morse 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. The paid position will be offered for both the fall and the spring semesters. Applicants should be residents of Davenport, Pierson, Timothy Dwight, and Morse Colleges, respectively. 

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
  • 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.


Yale Campus Tree Management Research Assistant

Facilities Grounds is seeking a research assistant to creating a Campus Tree Management Plan for Yale University. Reporting to the Director of Facilities Grounds and with consultation and guidance from Walter Debboli (Facilities Grounds), Colleen Murphy-Dunning (URI) and Mark Ashton (FES). Using a GIS based survey of campus trees completed in the Fall of 2012 by URI, land management studies completed in 2013, and the campus tree assessment by Bartlett Tree Experts, the Plan will provide tree management and planting guidance to Yale Facilities Grounds. Based on research into the many aspects of the land, the Plan will provide, a set of recommended locations and species of trees for future planting sites. The plan will be organized by the eight Yale campus planning precincts.

The ideal candidate will have GIS skills, strong knowledge of urban plants and trees and how they interact in an urban ecosystem, landscape design background, and be a self-starter and an independent worker. The candidate will also have excellent writing and communication skills.  Must be willing to commit to the position for the 2014-2015 academic school year working approximately 8-10 hours a week.

Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to eric.uscinski@yale.edu.


Yale Community Carbon Fund Research Assistant

The Yale Community Carbon Fund Research Assistant will assist with the operations of the Yale Community Carbon Fund (YCCF). The YCCF, launched in 2008, supports local carbon mitigation initiatives that go beyond Yale’s immediate campus, including energy efficiency installations in low-income homes and local non-profits that both reduce carbon emissions and save low-income residents of New Haven money spent on energy bills. The YCCF also plays a central role in developing the strategic direction for low-income residential energy efficiency programs in the city, including conducting related research and providing policy recommendations to the city and the state.

The Research Assistant will assist the YCCF coordinator with the following research projects:

  • A collaborative study with DEEP into health and safety barriers to residential energy efficiencyA
  • Analysis of Home Energy Solutions program outreach data to assess how far the program has equitable coverage based on geography, income and housing type
  • Overseeing a possible study by the Yale Environmental Law clinic into low-income rental energy efficiency

Other ongoing YCCF activities that the RA may be involved in include:

  • Establishing ‘Energy Works New Haven’, a project aiming to increase residential energy efficiency, particularly of low-income groups, and in so-doing develop local jobs
  • Establishing mechanisms for the Yale community to contribute financially to locally based carbon mitigation projects

The ideal candidate will have the following skill-set: Must be a self-starter and independent worker capable of working with both internal (Yale University) and external (New Haven community and State level policy makers) parties; excellent research, organizational, interpersonal, writing and communication skills; computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentations. Knowledge of GIS technology will be an advantage. Must be willing to commit to the position for the fall semester of the 2014 academic school year, working approximately 6-10 hours a week in the Yale Office of Sustainability.

Applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to annie.harper@yale.edu.