Jobs

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

SSC Energy Squad Member

SSC Compost Crew Member

SSC Residential College Coordinator


SSC Energy Squad Member

Job Description: 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.

Job Requirements: 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 apply officially on Yale Student Employment (Ref# 14065) and 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 Thursday April 17, 2014.


SSC Compost Crew Member

Job Description: The Yale Office of Sustainability is seeking a team of students to (1) provide logistical and support to enhance food waste management and separation at Yale events, and (2) 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
  • Provide quality control/education at events that request organics collection
  • Ensure proper signage for organics & recycling bins is in place at events • Work with Dining Hall managers to reduce food waste from Dining Halls
  • Engage in small waste management projects as determined by the team each semester
  • Attend monthly SSC meetings, providing support and collaborating with members from other SSC teams.

Job Requirements: 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 apply officially on Yale Student Employment (Ref# 14066) and should submit a resume and brief cover letter to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Compost Crew Member” in the subject line by Thursday April 17, 2014.


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.  Current freshmen (class of 2017) are encouraged to apply.

The paid position will be offered for both the fall and the spring semesters.  

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 apply officially on Yale Student Employment (Ref# 14063) and should submit a resume and brief cover letter to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Residential College Coordinator” in the subject line by Thursday April 17, 2014.