Jobs

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

Graphic Design Assistant

Yale Campus Tree Management Research Assistant

Yale Community Carbon Fund Research Assistant


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.


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, writing and communication skills; Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets. Knowledge of GIS technology will be an advantage. Prefer somebody with interest and/or experience in the areas of energy efficiency and/or low-income housing. 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.