Jobs

Please see below for sustainability-related job openings at Yale University.


Student Positions

Energy Analysis Research Assistant

The Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at West Campus is seeking three research assistants to support the research and analysis of environmental conditions at Yale museums and storage facilities. Research will be part of the development of optimization scenarios of the energy use with the aim to maintaining high standards of collection care on the way to implementation the “green museum” concept. The Research Assistants will build upon the on-going monitoring of environmental parameters and energy use and work to complete a roadmap and plan due by May 2017.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Research and analysis of temperature and relative humidity data in relevant museum and storage buildings as well as energy use data
  • Design and presentation of possible optimization scenarios for different buildings and collections
  • Prepare report presenting results of the project
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings to review progress to date and discuss findings
The students will work at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage with oversight provided by Lukasz Bratasz, Head of the Institute’s Sustainable Conservation Lab. Students will be assigned to different tasks with the expectation that each student will work independently but collaborate closely with the other members of the research team.
 
These positions are open to graduate students only. The ideal candidates are self-starters with excellent written communication and analytical skills combined with a background in environmental or engineering studies, planning or related fields. Experience with related research, analysis and strategic planning would be highly welcome. Desirable software skills include MS Word, Origin, and PPT. Applicants should submit a résumé and brief cover letter to Lukasz.bratasz@yale.edu with “Museum Environment” in the subject line.
 

Graphic Design Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks an intern beginning in the fall of 2017 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.

SSC Materials Management Team Member

The Yale Office of Sustainability is seeking a team of students to provide logistical support to enhance food waste management and separation at Yale events, conduct waste stream analyses of Yale facilities in the interest of improving waste management, and initiate creative projects to raise awareness about materials use on campus. This team will be part of the Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) - a group of 15 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.

Responsibilities will include the following: 

  • 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.
  • Working with Dining Hall managers to reduce food waste from Dining Halls.
  • Creating, manifesting, and staffing creative projects to raise awareness about materials use.
  • 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.

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 15 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 one team leader and five members. While everyone works together on every project, each of the five 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. Student group liaison: in charge of connecting extracurricular student groups with sustainability efforts.
  5. 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 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 group of 15 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 Innovations and Initiatives Team 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, including energy surveys of campus spaces and Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking. 

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.

Staff Positions

Manager of Grounds, Facilities Operations

Reporting to the Director of Facilities Services, this key managerial role provides senior level leadership over the Grounds Management unit, inclusive of: supervision, and management of grounds maintenance activities for three campuses of University properties including: athletic fields, green roofs, historic trails and botanical gardens.

The ideal candidate will lead, inspire and manage a team of supervisors providing all aspects of grounds maintenance, coordinating services with customers and service providers. He/she will develop and implement training programs to include: safety training, general landscaping education and sustainable landscape programs and initiatives, and develop procedures and processes to continually improve service and quality. In addition, this leader will be responsible for policy and procedure protocols and emergency response for all weather conditions and natural disasters, such as snow, ice, wind, rain, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other events that might alter normal operating conditions on campus.

Please visit Yale STARS for further details, requisition 38574BR.