Jobs

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

Pesticide Management Research Assistant

SSC Residential College Coordinator 


Pesticide Management Research Assistant

Reporting to the Director of Facilities Grounds, Eric Uscinski, and with consultation and guidance from grounds supervisors and master gardeners, the Pesticide Management Research Assistant would be tasked with creating a Yale Pesticide Management Plan for Yale’s Central Campus, School of Medicine campus and West Campus.  Using Yale maps, current pesticide application information, and other data and information the research assistant will develop a comprehensive overview and analysis on use of pesticides at various landscaped areas. The report would identify the types of pesticides used, why they are used, schedules, volumes, and frequency of application. The plan will provide, based on research, a set of recommended alternatives and best practices for Yale Facilities Grounds Maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have GIS skills, strong knowledge of pesticides and how they interact in an urban ecosystem 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 fall 2015 school year working approximately 8-10 hours a week. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief (1 page max) cover letter that describes qualifications for the position to eric.uscinski@yale.edu with “Pesticide Management Research Assistant” in the subject line.  


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 are encouraged to apply. The paid position will be offered for both the fall and the spring semesters.

We currently seek to fill open positions in the following colleges: Trumbull and Saybrook. Applicants must belong to their respective college. 

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 submit a resume and brief cover letter to sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Residential College Coordinator” in the subject line.