Jobs

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

Urban Sustainability Program Associate

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

Compost Quality Assistant

Graphic Design Assistant

Pesticide Management Research Assistant

Professional School Sustainability Action Plan Research Assistant

SSC Energy Squad Member

SSC Materials Management Team Member

SSC Old Campus Sustainability Coordinator

SSC Residential College Coordinator  


Urban Sustainability Program Associate

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Director of the Office of Sustainability, the Urban Sustainability Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and engagement Yale’s sustainability plans, policies, and practices, which are intended to balance ecosystem health and human wellbeing with economic viability. This position will communicate the University’s sustainability programs both within Yale and the New Haven community, in-person and through the use of online platforms, and will interface with managers from various city departments and non-governmental organizations as part of Yale’s effort to enhance collaboration between Yale, New Haven, and the surrounding region.

Principle Responsibilities:
  1. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to develop and implement collaborative urban sustainability programs and events. Initial priorities will include transportation and land use. Others will be added as the city embarks on its 10-year greening strategy, New Haven 2025.
  2. Develops and implements a strategy to engage members of the Yale community on programs related to New Haven and CT sustainability both online and in-person. This will include events and programming and promotion of various employee benefits related to sustainability – particularly transportation. It will also include oversight of the development and analysis of a biannual survey, creating and maintaining website content, and maintaining a vibrant social media presence.
  3. Manages a portfolio of transportation-related university programs, including on-campus bike-sharing and car-sharing initiatives as well as resources for Yale employee and student commuters.
  4. Develops metrics to identify and measure the success of various programs related to sustainability – particularly transportation. Recommends programmatic or communications adjustments based on knowledge of Yale and New Haven sustainability priorities.
  5. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of Yale and New Haven sustainability initiatives.
  6. Represents Yale University in meetings and at events with officials in the City of New Haven, the State of CT, and other institutions in the region to address various urban infrastructure challenges and enhance the ecological, social, and economic vitality of the region.
  7. Offers presentations about Yale Sustainability programs at orientations for students, staff, and faculty, and at other events and meetings as-needed, both on and off campus.
  8. Identifies outreach potential and promotes philanthropic and collaborative support of the specific projects and programs. As-needed, oversees student employees. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of experience working with sustainable urban infrastructure, collaborations and relationships.

Please apply through STARS, Requisition 32865BR.   


Compost Quality Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability, Yale Dining, and Yale Waste Reduction and Recycling seek a student to assist with quality control of waste diversion on campus. Yale is currently working to achieve a 50% diversion rate through a number of strategies, including food waste diversion. This position will assist with the evaluation of current operating procedures and will help to manage strategies for improvement.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Documentation and reporting of current practices
  • Maintaining a photo/observation database
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of a waste management plan to improve current practices.
  • Compilation and analysis of related metrics
  • Conducting periodic waste stream analysis.

Please send a cover letter and resume to sarah.compton@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


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.      

Professional School Sustainability Action Plan Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability is collaborating with professional schools and academic departments around campus to develop sustainability action plans. The Office is seeking student(s) for various professional schools to support the implementation of Sustainability Action Plans. The student will work 5-10 hours per week throughout the academic year.

Duties and responsibilities would include:

  • Support of the Sustainability Action Plan
  • Creating outreach materials throughout the year
  • Liaise with students from other professional schools
  • Support events to foster awareness of the connections between the Professional School discipline and sustainability

Applicants should send a CV, brief cover letter and small portfolio to the following contacts for each of the following Professional School openings:

Art: sarah.compton@yale.edu
Nursing: nona.donofrio@yale.edu  

SSC Energy Squad Member

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

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 sarah.compton@yale.edu with “SSC Energy Squad Member” in the subject line.    

SSC Materials Management Team Member

The Yale Office of Sustainability is seeking a team of students to provide logistical and support to enhance food waste management and separation at Yale events, and 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
  • Providing quality control/education at events that request organics collection
  • Ensuring proper signage for organics & recycling bins is in place at events
  • Working with Dining Hall managers to reduce food waste from Dining Halls
  • Engaging in small waste management projects as determined by the team each semester
  • 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 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 with “SSC Old Campus Sustainability Coordinator” 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. Rising sophomores (class of 2018) 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: Jonathan Edwards, Timothy Dwight, Silliman, Berkeley, Morse and Ezra Stiles. 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.