Jobs

The Yale Office of Sustainability is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Bird Collision Research Assistant

Bulldog Sustainability Project Coordinator

Carbon Charge Task Force Research Assistant

IARU Sustainability Fellowship


Bird Collision Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a student to research the various materials that can be used both during and after building construction to deter bird collisions. The ideal candidate for this position is capable of working independently with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to eric.overland@yale.edu


Bulldog Sustainability Project Coordinator

At Yale, our athletic programs and facilities are among the University’s main attractions. Yale’s athletic programs present incredible opportunities for the practice and promotion of sustainability. Bulldog Sustainability, a group of students that works jointly with the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Athletics to make athletics at Yale more sustainable, is looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team. We are looking for a motivated, task-oriented, and innovative person who is excited about sustainability and athletics at Yale. Bulldog Sustainability serves primarily as an effective platform for environmental education, and secondarily as an ‘in-the-field’ operations team. This year’s ‘Game Plan’ for Bulldog Sustainability will afford team members with opportunities to conduct outreach to teams and fans, to crunch numbers and run other analytics related to our team’s sustainability initiatives, and to get their hands dirty conducting waste audits.

Examples of projects for this upcoming academic year include: working with athletic teams to help them obtain Green Team Certification; finalizing and possibly expanding a paper towel composting pilot project in our athletic facilities; coordinating a shoe and sportswear donation program; conducting day-to-day and game day waste audits; hosting a panel on sustainability and athletics; promoting our group and advertising our goals using our website and social media. We are looking for someone who can help us execute these plans while also suggesting new ways we can make Yale Athletics more sustainable.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend regular meetings with Bulldog Sustainability Program Manager and Project Managers
  • Implement sustainability initiatives organized by the Bulldog Sustainability Project Managers
  • Routinely track progress, write reports, and present results to Bulldog Sustainability team and other key stakeholders
  • Serve as a resource on sustainability issues related to athletics at Yale

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, interest in sustainability and athletics. Previous experience in sustainability and other technical skills, e.g. Adobe Suite or HTML coding, preferred but not required.

Please send a cover letter and resume to ryan.laemel@yale.edu


Carbon Charge Task Force Research Assistant

In an effort to support the Carbon Charge Task Force, the Office of Sustainability is hiring ten students to research best practices in energy conservation and engagement at universities across North America. Each student selected will be responsible for investigating 5 - 10 universities’ highly rated energy conservation programs – exploring in significant detail how those institutions use incentives and information to induce energy conservation among students, faculty, and staff.  The investigatory process should include a thorough review of written materials and phone conversations asking specific questions about the details of the success of their program.

The final deliverable for each student will be to prepare written reports for the Task Force detailing their findings.

Once hired, the Research Assistant to the Presidential Carbon Charge Task Force should expect to work between 8-10 hours total at the Office of Sustainability, located at 70 Whitney Avenue. Research Assistants will be expected to start conducting research immediately. Reports are due Friday, February 6, 5:00 PM EST. Compensation will be commensurate with effort.

Applicants should submit a resume and one-paragraph statement of interest to ryan.laemel@yale.edu.  


IARU Sustainability Fellowship

Become a 2015 International Sustainability Research Fellow and spend the summer working overseas. The Yale Office of Sustainability in partnership with the International Alliance of Research Universities will select two fellows who will be placed with either Peking University or Cambridge University for a six to eight week period between June 1st and August 15th, (different dates may be arranged under special circumstances). Students will be hosted by the Office of Sustainability or equivalent. Upon their return, students will be hired to work with the Yale Office of Sustainability for the academic year 2015-16.

Fellows can be returning Yale undergraduate or graduate students of any major. Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and one page essay describing how this opportunity fits into their studies and professional interests by close of business on Friday, March 6th, 2015 to sarah.compton@yale.edu