Jobs

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

Staff Positions

Please check back at a later date for updated listings.

Student Positions

Communications Assistant 

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a communications assistant to assist with developing extensive fresh website content. Reporting to the Outreach Manager, the responsibilities of the Communications Assistant will include:

- Participating in strategic visioning sessions for enhancing the structure and content of the website

- Updating, editing, proofreading, and developing content

- Helping to develop weekly blogs for the front page of the website

- Conducting periodic interviews with staff, faculty, students, and alumni

- Researching sustainability-related topics

- Supporting social media outreach – particularly aimed at students

- Assisting with the development of longform educational articles

- Other writing, editing, and proofreading as needed

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with sustainability – particularly at Yale – preferred, but not necessary. Experience with Drupal or similar online content management systems preferred, but not necessary. Knowledge of HTML or Dreamweaver not required.

This position is open to undergraduate and graduate students of any discipline.

Please send a cover letter and resume to scot.bearss@yale.edu.

Design Assistant 

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a design assistant to assist with developing sustainability-related infographics, multi-media, and typographical visuals/illustrations for usage on social media, websites, and HTML-based emails. The intended audience for these visuals will includes staff, faculty, students, alumni, and the community at large. Reporting to the Outreach Manager, the responsibilities of the Design Assistant will include:

- Participating in strategic visioning sessions for enhancing the visuals and content of the website

- Updating, editing, and developing visual content

- Design infographics and illustrations based on existing or upcoming articles

- Researching sustainability-related topics

- Supporting social media outreach – particularly aimed at students

- Other designing and illustrating as needed

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with sustainability – particularly at Yale – preferred, but not necessary. Experience with Drupal or similar online content management systems preferred, but not necessary. Knowledge of HTML or Dreamweaver not required.

This position is open to undergraduate and graduate students of any discipline.

Please send a cover letter and resume to scot.bearss@yale.edu.

Life Cycle Assessment Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a student assistant to conduct life cycle assessment on several types of plastic items. The goal is to determine which item type has a higher emissions impact, as well as the greatest health impacts. The student will also be responsible for writing a narrative to accompany the LCA.

The ideal candidate for this position has experience with LCAs and LCA software, is a skilled writer, and is a self-starter with the ability to work independently while also providing frequent updates on progress. The ideal candidate is also: interested in the environment and human health; flexible; organized; a clear communicator; and attentive to deadlines.

To apply, send résumé and cover letter to lindsay.crum@yale.edu