Jobs

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

Staff Positions

There are currently no staff positions available.

Student Positions

Design & Social Media Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a Design and Social Media assistant to assist with developing sustainability-related infographics, multimedia, and typographical visuals/illustrations for usage on social media, websites, and HTML-based emails and improving the visibility of Yale Sustainability’s social channels. The intended audience for this content will primarily include students. 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 Yale Sustainability website and social media accounts
  • Updating, editing, and developing visual content
  • Design infographics and illustrations to accompany articles, posters, or social media posts
  • Researching sustainability-related topics
  • Supporting social media outreach – particularly aimed at students
  • Other designing and illustrating as needed
This position is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with proven design skills, comfort with graphic design programs, and experience with social media and digital video skills. Familiarity with and passion for sustainability – particularly at Yale – is preferred. Candidates with experience in designing in Adobe Create Suite and managing professional social media channels are preferred. Candidate should have a keen eye toward a clean, professional visual styling and be a clear and punctual communicator who is attentive to deadlines. Please send a cover letter, examples of work, and resume to scot.bearss@yale.edu. Design portfolios and social media links are welcomed.
 

Global University Climate Forum Assistant

Yale Sustainability is leading a program to bring students from around the world together to share ideas, learn, connect, and act on the global imperative of addressing climate change. In September 2020 student teams from around the world will apply to propose their ideas for actionable projects that will result in measurable outcomes over the course of six months. Accepted teams will be invited to participate in an online series of workshops during the week of November 9, which would have been the first week of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Following the workshop, the student teams will be required to report on their progress over the course of six months. The final reports, which will be due in May 2021 will be featured in a publication to be issued at the rescheduled COP26, which will be in Glasgow in November 2021. Learn more about the Forum online.

The Global University Climate Forum Assistant will provide support for this program, including:

  • Before the event: Assist with schedule development for the November series; communicate with student applicants as needed; helping to ensure student team members understand and complete the program requirements; issue communications through various networks and online channels to ensure visibility of the program; help to organize materials for review.
  • Following the event: Develop an event report and online content to showcase the November series and student projects; Solicit input from student teams around the world on their progress; Help to connect student teams with mentors and resources
  • Throughout the project: Draft periodic status memos to update institutional partners and key Yale officials on preparations; create outreach documents for media opportunities
  • Other tasks as needed

This position will require a commitment through the third week of May 2021 at a minimum.  While there will be some flexibility from week to week in terms of time demands, full hours will be required during the week of November 9.

Requirements:

  • Outstanding oral and written communications.
  • Comfort with digital communications and online platforms, including social media management.
  • Understanding of climate change policy and politics preferred.

All applications must go through the Yale Student Employment website (yale.edu/seo), but interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to sustainability@yale.edu.

Health and Nature Campus Green Spaces and Health RA

The Yale School of the Environment, Fair Haven Community Health Center, Yale Office of Sustainability, and Being Well@Yale, have been exploring ways to increase access and time spent outdoors to improve the health of the Yale community, New Haven community, and beyond.

The work is divided into four complementary tracks:
 
  1. Park Prescriptions/Clinic Nature and Health. The group is continuing a park prescriptions program in partnership with Parks Rx America to allow keen providers to prescribe parks as well as promote health and nature connections more broadly for patients.
  2. Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) EPIC Integration, Social Apps and EHR. The group is developing a unique park prescription platform in the YNHHS electronic medical records (EPIC) to ensure data accuracy and HIPPA compliance and protections.
  3. Campus Green Spaces & Health. The group is expanding educational materials and programming to help increase knowledge and usage of campus green spaces.
  4. Funding Mechanisms & Network Building. The group is investigating grant funding and alternative funding mechanisms as well as promoting shared learning with peers and ongoing conversations with key leaders
We are seeking several research assistants (RAs) to help support the goals of this program and the development of the tracks. RAs will be selected to focus on one track and will be expected to work independently. They will also work collaboratively with fellow RAs and supervisors and send bi-weekly updates to all members of the Nature and Health Team.
 
This position will be managed by Amber Garrard, Senior Manager of the Yale Office of Sustainability and support efforts of Lisa Kimmel, Director of Wellness and Health Education for Being Well at Yale and Student Health Education at Yale Health.
 

View more information about this position at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. Please send a statement of interest and resume to amber.garrard@yale.edu.  

Health and Nature Yale-New Haven Health System (YNHHS) EPIC Integration, Social Apps and EHR RA

The Yale School of the Environment, Fair Haven Community Health Center, Yale Office of Sustainability, and Being Well@Yale, have been exploring ways to increase access and time spent outdoors to improve the health of the Yale community, New Haven community, and beyond.

The work is divided into four complementary tracks:
 
  1. Park Prescriptions/Clinic Nature and Health. The group is continuing a park prescriptions program in partnership with Parks Rx America to allow keen providers to prescribe parks as well as promote health and nature connections more broadly for patients.
  2. Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) EPIC Integration, Social Apps and EHR. The group is developing a unique park prescription platform in the YNHHS electronic medical records (EPIC) to ensure data accuracy and HIPPA compliance and protections.
  3. Campus Green Spaces & Health. The group is expanding educational materials and programming to help increase knowledge and usage of campus green spaces.
  4. Funding Mechanisms & Network Building. The group is investigating grant funding and alternative funding mechanisms as well as promoting shared learning with peers and ongoing conversations with key leaders

We are seeking several research assistants (RAs) to help support the goals of this program and the development of the tracks. RAs will be selected to focus on one track and will be expected to work independently. They will also work collaboratively with fellow RAs and supervisors and send bi-weekly updates to all members of the Nature and Health Team.

This position will be managed by Hyung Paek, Medical Director of Information Technology (IT) at Fair Haven Community Health Care and Yale-New Haven Health Systems.

View more information about this position at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. Please send a statement of interest and resume to hyung.paek@ynhh.org 

Resilience Campus Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability works to advance sustainability within the Yale community by acting as a catalyst for information exchange and facilitating capacity building, innovation, streamlined operations, and preparation of tomorrow’s sustainability leaders. The Yale Sustainability Plan 2025 sets a goal to create a campus resilience plan that aligns with local and regional adaptation approaches for resiliency.

The Sustainability Fellow for Campus Resilience will support the development of this plan by assisting with research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement. This plan will consider how climate change may make the university vulnerable to chronic stressors and acute shocks and will help develop mitigation and adaptation strategies that enable our natural, infrastructure, and social systems be better prepared to respond.

The Sustainability Fellow for Campus Resilience will develop their analytical skills, written and oral communications, and project management. Responsibilities will vary depending on the background and interests of the candidate. Tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and updating the University’s Climate Threat Assessment with most recent data 
  • Assisting with a campus vulnerability assessment by:
    • Conducting interviews with campus and community stakeholders
    • Note-taking
    • Analyzing results
  • Researching resilience planning efforts at other organizations

Requirements for the job:

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with the ability to work independently while also providing frequent updates on progress. Candidates should be organized, have excellent communications skills, and possess an interest in resiliency. Experience with qualitative research a plus.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to amber.garrard@yale.edu with the subject “Resilience Campus Research Assistant.”

Sustainability Development Goal Program Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability is forming a multidisciplinary team of students to assist with a set of projects related to global policy and local action. At the heart of this work will be an analysis of Yale University faculty foci and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Each student will be assigned a set of departments for data collection, and then a set of departmental case studies to develop. Additional projects related to multidisciplinary sustainability scholarship may be assigned.

This position is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. The ideal candidates for these positions are detail-oriented self- starters with excellent writing skills and comfort with online platforms. Experience with data analysis and visualization will also be valued.

Students will be expected to work 5-10 hours per week throughout the academic year. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to melissa.goodall@yale.edu

Sustainability Liaison

The Residential College Sustainability Liaisons are a group of 14 undergraduates that assist in the implementation of the Sustainability Action Plan for their college. Reporting to their Operations Manager, the liaisons are expected to work 3 to 7 hours per week. The Office of Sustainability provides secondary supervision and facilitates on-going communication between the residential colleges and the Office. The position is for a Liaison at the following colleges: Berkeley, Jonathan Edwards, Murray and Timothy Dwight. It is a paid position (13.75/hour).
 
Find more details on the position and application instructions on Yale Student Employment.