Jobs

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

Staff Positions

Urban Sustainability Program Manager

Position Focus

The Urban Sustainability Program Manager is responsible for leading key efforts to enhance collaboration between Yale and area partners on transportation, community engagement, land use, and biodiversity. This position promotes sustainability both within Yale and the New Haven community, in-person and through the use of online platforms, and partners 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.
 
For more information, please view the posting on Yale STARS.
 

Student Positions

AASHE STARS Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a student assistant to analyze our submission to the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (AASHE STARS) framework. The project is short-term and will likely not require the entire semester.
 
Responsibilities will include conducting an in-depth analysis of Yale’s 2018 submission to STARS, compared to the submissions of institutions receiving Platinum ratings. The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently while also providing frequent updates on progress. The ideal candidate is also organized, a clear communicator, and attentive to deadlines. Familiarity with STARS and experience with metrics and survey analysis preferred but not required. Please send a cover letter and resume to lindsay.crum@yale.edu.
 

Compostable Foodware Analysis Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a student assistant to support the research of best practices for foodware (plates, utensils, cups, etc.). The project will explore existing literature on recyclable, compostable, and durable foodware, and will require synthesizing key findings in order to make recommendations for best practices specific to Yale’s infrastructure. Any gaps in literature may need to be filled in with new analysis.

Responsibilities will include academic research; conducting interviews with relevant staff members; and completing a clear and research-supported set of recommendations.

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with the ability to work independently while also providing frequent updates on progress. The ideal candidate is also organized, a clear communicator, uses discretion and adheres to confidentiality protocols, and is attentive to deadlines. Interest in life cycle analysis and materials management preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to lindsay.crum@yale.edu.