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

Staff Positions

Sustainability Fellow

The Yale Office of Sustainability strives 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 office is seeking a full-time fellow to join our team in the implementation of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025. This fellowship is designed to provide a recent graduate with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of how sustainability is integrated into the culture of the university, as well as its academic offerings. The Fellow will work closely with the staff members of the Office of Sustainability as well as faculty, staff, and students across the university. This is a position with an hourly wage, but no benefits. It is intended to be a one-year position with a strong emphasis on learning and gaining skills. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Sustainable Travel and Transportation

On the local scale, help to support programs and projects related to alternative transportation and bike and pedestrian safety. On a larger scale, support efforts to quantify and reduce Yale’s air travel impacts.

Sustainability Action Planning

Support the development and implementation of sustainability action plans in 10 of Yale’s Professional Schools – Architecture, Art, Divinity, Drama, Forestry & Environmental Studies, Law, Management, Music, Nursing, and Public Health – as well as in other key units on campus.

Yale Sustainable Development Goal Project

Oversee students working on a project to compare Yale’s teaching and research to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including organizing data collection and cross-checking, developing reports by topic and by department, and enhancing website content for a related website.

IARU Sustainable Development Goal Program

Yale is leading a program for the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) aimed at exploring the role that universities can play in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. Based on this event, IARU is now cultivating an online publication and set of resources to support further exploration of this topic. 

Required Qualifications

  • Superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management skills and proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Exceptional administrative, planning, organizational and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency, including staff, students, faculty, and other community members.
  • Event planning experience a plus.

Application Process

This position is open to 2019 and 2018 undergraduate- and masters-level graduates. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to Applications received by May 31 will be prioritized.

Student Positions

Please check back for postings at a later date.