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

Staff Positions

Sustainability Communications Specialist

The Sustainability Communications Manager develops and executes internal and external communications, web and social media strategies, and plans and implements campus-wide events for the Office of Sustainability. This position collaborates with Yale’s network of communications professionals, campus partners, operational green teams, and community organizations on sustainability-related programs, communications, and events.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develops strong, collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and external constituents, and serves as a representative of the Office of Sustainability
  • Manages the creation and distribution of all print and electronic materials, including but not limited to:
    • E-newsletters targeted to students, faculty, staff, and alumni
    • Articles, blog posts, and explainers on various sustainability topics
    • Social media postings and conversations on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
    • Event announcements, invitations, programs, and signage
    • Office of Sustainability website and other sustainability-related web content as necessary
    • Periodic publications for a broader audience of alumni and community members
    • Photo and publication archives
    • Annual reports, as needed
  • Manages projects and efforts of communications interns and freelance staff, as needed
  • Analyzes social media and website metrics for continuous improvement
  • Coordinates large and small-scale events, including week-long activities in the fall and spring. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • compiling and vetting potential speakers
    • leading planning meetings
    • developing and adhering to event production and promotion timelines
    • evaluating and booking venues.
  • Manages inquiries and correspondence from internal and external constituents
  • Responsibilities may include developing and managing engagement platforms to educate and energize green team members, coordinating regular reporting on goals, and supporting programming and communications amongst interest groups
  • Updates and manages an employee engagement strategy for administrative units.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  1. Experience with social media marketing, including multiple accounts and multiple platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), knowledge of best practices, managing institutional accounts, experience using social media scheduling and tracking (Hootsuite or similar).

  2. Experience managing website content updates (adding content, photos, videos, troubleshooting, formatting content for different platforms).

  3. Experience using analytics (Google or similar) to generate reports on web and social media activity.

  4. Experience with photography, videography, and video editing expertise.

  5. Proficiency and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (preferably InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)

  6. Experience with event management (virtual and in-person).

Skills & Abilities

  1. Excellent writing skills. Experience writing for print and web search engine optimization. 

  2. Demonstrated ability managing social media platforms and campaigns and experience with website management (Drupal or other website management platform).

  3. Strong interpersonal communications skills.

  4. Strong time management skills and proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

  5. Exceptional administrative, planning, organizational and project management skills.

  6. Proven ability to organize and to manage multiple tasks efficiently and with attention to detail.

  7. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency, including staff, students, faculty, and other community members.

Only applications that are submitted through the Yale HR website will be considered. This position will be open until it is filled, but candidates should apply through the Yale HR website using requisition # 69755BR.

Student Positions

Nature & Health Research Assistant 

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment is seeking a research assistant to support the Yale Office of Sustainability and the New Haven Nature and Health Initiative. This position will support campus and community partners in facilitating opportunities to improve health outcomes by spending time in nature. 
Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):
  • Support the design and implementation of Nature and Health based programming for Yale students and employees by:
    • Coordinating campaigns and communications with campus stakeholders (e.g. (events, posters, social media, etc.)
    • Developing/delivering materials, like maps and pamphlets, for students and employees (e.g. exploring the benefits of encouraging their employees to go outside for breaks, meetings, or lunch)
    • Supporting green space managers with health-related programming
  • Support the New Haven Nature & Health Initiative in expanding programming community-wide by: 
    • Developing or collecting educational resources that can be shared by patients and providers (guidebooks on outdoor activities and attire)
    • Maintaining and expanding partnerships with campus health care providers, land-use managers, wellness groups, and others
    • Managing Nature and Health team logistics and communications (organize meetings; regular newsletter communications; file upkeep) 
    • Maintaining and expanding the Parks Rx database of New Haven greenspaces
  • Identify interested parties and organizations on campus and in the New Haven area to expand new connections and partnerships and help maintain/strengthen existing partnerships. 
  • Coordinate communications with other universities (Cornell, Penn, Columbia, Ivy+) through the Campus Nature Rx Network
  • Collaborate with other Health and Nature RAs to build momentum and interest around the nature and health
This position will be managed by Amber Garrard, Associate Director of the Yale Office of Sustainability. Please send application materials (cover letter and CV) directly to Amber Garrard.