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

Staff Positions

Sustainability Outreach Manager

Reporting to the Senior Manager, the Sustainability Outreach Coordinator is responsible for programs, events, and communications to help build a robust and diverse sustainability community across Yale in support of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Event Management: Lead the organization of high-profile campus-wide events, including Celebrate Sustainability week in October and the Yale Earth Day Awards in April.

Communications: Develop content and publicity for Yale Sustainability’s communication efforts targeting internal and external audiences (incl. news stories, press releases, web content, etc.). Create monthly campaigns to highlight progress and initiatives. Manage Yale Sustainability’s social media outlets.

Undergraduate Programming: Manage Yale College Sustainability Aides in 14 colleges to execute Yale College Sustainability Action Plans. Train incoming students annually, act as a liaison to college Operations Managers and Facilities Superintendents, and coordinate regular reporting on plan goals. Support programming and communications with student interest groups.

Spring Salvage: Manage Yale’s end of the year move-out program, including planning, communications, liaising with residential college leadership, coordination with external donation partners, hiring and management of 30 student workers, and reporting.

Visibility: In support of the Yale Sustainability Strategic Plan and the Office’s Visibility Strategy, present at conferences and events, coordinate with peer institutions on shared efforts, and advance innovation and creativity in communicating about Yale’s sustainability efforts.

Apply through Yale STARS, requisition 57535BR. Preference given to candidates who apply by September 15, 2019.

Student Positions

GIS Research Assistant

Reporting to Matt Tyksinski, Urban Sustainability Program Manager, this position will involve research, data management, and GIS analysis concerning land cover and biodiversity on Yale’s campus. The position will work with Office of Sustainability and other Yale staff to collect relevant data in various sustainability projects and initiatives. Specific projects may include but are not limited to: 
  • research on the impacts of impervious cover
  • creation and analysis of GIS data for campus tree canopy cover
  • statistical analysis of land cover share on the environment
The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of GIS and interested in stormwater management, land use, and biodiversity. Remote sensing experience and statistical analysis skills are a plus. The candidate must also have excellent writing and communication skills and is able to work independently and proactively to accomplish set goals. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to with “GIS Research Assistant” in the subject line.

Materials Management Research Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability seeks a student assistant to support materials management initiatives as part of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025’s Materials goals. The goals seek to encourage reuse and waste reduction, and to identify tangible and measurable strategies for sustainable waste best practices.

Responsibilities will vary but may include completing a material flow analysis; reviewing survey findings; completing academic research; and conducting interviews with relevant staff members.

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: interested in materials management; flexible; open to collaborative brainstorming; organized; a clear communicator; and attentive to deadlines. Experience with data a plus.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to with “Materials Management RA” in the subject line.

Toxics in the Arts Researcher

The Yale Office of Sustainability is seeking a part-time research assistant for the 2019-2020 academic year to support the launch of a program that will reduce the use of toxic materials in the arts. The purpose of this program would be to:

  • Identify the exposure of specific toxic materials to students and faculty at Yale Schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music
  • Educate the community about the health and environmental impacts of these materials
  • Engage the community in identifying alternative products and implementing behavior change strategies
  • Discourage the use of the identified toxic materials
  • Provide support to other Office of Sustainability health and well-being initiatives

 Planned deliverables for this project include (but are not limited to):

  •  A list of materials of concern, identified through literature review and qualitative interviews with key stakeholders
  •  A report on the health and environmental impacts of toxic materials being used and recommendations for use of alternative products (including analyses of cost comparability)
  • A communications strategy for educating the community and achieving meaningful behavior change which will include accessible and relatable communication materials
  • An outline of a possible plan of action for additional future collaborative projects and programming

This position is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented self-starter with a background in public/environmental health or a related field with demonstrated writing and communication skills. Experience in scientific research settings will also be valued. Time commitment expectations are 5-7 hours per week throughout the academic year. Send cover letter and résumé to with “Toxics in the Arts” in the subject line.