Jobs

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 sustainability@yale.edu. Applications received by May 31 will be prioritized.

Sustainability Outreach Manager

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. 

Reporting to the Senior Manager, the Sustainability Outreach Manager 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability managing social media platforms and campaigns.
  • 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.

Application Process

This position is open to those with a bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. To apply, please visit STARS, Yale University’s Online Hiring and Recruitment System, and search for requisition number 56360BR. 

Student Positions

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