Yale University’s Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the availability of a Sustainability Fellow position for the 2013 spring semester. The Sustainability Fellow position is designed to provide hands-on experience for a recent college graduate with an interest in campus sustainability. The selected candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, internationally recognized campus sustainability program with hands on, project based tasks. This position will be jointly based in the Office of Sustainability and the Facilities Department, and will support the initiatives of various campus departments working on collaborative projects.
In the Fall of 2010, Yale University released its Sustainability Strategic Plan, which contains a set of ambitious, yet achievable sustainability goals. In support of this, the Office of Sustainability has a range of projects – some on-going, some in the pipeline – to engage all members of the university community in helping to reach those goals. The Yale Sustainability Fellow will support the execution of this plan through two major projects:
1. Overseeing the preparations for and implementation of Celebrate Sustainability, a week-long series of events in mid-April
2. Managing Spring Salvage, Yale’s annual program to capture re-usable goods from students moving out of residential colleges
Other projects may be assigned by the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Facilities on an as-needed basis.
This position is open to college graduates who have been out of school for two years or less. It is open to Yale and non-Yale candidates.
Candidates must demonstrate solid research skills, a strong grasp of sustainability terms and concepts, the ability to work independently, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to communicate his/her own ideas and proven leadership experience. Some projects will require supervising current students, so experience with managing student employees is a strongly preferred.
This position is paid and will provide the ambitious candidate with the opportunity to develop skills which will enable him/her to be an effective sustainability leader.
Date of Fellowship: February – June, 2013
Hours per week: 40
Hourly wage: $20
Please send resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.436.3571.