1. Works closely with University leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to develop and implement collaborative urban sustainability programs and events. 2. Leads a program to develop a strategy to enhance the walkability and bikeability of the Yale campus. 3. Manages a portfolio of transportation-related university programs, including bike-sharing and car-sharing initiatives as well as resources for Yale employee and student commuters. 4. Collaborates with Yale Human Resources and Administration on developing programming and resources for Yale staff members, which includes events, programming and promotion of various employee benefits related to sustainability, particularly transportation. Oversees the development and analysis of a biennial survey, creating and maintaining website content, and maintains a vibrant social media presence. 5. Captures and analyzes metrics to identify and measure the success of various programs related to sustainability. Recommends programmatic or communications adjustments based on knowledge of Yale and New Haven sustainability priorities. 6. Prepares materials with the Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs, and represents Yale in meetings and at events with officials in the City of New Haven, the State of CT, and other institutions in the region to communicate the university's commitment to transportation demand management programs, address various urban infrastructure challenges and enhance the ecological, social, and economic vitality of the region.7. Collaborates with various operational and academic stakeholders on initiatives to enhance sustainable land and biodiversity management on campus.8. Liaises with faculty and students on academic inquiries related to the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025, which includes the goals under Stewardship, Climate Action, and Mobility. 9. Presents information about Yale Sustainability programs at select conferences as well as orientations for students, staff, and faculty, and at other events and meetings as-needed, both on and off campus. 10. Develops strategic partnerships with like-minded peer institutions and municipalities. 11. Supports institutional efforts to develop coherent policies and practices related to carbon offsets. Oversees the management of the Yale Community Carbon Fund, a program designed to allow Yale community members to offset travel and events with contributions to local sustainability initiatives. 12. Oversees temporary and student employees as needed.
Preferred Education: Master's degree and experience in higher education or environment or with social justice work.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's degree and experience in higher education or environment or with social justice work.
Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing and presentations. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency.
Posting Position Title: Urban Sustainability Program Specialist
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Community Engagement and Transportation Manager
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability working with the principles and practice of sustainability and social justice.
Required Skill/ability 4: Significant working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as social media. Experience with GIS/mapping software preferred.
Required Skill/ability 2: Strong time management skills and proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 59807BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.