Sustainability Engagement Manager

  • Yale University
  • New Haven, CT
Full Time Program Management

Job Description

Yale University, conveniently located between Boston and New York, offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Located in the heart of historic downtown New Haven with more than 100 local boutiques, national retailers, cafés, casual eateries, award-winning restaurants, and world-renowned theaters, galleries, and museums.

General Purpose:  The Sustainability Engagement Manager is responsible for leading efforts to increase visibility across the student population and engage students in advancing the institution’s sustainability goals. This position enhances collaboration across Yale’s residential colleges and professional schools and contributes to the planning and management of key visibility events such as Celebrate Sustainability and Earth Day. This position may require some evening/weekend hours. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Undergraduate Programming: Manage Yale College Sustainability Liaisons in 14 residential 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, including management of social media campaigns, student newsletters and related materials. Manage relationships with Yale College Council, Yale Student Environmental Coalition, and other strategic partnerships.

Bulldog Sustainability: Direct student engagement in sustainability with members of Bulldog Sustainability. Train incoming students annually to facilitate programming that engages Yale Athletic teams, act as a liaison to Facilities Superintendents, and support programming and communications.

Professional School Programming: Direct student engagement in sustainability across Yale’s graduate and professional schools. Update and support implementation of sustainability action plans. Facilitate communications across organizations, track and support progress on goals.

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.

Event Management: Support organization and execution of high-profile campus-wide events, including Celebrate Sustainability week in October and Earth Week April. Manage student activities with undergraduate and graduate & professional school students. The following Essential Duties are generic in nature; the information contained in this Position Focus are most relevant to this position.

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.


  • 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 to manage multiple tasks efficiently and with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency, including staff, students, faculty, and other community members.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Project Management

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


Commensurate with education and experience.