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Sustainability Engagement Manager

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Duties

  1. In support of the overall mission, plans, directs and oversees programmatic activities. 2. Develops, implements, and maintains operational policies and procedures. 3. Manages program communications; identifies outreach potential, and promotes philanthropic and collaborative support of the program. 4. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans. 5. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program. 6. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives. Develops metrics to identify and measure the success of the program. 7. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications. 8. Develops and manages the program's operating budget. 9. Manages the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resources including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs. 10. May perform other duties as assigned.

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.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

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.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

Keywords: Yale University, New Haven , Sustainability Engagement Manager, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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