Job Opportunities

The Center for Industrial Ecology is currently hiring this academic year. Please see the postings below.  

 

 

Sustainability Coordinator

Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Stewardship Committee
Melanie Quigley
4

Description: YOU MUST BE A FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES STUDENT, ELIGIBLE FOR A STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIP TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is seeking three student assistants to support the F&ES Sustainability initiatives.

Last year, the School had in place six sustainability task forces, made up of staff and students with faculty input and working with the Environmental Stewardship Committee.  The six task forces focused on the following sustainability issues: green events, outreach, paper use reduction, waste reduction & prevention, Kroon Hall energy usage, and energy savings in all other F&ES buildings.  This year, we may change those task forces but in any event we will carry the work forward in line with the University’s Sustainability Strategic Plan and in coordination with the Office of Sustainability. 

 

The six F&ES Sustainability Coordinators will work closely with each other and with the School community, with strong support from the School’s Environmental Stewardship Committee, on which they will serve as members.  They will plan and design programs to further sustainable practices in the School.  They will solicit input and feedback from the staff and faculty; collect ideas on streamlining systems and fostering innovation; and develop learning materials and opportunities aimed at the F&ES community.   We envision that each Student Sustainability Coordinator will work with two of the task forces, although this is subject to change.  The goal is to plan, encourage, and promote sustainable practices in our School.

Requirements: Ideally, the three assistants will possess complementary skills.  Each should be a self-starter with excellent writing skills. Proven strength in communications and data management will also be considered assets.  They will report to the Chair of the ESC.

CIE/ISIE Office Assistant

CIE/ISIE Office Assistant
Center for Industrial Ecology-Industrial Environmental Management
Melanie Quigley
2

Two open positions are available working in the Center for Industrial Ecology and supporting the International Society for Industrial Ecology.  We are looking for someone interested in marketing, outreach, event planning and student projects. The assistants will also have access to industrial ecology programatic opportunities as they arise but are primarily assisting in website management, newsletter design, lecture and event outreach, and data management.

Work Study Office Assistant for the Journal of Industrial Ecology at FES

Work Study Office Assistant for the Journal of Industrial Ecology at FES
Journal of Industrial Ecology at FES
Reid Lifset
16363
2

The office assistant will perform several tasks related to the management of the Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) including: 1. Administration of the journal’s web-based manuscript submission and tracking system. 2. Marketing of the JIE to environmental, business and other professional audiences   3.Strategizing and administering use of social media to promote journal, 4. Enhancing and updating website. 5. Preparing articles for publication.  6. Analyzing data on journal performance. This position is especially appropriate for students with interests in business and the environment or in publishing. For more information about this position, please contact Ned Gordon at edward.gordon@yale.edu or 203-432-6980.

Research Assistant research on extended producer responsibility

Research Assistant research on extended producer responsibility
Journal of Industrial Ecology at FES
Reid Lifset
1

I am looking for a student to assist in a variety of research projects related to extended producer responsibility (EPR), a policy strategy in which producers are assigned responsibility for the management of their products when they become wastes.  EPR has become a central element of waste policy and strategies for the circular economy in Europe and East Asia and is widely debated (and sometimes implemented) in North America. My EPR-related projects are ongoing and include analysis of governance issues in EPR for the OECD, implementation of a large bibliographic database for documents, reports and articles on EPR, and a variety of research papers in various stages of development/completion.

 The research assistant will assist with primary and secondary research on EPR and implementation and maintenance of the bibliographic database.

 Technical skills: Competence in the usual Microsoft Office software, experience with bibliographic/citation management software (e.g., EndNote).  While not required, experience with content management systems (CMSs), especially Drupal or with database software a plus.

 Knowledge/experience: interest or experience in environmental policy, waste management is important.

 Please contact Reid Lifset (reid.lifset@yale.edu) if you are interested.