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.