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.
The Environmental Innovation Fellow plays a central role in advancing environmental entrepreneurship across Yale’s campus. The Fellow will undertake a range of responsibilities including program management, venture development, communication, collaboration, and student support. The person in this position has the opportunity to build their own body of work, in addition to driving forward existing initiatives. The fellowship is a one-year term, with possibility for extension.
The Environmental Innovation Fellow will report both to the Executive Director at CBEY and to the Managing Director at Tsai CITY. The Fellow will play a central role in advancing Environmental Entrepreneurship across Yale’s campus. We are looking for an energetic, inspiring and innovative problem solver to lead environmental entrepreneurship and innovation activities at both CBEY and Tsai CITY. The Innovation Fellow will act as a key liaison and collaborator between the two centers.
The position is designed for a young professional at a pivotal stage in their career, and it will last for a one-year term, with possibility for extension.
The Fellow will have a range of responsibilities across the following areas: Program Management: Design and execute programming for CBEY and CITY focused on environmental innovation for all levels of student engagement, including: coordinate speaker events that showcase interesting topics and people in environmental innovation (see the Climate Innovator Spotlight series for examples of past events).
Develop and manage entrepreneurial skill-building workshops, in coordination with the Tsai CITY Innovator’s Toolkit series.
Planetary Solutions Generator:
Work with a student team to organize the next iteration of this program, through which interdisciplinary teams develop practical environmental solutions, aligned with the Yale Planetary Solutions Project.
Beyond the Buzzwords:
Lead a team of student producers in advancing growing a newly launched multimedia site that breaks down critical buzzwords in sustainable innovation.
Develop and lead new programs as appropriate (see the Storytelling with Spreadsheets program for an example of programming developed by a CBEY/CITY innovation fellow).
Work with environmental innovators to advance their businesses, organizations and projects, through:
CBEY Environmental Startup Funding: Oversee the CBEY funding cycle for environmental innovation, including the Climate Innovation Grants, the Sobotka Prize, and a large environmental prize during Startup Yale.
Tsai CITY venture development programs:
Help the Tsai CITY team to assess applications, plan programming, and advise ventures as part of the Launch Pad, Accelerator, and Summer Fellowship.
Hold regular office hours with student innovators to help them devise, refine, test, iterate, build, and launch their ideas. Lead and develop new areas of venture support as appropriate.
Communication and Collaboration:
Represent both centers and share their work both on and off campus, including:
Facilitate connections among student, alumni, and community entrepreneurs via the Yale & Friends Green Innovator Community by managing the LinkedIn group and newsletter and coordinating community events.
Share thoughts and learnings about environmental innovation through the CBEY and CITY blogs and social media, as well as other relevant channels internal or external to Yale.
Serve as a CBEY/CITY representative at events and conferences on and off campus.
Develop strategies for CBEY and CITY in continuing to build Yale’s environmental entrepreneurship ecosystem, working closely with a wide array of campus partners.
Manage a joint CBEY/CITY team of student employees who support social/environmental entrepreneurship on campus.
Meet with students to help them learn more about environmental innovation, make the most of campus resources, and build their careers.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-65568BR. Please 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.
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.
A self-starter with ability to manage a body of work. Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects. Strong time management capability and proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
Passion for environmental innovation and entrepreneurship.
Outstanding writing and communication abilities.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency, including staff, students, faculty, and other community members.
Preferred Education and Experience: MA in a related field. 2-7 years in roles relevant to environmental innovation in at least one of the following areas: early stage organization that creates positive impact on the planet, fostered innovative environmental projects, supported a portfolio of innovations, with a focus on the environment and innovation ecosystems
Additional Salary Information: Based on combined education and experience.
Internal Number: 65568BR
About Yale University
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.