YCELP Fellow

Location
Connecticut, United States
Posted
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Ref
62951BR
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, a joint undertaking between Yale Law School and Yale School of the Environment, advances fresh thinking and analytically rigorous approaches to environmental decision-making across disciplines, sectors, and scales. In addition to its research activities, the center also aims to foster discussion and collaboration across the Yale campus on environmental law and policy issues at the local, regional, national, and global levels. Its recent projects include the biennial Environmental Performance Index, which ranks countries on performance indicators tracked across policy categories covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality, as well as initiatives on Sustainable Finance, Trade and Climate Change, Rethinking Environmental Protection for the 21st Century, Corporate Sustainability, and Global Climate Governance.

The Fellow will work directly with the Center Faculty Director, Professor Dan Esty and Center Associate Director, Tyler Yeargain.

The Fellow’s time will cover a range or responsibilities including managing Professor Esty’s schedule and communications, organizing Center events, and contributing to the spectrum of Center projects.

Supports all aspects of the Center Director’s work both within and outside of the Center including project management, research and logistical support, budget tracking, coordination with Center staff and partners, correspondence, and supervision of student projects and engagement.

Performs substantial research, writing, and editing for the Center including proofreading content for publications, articles, and journals for content, style, grammar, and factual accuracy.

Envisions, creates and writes a wide variety of sensitive and high-level written materials. Tracks copy through various editing and production stages.

Develops and manages execution of comprehensive, strategic communications plan to promote and disseminate information to many stakeholders including the Center’s advisory board, donors and project partners.

Implements strategies for public relations efforts for the Center by providing research and logistical support including drafting talking points and carefully coordinating details of public appearances and events (e.g., keynote addresses, conferences, meetings, special guests, etc.).

Serves as liaison to partners both within and outside of the Yale School of the Environment including organizing, facilitating, and participating in meetings, conference calls, etc.

Coordinates the Center’s administrative support to ensure timely and proper completion of administrative tasks including travel booking, scheduling, expense reimbursement, etc.

Contributes to the design, organization, and maintenance of the Center's website.

Supports the Associate Director with other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties

  1. On behalf of the YCELP Director, manage all aspects of his work both within and outside of the Center including project management, research and logistical support, budget management, coordination with YCELP staff and partners, and management of student participation.
  2. Perform substantial research, writing, and editing for the Director including proofreading content for publications, articles, and journals for content, style, grammar, and factual accuracy.
  3. Envisions, creates and writes a wide variety of sensitive and high-level written materials. Tracks copy through various editing and production stages.
  4. Develops and manages execution of comprehensive, strategic communications plan to promote and disseminate information to many stakeholders including the YCELP advisory board, donors and project partners.  
  5. Implements strategies for public relations efforts for the Director by providing research and logistical support including drafting talking points and carefully coordinating details of public appearances (e.g. keynote addresses, conferences, meetings, etc.).
  6. Serves as liaison to partners both within and outside of the Yale School of the Environment including organizing, facilitating, and participating in meetings, conference calls, etc.
  7. Oversees the Director's administrative support staff to ensure timely and proper completion of administrative tasks including travel booking, scheduling, expense reimbursement, etc.
  8. Contributes to the design, organization, and maintenance of the Director's website.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Exceptional writing and communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Strong organizational and analytical skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Robust research skills and ability to find and analyze materials in a comprehensive and systemic manner.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Knowledge of, and keen interest in, environmental law and policy.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Superb interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with varied stakeholder groups in a timely and appropriate manner. A mission-oriented approach to work characterized by strong motivation to excel under pressure.

Drug Screen

No

Health Screening

No

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 www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Note

Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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