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Associate Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy – Connecticut

Organization: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy

Position Title: Associate Director

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Compensation: $58,000 – 89,000

Application Deadline: March 23, 2015

Description: The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy seeks to advance fresh thinking,ethical awareness, and analytically rigorous approaches within environmental decisionmaking. A longstanding, joint initiative between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES) and the Yale Law School (YLS), the Center aims to serveas a locus for connection and collaboration by all members of the Yale University community who are interested in environmental law and policy issues.

The Associate Director oversees the programmatic, research, and administrative functions of the Center in coordination with the Faculty Director.


  1. Reporting to the Director, serve as the day-to day leader of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, responsible for the development and execution of the programs and projects of the Center.
  2. Develop and facilitate programmatic activities (e.g., research projects, scholarly articles or policy white papers, speaker series, workshops, and conferences).
  3. Oversee administration of the Center, including its budgets and finances, accounts, operations, staff, and student research assistants.
  4. Manage the Center’s and the Director’s research projects.
  5. Serve as a liaison to the Center’s external advisory board. This responsibility includes periodic reports to the group and individual contact as frequently as needed.
  6. In consultation with the development offices of the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, help the Center’s Faculty Director, raise funds for the Center by identifying potential funders, drafting proposals, and stewarding existing funders.
  7. Oversee the Center’s brand and outreach activities and materials. This includes developing, implementing, and managing social media, websites, blogs, podcasts, brochures, newsletters, and any research-related publications.
  8. Hire, train, and supervise Center staff and student research assistants. Analyze personnel needs and allocate appropriate resources on an ongoing basis. Identify and pursue opportunities for staff and student development and training.


  1. Master’s Degree in an environmental field and three to five years of experience in environmental policy, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. JD preferred, but not required.
  2. Management and administrative experience is strongly preferred.
  3. Top-notch writing and editing abilities, particularly in regard to policy materials.
  4. Superior oral communication skills.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills for effective, positive interactions inside and outside of Yale.
  6. Strong leadership, negotiation, organizational, and management skills.
  7. Team player with ability to work well with staff, faculty, and students.
  8. Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  9. Capacity to act independently and in coordination with a diverse team of colleagues.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Josh Galperin ([email protected]).

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