New F&ES Fellowship Will Steward
Sustainability and Diversity Initiatives

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) has created a new fellowship position to promote the practice of sustainability and strengthen principles of diversity and inclusion within the School.
The F&ES Fellowship — for which the School is now accepting applications — will be open to master’s graduates of the School, with an anticipated start date in the fall.
Loosely modeled on Yale’s Woodbridge Fellowship, which introduces recent Yale College graduates to the work and administration of Yale, the F&ES Fellow will report to an Assistant Dean at F&ES and work with departments across the School and university, including the Yale Office of Sustainability.
They will also serve as a liaison between students, staff, and faculty on issues related to sustainability and diversity.
While F&ES has committed funds to support the position for one year, with the possibility of a one-year extension, the School will seek outside support to fund the fellowship in future years. 
“We expect that this new fellowship will help advance sustainability initiatives at the School and broaden and strengthen perspectives on diversity in our community,” said F&ES Dean Peter Crane. “Both goals are of critical importance to the future of our school.”

Fellowship responsibilities will include:

  • Complete a needs analysis and work toward institutionalizing important principles of environmental sustainability and diversity at F&ES.
  • Provide project management assistance to the F&ES Environmental Stewardship Committee, which is charged with fulfilling the commitments of the School’s Sustainability Action Plan; and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, which is tasked with bringing together faculty, staff, and students to focus on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
  • Integrate substantive programs with measurable impact and accountability into the various offices at F&ES including Admissions, Student Services, Career Development, and Alumni Services.

The new position is a central piece of F&ES’s new Sustainability Action Plan, which will be unveiled later this year.
For more information:
Interested applicants should email applications to Joan McDonald at j.
PUBLISHED: June 26, 2014

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