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Coordinator, Planetary Solutions Generator

A bit about PSG

The Planetary Solutions Generator (PSG) is a CBEY / Tsai CITY program that offers Yale students the opportunity to design innovations to address climate change and other planetary challenges. Students will join a passionate and inspired community in which they will engage with key challenges and gain skills and tools that will empower them to approach a planetary problem. The Generator aligns with the Yale-wide Planetary Solutions Project, an effort to create connections across disciplines and accelerate solutions to the complex environmental challenges we face.

The PSG is open to all Yale students who want to make a positive impact on the planet. It aims to provide a supportive environment to both those who may feel overwhelmed and uncertain of where to start or how to make an impact and those who already have a background in environmental topics. Faculty from across the University are invited to submit problem statements to the Generator, after which the PSG team will work to match them with groups of students with aligning interests and diverse backgrounds. The program will take place in Spring 2023, primarily in person with some virtual components. 

A bit about the role

As the PSG Coordinator, you would be responsible for planning and running the program. Specifically, this includes:

  • Assist in designing the curriculum
  • Coordinate with faculty to source problem statements, and set up time for them to provide feedback to teams over the course of the program.
  • Identify & recruit diverse speakers
  • Help recruit and select diverse participants
  • Coordinate and communicate with participants (lots of emails!)
  • Run lecture sessions and facilitate team working sessions 
  • Curate and create short articles that summarize learnings from the sessions

Don’t worry, you won’t be on your own! You will work in a team of 2-3 students and under the guidance of CBEY and Tsai CITY staff. 

Let’s talk about you
  • Passionate about addressing complex environmental problems
  • Self-starter who can stay organized across multiple workstreams
  • Creative and adaptive
  • Strong communication abilities
  • Some education experience preferred (formal or informal)
How we roll

The position is primarily in person, with some flexibility for meetings to happen remotely.

Interested?

Aishwarya Kuruttukulam (aishwarya.kuruttukulam@yale.edu), CBEY and Tsai CITY’s Environmental Innovation Fellow will be supervising this team and can answer any questions you may have.

--Note this role is cross-posted with Tsai CITY--