Chatham University

Falk School Graduates and Career Resources

A degree from the Falk School is evidence of the graduate's ability to be a sustainability leader, and that leadership extends across various industries, disciplines, and career levels. Click on the categories below to see where and how some Falk School graduates are making their impact:

Entrepreneurship

  • Owner of Phoenix Naturopathic Center | Scottsdale, AZ
  • Owner at Dylamato's Market, Ltd. | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Co-founder, Farm Truck Foods | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Community Revitalization

  • Project Manager, GTECH Strategies | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Business Manager and Program Evaluator for Social Enterprise, Idea Foundry | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Commerce

  • Director of Sales and Marketing, Narcisi Winery | Gibsonia, PA
  • Lead Strategist and Communications Director, Marty's Market (organic supermarket) | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Marketing Director, Frontiers International Travel | Gibsonia, PA
  • Director of Marketing and Communications, Local Orbit
  • Government

  • Consultant on food systems, City of Pittsburgh Office of the Mayor | Pittsburgh, PA
  • International Agricultural Program Specialist, USDA | Washington DC
  • Manager, WIC Neighborhood Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, Public Health Solutions | Brooklyn, NY
  • Sustainability Service Associate, ServePGH | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Non-profits

  • Produce specialist & fresh food initiative organizer, The Greater Pittsburgh (PA) Community Food Bank
  • Program manager, Seattle Tilth (nonprofit organic gardening & urban ecology organization) | Seattle, WA
  • Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm manager, Grow Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Project manager, Adagio Health Power Up, (K-12 nutrition and farm-to-table education) | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Programs operations coordinator, The Food Project | Boston, MA
  • Curriculum coordinator & K-12 food and agriculture curriculum consultant, Edible Schoolyard, Grow Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Project Coordinator, San Francisco Food Systems (public-private partnership that addresses food system issues within the City and County of San Francisco) | San Francisco, CA
  • Higher Education

  • Teaching Fellow in Sustainable Food Systems, VCU's ASPiRE program | Richmond, VA
  • Ph.D. program in Geography, University of Georgia | Athens, GA
  • Instructor in Sustainable Agritourism and Hospitality, Community College of Allegheny County | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Coordinator of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, Florida Gulf Coast University | Fort Myers, FL
  • School Coordinator, Building Healthy Communities Program at Wayne State University | Detroit, MI
  • The number of careers in the sustainability field is growing across the nation and around the worl, with this map highlighting just some of the locations where our graduates are extending their skills in the US:

    Falk School Alumni

    Jerlyn Beach, MAFS '12 / Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

    Jeralyn Beach '12

    "If it were possible to design a perfect person to fulfill the role of coordinating produce and agriculture programs for the Food Bank, one could not do better than Jeralyn Beach. Beach is eminently qualified for the role…"

    Read more about Jeralyn and her work with GPCFB »

    Shelly Danko+Day, MAFS '12 / City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning

    Shelly Danko-Day '12

    "It's sort of a perfect storm… More and more people want to take on urban agriculture because you can grow food, but it also helps to reinvent these communities…"

    Read more about Shelly and her work as Open Space Specialist »

    Landon DePaolo, MAFS '13 / Farm Truck Foods

    Landon DePaolo '13

    "Farm Truck Foods – a fresh produce delivery service to low income and at-risk populations – was funded to the tune of $75,000. Landon is the co-founder and did the project's business plan as his thesis."

    Read more about the award & Farm Truck Foods »

    In addition to the Falk School faculty and staff, Chatham's Office of Career Development helps students with internships, placements, and career searches. Below are a few other resources and job boards throughout the sustainability field that are available online:

    Career Resources

    Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

    A collection of sustainability-related job listings and resources delivered via weekly newsletter.
    www.aashe.org/connect/enewsletters/bulletin/

    Cyber-Sierra's Natural Resources Job Search

    Resources and information on jobs in natural resource conservation and ecology, with job listings by discipline.
    www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/

    EnviroEducation Job Centre

    Environmental management education resources and articles.
    www.enviroeducation.com

    Erb Institute Career Resources

    School-specific career resources and links to helpful organizations.
    www.erb.umich.edu/education-programs/mbams/careers/

    Green Career Central

    Resource to support job seekers in navigating options for a green economy.
    www.greencareercentral.com

    Green for All

    Information on green collar jobs.
    www.greenforall.org/resources/green-collar-job-overview/

    Idealist.org

    Job listings in environmental and sustainability fields, including resources and career development information.
    www.idealist.org

    iSeek Green

    Resources for green career paths.
    www.iseek.org/industry/green/careers/green-pathways.html

    Jobs for the Future

    Resources for job readiness in different fields.
    www.jff.org

    LinkedIn Green Jobs Career Network

    Job listing, network, and resources in green fields; membership approval required.
    www.linkedin.com/groups/Green-Jobs-Career-Network-77194/about

    LinkedIn Greenforce Initiative

    Information on natural conservation and environmental job force development.
    www.linkedin.com/groups/Greenforce-Initiative-4007398/about

    National Registry of Environment Professionals

    Job listing and career resources for environmental professionals.
    www.nrep.ehscareers.com/

    NWF Greenforce Initiative

    Information on natural conservation and environmental job force development.
    www.nwf.org/Greenforce-Initiative.aspx

    Oregon Green Pathways

    Information on different green or sustainable job choices.
    www.oregongreenpathways.org/

    Society of Environmental Journalists

    Job listing and resources for careers in environmental journalism.
    www.sej.org/careers

    Solar Energy International

    Resources on solar energy for educators and students interested in renewables.
    www.solarenergy.org/resources-educators

    Sustainability Degrees

    A resource for information about sustainability careers and degrees.
    www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/careers/

    UNEP Green Jobs Program

    Resources on ways to contribute to green economies across the world.
    www.ilo.org/empent/units/green-jobs-programme/about-the-programme/

    University of Tennessee Center for Impact Careers

    School-specific resources and links to helpful organizations for a high-impact career.
    www.impactcareers.utk.edu

    US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Description of green career pathways and resources to prepare for these careers.
    www.bls.gov/green/

    Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

    State-specific resource on ways to contribute to a local green economy.
    www.vsjf.org

    Job Listing Boards

    Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)

    Job listing for environmental professionals.
    www.careers.awma.org/jobs/

    American Forest.org

    Careers in forest conservation.
    www.americanforests.org/who-we-are-about-us/jobs/

    Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

    Energy engineer job postings.
    www.energyvortex.com/careercenter/

    BALLE

    Local economy movement job listings.
    www.bealocalist.org/careers

    BiologyJobs.com

    Careers in biology, conservation, and oceanography.
    www.biologyjobs.com

    CleanTechies

    SimplyHired-powered job search engine that pulls sustainability-linked job opening results.
    www.cleantechjobs.cleantechies.com/a/jobs/find-jobs/q-sustainability

    Colorado State University Jobs and Internships

    Natural resource job postings.
    www.warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs-and-internships

    Community College Sustainability Collaborative

    Comprehensive inventory of job listing sites for a wide spectrum of environmental, sustainability, and conservation careers.
    www.ccsustain.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/finding-a-job-in-sustainability-a-resource-list/

    Conservation International

    Careers in conservation.
    tbe.taleo.net/CH08/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CONSERVATION

    CoolWorks.com

    Job opportunities in the outdoors and national parks.
    www.coolworks.com

    Earthworks Jobs

    Job listings in environmental fields.
    www.earthworks-jobs.com

    Eco Employ

    Job listings in environmental fields.
    www.ecoemploy.com

    EcoClub Ecotourism

    International ecotourism job listing (membership required).
    www.ecoclub.com/jobs

    EHSCareers.com

    Job listings in environmental fields.
    www.ehscareers.com

    ENDS Job Search

    Job listings in energy and environmental fields.
    www.endsjobsearch.co.uk/

    Environmental Career Opportunities

    Job listings in environmental fields.
    www.ecojobs.com

    Environmental Expert

    Industry-based jobs in environmental fields.
    www.environmental-expert.com/jobs

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Careers in US-based environmental protection fields.
    www.epa.gov/careers/

    EnvironmentalCareer.com

    Job listings in environmental fields.
    www.environmentalcareer.com

    EnvironmentalJobs.com

    Job listings in environmental fields.
    www.environmentaljobs.com

    Forest Services

    Government-based forestry job listing.
    www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/

    GoodWork Canada

    Green job list for positions in Canada.
    www.planetfriendly.net/goodwork.html

    Green Biz

    Job listing in environmental and sustainability fields.
    www.greenbiz.com/jobs/

    Green Dream Jobs

    Job listing in environmental and sustainability fields.
    www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs

    Green Energy Jobs

    Job listing in renewable energy fields.
    www.greenenergyjobs.com

    Green Jobs

    Job listing in renewable energy fields.
    www.greenjobs.com

    Green Jobs Board (limited)

    Job listing in environmental and sustainability fields.
    www.greenjobsearch.org

    Green Jobs Network

    Job listing in environmental and sustainability fields.
    www.greenjobs.net/#

    GreenBiz.com Jobs Board

    Job listing in environmental and sustainability fields.
    www.jobs.greenbiz.com

    HomePower Magazine

    Job listing in renewable energy fields (membership required).
    www.homepower.com/resources/jobs.cfm

    Land Trust Alliance

    Job listing in conservation fields.
    www.landtrustalliance.org/about/jobs

    National Audubon Society

    Job listing in biodiversity promotion opportunities.
    https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=0

    National Park Services

    National park service job board.
    www.nps.gov/personnel/

    Net Impact

    Careers with social and environmental impact.
    https://netimpact.org/careers/

    Rodale Institute

    Jobs in organic farming fields.
    www.rodaleinstitute.org/about-us/work-with-us/

    Smartbrief on Sustainability Jobs

    Jobs in sustainability fields (requires a search for "sustainability" or other relevant keywords).
    jobs.smartbrief.com/board/UN_WIRE?sid=5e32ed3d-1c27-421f-beab-e0e23f037499

    Sustainable Industries Jobs Board

    Job listing in environmental and sustainability fields.
    www.sustainableindustries.com/jobs/search

    The Environmental Careers Organization

    Job listing in environmental and sustainability fields.
    www.eco.org

    TreeHugger Jobs

    Job listing in environmental and sustainability fields.
    www.jobs.treehugger.com