Open Positions

Shanghai Young Bakers is hiring!
If you would like to join our team, whether on a long-term basis or for a 6-month internship, please check out the opportunities below. To apply, please send your CV to Include a cover email telling us more about your current situation, your reasons for wanting to join SYB, and any relevant qualifications or experience for the position. We look forward to hearing from you!

Scale Up Feasibility Study Project Director

We plan to scale up our social impact by enabling other charity organisations to develop their own bakery program. Right now, we need to work on a Proof of Concept (feasibility study), through which we can demonstrate the need for this kind of project, and clarify the exact operational and financial model it will have.

We are looking for a professional, dedicated, experienced Project Director to work on the Proof of Concept for at least 6 months, and ideally to lead the resulting scale up operations.

S/he will be fully integrated to the Shanghai Young Bakers operational team, and work on a regular basis with its bakery trainers, life skills teachers, and program managers. The position reports to the Scale-up Plan task force and to the SYB Executive Director.


Social Enterprise Director

In order to increase its financial stability, since end 2011 SYB operates a social enterprise program, that offers public bakery classes, bread & pastry catering, and technical consulting services to individuals and companies wishing to contribute to the success and sustainability of the program.
We are looking for a professional and stable manager to lead the Social Enterprise operations of Shanghai Young Bakers. Candidates should have a fluent level of English + Chinese and/or French, and have significant knowledge and experience in team management and/or French bakery and/or social enterprise operations.

This full-time position is NOW OPEN. There are multiple development opportunities and we expect candidates to commit to at least 3-5 years.


Office/Team Coordinator

As Shanghai Young Bakers continues to grow and diversify its training, commercial and outreach activities, we always welcome people with experience and a professional attitude, who share our belief in our mission to empower disadvantaged populations through bakery, and most importantly who can commit for at least 3-5 years, to accompany a strategical growth.

The Office/Team Coordinator is in charge of supporting the SYB team in its daily operational and administrative work. This position is currently filled but we may open similar roles in the future for specific projets and encourage motivated individuals to get in touch.


Student life management assistant / 学生生活管理助理

The Student Life Assistant helps the social educator with all the students’ daily life issues, from class logistics, dormitory hygiene, expense reimbursement, to medical visits, support with students’ homework and outings organisation.

This position is now OPEN. The Student Life Assistant is expected to begin mid/end of August 2018.



Internship opportunities           

At Shanghai Young Bakers, interns actively engage in a growing international non-profit organisation, learn more about NGO operations in a Chinese environment, and directly contribute to turning an initially small project into a fully-fledged social enterprise. Work is based at Chi Heng Foundation’s Shanghai Office and is carried out in close cooperation with staff and volunteers from different nationalities, expertise and backgrounds.

The following opportunities open up every 6 months, generally around summer time and winter time. Send your application now to be considered for the next session!


Communication Coordinator          

Shanghai Young Bakers strives to raise awareness about its actions, engage supporters and volunteers, promote its brand and give recognition to its partners, through a professional communication strategy.

The Communication Coordinator takes charge of designing and implementing SYB’s overall external communication strategy, under the guidance of the SYB program director and with the support of other SYB volunteers and staff.

Time commitment: minimum 5 months (25 hours/week).


Partnerships Manager                     

Shanghai Young Bakers relies on a network of sponsors and partners to operate its program. These include financial sponsors, hotel internship partners, in-kind donors, pro-bono service providers, as well as NGOs, schools and institutions who help ensure the quality of the program.

The Partnerships Manager is in charge of building and managing innovative and long-lasting relationships with new and current partners.

Time commitment: minimum 6 months (20 hours/week), ideally from May to November


Social Enterprise Promotion & Event Coordinator

SYB’s Social Enterprise relies on a specific promotional material, active engagement on social media, and good customer service support, in order to attract and retain more clients and fans to take part in SYB’s commercial activities and so raise funds for SYB’s charity training program.

The intern in charge of Social Enterprise Promotion is responsible for developing and disseminating new editorial and promotional content around SYB’s commercial offer, and for helping out with certain activities (in particular with the public baking classes).

Time commitment: minimum of 5 months (20 hours/week). Some adjustments in the role may be made to better fit the candidate’s specific skills, interests and availability.