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 Program Director

In the next five years, with you, we will train 40 NGOs to empower a total of 3000 marginalised people (deaf, autistic, homeless…).

We are looking for a professional, dedicated, experienced project director to lead this ambitious plan.

The Scale-up Program Director will be in charge of leading the whole “Social Franchising / Affiliation through a Train-the-Trainer program”, from design, promotion, coordination, financing, to monitoring and evaluation.

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.

There will also be an opening for a Scale-up Program Assistant.

Exact roles will be adjusted to better fit the candidate’s specific skills, experience and interests. We expect candidates to commit to at least 3 years.


Program Director

Due to internal reorganisation expected in the coming months, we are looking for new talent to join our team and actively support our long-term strategic growth.

The Program Director will lead and manage the training and educational aspects of the program, in coordination with the program educational partners and under the guidance of the Executive Director.

This position is NOW OPEN. The exact role will be adjusted to better fit the candidate’s specific skills, experience and interests. There are multiple development opportunities and we expect candidates to commit to at least 3 years.


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.


Educator / 生活老师

The Educator is in charge of caring for the students’ safety, well-being and emotional development during the duration of the training, by accompanying them on a daily basis as well as by organizing and supervising the non-technical curriculum. S/he also manages all education-related aspects of the program and works towards increasing the social impact of the organization.

This position is currently filled but we might open a similar or supporting role in the future. Please send us your resume if you would like to be considered.


Social Enterprise Coordinator

The Social Enterprise Coordinator is in charge of implementing our social enterprise’s strategy and managing all commercial operations, by promoting our revenue-generating services and coordinating related requests, activities and deliverables.

This position is currently filled but we may arrange similar roles for qualified candidates. We can also organise a similar supporting role for interns ready to commit for at least 5 months.


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.