Asia Program Manager, YYGS

Asia Program Manager, YYGS

Job Opening:  Asia Program Manager, Yale Young Global Scholars

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT

How to apply:  You can apply online using the Yale STARS System  (link is external) (link is external). To find our position, use requisition number 53703BR

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The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS, is the premier summer academic enrichment and leadership training program of its kind for talented high school students from around the world. Enrolling over 2,500 high school students through a highly competitive application process, YYGS participants represent more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. States. For 2018-2019, the program will offer 13 sessions: nine on the Yale campus as well as four others in China, Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Senior Yale faculty members lecture in the program while dedicated undergraduate, graduate, and professional school student instructors lead small-group discussions and supervise project work.

Reporting to the YYGS Associate Director of Academic Affairs, the Asia Program Manager serves as member of the overall YYGS leadership team and the principal manager of “YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century,” a summer program for about 100 high school students that is administered and hosted by Yale Center Beijing ( Significant Asia Program Manager responsibilities include:

  • develop, oversee, and execute the YYGS-Beijing program;
  • design program curriculum and coordinate logistics;
  • lead global marketing strategy and create communications materials;
  • recruit and manage instructors;
  • conduct student admissions and administer the registration process;
  • formulate budgets, solicit donations, and write scholarship proposals for prospective donors, foundations, and other public entities;
  • work on the development of programs and activities that advance Yale’s broader interest in Asia; and
  • serve a critical leadership and coordination role for the on-campus YYGS summer sessions in New Haven.


  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Personal or professional experience working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to intercultural sensitivity. Must be fluent in a specific foreign language.
  • Experience in Asia, including traveling to, living in, or working in Asia, and/or proficiency in languages in common use in East Asian countries (e.g., Mandarin).