A one-year position, with possible extension, for college graduates based out of our Beijing headquarters. For those who love to travel, enjoy working with young people, and are looking for an adventure.
Sunrise Academic Fellows have substantial responsibility within our organization. Fellows specialize in teaching and managing one of our student communities. Sunrise currently operates nation-wide competitive leagues for Debate, Business Simulation, Model United Nations, Robotics, and Drama; we look for candidates with competitive or coaching experience in one of these fields.
Many of our fellows have gone on to be permanent members of staff. Some of our former fellows have gone onto work at prestigious organizations like the Financial Times, the American Chamber of Commerce, and the Council on Foreign Relations, while other have gone onto attend various graduate programs at Yale, Columbia, Tsinghua, and Peking University.
The Fellowship offers the opportunity to travel all over China, from bustling metropolises like Shanghai and Guangzhou, to more rural provinces that offer a window into the vast cultural and culinary diversity of China. During our competition season, our team travels to a different city almost every week, meeting thousands of students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
Responsibilities vary between individuals as each person has a different role depending on the company's needs and the Fellow's skills and interests. All Fellows do the following:
Travel around China to run free training workshops
Teaching our best and most dedicated students at summer and winter camps in Beijing, Shanghai, and the United States.
Running competitions, overseeing event preparations and working closely with both foreign colleagues and local Chinese staff.
Developing curricular materials, website content, and blog posts. More senior staff are entrusted with developing new leagues and competitions, ranging from the design of competitions to composing competition academic materials. (For example, Debate Fellows help decide topics and publish topic analysis; Business Simulation Fellows develop business cases and business-related simulations and challenges).
We are looking for intelligent and driven people who are capable of organizing events and their own academic projects, managing multiple demands on their time and working well under pressure. The Fellowship might be a fit for you if:
Knowledge of Chinese language and culture is not essential. While a pre-existing knowledge is always useful, most of our current academic staff spoke no Chinese upon arriving in China.
Compensation includes housing in Beijing, health insurance, a salary commensurate with experience, and an annual bonus.
Junior fellow is a position at our Beijing Headquarters for recent high school graduates and current college students. The Junior Fellowship is generally semester-long, centered around either our spring or fall tournament seasons, and has a possibility of extension. The fellowship is open to league alumni: students taking gap year before college, during college, or high school seniors who are able to work full time after college application.
As a junior fellow, you will be given experiences and responsibilities that position you as an exceptional, international contender in your future ambitions. You will be immersed in the bilingual, bicultural environment of our organization. You will see cities all over China, be part of the management team for our tournaments, assume responsibility for creating or editing publicly-distributed academic materials, and learn relationship management and sales skills. You will also become a mentor to younger students, sharing your story and helping to shape your generation’s experience of extracurricular learning.
There are a variety of roles within Sunrise International Education, allowing for people with many different talents and creating opportunities for specialization. Junior fellows can expect the following core responsibilities:
We are looking for intelligent and driven people who are capable of organizing events and their own projects, managing multiple demands on their time and working well under pressure.
We strongly prefer candidates who:
Desired Skills and Experience
To apply, please submit an English C.V. and English-language writing sample to Jobs@SYIEducation.com.