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Published: 09-Jan-2017, 18:23

Director of Health Programs

Vacancy details


Director of Health Programs


Position:                                Directorof Health Programs

Nameoforganization:        Yale-ChinaAssociationWebsite:



The Yale-China Association is one of the foremost institutions focused on building grassroots relations with China in the areas of education, health, public service, and the arts. Founded in 1901, the Association has a 115-year history of working in China, and offices in New Haven and Hong Kong. Closely affiliated with the Yale University community, Yale-China is a separately incorporated and administered non-profit organization.



The Yale-China Association seeks a Director of Health Programs based at its headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut. Reporting to the executive director, the Director of Health Programs works closely with the Health Advisory Committee (comprised of trustees and others with expertise in medicine, nursing, public health and international health exchanges) to provide strategic leadership and program execution for Yale-China’s health program work.


  • Provide leadership and accountability for all health programs of the Yale-China Association;
  • Align the work of the health program to support the mission and work of the Yale-China Association;
  • Develop new programs, initiatives and funding sources for the health program, including exchange programs for Chinese and American scholars, students, and faculty;
  • Manage and supervise health program staff to ensure the effective operations of the program, including recruitment and selection, orientation and training, and program execution;
  • Travel to China 2-4 times a year to meet with partners, observe program work, and determine new program focus;
  • Establish strong networks in the health sector in China and the U.S.;
  • Serve as the organization’s authority on relevant developments in health–related topics in China;
  • Participate in and host Yale-China events relevant to the work;
  • Serve as staff representative of the Health Advisory Committee;
  • Work closely with the director of finance and operations and other staff to prepare financial materials and documentation for grants, contracts and budgets related to the health program;
  • Provide mentorship to Chinese visiting scholars and students as needed.
  • This is a non-academic/non-tenured senior non-profit management position.


Educationand Experience:

Seven years of related work experience, preferably in areas related to health, public health, nursing or medicine in China and experience in the non-profit field of academic and health exchanges.  Strong preference for Ph.D. or equivalent in public health, nursing or medicine.


  • Experience in the area of international health program development and management;
  • Good understanding of key issues in public health, global health, and the health systems of China;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, including the ability to work well in Chinese settings and to support and inspire individuals to work in China;
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • Excellent oral and written English and Mandarin Chinese;
  • A strong sense of professional ethics and principles;
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to pay keen attention to detail; ability to handle multiple tasks, office procedures, demands and deadlines;
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS Office and ability to work remotely;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States; and

Startdate:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the goal of hiring by late winter/early spring.

Please send cover letter and resume to Jonathan Green

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