Full-Time Positions

Policy Analyst at AmCham China

Position: Policy Analyst

Location: Beijing, China

Hiring: 1 people

Requirements (Negotiable): 1-3 years working experience

The position is full-time

Job purpose

Policy Analyst monitors regulatory and legislative changes across a wide variety of industries and sectors, while supporting/driving AmCham China’s policy and advocacy efforts through the publication of policy reports – including the annual White Paper, government submissions and outreach, and programs and events with the support of AmCham China’s Policy Committee.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the drafting, editing, and production process for the AmCham China White Paper
  • Principal staff support to the AmCham China Policy Committee
  • Drive/support specific policy-focused analysis, perspectives and reports
  • Track, research, and analyze Chinese regulatory and legislative changes
  • Provide briefings and attend events on behalf of AmCham China
  • Provide timely policy support to members, government officials and AmCham staff

Qualifications

  • University degree and at least 2 years post college relevant full-time employment. Master’s degree in a relevant major/discipline highly preferred.
  • Must be at least 25 years of age prior to position start date if not a Chinese citizen
  • Exceptional writing and editorial skills, demonstrated in a fast-paced work environment
  • Appreciation for quality and detail gained in a rigorous academic and work environment
  • Critical thinker with strong analytic skills; able to derive conclusions from incomplete information
  • General knowledge of economics and business issues and trends in China
  • Native English speaker or equivalent proficiency with exceptional written command of the language
  • Ability to conduct research in Chinese desired
  • Ability to engage with senior corporate executives and US and Chinese government officials
  • Ability to function in a diverse, multi-cultural organization with a high-performance culture
  • Strong competence in MS Office and other programs, especially Word and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to commit to working in Beijing for a minimum of two years

Personal qualities • Highly organized, self-starter with a natural ability to multi-task • Strong time management skills; able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines • Effective verbal and written communication skills • Dependable, flexible and service-oriented • Team player

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to vding@amchamchina.org with a copy to cbeck@amchamchina.org

 

Director, Strategic Engagement and Communications at WSCRC 

Hiring Position:

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

About the WSCRC 

Founded in 1979, the Washington State China Relations Council is the leading statewide organization dedicated to strengthening commercial, educational and cultural ties with China. With over 130 members – public sector organizations and global companies in aerospace, banking, business, environment, government, innovation, industry, technology, research, among others – the Council facilitates dialogue and delegations with American and Chinese business and government leaders on key policy issues, including investment, trade, environment, diplomacy, etc. For more information, visit http://wscrc.org/. 

Opportunity

This position offers a unique opportunity for a customer relations and marketing professional to lead external relations and member services in the nation’s oldest state-level, nongovernmental organization advancing US-China-WA state relations. 

The Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications is responsible for initiating, directing, and implementing strategic engagement and communications with WSCRC members, stakeholders, prospective members, and the public. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to advancing US-China-WA State relations in trade, investment, education, and culture, exceptionally strong customer relations, written and oral communications skills, and solid experience in stakeholder engagement, strategic thinking, and project management. He or she will be self-driven, creative, and adept at managing complex internal and external teams and relationships.

Focus Areas 

  • Enhance and implement WSCRC’s membership engagement plan and strategic communications; grow member relationships; and coordinate day-to-day communication and office administration
  • Integrate and implement a coherent external engagement program, effectively positioning key messages by composing and editing communications, planning and handling media relations, leveraging social media and new media platforms, stakeholder outreach, partner relations, management of multiple brands, and planning and facilitating conferences, meetings, and events

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Design, steward, and implement ongoing strategic engagement and communication plans by strategically integrating WSCRC’s communications and membership outreach capabilities through printed publications, including brochures, quarterly updates, briefing papers, fact sheets, and the WSCRC website, blog, and social media programs; publicity, advertising, public information programs, awards, and promotional activities; video productions; manage local and national media relations and coordinate interviews, articles, and op-eds;
  • Ensure that WSCRC engagement and communications initiatives fully align with and expand the Council’s mission, program investments, partnerships, and policy priorities;
  • Develop and manage positive and effective relationships with public, private, corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sector partners to advance WSCRC’s impact areas – Policy and Strategy; Investment and Innovation; Culture and Community
  • Plan and facilitate meetings and conferences with a broad variety of constituent, partner, and stakeholder groups.

Position Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Communications, International Relations, International Trade, Asian Studies, Economics, or related subject is preferred, together with a solid knowledge of US-China relations; 3-5 years work experience preferred.
  • Superior demonstrated skills and capacity in customer relations, service, and strategic relationship development with ability to fully integrate a broad range of communications/engagement initiatives, resulting in an effective, efficient and strategic work plan
  • Strong program and event management skills, driven by a commitment to quality, results, fiscal responsibility, and efficiency
  • Initiative, curiosity, capacity for learning, instincts for branding/marketing, and a preoccupation with quality and service in member relations
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with full capability to write articles, position statements, print and e-communications, as well as public speaking and making presentations to stakeholder groups and the public; experience with and innovative spirit to maximize social media platforms including but not limited to websites, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of multiple parties and to work in team environments; sound, strategic decision-making, based on analysis, experience, judgment and professionalism; ability to build productive relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Solid knowledge of Chinese culture and proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin) preferred
  • Proficient in the full suite of Microsoft Office and able to leverage new media, social media and technology platforms; experience with Razor’s Edge, Salesforce, or equivalent is a plus.

Compensation and Reporting 

Salary based on experience. Reports to the WSCRC President.

Application Instructions

Washington State China Relations Council is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants may submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample tocouncil@wscrc.org and indicate “Director, Strategic Engagement and Communications” in subject line.

 

Director of HNC Washington Operations at Hopkins Nanjing Center

General Description

Provides consultation and guidance on the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (e.g., operations management, key administrative issues, financial and resource needs) to SAIS leadership. Plays an integral role in strategic planning and holds responsibility for HNC’s long-term goals.  Provides content and subject matter expertise on the HNC’s interests.  Keeps abreast of policy and current trends in greater China and specifically the HNC. Directs all American and international marketing, faculty and student recruitment, and admissions.  Acts on behalf of and coordinates on all HNC academic and faculty issues with the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s American Co-Director in Washington and Baltimore.  Collaborates with the SAIS development office on fund-raising activities with alumni, donors, sponsors, and works closely with the SAIS and HNC development and alumni relations team in Washington.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Leadership & Administrative Management    40%

  • Primary focus is to manage and provide daily operational leadership for the HNC Washington Office.
  • Creates and implements programs, systems, practices, policies and procedures
  • Participates in strategic planning with SAIS Deans, HNC American Co-Director, SAIS China Executive Director, SAIS and HNC faculty and staff.
  • Provides consultation and guidance on significant matters (operations management, key administrative issues, financial and resource needs).
  • Supervises and delegates work to the HNC Deputy Director in Washington, program officers and students (3 direct AO reports, 2 indirect staff reports).
  • Provides operational leadership for renegotiation of THE five-year agreements between Johns Hopkins and Nanjing University for operations of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Current agreement extends from 2016-2021).
  • Collaborates to expand research opportunities to promote the HNC’s academic thought leadership.
  • Manages curricular changes in collaboration with the American Co-Director, the SAIS China Studies Director,  and the SAIS Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Works closely with the Executive Director of SAIS China on cooperative events and activities, including alumni and friends of both SAIS and HNC
  • Manages collaboration for the HNC development activities between SAIS development office and the HNC.
  • Acts on the HNC American Co-Director’s behalf in Washington in his or her absence (corresponds to Deputy Co-Director Nanjing)
  • Monitors budget planning and execution collaboratively with SAIS Finance Office, HNC American Co-Director, and the Executive Director of SAIS China.
  • Oversees, reviews and edits all HNC publications and recruitment materials; including catalogs, newsletters, annual reports, target emails, web banners and some development documents
  • Represents HNC to external constituencies as needed including U.S. government officials, professional associations (USAID, AAS), faculty, and donors.
  • Serves on both the HNC faculty selection committee, student selection committee, and HNC student financial aid distribution committee
  • Responsible for collaborating on all aspects of the annual JAC meetings with the HNC staff in Nanjing, as well as planning and coordinating the meetings in Washington tri-annually.
  • Organize and collaborate with American co-director on the HNC summer meetings involving staff in Nanjing and DC annually or as needed.
  • Program manager for the Washington/ International side of the HNC’s major anniversary celebrations (35th anniversary in 2022, etc.)

Faculty/Staff Recruitment & Management   30%

  • Works collaboratively with the American Co-Director in faculty and/or adjunct hiring for HNC
  • Responsible for all aspects of recruitment and hiring HNC faculty (advertising, reviewing applications, member of selection committee, negotiating contract with potential hires)
  • Interviews and hires staff for the HNC Washington Office (HNCWO) and assists with the interviewing and hiring of all HNC international staff collaboratively with American Co-Director.
  • Provides direction and guidance to all HNCWO staff in their daily tasks and assignments
  • Provides direction and management for HNC  international student recruitment, including campus visits, target email campaign, advertising and marketing and participates in campus visits as needed
  • Assists with training of all JHU staff working for the HNC. Organizes annual HNC staff meetings as needed and coordinates with SAIS and JHU staff for program overviews, initiatives, projects, budgeting and future planning
  • Collaborates with Human Resources on all program staff and faculty for payroll/benefits issues
  • Collaborates with the SAIS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on all faculty contractual issues
  • Collaborates with the HNC alumni and development officers on cooperative activities with the HNC admissions staff

Financial Management   10%

  • Forecasts revenues and expenses and monitors budget for the HNC.
  • Recommends allocation of grants for academic study and internships; oversees fellowship grants to students
  • Teams with the SAIS budget office on budget planning and execution
  • Oversees preparation of narratives and quarterly reports for ASHA grant awards
  • Oversees payment of all HNC bills in SAP
  • Assists the HNC staff with reimbursements in SAP
  • Works closely with the Business Office on all financial matters

Program Networking and Travel   10%

  • Represents HNC program to international, national and local universities
  •  Develops and maintains contact with internal and external constituencies
  • May travel locally, nationally and internationally for recruiting, networking and other related program activities (seminars, hosting the AAS HNC annual reception, career day, JAC meetings)

Advising   10%

  • Advises SAIS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on HNC curriculum and faculty issues, JAC concerns, MOUs and agreements with HNC’s Chinese partners
  • Advise students on core curriculum at the HNC, requirements and other related matters
  • Develop, facilitate and coordinates major events and perform associated logistics
  • Collaborate with the SAIS development office on fund-raising activities with alumni, donors, event sponsors
  • Provide input into student admission program, and marketing and communication tools

Note: Travel required both domestically and internationally. Must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required; Ph.D. preferred.
  • 5 years of related experience required; 8 or more years’ experience in program administration and financial management, preferably in education, non-profit, public affairs or other government entity preferred.
  • Five years progressively professional-level administrative or financial experience related to monetary or non-monetary resources of a department, center or unit.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Detail-oriented, well organized, and possess ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to exercise independent and sound judgment.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (Microsoft Office); willingness and ability to learn additional software applications as needed
  • Superior supervisory, interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent initiative and judgment skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong financial planning and budget experience
  • Ability to work effectively with senior deans, faculty, administrators, students, alumni and external constituents
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population, with particular sensitivity to the Chinese culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chinese language proficiency strongly preferred
  • International living experience in Asia preferred
  • Significant experience in government, non-government organizations and/or the private sector in or related to the departmental field of interest preferred
  • Five or more years of managerial experience
  • Previous teaching experience or university experience preferred

Classified title: Sr. Administrative Manager

Working title (if applicable):  Director of HNC Washington Operations

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE

Starting Salary Range ($): 67,115 – $92,219/yearly

Employee group: Full-time

Schedule (hours/days): M-F; 8:30 am – 5 pm

Employee subgroup: Exempt

Department name: Administration

Personnel area (School): School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

To apply: https://goo.gl/Ri2eJX

 

Coordinator, HR Global Operations (China) at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Coordinator, HR Global Operations serves as a primary contact to foundation staff globally to resolve inquiries and requests for HR transactions. This role ensures efficient and accurate execution of a variety of HR operational activities that are associated with the lifecycle of employees, contingent workers and job candidates.

The coordinator understands and interprets HR policies and programs to provide exceptional service to employees. She/he also serves a critical role in managing HR employee data in Workday and personnel files, including data entry, integrity, auditing and reporting.

A coordinator is a subject matter expert in at least one HR center of expertise and/or HR program to manage escalations, solve them and, when necessary, escalate to HR COE for final resolution.

This role collaborates closely with peers and HR colleagues in HR Global Operations, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Learning & Organizational Development, HR Planning & Analytics, and the HRBP team to continuously evaluate and improve HR’s operational efficiency and effectiveness.

This role is based in the Beijing, China office. We’re targeting qualified professionals who currently reside in the greater Beijing area.

This is a Limited Term Employee position with a 2-year duration.

Please view more information and apply through the link below: https://goo.gl/sEppUV

 

Assistant Director at Asia Society

Location: New York

Position: Assistant Director, China Learning Initiatives (Grade 8) Code: 1806

Purpose: The Assistant Director is a key part of the China Learning Initiatives team at Asia Society’s Center for Global Education, a leader that promotes global learning across the US, Asia and the world. The goal of the China Learning Initiatives is to make Mandarin learning mainstream in the US and promote US-China education exchanges. The role of the Assistant Director is to lead the China Learning Initiatives team to execute and deliver on the projects it has committed to, in an efficient, effective, reliable, and innovative manner. Throughout the course of delivering results, he/she is responsible for 1) identifying the right approach and process for project execution; 2) guiding and supporting the team on a day-to-day basis toward delivery; and 3) assessing, avoiding, preparing and correcting for risks at the project execution and delivery level. The Assistant Director is also expected to possess an entrepreneurial mindset, to advise on short and medium-term strategy of the China Learning Initiatives, and to serve as deputy to the Director to represent the team when necessary.

Qualifications: 

  • Six to eight years of experience in a position related to Chinese language education preferred
  • Experience overseeing project budgets and supervising staff required • Demonstrated managerial and team-building skills
  • Strong project management skills required, working with external consultants/contractors
  • Experience in developing external partnerships

To view more, please access the document below and follow the application instructions: https://goo.gl/Xh3G3x

Internship Positions

 

 

Internship at East-West Center

The Center seeks interns each semester who are interested in gaining a first-hand training experience in a US-Asia research and education organization in Washington, D.C. Internships are open to students and recent graduates; graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply. We do not sponsor visas for interns, so applicants should be already authorized for such a position through US citizenship/permanent residency or existing visas sponsored by a university or other valid third party.

For the current period, we are specifically interested in applicants with the following proven skillsets:

  • Strong Excel and spreadsheet skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data
  • Experience with tracking multiple media sources for new stories on a particular topic
  • Development of infographics for use online and in print form in support of various research, policy dialogue, publication and outreach projects
  • Conducting long-term, in-depth research on assigned topics
  • Economics/finance knowledge is a plus
  • Japanese, Chinese, or Korean reading fluency are pluses

Interns all participate in a variety of activities that support Center programs, including work in research, writing, and program support. Interns also have the opportunity to network with experts in their chosen fields through public forums held at the Center and at external organizations.

Interns are involved in many aspects of the Center’s work, including:

  • Researching and writing articles on contemporary US-Asia relations issues for the Asia Mattes for America initiative (AsiaMattersforAmerica.org)
  • Writing briefs of events at the Center and external organizations
  • Tracking foreign policy events and issue areas in the media in Asia and Washington
  • Research assistance to staff and visiting fellows, many of whom are well-known experts in their fields
  • Creating content for the Center’s website, blog or other outlets
  • Support for public events

Applicants typically have a strong interest in US-Asia relations and may be studying international relations, Asia studies, international economics, public policy, international business or other similar areas of study.

We strive to provide interns with a broad range of education and training opportunities in the course of their activities. Interns are occasionally called on to assist in administrative duties. Preferred computer skills include Microsoft Office, including Excel, and graphics and publications software. Please make a special note if you have specialized computer skills as noted above, including familiarity with audio and video recording and post-processing.

Stipends may be available for internships, depending on funding. All internships can be offered for university credits if your school permits. Internship hours are flexible but we ask that interns commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Application Requirements

  • Online Application Form (see below)
  • Resume with GPA
  • One letter of recommendation
  • OptionalWriting Sample (2-3 pages)

To Apply

Applications are now OPEN. The online application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/gyLJGu

 

Research Assistant in US-China Strong Foundation

Open Position: Research Assistant

Company: US-China Strong Foundation

Website: www.uschinastrong.org

Location:  2101 L Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20037

Time commitment: Part-time (15-20 hours/week) until May 2018
Salary: Semester stipend provided

Start Date: Position to be filled immediately

Application Due: December 4, 2017

Company Description  

The US-China Strong (USCS) Foundation’s mission is to strengthen American capacity to understand China through Mandarin language learning, study in China, and other programs.

The Foundation engages US and Chinese government, business, and academic communities to expand the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad in China and learning Mandarin. We invest in strategic partnerships at the state and local level, and empower student ambassadors to promote the Foundation’s mission at the grassroots level. USCS enjoys the strong support of U.S. and Chinese private and public sector partners.

US-China Strong leads three signature campaigns that focus on supporting the full spectrum of American youth, spanning from our youngest students through young professionals entering China-related careers.

  • 1 Million Strong:1 Million Strong is a national campaign to expand fivefold Mandarin language learning in US K-12 schools from approximately 200,000 to 1 million by 2020. Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced this ambitious effort in 2015.
  • 100K Strong: Announced in 2009, 100K Strong is a presidential initiative whose initial goal of seeing 100,000 Americans studying in China by 2014 was surpassed. US-China Strong continues to work with both Washington and Beijing to expand and diversify US study abroad to China.
  • US-China Alumni Ambassador Network: The Foundation’s robust and growing US-China Alumni Ambassador Network engages American and Chinese youth who have participated in cross-cultural exchange programs, connecting and cultivating these future leaders as they pursue professional careers.

Basic Functions:

The Research Assistant (RA) will be a part of a three or four person RA team. This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, exciting environment. RAs will gain experience in research, event planning, fundraising strategy, US-China policy, non-profit development, program expansion, and more! More specifically, the RA will support the activities of the senior management in the following ways:

  • Researching issues and organizations related to US-China policy, business, education, study abroad, fundraising, etc.
  • Editing and developing organizational newsletters, manuals, and correspondences
  • Assisting with the management of event planning logistics (to include hotel management, catering, invitations, on-site logistics, etc.)
  • Performing administrative duties including but not limited to: organizing contact list and tracking media coverage of the Foundation.
  • Leading special projects as needed.

 Long-term Project

In addition to the functions above, each RA will be assigned a long-term project based on the Foundation’s needs and his/her unique skill set.

Education:

Current undergraduate or graduate student

Knowledge:

Interest in and general understanding of US-China relations. A student currently focusing on US-China relations is preferred.  Good working knowledge of Mandarin is preferred.  Experience with translating between Chinese and English is a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with SalesForce, WordPress, and InDesign are a plus
  • Experience posting content on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and WeChat
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to independently conduct research
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Team player mindset
  • A good sense of humor appreciated

Submit cover letter and resume to: admin@uschinastrong.org. Please call 202-903-0764 with questions.

Fellowship Opportunities 

 

Fellowships at Hopkins Nanjing Center

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) is a bilingual graduate program of international studies, jointly administered by Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University in China. The HNC offers graduate coursework that elevates your Chinese language proficiency as it prepares you for a career related to international relations. The HNC guarantees fellowships for all students who apply by our February 1 deadline. This year, we are excited to be continuing our Student Leader Fellowship for alumni (or current ambassadors) of the US-China Strong Ambassador Program! Our  fellowships include:

Student Leader Fellowship

  •  Students who have successfully completed one year in the US-China Strong Ambassador Program or completed one year as a Project Pengyou Chapter Leader by the time of enrollment at the HNC are eligible for this $10,000 fellowship.

US-China Exchange Scholars Fellowship

  • Students who have completed a US-government sponsored Chinese language program (for example: Critical Language Scholarship, Boren Fellowship, Gilman International Scholarship) are eligible for this $10,000 fellowship.

Young Professionals in China Fellowship

  • This $10,000 fellowship will be awarded to a limited number of students who have spent at least 12 months working full-time in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macao in any field.

International Scholar Fellowship

  • Full-tuition fellowship awarded to an international student (non-US citizen or dual citizen) enrolling in any of the HNC programs in Fall 2018.

To apply for all fellowships, complete the short financial aid form included with your application by the deadline of February 1. For more information and additional fellowship visit our website and contact nanjing@jhu.edu speak with an admissions representative.

To apply: https://goo.gl/LMA4NQ