We're growing! The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is currently hiring for the following positions:

NCUSCR offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, retirement, and long-term disability and life insurance plans, generous time-off policies, and opportunities for professional advancement. These positions are full time and exempt. NCUSCR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Director of Development

By designing, developing, and implementing a comprehensive and sustainable fundraising strategy, the director of development ensures NCUSCR’s programs are fully funded and yield valuable, long-term outcomes.

This director is part of the senior management team of NCUSCR and helps formulate NCUSCR strategy. The director will implement existing fundraising strategies, run the annual gala dinner fundraiser, cultivate and solicit corporate sponsors and major donors, organize and execute the annual appeal to members, draft grant proposals, and help implement events ranging from senior Chinese leadership dinners to the annual members program.

The ideal candidate will have a positive, "can-do" enthusiastic attitude, practice innovative thinking, and be flexible, collaborative, and team-oriented. He/she will possess a high degree of initiative, a strong focus on business development, demonstrate resourcefulness, and have an overall drive to build lasting fundraising success for the organization. This position reports to the president of NCUSCR.

Program Fundraising and Grant Proposals

  • Develop an annual fundraising plan
  • Identify individual, corporate, and foundation prospects; develop and steward donor relationships; solicit and close gifts
  • Coordinate in-person funder solicitation meetings
  • Develop and update fundraising proposal materials
  • Deepen engagement with existing and potential sponsors
  • Work with program officers to maintain balance between program goals and sponsor expectations
  • Research and draft grant proposals for federal and private funders

Event Management

  • Plan and implement all event logistics for the annual large-scale, black tie, fundraising gala dinner, including developing proposals for potential honorees, committee chairs, and donors
  • Plan and coordinate corporate seminars, senior leader events, annual members program, and other special events including sponsor relations, fundraising, and assisting in identifying speakers and topics
  • Participate in development-related functions such as marketing, design, and preparation of print materials, event logistics, and post-event follow up

Corporate Services

  • Manage and enhance the corporate members program, including the intake of new corporate members, managing corporate member renewals, and developing membership materials for current and prospective members
  • Sustain strong corporate financial support for the organization by maintaining and developing contact with corporate representatives
  • Work with program staff in designing lectures and briefings for corporate members and friends
  • Build relationships with key existing and new corporate contacts to help advance the partnership
  • Maintain up to date records on current corporate members and prospects
  • Compile lists of corporate and major donors for annual report
  • Prepare periodic requests for support from corporate and individual members

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years of directly-related development work including soliciting and closing major gifts, fundraiser and event execution with a proven record of success; experience with capital campaigns preferred
  • Ability to conduct research and utilize information for development
  • Highly organized with a track record in managing multiple tasks, details, and deadlines
  • Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills including Salesforce and Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Work authorization required
  • Ability to speak Chinese and/or knowledge of China preferred

Send cover letter and resume to applications@ncuscr.org with the subject line "Director of Development Application." References will be requested from those selected for interviews.

Operations Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, highly organized individual to develop systems to support the needs of our organization’s wide ranging programs and initiatives, while optimizing resource efficiency. The ideal candidate excels at managing multiple priorities while proactively forecasting needs and taking initiative. The operations manager is a natural problem solver, extremely organized and detail-oriented, and has excellent communication skills. This position spans organizational and programmatic functions, collaborates closely with staff, and reports to the organization’s leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with accounting and program staff to develop and maintain systems for tracking budget to actual progress
  • Organize and standardize written protocols for use in the management and direction of programs
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation procedures and methodologies
  • Develop and standardize planning resources including workflows, templates, and reports
  • Coordinate program reporting to comply with governance requirements
  • Work with staff to optimize technology systems for organizational and program needs
  • Create agendas for staff meetings
  • Maintain system for planning and tracking staff assignments
  • Ensure growth opportunities for staff through skill based training and professional development
  • Coordinate annual reviews and ensure proper documentation
  • Contribute to the internship program by coordinating intern support for programs and ongoing projects and developing evaluation and review standards 

Qualifications

  • 5 years project management experience, PMP/PMI certification a plus
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Able to multitask and work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate efficiently in a calm and professional manner
  • Strong technology skills (Advanced Microsoft Office required, Salesforce a plus) 

Send cover letter and resume to applications@ncuscr.org with the subject line "Operations Manager Application." References will be requested from those selected for interviews.

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