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 we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Director of Development

The director of development has primary responsibility for securing and stewarding program funding, executing the annual gala dinner fundraiser, cultivating and soliciting corporate sponsors and major donors, the annual appeals to members, grant proposal submissions, and shares responsibilities for events ranging from senior leader events to annual members program.

Program Fundraising and Grant Proposals

  • Develop an annual fundraising plan that generates significant short- and long-term resources advancing National Committee priorities and funding needs
  • Identify individual, corporate and foundation prospects, develop and steward donor relationships, solicit and close gifts
  • Develop and execute complex strategies to secure, cultivate and steward large gifts, maintain a portfolio of six- and seven-figure prospects and donors
  • 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
  • Perform biweekly reviews of the U.S. Department of State RFP announcements. Identify non-federal funding opportunities

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 financial targets
  • 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
  • U.S. citizenship or 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.

Program Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, highly organized individual to build and 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 program 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
  • Maintain calendar of programs for the official organizational record
  • Coordinate program reporting to comply with governance requirements
  • Work with staff to optimize technology systems for organizational and program needs
  • Create agendas and lead program 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 "Program Manager Application." References will be requested from those selected for interviews.

Program Officer

The primary focus of this position is to help run the Public Intellectuals Program, a multi-year effort designed to enhance connections between the next generation of China specialists, policymakers, and the public. Other duties will include running the annual Strategic Issues Forum in partnership with Peking University’s Institute of International and Strategic Studies, with potential for working on projects such as congressional staff delegations to China, study tours for Chinese government officials in the United States, the Foreign Policy Colloquium, among others.

Our small staff must be flexible and wear many hats, including performing administrative work related to her/his programs. Regular domestic travel and one or two annual trips to China are expected.

The successful candidate will be a strong spokesperson for the organization when interacting with a variety of interlocutors, committed to and knowledgeable about the National Committee’s mission, and have broad-based knowledge of China. Professional proficiency in Mandarin and good writing skills are both required. Grant-writing and program evaluation skills or the willingness and ability to acquire these skills, are a strong asset. The program officer will report to the vice president.

Qualifications

  • Broad-based knowledge of China
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented, and strong time-management skills
  • Good writing/editing skills
  • Professionally proficient in Mandarin
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment
  • B.A. required; M.A. preferred; Ph.D. welcomed
  • U.S. citizenship or green card required
  • Minimum of two years of project/program management
  • One or two years of living/working in China a plus
  • Capable of and enthusiastic about engaging with Chinese and Americans on a wide variety of topics relevant to the U.S.-China relationship

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

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