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We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

NCUSCR is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. All staff members are expected to be committed to the National Committee’s mission and represent the organization in a professional manner.

Director of Development

This director is part of the seven-person senior management team of NCUSCR and helps formulate NCUSCR strategy. The director will implement existing fundraising strategies, supervise the planning, execution, and wrap-up of the annual gala dinner fundraiser, cultivate and solicit corporate sponsors and major donors, organize and execute annual appeals, prepare 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 and to the vice presidents as noted below.

Revenue Generation

  • 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  supporters
  • Work with program officers to maintain balance between program goals and donor expectations
  • Research and draft grant proposals for corporate and foundation funding

Event Management (reports to VPs)

  • 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 implement corporate programs and senior leader events. Support annual members program and other special events
  • 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, 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 programs 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


  • Minimum five years of directly-related development work including soliciting and closing major gifts, fundraiser planning and 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

Please send cover letter and resume to A writing sample and references will be requested from those selected for interviews.

Program Officer

Public Intellectuals Program

A major 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. A successful applicant should be familiar with the landscape for academic research on China – the challenges, opportunities, and constraints; how academic research informs policy; and the major tenors of academic discourse on China. In addition, s/he should also be familiar with media and social media outreach approaches and the policymaking apparatus in the United States and China.

The program officer will work closely with the Vice President in charge of the program on content and programmatic goals. S/he will be responsible for helping with the planning (logistics, content, operations) and execution for the multi-year grant. Major responsibilities include organizing intensive in-person workshops in the United States and China for the active cohort, a monthly virtual program for all PIP fellows, and sporadic refreshers for fellows who have completed their cohort. A key aspect of success will be a strong capacity for management (a small team of program staff with assistance from interns) and adaptability. The successful candidate should be extremely well-organized with demonstrated experience of managing various program components simultaneously. 

In addition to the Public Intellectuals Program, the program officer will be responsible for working on public education programs (along with all others on the program staff) and other projects depending on staffing needs.

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 once it is again possible to do so.  Staff members must also be committed to and knowledgeable about the National Committee’s mission and a strong spokesperson for the organization when interacting with a variety of interlocutors.

Key Functions

  • Provide leadership for PIP fellowship grant components which consists of three domestic workshops, two international trips, the completion of an independent public outreach project, and refreshers.
  • Supervise and participate in the selection process to recruit and select 20-person cohorts of next generation China scholars.
  • Manage engagement with the broader PIP community, consisting of 140 fellows, advisory committee members, funders, speakers, and friends of the program through regular email communication, organizing monthly online programs, and managing an internal listserv.


  • Facilitate and design opportunities for greater interaction between fellows and other NCUSCR stakeholders such as the board, congressional staff delegation members, Schwarzman scholars, and Track II dialogues.
  • Build partnerships with key individuals in policymaking, academia, media, and other stakeholders in the U.S.-China relationship.
  • Design, propose, and implement new initiatives to expand the program’s depth, breadth, and impact based on identified gaps in programming or needs of the field.
  • Maintain and update database of PIP fellows’ affiliations, research interests, and contact information.
  • Manage reporting to the program funder, including the program budget, and the monitoring and evaluation process.
  • Guide the process of adapting the program to better fit the needs of fellows, the field, and the U.S.-China relationship by reviewing evaluation and feedback forms, taking lessons from past experiences, best practice, other programs, or geopolitical developments to adapt the program. 
  • Coordinate across NCUSCR departments including programs, operations, and communications to successfully execute the program.
  • Lead a core team to manage and implement the program while maintaining timelines.
  • Lead a weekly internal meeting by developing agendas, assigning tasks, and delegating responsibilities equitably among the PIP team.
  • Help support the professional growth of staff, providing management, feedback, oversight, and guidance.


  • Broad-based knowledge of China, with a particular focus on the China Studies field, and academic research on China;
  • Close follower of key news on China and U.S.-China relations, well-informed about a wide range of topics in the relationship;
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented, and strong time-management skills;
  • Ability to work well in as well as lead teams;
  • Good writing/editing/speaking skills;
  • Professionally proficient in Mandarin;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Grant-writing and program evaluation skills are a strong asset;
  • Familiarity with Salesforce is also highly valued;
  • One or more years of living/working in China is a plus.


  • U.S. work authorization
  • B.A. and a minimum of 3 years of experience required; M.A. preferred or Ph.D. welcomed

Please send cover letter and resume to A writing sample and references will be requested from those selected for interviews.