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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.

Event Communications Coordinator

Key Functions

  • Serve as central administrator for ongoing series of virtual and in-person public events
  • Write and edit events-related materials for accuracy, promotional effectiveness, and educational value
  • Produce and collaborate on creation of events-related content, including web pages, event graphics, digital invitations, and social media notices
  • Maintain events schedule and manage production/promotion timelines for multiple event to ensure content is complete and on deadline. Coordinate with event organizers on desired video/podcast products and schedule with production team
  • Manage post-event promotional content, including production of social media messaging, video clips, transcript outsourcing and editing, updating event web page, and reporting on events for monthly e-newsletter

Responsibilities

  • Act as administrator and coordinator for virtual and in-person public events. Coordinate with program teams to collect content, bios, photos, and graphics for public events
  • Maintain production timeline, ensure collaborators are meeting deadlines, and ensure quality control for content
  • Create and collaborate on production of events-related promotional materials including web pages, promotional text, images, and graphics
  • Effectively synthesize information to create compelling promotional copy. Write and edit promotional texts and social media posts to ensure quality and effectiveness
  • Select and edit promotional visual content including photos and graphics
  • Use templates and some HTML input to produce web pages and event invitation content
  • Coordinate with event organizers, moderators, and production team to schedule video/podcast production around events
  • Support event promotion by coordinating with program team to identify community, social media, and institutional partners or outlets for distribution, including community calendars, online communities, and professional associations
  • When on-site events are conducted, provide support for livestreaming, photography, or other event-related content
  • Manage post-event promotion of content through creating posts and editing video clips for social media distribution, updating event web page, managing outsourced production and subsequent editing of transcripts, managing interns to develop key take-away points, and providing event write-ups for monthly e-newsletter.
  • In addition to regular public events, act as digital coordinator for several major public initiatives each year, including a gala event, economic forecast event, and nationwide “town hall” event. Serve as administrator and coordinator (with program teams) for event promotion, including the creation of web page and digital invitation, social media content, and supporting branding and imagery

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and editing skills; journalism, PR, research, social media, or related professional experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of one or more Adobe CS products, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premier, Illustrator; some video editing skill preferred
  • Experience with Mailchimp or similar emailing system preferred
  • HTML experience or familiarity preferred; willingness to learn limited functional commands for web page layouts
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, with strong time-management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and assertiveness, including ability to work collaboratively in a team and communicate effectively
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines; potential for some evening and occasional weekend work

Requirements

  • U.S. work authorization
  • B.A. Required; MA in relevant field preferred

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application by clicking ​this link.

Program Officer

National and Subnational Government Engagement

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join its program team. This program officer position will develop and support the National Committee’s Government Engagement programs – initiatives that cultivate greater understanding and professional and personal networks between our two countries, and encourage U.S. federal and subnational legislators and their staffs to increase their understanding of China and U.S.-China-related issues – as well as work with national organizations with strong presences in Washington.

This position could be filled in New York or Washington, D.C.

Program officers are ultimately responsible for all aspects of their programs, from planning and budgeting to execution and follow-up. While staff members must be flexible and often wear several hats, we strive for consistency with regard to program workload, so program officers will occasionally be required to help out in other programmatic areas.

Key Functions     

  • Research, conceptualize, and support new and existing and next generation and government engagement programming
  • Identify and cultivate potential and existing program participants by tapping into NCUSCR’s own network of partners and developing new partners
  • Maintain and deepen the professional and personal networks between program participants and between the participants and NCUSCR
  • Oversee the day-to-day programmatic, logistical, administrative, and wrap-up of the programs, including regular coordination with Chinese counterpart organizations
  • Collaborate with senior staff members and program assistants to attain program goals
  • Support development department colleagues on fundraising strategies, to ensure that programs maintain their financial support

Additional Responsibilities

  • Keep current on developments in China and U.S.-China relations
  • Draft and coordinate the dissemination of programmatic materials
  • Set up/manage invitations and registration systems as needed
  • Deliver programs on budget, conduct all necessary vendor bidding, expense reimbursements, and invoicing
  • Oversee/support travel and logistics, as needed
  • Maintain participant records in Salesforce database

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of China and U.S.-China relations
  • Capitol Hill (and/or state/municipal-level) work experience strongly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; ability to work well in teams
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, with strong time-management skills
  • Solid communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Experience living in China is an asset, as is professional proficiency in Chinese, oral and written
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a nonprofit environment with some evening and weekend work; in addition, (post-pandemic) regular domestic travel and one or two annual trips to China are expected
  • Program evaluation skills and grant-writing experience are desirable
  • Minimum of three years of project/program management
  • B.A. required, M.A. in relevant discipline preferred
  • U.S. work authorization required

Please send cover letter and resume to applications@ncuscr.org. 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Requirements

  • 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 applications@ncuscr.org. A writing sample and references will be requested from those selected for interviews.