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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

Qualifications

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


Communications Assistant

Key Functions

  • Proactively promote the brand and image of the organization, primarily to the Chinese-speaking audience in Greater China, as well as in the United States
  • Work within the communications department on the implementation of short- and long-term communications initiatives
  • Collaborate with the communications team on larger U.S.-facing events and projects as needed

Social Media

  • Collaborate with the director of communications, the digital content manager and the director of external relations on social media content for the Greater China audience
  • Manage NCUSCR’s Chinese digital and social media accounts, including researching and developing new platforms suitable for distribution of NCUSCR’s content
  • Adapt selected content from NCUSCR’s English-language social media for distribution on Chinese platforms, including adding subtitles and editing videos
  • Produce digestible articles translated and adapted from English transcripts
  • Conduct outreach to selected media outlets, think tanks, etc. in Greater China to expand distribution of digital products and  articles through news websites and other channels

Digital Media

  • Conduct Chinese-language video interviews with leading experts to address critical issues in the U.S.-China relationship.
  • Assist with organization of the National Committee’s photos and other digital media
  • Assist with filming virtual events and occasional in-person public events. Public event duties include transporting video equipment to events, set-up, videography, and editing. (Currently no in-person events are being produced)
  • Production and online distribution of video and podcast products, including video editing, audio optimization, creating and inserting captions, subtitles, and graphics, etc., and adapting these products for social media distribution
  • Facilitate (via external service) the creation of transcripts for videos and podcasts

Website

  • Maintain and update the Chinese-language website to promote NCUSCR’s mission and highlight current programs and accomplishments
  • Create and maintain photo imagery for website slide shows, carousels, and program pages as needed

Graphic Design

  • Design graphics for the website, social media, and marketing emails, as needed
  • Occasionally maintain and update the institutional letterhead, templates, logos, and business cards, as needed
  • Occasionally create brochure layouts, edit and format public event handouts, and edit program and organizational photos, as needed

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and editing skills in both Chinese and English; journalism, PR, research, social media, or related professional experience preferred.
  • An exceptional understanding of the political landscape of both China and the U.S., with the ability to optimize outreach strategies in a constantly changing environment
  • Working knowledge of one or more video editing software
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, with strong time-management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the 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
  • Native Mandarin Chinese speaker, fluent in English

Digital Content Manager

Key Functions

  • Work with communications team to develop and implement the Committee’s communications and public relations objectives
  • Oversee the Committee’s online presence, both to promote the organization and its programs, and to further its role in educating the public about U.S.-China relations
  • Engage with target audiences through social media to raise awareness of the Committee and its mission and to increase brand recognition
  • Monitor and promote press coverage, media appearances, and articles related to the organization and its directors, members, staff, and fellows
  • Monitor current events and discussion of issues affecting U.S.-China relations and Greater China
  • Ensure that organizational visual identity and writing style are applied to public materials
  • Collaborate with staff to promote the organization’s activities, initiatives, and accomplishments
  • Collaborate with communications team and other staff on the development of digital content for distribution through social media

Responsibilities

  • Develop social media campaigns that engage with target audiences and grow the Committee’s following
  • Manage, develop content, and implement strategy across the Committee’s social media platforms with 100,000+ followers (Currently Twitter, Facebook. LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube)
  • Manage communications content calendar and organize digital outreach across platforms
  • Create social media graphics, infographics, and images using graphic design tools
  • Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of social media campaigns and strategies using quantitative tools and qualitative analysis
  • Produce and submit a bi-annual report of social media activity, growth, and paid advertising results
  • Maintain social media content guidelines
  • Oversee website maintenance, updates, SEO, and coordinate with director of communications to set strategic direction
  • Manage promotional advertising strategy for the organization’s digital media accounts
  • Contribute to the monthly e-Newsletter in coordination with the director of communications
  • Coordinate with staff on major public event invitations, targeted social media ad campaigns, and organizational announcements
  • Collaborate with communications team on the production of the annual report of the Committee’s activities
  • Potential for growth with increased autonomy and management of staff

Qualifications

  • Broad-based knowledge of China; interest in and commitment to the U.S.-China relationship
  • Demonstrated editorial management skills, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced proficiency in writing compelling copy and social media messaging
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, planning, and executing digital ad campaigns
  • Creativity and experience working on various social media platforms
  • Web editing and SEO experience on platforms like WordPress preferred
  • Experience creating and managing e-newsletters on platforms like Pardot or Mailchimp preferred
  • Knowledge of basic graphic design and ability to use tools like Canva or Adobe Photoshop
  • Deadline oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • A high degree of organizational skill and multi-tasking ability required
  • Some proficiency in Mandarin preferred

Requirements

  • U.S. work authorization
  • B.A. required/M.A. strongly preferred
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience; previous experience in international relations highly desired
  • Occasional evening and weekend work
  • Based in New York City