Deputy Director, Beijing

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, non-profit organization of more than 200 American companies that do business with China. Founded in 1973 following the first formal exchanges between the United States and China by a group of interested companies, USCBC’s mission is to expand the US-China commercial relationship to the benefit of its membership, and more broadly, the US economy. Through close collaboration between offices in Washington, DC, Beijing, and Shanghai, USCBC provides extensive China-focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with events, to its multinational member companies.

USCBC’s Beijing office seeks to hire a Deputy Director, reporting to the Vice President of China Operations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee multiple direct reports handling research, analysis on China-related commercial policy; write for USCBC publications and briefing papers;
  • Respond to individual member company requests for information on business and trade topics;
  • Proactively recruit and retain member companies while building contacts at existing USCBC member companies;
  • Build and maintain relationships with Chinese government officials by coordinating and executing cooperative events, including company delegation meetings with officials; develop and maintain relationships with representatives from the U.S. and Chinese governments;
  • Present to senior executives on USCBC priorities and industry-specific policy developments;
  • Coordinate regularly with the Director of Business Advisory Services in Washington, and the Chief Representative of the Shanghai Office to develop research priorities and initiatives and government engagement strategies.
  • Oversee the day-to-day functioning of the Beijing office by working closely with the Office Manager; coordinate intern and manager hiring, scheduling, and daily assignments;
  • Work alongside the Vice President of China Operations and Chief Representative in Shanghai to develop USCBC advocacy positions;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President of China Operations.  

Required Qualifications

  • High level of proficiency in Mandarin and English (spoken and written) – candidates must be able to quickly read and analyze Chinese-language policy documents, newspaper articles, etc.
  • Minimum five years’ work experience, preferably in China;
  • An understanding of and ability to communicate the complex dynamics of the US-China trade relationship, the business environment, and China’s government structure; very strong interest in researching and writing about China’s business, economic, and policy environment;
  • Undergraduate degree in an applicable field (business, law, public policy/political science, etc.); graduate degree preferred; strong critical thinking skills to develop a working knowledge of multiple subjects in a relatively short period of time;
  • Proven ability to remain organized and detail-oriented while following regulatory developments in a variety of industries while responding to requests from member companies and USCBC headquarters; event planning and execution skills appreciated;
  • A high degree of initiative, professionalism, sense of responsibility, and dedication to quality;
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; sense of humor and ability to working in a small team;


Start Date: February 11, 2019

Application Deadline: December 30, 2018

Submission Guidelines

To apply, please submit the following materials to Jake Parker ([email protected]):

  • A resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position
  • An English writing sample of no more than five (5) pages
  • Contact information for 5 professional and/or academic references

Salary will be competitive for non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience.  For background on USCBC, see No telephone calls please