Manager, Administration and Business Advisory Services, 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 Manager of Administration and Business Advisory Services, reporting to the Deputy Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with assigned professional firms on office accounting, financial reporting, and submission of monthly receipts;
  • Manage all aspects of USCBC events in Beijing, including negotiations with hotels, speaker outreach, attendee management, and event execution;
  • Manage key external vendors, liaise with building facilities, manage petty cash, and purchase office supplies;
  • Manage various administrative licensing processes including office registration, expatriate visa application and renewal, foreign NGO filings;   
  • Actively assist in major USCBC activities, including business delegations to conferences, events with visiting high-level US government officials, the annual China Operations conference, and yearly delegation of USCBC’s Board of Directors;
  • Under the direction of the Beijing deputy director assist in research and analysis of China-related commercial policy, including responses to individual member company requests for information on business and trade topics;
  • Proactively build and maintain contacts within USCBC member companies;
  • Represent USCBC at conferences and external events, as necessary;
  • Proactively assist with new member recruitment and retention;
  • Coordinate intern hiring, scheduling, and daily assignments;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Director;

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to take initiative, operate independently, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, economics, policy, finance, accounting, law, international relations, or business-related field, an advanced degree is advantageous;
  • Native Chinese speaker with fluency in oral and written English;
  • Familiarity with China business accounting and licensing procedures
  • Familiarity with PRC government structure and policy making, and an understanding of and ability to communicate the basic dynamics of the US-China trade relationship
  • preferably a candidate with min 2 years experiences with a foreign company, organization, or government;
  • Strong research, analytical, and communication skills
  • High degree of personal responsibility and integrity; Cooperative attitude, sense of humor, and ability to thrive in small but congenial intercultural team environment;
Start Date: late July/early August
Application Deadline: Monday 8th July
  

Submission Guidelines

To apply, please submit the following materials to Zhang Lipei ([email protected])

  • An English resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  • An English writing sample of no more than 3 pages;
  • Contact information for 3 professional references;

Salary will be competitive for non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience.  For background on USCBC, see www.uschina.org.

No telephone calls please