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 Business Advisory Services, reporting to the Deputy Director.
- Research, analyze, and write on China-related commercial policy;
- Respond to individual member company requests for information on business and trade topics; proactively build and maintain contacts within USCBC member companies;
- Write for USCBC publications and briefing papers;
- In collaboration with the government affairs team, design, coordinate and aid in coordinating and organizing implement USCBC programs and events;
- Prepare and present internally and externally on USCBC advocacy, business environment, and industry-specific policy developments;
- Assist with developing USCBC advocacy positions; develop and maintain relationships with representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, relevant US scholars, and think tanks;
- Proactively assist with new member recruitment and retention;
- Coordinate intern hiring, scheduling, training and daily assignments;
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Director;
- High level of proficiency in Mandarin (spoken and written) – candidates must be able to quickly read and analyze Chinese-language policy documents, newspaper articles, etc.
- Minimum two years’ work experience, preferably in China;
- An understanding of and ability to communicate the basic dynamics of the US-China trade relationship, the business environment, and China’s government structure; very strong interest in researching, analyzing and writing about China’s business, economic, and policy environment in a timely manner;
- 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;
- Native English speaker;
- 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;
- 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;
- Applicants currently holding a valid Chinese work visa strongly preferred;
Start Date: March 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 10
To apply, please submit the following materials to Zhang Lipei ([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 www.uschina.org.
No telephone calls please