The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, non-profit organization of more than 250 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 Washington, DC office seeks to hire a business advisory services manager, reporting to the director of business advisory services.
- 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 relationships with USCBC member companies;
- Develop issue-specific expertise in assigned industry portfolio;
- Write for USCBC publications and briefing papers;
- Aid in coordinating and organizing USCBC programs and events;
- Present to senior executives on USCBC priorities, the business environment, and policy developments;
- Develop and maintain relationships with representatives from US government agencies; analyze US executive branch policies of interest to member companies; support development of USCBC advocacy positions;
- Proactively recruit new members; meet and document regular engagement with assigned retention targets;
- Coordinate intern hiring, scheduling, and daily assignments;
- Other responsibilities as assigned by direct supervisor;
- 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, China working experience a plus;
- An understanding of and ability to communicate the 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;
- Excellent project and program management skills;
- Native English speaker;
- Ability to remain organized and detail-oriented in a fast-paced work environment;
- Deadline sensitive and proven record of meeting performance metrics;
- 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 work in a small team;
- US permanent work authorization (US citizen or lawful permanent resident).
Start Date: September/October, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
To apply, please submit the following materials to Jack Kamensky ([email protected]):
- A resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position
- An English writing sample of no more than five pages
- Contact information for five 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.