Manager, Business Advisory Services, Washington DC

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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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;

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Submission Guidelines

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 No telephone calls please.