Senior Vice President, China Operations

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is seeking a full-time senior vice president to lead its China operations out of its Beijing office.

USCBC is a private, non-profit organization of more than 270 American companies that do business with China. USCBC has provided unmatched information, advisory, advocacy, and program services to its membership since its founding in 1973. Through its offices in Washington, DC; Beijing; and Shanghai, USCBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members’ interests in the United States and China.


  • Manage a growing staff of thirteen professionals in USCBC’s Beijing and Shanghai offices.
  • Consults with USCBC president and senior vice president/head of Washington, DC office to plan objectives and establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining those objectives in China;
  • Assumes final responsibility for the quality and delivery of USCBC services in China;
  • Develops relationships and advocates USCBC priorities with key Chinese government officials, US and Chinese business leaders, US embassy officials, and visiting US government officials to facilitate US-China business relations and advance USCBC positions;
  • Oversees the development and execution of China-based research, reporting, and programming on trends of importance to US businesses operating in China;
  • Ensures the coordination of services between the China offices and USCBC headquarters in the United States;
  • Develops and implements appropriate employee attraction, retention, and motivation policies within the China offices, in coordination with USCBC headquarters;
  • Represent USCBC positions in media engagements;
  • Proactively lead new member recruitment; meet or exceed annual recruitment targets; document regular engagement with assigned retention targets;
  • Assumes final responsibility for administration, regulatory filing and compliance, and budget of both China offices;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by direct supervisor, the president of the DC office


  • At least 8-10 years of relevant working experience, including time based in China and managing staff;
  • Understanding of the key China business issues for American companies;
  • Maturity and professionalism sufficient to represent the USCBC before senior members of the PRC government, US government officials, and corporate executives;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Bilingual speaker with working fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese (oral and reading);
  • Outgoing, pro-active mindset to build USCBC membership, visibility, and programs;
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills with proven leadership ability;
  • A high degree of initiative, professionalism, sense of responsibility, and dedication to quality;
  • Ability to regularly collect new information and synthesize inputs to constantly reassess strategy and advocacy plans


The US-China Business Council is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Application Deadline: Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.

Preferred Start Date: January 2024 or earlier

Submission Guidelines

To apply, please submit the following materials to Andrew Barr, Senior Director, Finance & Administration at [email protected]:

• Resume

• Cover letter explaining your interest in the position, nature of eligibility to work in China (e.g. Chinese national, US or other foreign national with work permit, US or other foreign national who needs to apply for work permit), and desired salary range.

• One or two writing samples no more than five pages long

• Contact information for three professional references

Applicants should submit all materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No telephone calls please.

Salary will be competitive for non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience. Benefits include excellent health insurance and generous vacation, holiday, sick leave, and home leave allowances. For background on USCBC, see