In response to these misunderstandings, the U.S.-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) was founded in 1995 to ensure the continued improvement of U.S.-China relations. Although other organizations in the United States strive to further the understanding of China, this is the first public educational organization devoted exclusively to the betterment of U.S.-China policy. The Foundation works closely with scholars, policymakers, and the general public all over the world to achieve a deeper level of communication, understanding, and friendship.
The executive assistant’s main duty will be to provide high-level support and planning for the USCPF President, including assisting the President with research and logistical planning for USCPF events as well as managing the President’s schedule and correspondence. The assistant will also manage the day-to-day routine of USCPF. The assistant will be expected to conduct independent research and writing on issues in U.S.-China relations to produce articles for USCPF publications, including the biannual newsletter, annual report, Washington Journal of Modern China, and the USCPF web site.
Roles and Responsibilities
- General clerical tasks: produce and mail correspondence, answer phones, track and process invoices, be primary point of contact for USCPF’s relations with other organizations
- Utilize Microsoft WordPress to maintain and update the USCPF website.
- Conduct research on possible grants and other funding opportunities for the USCPF’s programs, events, and publications.
- Organize and execute USCPF lectures and events. Duties include publicity for the event, catering arrangements, billing, correspondence with speakers, and logistical preparations for the event.
Eligibility and Requirements
- Detail oriented and self-motivated; able to work independently
- Must have at least a basic proficiency in Mandarin Chinese
- Two years of experience in general office, clerical and administrative support work. (Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the USCPF).
- Extensive knowledge of MS Office; knowledge of WordPress, Publisher and Adobe InDesign is a plus.
- B.A. in International Relations, Asian Studies, or China studies required; master’s degree preferred. Must have experience either working or studying in China.
To apply for our executive assistant opening, we ask that you please send a cover letter detailing when you are available to begin working at the Foundation, your resume, and brief writing sample (3-5 pages) on U.S.-China relations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Part-Time Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Position open until filled.