Employment Opportunities

US-China Education Trust is currently looking for two associate level candidates. 

 

Program Associate 

Posted by: US-China Education Trust

Application Deadline: Open until position filled

Position Start Date: September 5, 2017

Contract: Part-time (Option for Full-time after one year)

 

Position Description

US-China Education Trust (USCET) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to promoting US-China relations by strengthening mutual understanding through education programs, including conferences, training workshops, exchanges, fellowship awards and nation-wide competitions in China involving American Studies and Data Journalism.

USCET seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Program Associate to join its dynamic team. This position is part-time under a 12-month contract, with the opportunity for full-time employment after successful conclusion of the contract period. The Program Associate is expected to commit for a minimum of 24 hours per week to provide programmatic support to the Program Director and President. The Program Associate is expected to work in close coordination with the Communications and Operations staff and interns.

Responsibilities  

1.      Program Implementation: Implement and track project activities in support of the programs’ missions.

a.       Assist in formulating program budgets and tracking expenditure of funds and administer financial transactions.

b.      Field consultants and speakers, including drafting consultant contracts, monitoring deliverables and expenses, and assisting in travel arrangements.

c.       Contribute to the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans.

d.      Conduct basic written and spoken translation from English to Chinese, and vice versa.

e.       Travel to China with senior staff as needed.

f.       Assist in selecting and supervising program interns.

g.      Work closely with Communication Associate on the update and maintenance of USCET contact database and distribution lists.

2.      Grant Writing and Reporting: Assist Program Director in developing new projects through researching, writing concept papers and developing grant proposals. Draft reports to donors, which may include individuals, foundations, and governments. Conduct other writing projects as assigned.

3.      Other Duties as Requested: Assists with event planning related to fundraising and programs, handling logistics, preparing guest lists, drafting and tracking invitations. Provides travel logistical support by USCET staff and others as necessary.

 

Requirements

1.      Bachelor’s Degree with 1-2 years of experience OR current graduate student.

2.      Demonstrated interest in U.S.-China relationship.

3.      Proficiency in written and oral Chinese.

4.      Solid organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to multitask.

5.      Demonstrated ability to work in a team and ability to carry out tasks independently.

6.      Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.

7.      Work experience at nonprofit organizations with grants implementation and administration experience preferred.

8.      On the ground experience working or studying in China is preferred.

9.      Authorization to work in the U.S. (non-US citizens must possess work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship for a visa)

 

Location

2101 K Street, NW. 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20037

 

How to apply

To apply, please send resume, one page writing sample, and cover letter including salary expectations to employment@uscet.org by August 4, 2017.

Cover letter should detail your interest in USCET, how your past experience relates to the above responsibilities, and your available start date. Include your name and the title “Program Associate” in the subject line. All attachments should be labelled “First Name Last Name_Document Title” (e.g. Jane Doe_Resume). Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be notified within two weeks after the deadline.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

 

 

 

Communications Associate 

Posted by: US-China Education Trust

Application Deadline: open until position filled

Position Start Date: September 5, 2017

Contract: Part-time (Option for Full-time after one year)

 

Position Description

US-China Education Trust (USCET) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to promoting US-China relations by strengthening mutual understanding through education programs, including conferences, training workshops, exchanges, fellowship awards and nation-wide competitions in China involving American Studies and Data Journalism.

 

USCET seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Communications Associate to join its dynamic team. This position is part-time under a 12-month contract, with the opportunity for full-time employment after successful conclusion of the contract period. The Communications Associate is expected to commit for a minimum of 24 hours per week to provide communication support to the President and Program Director. S/he plays a key role in developing and executing a communications plan that engages our USCET stakeholders as well as tells our story.  This Associate manages USCET’s website and social media platforms and provides support to all aspects of USCET’s internal and external communications, including the design, editing, and writing of content for the web and mobile platforms. S/he is expected to work in close coordination with the Program and Operations staff and interns, and performs other duties as assigned by USCET senior staff.

 

Responsibilities

1.      Help tell the story of USCET and its impact by creating compelling written and digital content. 

2.      Manage USCET’s website and social media, creating and updating content, crafting and scheduling posts, and conducting digital communications.

3.      Work with Program Associate to coordinate USCET’s digital outreach, including production of newsletters, solicitations and events announcements.

4.      Use Photoshop and In-Design to create graphics and publications - design invitations, brochures, reports, USCET branded-signage, and other materials for programs and events.

5.      Advance USCET public relations through events planning and outreach.

6.      Draft and edit reports and other writings in support of USCET programs and operations.

7.      Work closely with Program Associate on the update and maintenance of USCET contact database and distribution lists.

 

Requirements

1.      Bachelor’s Degree with 1-2 years of experience OR current graduate student.

2.      Excellent writing and editing skills (English language).

3.      Strong computer skills and working knowledge of graphic design tools.

4.      Well organized with attention to detail and ability to carry out tasks independently.

5.      Knowledge of Chinese is NOT a requirement.

 

Location

2101 K Street, NW. 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20037

 

How to apply

To apply, please send resume, one-page writing sample, and cover letter to employment@uscet.org by August 4, 2017.

Cover letter should detail your interest in USCET, how your past experience relates to the above responsibilities, your available start date as well as your salary expectations. Include your name and the title “Communications Associate” in the subject line. All attachments should be labelled “First Name Last Name_Document Title” (e.g. Jane Doe_Resume). Only applicants who are selected for interviews will be notified within two weeks after the deadline.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

 

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