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Monday, March 18, 2013

Job openings at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

The CECC has openings for two professional staff members and a communications director. The deadline is April 8th. Here's the announcement:

Professional Staff Members (2)

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.

The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues pertaining to the freedom of religion and criminal justice portfolios. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.

Main duties:

  • Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
  • Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
  • Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
  • Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
  • Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations on official business.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
  • The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
  • Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:

  • Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Director

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.

The Commission is seeking a communications director to be responsible for developing and implementing a communications and outreach strategy to increase the accessibility, visibility, and relevance of the Commission's work to key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.

Main duties:

  • Develop and implement a communications and outreach strategy for the Commission's key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for increasing accessibility to Commission work products, including newsletters, political prisoner records, special reports, and the Annual Report.
  • Increase media coverage and raise awareness on the Hill and to the general public regarding the Commission's work.
  • Maintain the Commission's new Web site and social media sites (Twitter, Facebook).
  • Draft, edit, and distribute Commission statements, press releases, newsletters, new media content, and event announcements.
  • Develop, plan, and provide logistical support for Commission events, including hearings, roundtables, and briefings.
  • Monitor, track, and assess the effectiveness of the Commission's outreach efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Candidates will have a B.A. with relevant work experience.
  • Some background in layout and design (including for Web sites and publications) is desirable.
  • Ability to speak and read Chinese is preferable.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:

  • Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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