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Clean Technology Development Manager, The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation
The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), with headquarters in Beijing and an office in Los Angeles, is currently seeking a highly-motivated individual with broad US-China and environmental/clean technology experience for an entrepreneurial role of Clean Technology Development Manager. iCET is a leading think tank with a mission to strengthen international collaboration and provide decision makers with urgently needed innovative solutions to solve the energy, environment, and climate crises. The position will be full-time based in downtown LA with occasional travel to China.
Reporting to the Executive Director and in coordination with staff in Beijing and Los Angeles, the Clean Technology Development Manager will oversee iCET’s primary program for US-China clean technology collaboration – the US-China Clean Tech Center (UCCTC: www.uschinacleantech.org). The US-China Clean Tech Center is a partnership between iCET and the International Trade Administration of US Dept. of Commerce to expand US exports in clean technology to China – the fastest-growing clean technology market in the world. The manager will also support the overall think tank mission to introduce US best practices, technologies, and policies to China. The major responsibilities are:
US-China Collaboration on Clean Technology
- Help the Executive Director set the strategic direction of the US-China Clean Tech Center
- Lead business development for new and existing products, services, and projects (e.g., recruiting US companies for trade missions, developing trade missions and B2B services between US and China, providing export and consulting services)
- Oversee and maintain partnership database and lead in building partnerships with US government agencies, trade associations, US companies and other US stakeholders
- Conduct and supervise China market research for US companies
Clean Technology Expertise
- Follow trends in US clean technology and communicate how UCCTC can make contributions
- Represent UCCTC/ iCET at meetings and conferences on clean technology and enhance UCCTC/ iCET ‘s public and media engagement
Broader Organizational Management and Development
- Manage staff and interns and ensuring high-quality output
- Provide English-language support to native Chinese staff
- Maintain and develop new linkages with partners
- Write and present both business and grant proposals
Basic Skills and Knowledge
- 2+ years of work experience required in an environmental, clean technology, or relevant field, ideally in a business-related capacity within a US firm (e.g., consulting, private company)
- A strong understanding of sustainability, particularly in the areas of clean energy, environmental technology, energy efficiency, clean transportation, etc.
- Native English is required, and ability to deal with US government (federal, states, cities) and engaging directly with senior decision makers and business leaders
- Chinese language and cultural experience are desirable; successful candidates will be proficient in US-China collaboration (e.g., cultural, business, legal issues)
- Excellent communication (especially writing) skills and interpersonal/teamwork skills; creative, yet detail-oriented.
- A Master’s degree in business, policy, international affairs, energy/environment, or related field from a reputable academic institution is highly preferred
- Self-motivated and long-term commitment for environment and sustainability
- Strong analytical skills, preferably with technical background in the area of energy, clean technology, carbon, etc.
- Able to manage multiple time-sensitive priorities
- Able to attend occasional calls or events in the evening
- Basic knowledge of working in non-profit or public sector
Competitive salary dependent on experience. Compensation includes performance bonus.
Please send CV and cover letter (with availability) to:
Rainning Bao, Project Manager, email@example.com
Communications Intern (Paid), The Center for Climate Strategies
The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is currently looking for a Communications Intern to help assist managers, staff and the CEO with project and administrative duties. This unique paid opportunity will allow the intern to interact at all levels and with all projects with in the company providing them with excellent knowledge of a nonprofit working to mitigate and adapt to climate change. For more information about CCS and our work, please visit our website: www.climatestrategies.us.
The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is currently looking for a Communications Intern to help assist managers, staff and the CEO with project and administrative duties. This unique paid opportunity will allow the intern to interact at all levels and with all projects with in the company providing them with excellent knowledge of a nonprofit working to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
- Draft Newsletters and speeches
- Maintain company website
- Manage the company’s CRM (Customer Resource Management) System
- Coordinate with staff re projects and potential newsletter stories
- Participate in weekly staffing meeting and weekly project meetings
- Manage the company’s social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
- Assists project managers, staff, and CEO with projects and administrative tasks
- Attend US Congressional meetings and conferences with the CEO
- Must have BA or BS
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Familiarity with social media
- Experience with tight deadlines under pressure
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite
- Experience writing newsletters, or announcements
- Degree focused in Communications, Environmental Studies/Science, Biology, economics, or a comparable degree
- MA or MS
- Strong written and spoken proficiency in either Mandarin or Spanish
- Based upon education and experience
CCS welcomes inquiries for internships on an ongoing basis. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
China Program Intern (Paid), The Center for Climate Strategies
The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is currently looking for a China Program Intern to help move CCS’ China Low Carbon Development project forward via research and outreach assistance for our senior team and help effectively and efficiently manage the logistics surrounding team events, tours, and trips, among many other things. Our main focus this spring will be planning, organizing, and conducting the next steps of CCS’ work on U.S.-China information, policy, and technical exchange and capacity building around the integration of climate, energy, and the economy. We are continuing our work with our Chinese NGO partner, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), and U.S. and Chinese experts to adapt and apply CCS’ micro and macro economic analytical tools and methods at the subnational level in China. For more information about CCS and our work, please visit our website: www.climatestrategies.us.
- Support International Project Manager and Senior Technical Program Manager in bilingual research on Chinese climate, energy, and economic policy
- Translate technical documents between Chinese and English
- Work with Project Managers to support sector-based technical expert team work on spreadsheet tools for developing economic, energy, and emissions baseline inventory and forecast and microeconomic policy analysis of climate and energy policies
- Support research and development of policy design information for analysis
- Monitor activity around climate policy at the national and subnational levels in the U.S. and China
- Research new and upcoming international climate planning projects and potential partners
- Prepare memos and briefs for the CCS Senior Management Team
- Manage and organize logistics for CCS trips, study tours, etc.
- Build and maintain database of contacts involved in China and international work
- Assist in the production of reports, handouts, and other CCS materials
- Attend meetings, briefings and other programs around D.C. and synthesize information gathered into reports for our senior team
- Conduct project-related administrative tasks, as required
- Advanced undergraduate, candidate for Masters Degree or recent graduate in environmental science, policy, economics, engineering, law, or business
- Strong background in U.S. and Chinese climate, energy, and economic policy research and analysis
- Strong qualitative and quantitative research, analysis, and communications skills
- Independently motivated, flexible, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Team player but also productive working independently
- Strong written and spoken Mandarin skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel; experience with web management systems a plus
- Based upon education and experience
CCS welcomes inquiries for internships on an ongoing basis. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com if you are interested.
Summer 2014 Internship, Congressional-Executive Commission on China
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (www.cecc.gov) is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates this coming summer in Washington, D.C. Interns must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is March 1, 2014 for the Summer 2014 internship that runs from June to August 2014. Summer internships are full-time; interns are expected to work from 32 to 40 hours per week. See application instructions below.
CECC internships provide significant educational and professional experience for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, and strong Chinese language skills.
Interns work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, democratic governance institutions, environmental problems, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women's rights, etc.).
Interns perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend seminars, meet Members of Congress and experts from the United States and abroad, and draft Commission analyses. Click here for CECC analysis of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China. Interns may also be trained to work with the Commission's Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible by the public since its launch in November 2004 (click here to begin a search).
The CECC staff is committed to interns’ professional development, and holds regular roundtables for interns on important China-related issues.
Summer 2014 interns will be paid $10/hour. Those unable to apply for Summer 2014 internships may apply for the Spring (February-May) or Fall (September-December). Further details are available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.cecc.gov/pages/general/employ.php.
- Interns must be U.S. citizens.
- Interns should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
- Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on Web sites. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. The successful candidate for an internship often will have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.
- Although our interns are generally undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates, others are also welcome to apply.
Application Instructions for Summer 2014:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references, to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2014. Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on March 1. Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission's legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China. No phone calls please.
Client Service Director, The GreenPoint Group
The GreenPoint Group is a boutique
The GreenPoint Group is seeking a dynamic, creative, and
This position offers a unique opportunity to connect public policy and business strategy in support of clients in key industries in China. GreenPoint is highly selective in its work with clients and aspires to the highest level of integrity in all of its operations. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a track record of sound judgment in the context of complex political and commercial matters. This role is well suited to an individual with a passion for business excellence with a
Primary Job Functions
Drive execution of client deliverables within dynamic client team context
- As “action officer”, initiate, coordinate, and execute client service delivery
- Memo and briefing paper drafting; trip and meeting support
- Proactively work with team members to develop innovative methods of client service
Develop insight into the China environment as it relates to client goals
- Assess the political climate and identify issues which could affect GreenPoint and clients
- Develop a broad analytical understanding of the
U.S.-Chinarelationship as it relates to client goals
- Acquire and maintain a precise understanding of client business needs and processes
Pursue meaningful relationships with stakeholders in the policy, commercial, academic, and social communities
- Develop effective relationships with networks of stakeholders relevant to GreenPoint and client goals
Detailed Qualities and Responsibilities
Organization and Execution
- Highly organized, action oriented, and efficient
- Proven ability to execute complex projects in
- Demonstrated success proactively executing multiple initiatives on tight deadlines
- Able to work independently to deliver results in bicultural professional situations
- Proven commitment to teamwork, steady record of collaboration internally and externally
- Trustworthy, reliable, dedicated
- Skilled in serving senior management of client companies, understanding their needs
- High dependability, low ego in small and remote team environments
- Ethical in all interactions, with a high degree of personal integrity
Relationship and Network Development
- Extensive existing relationship networks in
U.S.-Chinarelations and within China’s political, thought leader, commercial, and social communities
- Knack for and proven experience in cultivating existing and establishing new relationships with various stakeholders
- Native Chinese speaker
- Superior communication skills at a professional level in both English and Chinese, written and spoken
- Natural ability to communicate comfortably and effectively (verbally and in writing in both Chinese and English) with key stakeholders and GreenPoint clients
- Excellent interpersonal skills, focused listening and awareness of other points of view
Innovative, Entrepreneurial, Strategic
- Demonstrated pursuit of better methods in achieving objectives
- An entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a
fast-pacedand close-knitwork culture oBrings a strategic mindset to client services and the needs of corporate executives oDemonstrated judgment and decision making capabilities
- Substantive analytical experience with a deep understanding of China’s political, social, commercial, and economic dynamics
- Master’s or Bachelor’s degrees in a relevant discipline
- Minimum five years’ work or study experience in an international (bilingual, bicultural) environment
- Minimum five years’ work experience
How to apply
Please email your resume with a cover letter and salary expectations, in English, to: <info@greenpoint- group.com>. Please use the subject line “Client Service Director Application - [YOUR NAME]”.
Applications received by 5 February 2014 will receive priority consideration.
Business Advisory Services Manager (Shanghai), US-China Business Council
USCBC’s Shanghai office seeks to hire a Business Advisory Services Manager, reporting to the Shanghai office chief representative.
- Research, analyze, and write on China commercial issues and related policy developments
- Respond to individual member company requests for advice and information on China business and trade topics; build and maintain contacts within USCBC member companies
- Write regularly for USCBC publications and USCBC briefing papers
- Aid in coordinating and organizing in USCBC programs and events
- Help research, prepare, and participate in member company business briefings
- Assist in developing USCBC advocacy positions; develop and maintain relationships with the US Consulate representatives
- Proactively assist with member recruitment
- Coordinate intern hiring, scheduling, and assignments
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Representative
- Minimum 2 years work experience, preferably in China
- An understanding of and ability to communicate the basic 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, policy, and regulatory environment
- Undergraduate degree in 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
- Native English speaker
- High level of proficiency in Mandarin (spoken and written) C candidates must be able to read and analyze Chinese-language policy documents, newspaper articles, etc.
- Organized and detail-oriented to manage multiple and varied business sector developments and requests from member companies and USCBC headquarters
- A high degree of initiative, professionalism, sense of responsibility, and dedication to quality
- Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; sense of humor
Start Date: March 2014
Application Deadline: February 7
To apply, please submit the following materials to Jake Parker (email@example.com):
- A resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position
- An English writing sample of no more than two (2) pages
- Contact information for 5 professional and/or academic references
Salary will be competitive for non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience. For background on USCBC, see www.uschina.org. (Please do not call)
Environmental Policy Faculty/Coordinator, Duke-Kunshan University
The ideal candidate would have research interests related to China and its role in the region/world, and demonstrate, through background or training, an ability to collaborate with other disciplines. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research foci relate to the areas of energy, the urban environment, climate, environmental health, and air or water quality. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty at Duke University in Durham, NC, as well as with other faculty at DKU. Strong preference will be given to candidates with three years of teaching and some administrative experience.
Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. Initial appointments are multi-year contracts and are renewable based on academic rigor of research, teaching, curriculum development, professional development and service.
For more information, see: https://dku.edu.cn/en/environmental-policy-faculty-coordinator
Four staff positions at the Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is one of the most effective environmental organizations in the United States and abroad. Established in 1970, NRDC uses law, science and the backing of 1.3 million members and online supporters to protect the planet and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. We are a non-profit, non-governmental international organization headquartered in New York, and have offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing, China. Our staff of over 380 environmental lawyers, scientists, policy analysts and engineers work together protect the world's environment and curb carbon emissions through advocacy, law, policy change and education, as well as on-the-ground project implementation support.
With a team of nearly thirty experts in Beijing and the United States, NRDC's China Program is at the forefront of supporting China's efforts on energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection. We are proud to have collaborated with many academic, governmental, and non-governmental partners around the country to help accelerate these efforts.
NRDC is seeking four individuals based in its Beijing office:
- Staff Engineer
- China Coal Project Manager
- Climate & Energy Policy Project Program Associate
- Program Assistant
For detailed job description and applications, please visit NRDC's website: http://www.nrdc.org/jobs/.
Science, Technology & Public Policy Fellowships
STPP offers fellowships for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal. Applications for post-doctoral research fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions that have appropriate professional experience. Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have passed general examinations prior to appointment and have made significant progress on their dissertations. STPP seeks applicants from a wide range of disciplinary and multi-disciplinary fields, and those holding a Ph.D. in Engineering or in the Natural Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. STPP also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.
Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director. Post-doctoral research fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Pre-doctoral fellows are expected to contribute to the Program's research activities, as well as work on—and ideally complete—their doctoral dissertations.
Applications are welcome for fellowships in the following research areas for the 2014–2015 academic year:
- Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age (The Cyber Project)
- Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group (ETIP), joint with the Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP)
- Water-Energy Nexus Project
- China and Environmental Sustainability Project, joint with ENRP and SSP
- Technology & Innovation
- Geoengineering and Climate Policy
- Science, Technology, and Globalization (STG)
- Agricultural Innovation in Africa (AIA)
- Geospatial Policy and Management
- Managing the Atom Project (MTA), joint with the International Security Program (ISP)
- Geopolitics of Energy, joint between ENRP and ISP
- Geopolitics of Energy/Arctic
An STPP fellowship appointment will include a full Belfer Center fellowship stipend plus a supplemental stipend, together totaling $37,500 for post-doctoral or advanced research fellows, and $25,000 for pre-doctoral fellows, over the ten month academic year (September–June). STPP also offers a possibility of renewal through June 2015, with a continuing monthly stipend of $3,750 for post-doctoral and advanced research fellows, and $2,500 for pre-doctoral fellows, (equivalent to $45,000 and $30,000, respectively, on a yearly basis). STPP fellows have the option to enroll in Harvard University's employee health insurance program at a heavily subsidized rate for the duration of their fellowship, as well.
- Unofficial transcript (pre-doctoral fellowship applicants only)
- Research statement (3–5 pages)
- Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
- Contact information for 3 recommenders
Applications for these fellowships for the 2014–2015 academic year will be accepted until January 15, 2014. Decisions will be announced by March 31, 2014.
The link to the Online Application system will be available on December 15, 2013.
Potential fellows should apply through the Belfer Center's regular fellowship process to one of the research areas specified above and should highlight research interests that are relevant to STPP. Visit the Belfer Center's fellowship page here: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/fellowships/applying.html.
STPP Fellowship Coordinator Telephone: 617-495-1498
Senior Policy Director, China Program,
Environmental Defense Fund
The Senior Policy Director, China Program is the primary policy advisor to the Vice President, China Program on US aspects of our program. The scope of remit includes Chinese energy policy analysis, economic development, environmental evaluation, policy implementation, and training coordination.
- Lead decision-maker/stakeholder mapping and identify opportunities to advance EDF’s China program in the United States, focusing on the US federal government;
- Identify and build strategic opportunities to advance EDF’s U.S- China’s energy goals in the United States primarily through government agencies;
- Partner with the Vice President, China Program and Vice President, U.S. Climate and Political Affairs on the goals of EDF’s China program from a US policy and political perspective and with the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communications on outreach;
- Managing communications and promotion of information and educational exchanges to advance the goals of EDF’s China program, including travel to China and within the United States;
- Cultivate and manage relationships with political, policy, and other consultants in order to achieve programmatic goals;
- Serve as a liaison to the Political Affairs Program in order to effectively engage EDF’s supporters in advocating on behalf of the China Program;
- Serve as key external U.S. spokesperson for the China Program to decision and policy-makers;
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with leading policy-makers and decision-makers in Washington, DC including Members of Congress and their staff, and Administration officials;
- Liaise with NGO colleagues and seek opportunities to collaborate on projects where appropriate;
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualified applicants will understand and have proven experience with policy development or policy promotion and will be a strategic partner to grantees, partners and funders.
- Advanced degree in a related discipline
- Minimum 10 years’ experience in public policy development, promotion and implementation in government or through private sector government relations.
- Deep knowledge of China and its political processes
- Strategic and analytical thinker who partners effective with diverse groups on the ground and who has the gravitas and personal agility to navigate a complex policy making process.
- Solid knowledge of the US legislative and executive branch operations, activities and personnel and US environmental and energy policy.
- Excellent research, written and oral communications, analytical and organizational skills.
- Ability to work effectively independently as well as be a productive team member.
- Exceptional interpersonal and diplomatic skills with the ability to relate well to all levels of individuals.
This position will be located in Washington, DC
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer
China Senior Fellowship, Chatham House
Chatham House is pleased to invite applicants for the China Senior Fellowship in the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. The Fellowship is intended to provide an established expert or practitioner who is a Chinese citizen with the opportunity to write, speak at events, expand his or her personal networks and further develop an understanding of critical issues in international affairs, as a Senior Fellow of the Academy.
The Fellow will have the opportunity to conduct research from Chatham House, including consultations with experts within the institute’s extensive network.
The Fellow will also take part in the Academy's Leadership Programme. This will comprise approximately one training session or seminar each week, ranging from skills-based training to knowledge-based seminars.
This Fellowship is part of Chatham House's new Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.
The Fellow will spend six months at Chatham House and will be hosted by and based in one of Chatham House's research departments, either International Security or Energy, Environment and Resources. During this time, the Fellow will conduct a research project of their own design on one of the research topics as specified below:
Research topics with the International Security Department:
- Possibilities for Europe-China cooperation on outer space norms and codes of conduct.
- Cyber security of outer space systems.
- Cyber security of communications that transit through outer space systems.
- EU-China interdependencies and cooperation on energy, resource and climate security.
- Achieving resource security and sustainability in China.
- Developing innovative south-south cooperation and new partnerships for sustainable development.
Candidates are invited to apply for the China Senior Fellowship for 2014. The Fellowship will start in March 2014.
To be eligible for the China Senior Fellowship candidates must hold Chinese citizenship. Full eligibility criteria can be found in the information pack below. The application window is open until 15 November 2013.
Please read the documents below to apply. Please refer to the website to download the application form.
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