Job Title: Director, Washington DC
Reporting to: President, CFHK Foundation
Location: Washington DC
Start Date: November 2023
Deadline for Applications: 27 September 2023
The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation (CFHK Foundation) presses for political and economic consequences for China’s failure to keep its promises to respect Hong Kong’s freedoms; support the rule of law, freedom of expression, and the release of political prisoners. Hong Kong’s fate is linked to the preservation of freedom, democracy, and international law in the region and around the world.
Our focus areas are political prisoners, press freedom, promoting adherence to the rule of law in a free and open environment, and highlighting the competition between authoritarian and democratic values. Hong Kong is important in its own right and in the context of relations between China and the United States, the United Kingdom, Asia, and the European Union.
Our organization needs a dynamic self-starter with a proven record of project management, research/writing, and experience coordinating with various stakeholders. An ability to multi-task and an understanding of the needs of a small NGO are essential. Familiarity with Hong Kong and Chinese political issues is a must. Familiarity with the human rights community is a plus.
This is a role for someone who can bring experience, connections and networks and help elevate the standing of the CFHK Foundation across Washington DC and the US. This is a great role for someone seeking to use their previous advocacy and public affairs experience and step into a leadership role.
Designing, implementing, and coordinating public education and advocacy campaigns in Washington DC
Tracking and researching issues related to the CFHK Foundation’s focus areas
Working and coordinating with colleagues in the US and the UK
Liaising with CFHK Foundation Board and Advisory Board members
Project management and collaboration with external public affairs and media consultants
Managing communication efforts in collaboration with our London-based Communications Manager
Experience of working in or with Congress; Senators, Congressmen and Committees in both Chambers and on both sides of the aisle
Experience of working with US Government institutions
Experience of working with think tanks, research bodies, and media
Vital to have an interest and/or experience in China/Hong Kong issues, China relations with the US, international affairs, political prisoners, human rights and press freedom
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Cantonese, Mandarin or any other language is a bonus
A minimum of 5 to 10 years of relevant advocacy experience
Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and a team player
Applicants should email a CV and a covering letter explaining why they would like to work for us and how their relevant experience qualifies them for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Application for Washington DC Director”.