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VACANCIES

CURRENT VACANCIES

Job Title: Director, Washington DC

Reporting to: President, CFHK Foundation

Location: Washington DC

Start Date: November 2023

Deadline for Applications: 27 September 2023

Job Details

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.

Position Responsibilities

  • 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 

 

Candidate Qualifications

  • 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

 

Application Details

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 mark.sabah@thecfhk.org, with the subject line “Application for Washington DC Director”.

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