Founded in 1979, the Washington State China Relations Council is the leading statewide organization dedicated to strengthening commercial, educational and cultural ties with China. With membership spanning the public sector and global companies in aerospace, banking, business, environment, government, innovation, industry, technology, research, among others – the Council facilitates dialogue and delegations with American and Chinese business and government leaders on key policy issues, including investment, trade, environment, diplomacy, etc. For more information, visit www.wscrc.org .
The relationship between China and the US has never been more important or more dynamic. The breadth and depth of connections and mutually beneficial opportunities between Washington State and China based organizations is greater than ever – but the need for an organization that can advocate and demonstrate a new model for US-China engagement upon these foundations is also greater than ever.
While our history with China is rich and longstanding, in an environment that is continually challenged the Council seeks to maintain its strong leadership position. To that end, the Council has recently expanded its voice and programming to address current issues, and is seeking a dynamic leader in tune with this evolving landscape to both execute these initiatives and take the organization to the next level.
The Washington State China Relations Council (the Council) is a member-based, private 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization founded in 1979. Its primary missions are to represent the interests of its membership with respect to China, to promote strong commercial, cultural and academic ties with China for the benefit of the Northwest region, and to deepen mutual understanding between the peoples of China and the State of Washington.
The Council is led by a Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, which consists of the Council’s Chair, Vice Chairs(s), Secretary, Treasurer, and General Counsel. The Executive Committee is the Council’s main governance body, and the Executive Director would report principally to the Executive Committee and especially its Chair.
Funding, Budget & Staff:
Council activities and its staff positions are funded by annual membership dues, program revenue and revenue from special projects. Current staff includes an Executive Director, a Business Development and Membership Coordinator, and interns and volunteers.
Key Duties of the Executive Director:
The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the day-to-day work of the Council. S/he works closely with staff, board members and partner organizations to execute the Council’s missions. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The position would be based in Seattle, Washington. The position entails travel from time to time between Seattle and other venues and some extended travel to and within Greater China.
THE COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM PERSONS OF DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS. THE COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND OR ALTER THIS JOB DISCRETION AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT ANY PRIOR NOTICE. WRITTEN APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO [email protected] SELECTED FINALISTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO PERSONAL INTERVIEWS AND REFERENCE CHECKS.
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