Director of Corporate Programs
Position Title: Director of Corporate Programs
Reporting To: President
Role: The Director of Corporate Programs oversees and manages the full spectrum of business and corporate programs at CI, and is a key member of the senior leadership team. Working closely with the President and other senior staff members, the Director will develop and build, world class, cutting-edge corporate programs. With CI’s move to a new and greatly expanded downtown location near Wall Street, corporate programming has grown dramatically. The Director also works closely with Corporate membership to achieve sponsorship and fundraising goals. CI has been the region’s window to China for 90 years. It is the oldest non-profit Institution focused exclusively on China.
• Responsible for overall program development and implementation in line with CI mission.
• Identify and arrange top-tier speakers for the highly acclaimed China Impact Series.
• Manage the annual China/US Executive Summit which has been jointly run with the leading China-based MBA program.
• Develop and maintain relationships with a broad spectrum of businesses both in the US and in China.
• Manage, coordinate and deliver world class events which entail oversight of, logistics, speaker management, and membership outreach.
• Collaborate and communicate with CI leadership including Development and Marketing functions. Liaise with staff in NYC and Beijing and act as a liaison with other team members to achieve event and program objectives.
• Ensure database maintenance which includes; speaker/ participant and attendee information and mailing list.
• Continually monitor the program’s outreach/impact and financial health and make recommendations to the President.
• Assist with the development of public relations, communication and fundraising strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness.
• Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred
• 7-10 year corporate/business track record in the US and/or China. Experience in marketing, fundraising and non-profit sector is an advantage.
• Leadership skills a must with ability to oversee a small support staff. Comfort level with networking and developing business relationships.
• Highly refined interpersonal and communication skills are required to work with members of the board and corporate leaders in the US and China.
• This position requires a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously and a willingness to be part of China Institute’s senior team effort and have connectivity with China.
• Proficient in: Microsoft Word, Raiser’s Edge or equivalent software, Excel, database spreadsheets and web-based prospect research.
• Excellent writing skills. Knowledge of US and China business climate. Mandarin speaker with strong connectivity to China business is a plus.