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• Mandarin Adult Language Program Teachers
• Mandarin Children’s Program Teachers
• Membership Manager
• Special Events Assistant


• Mandarin Adult Language Program Teachers

China Institute in America , a non-profit, non-partisan, educational, and bi-cultural organization based in NYC, is seeking experienced Mandarin teachers within the tri-state region for its Adult Language Program. Positions currently available include teachers for our group classes, and tutors for our private and corporate tutoring programs.

Successful candidates should be native speakers of Chinese who speak standard Mandarin with clear diction and who have a good command of spoken English. They should be comfortable with dealing with students from diverse backgrounds within the business world and private sector; be presentable in appearance and disposition; punctual; enthusiastic in their instruction and, for private tutoring, must be able to choose materials suited for each students’ needs, level, and abilities. Minimum educational requirement: B.A. degree.

Group classes are held onsite at China Institute. All classes use pinyin and simplified characters. Most tutoring assignments are offsite and held at our students’ office or home with some assignments taking place onsite at China Institute. Competitive hourly wage available. Applicants must have permission to work.

Please send cover letter and CV, including resident status, to:

Wanling Zhang
Program Manager, Adult Language & Studio Programs

China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Email: wzhang@chinainstitute.org

 

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

 


• Mandarin Children’s Program Teachers

China Institute in America, a non-profit, non-partisan, educational, and bi-cultural organization based in NYC, is seeking experienced children’s Mandarin teachers. Grouped by ages three and up, children learn a dynamic mix of Chinese language and culture through a whole language approach in active classroom environments. Successful candidates should be native speakers of Chinese who have teaching experience using simplified characters and who have a very good command of spoken English. They should be vivacious in the classroom and eager to nurture children’s learning and growth. They must feel comfortable creating their own curricula and finding materials to suit classroom needs, levels, and abilities. Teaching assignments may entail classroom teaching or private tutoring and may be onsite, offsite in other schools, or in students’ homes. Classes are taught using simplified characters. Competitive hourly wage.

Please send cover letter and CV, including resident status, to:

Ms. Vera Shi
Resident Faculty & Program Coordinator

China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065


• Membership Manager

Reports to: Sr. Vice President/Chief Development Officer

Role: China Institute was established in 1926 as an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to advance a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art, in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. China Institute is now in the exciting, early phase of a major expansion and move to Lower Manhattan that will increase our services to the community and enhance our role in the cultural and business arenas.

Reporting to the SVP/Chief Development Officer at China Institute, incumbent will develop strategies and implement plans for increasing Membership through several levels of engagement programs, with an integrated approach to developing both the number of members and the level of participation, as well as Member benefits.

PLEASE NOTE: As of September 2015, position will move to China Institute’s new, expanded headquarters at 100 Washington Street (entrance at 40 Rector Street) in Lower Manhattan.

Responsibilities:

• Develop integrated, long-term strategies for the Membership program at China Institute, with full consideration of CI’s new headquarters in Lower Manhattan (phased opening begins September 2015).

• Spearhead the development and supervise design of compelling and dynamic collateral Membership marketing materials, both print and web-based; develop marketing lists to ensure that China Institute’s outreach is strong and well-targeted.

• Administer Membership program forms, generate acknowledgement letters, renewal requests, and Membership reports; maintain an accurate system for tracking Membership expirations and renewals.

• Working with Development and Corporate programs, fulfill Membership benefits, as appropriate, including Corporate Member benefits.

• In collaboration with Special Events Director, plan Member cultivation events, with specific attention to organizing the Young Associates, Friends of the Gallery, and Corporate Member activities.

• Identify new Member prospects, and working with SVP/Chief Development Officer, Special Events Director and Chief Marketing Officer, research and develop ways to successfully engage new Members and move current Members to higher giving levels.

• Monitor website Membership pages and on-line giving on the China Institute website.

• Participate in China Institute-related development activities.

Qualifications:

• Self-starter with outstanding writing and organizational skills.

• Minimum 3 years of experience in Membership, preferably in a management capacity at a nonprofit organization in the New York market.

• Strong networking skills, and experience approaching business professionals and soliciting support.

• Experience developing successful marketing collateral with specific, targeted audiences.

• Ability to work collaboratively with lean staff in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Raiser’s Edge or equivalent software, Excel, database spreadsheets and web-based prospect research preferred.

• Bachelor’s degree required.

Salary commensurate with experience. China Institute offers a benefits package that includes 403(b), medical insurance and three weeks vacation.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:

Lucia T. DeRespinis
Senior Vice President-Chief Development Officer
China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

lderespinis@chinainstitute.org

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


• Special Events Assistant

Reports to: Director of Special Events

Role: The Special Events assistant is an integral part of the development team. The Development Assistant’s primary responsibility will be to provide comprehensive coordination of Special Events and also serves as the database gifts administrator for a moderately sized development office. This position works closely with the Director of Special Events and various benefit committees to plan and implement events. Typical duties include: managing event logistics, maintenance of mailing lists, updates to the database, timely mailing of acknowledgement letters and creation of Raiser’s Edge reports for the Development Department.

Responsibilities:

• Support key China Institute special events including Chinese New Year, Spring Luncheon and Gala

• Organize smaller events, i.e., membership and donor cultivation events

• Provide copy for event flyers, invitations and coordination of ads and other printed material for key events

• Work with committee to procure auction items for a small auction at Chinese New Year

• Tracks income and expenses for all fundraising events and submits invoices from vendors for payment

• Collect and organize RSVPs and table lists for major fundraisers, membership and cultivation events

• Update donor records in Raiser’s Edge and keep track of all revenue/gifts in RE

• Sends email thank you to donors upon receiving gifts followed by a formal acknowledgement letter within one week of receiving gifts

• Maintain and format all donor mailing lists

• Work closely with the Finance, to coordinate the processing of all China Institute gifts

• Track returned mail and faulty addresses

• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• At least one to two years’ experience in non-profit fundraising/development and/or special event management

• A bachelor’s degree in related field(s) is required

• Good work ethic, demonstrated self-starter, and commitment and flexibility to ensure high quality events – takes initiative and has a sense of humor

• Must be well organized and detail oriented, and have the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines

• Good etiquette and ability to communicate with Trustees, high level donors, Members and staff

• Excellent writing and proofreading skills

• Fluent in all Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint

• Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus

• Willingness to do what it takes to get the job done

Salary commensurate with experience. China Institute offers a benefits package that includes 403(b), medical insurance and three weeks vacation.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:

Leslie McDonald
Director of Special Events
China Institute
100 Washington St
New York, NY 10006

lmcdonald@chinainstitute.org

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.