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• Assistant to the President
• Program Assistant, Children and Youth Program
• Mandarin Adult Language Program Teachers
• Mandarin Children’s Program Teachers
• P/T Receptionist
• Membership Manager


• Assistant to the President

Reports to: President

Role: The Assistant is responsible for supporting the office of the President and performing diversified administrative and organizational duties at all levels. The position reports to the President and will work closely with all senior staff, the Board of Trustees, and all departments in the organization.

Responsibilities:

• Liaison with Trustees; compiling and disseminating materials for Board meetings; preparation of Board Meeting minutes

• Draft communication for the President; including general correspondences and reports

• Edit and proofread documents

• Coordination of the Institute-wide Common Calendar, in collaboration with the Office Manager

• Maintain files for President’s office, both electronic and hard copy files

• Help to maintain and update Raiser’s Edge files for constituents who interact with President, as needed

• Answer phone calls, coordinate the calendar for the President’s office

• Maintain email lists for President’s office

• General support for Institute-wide initiatives and special projects, as needed, and as instructed by the President

Qualifications:

• Self-starter with the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously and a willingness to take on extra Institute-wide initiatives as need

• Excellent organizational and writing skills

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors

• Proficiency in MS Office

• Familiarity with social media platforms and protocols

Please send cover letter and CV to: hr@chinainstitute.org

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


• Program Assistant, Children and Youth Program

Role: A dynamic, creative and highly organized professional to assist in managing the Institute’s Children and Youth programs, including academic-year Chinese for Children classes, private tutoring, workshops and events as needed. The primary responsibility is to assist the day-to-day administration, registration for classes and record/data maintenance. Prior experience in education administration, data management, especially within the K-12 environment in the U.S. is required. Familiarity with the current state of the field in foreign language teaching, program evaluation, curriculum development and K-12 pedagogy is highly desirable.

A BA is in education administration, data management or related field is required; Chinese language capability is desirable, but not required.

Responsibilities:

• Respond to inquiries and register students for classes, workshops and events under the Children and Youth Program based on a thorough understanding of the program offerings

• Maintain clear and organized records and reports for the program

• Assist in communicating with parents to announce program updates, changes, and program offerings, as well as necessary communication about the classes throughout the year

• Assist in organizing professional development workshops and meetings for faculty and interns

• Facilitate updates as needed for the program’s online presence including the web pages on the China Institute website

• Assist the promotion of the program through market research and material development as needed

• Participate and facilitate the program planning meeting including curriculum design, scheduling, and purchasing materials

• Participate in relevant professional conferences, meetings, and other events as deemed necessary

• Provide general admin assistance as needed for the program

• Continue to enhance own knowledge of Mandarin Chinese language teaching and keep abreast of the current state of the field

Please send a cover letter and resume to:hr@chinainstitute.org with the subject “Program Assistant: Children & Youth

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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


• 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


• P/T Receptionist

Role: China Institute in America is seeking a part-time Front Desk Receptionist/Gallery Receptionist to greet visitors and callers and to disseminate basic information regarding the Institute’s courses, public programs and Gallery exhibitions. The candidate must become thoroughly familiar with the Institute’s calendar of events and course offerings, and assist in taking registration information in person and by phone. Additional responsibilities include retail sales of Gallery catalogs and various souvenir gift items.

Qualifications:

Excellent customer relations and communication skills, punctuality, fluency and clarity in English. A fundamental knowledge of Chinese culture and language is helpful.

Available Shifts:

Monday thru Friday, 8 – 12 hours shift and flexible.

China Institute in America is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, educational and cultural institution that promotes the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of Chinese civilization, culture, heritage and current affairs through classroom teaching and seminars, art exhibitions, public programs, teacher education, lectures and symposia.

To apply, please send resume and a cover letter via email to:
Email: imei@chinainstitute.org

China Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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


• 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.