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The Center for Climate Strategies is currently seeking a China Project Manager/Outreach Coordinator, an Administrative Assistant, a Financial Assistant, and a China Program Intern. Please scroll down for descriptions of each position.
China Project Manager/Outreach Coordinator
The China Project Manager will enable continuation and expansion of the CCS China Program as it transitions to implementation of Low Carbon Development plans in key provinces and cities of China and broader US state to China province exchange. Details are listed below:
- Update, enhance, and expand the CCS China Low Carbon Development (LCD) Program Work Plan in coordination with senior CCS staff and Chinese partners.
- Lead CCS’ efforts with Chinese partners to implement Work Plan elements, including targets for scale‐up of LCD Program project cities and provinces; LCD curriculum development; extension of the LCD Program to address air quality management; and other activities, including outreach and start‐up meetings with provinces, cities, technical institutes, and others.
- Lead Work Plan activities through bi‐monthly check‐ins (at a minimum) with Chinese partners on technical progress of associated LCD projects, and coordinate with and report to senior CCS staff/experts.
- Lead Work Plan activities with Chinese partners on outreach and meetings with national and subnational government officials, technical experts, and partner institutions for scale‐up of LCD planning template and curriculum development/deployment, and coordinate and report to senior CCS staff/experts. In consultation with senior CCS staff, lead the development of formal agreements and informal working arrangements with Chinese institutes and other entities to successfully carry out aspects of the Work Plan, as needed.
- Lead and coordinate LCD Program implementation and growth via meetings with NGOs, government agencies, companies, funders, etc. in the US and China, and other locations as possible, on opportunities for cooperation/information exchange, and report to senior CCS staff/experts.
- Stay abreast of Chinese and foreign government, NGO, institute, etc. activities on subnational LCD planning in China, and report to senior CCS staff/experts.
- Communication/outreach with the US State Department, including engagement in the UNFCCC process and side events as well as bilateral dialog to highlight CCS Low Carbon Development work and inform US-°©‐China cooperation.
- Assist with communications of project activities in the US and China.
- Travel between the US and China and within China as required.
- Graduate degree related to energy, environment, or climate change policy, science, economics, law, or management.
- Five to ten years of international project management and coordination experience in a public policy and/or nonprofit institutional environment focused on international, especially US and Chinese climate, energy, economic, environmental, development, etc. policy, including at least five years of policy, administration, supervisory, planning, and budget management experience.
- Strong bilingual Chinese and English verbal and written communications skills, including full bilingual capabilities on technical and policy issues and institutional communications skills, including Chinese and US government communications
- Proficiency in computer and information technology skills and working knowledge of software applications commonly used in project management and communications, including spreadsheets, word processing, and illustrations (Microsoft Office products).
- Strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills.
- Committed to building client and partner relationships and satisfaction with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and contractors, partners and allies, government agencies and other institutions and the public, and to train and effectively manage staff persons and contractors.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, original writing sample, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
CCS is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to assist the organization with accounting, contracts, human resources, office administration, and proposals.
- 1+ years experience in administration, preferable for a small non-profit
- Proficiency with Excel and Word is a must
- Strong organization skills
- Bachelors degree in accounting or equivalent degree
- Prepare and QC expense reports
- Assist accountant with audits
- Assist with filing and maintaining accounting documents on the Company’s file sharing website
- Assist in preparing project budgets and tracking
- Manage and track company’s proposals and reporting deadlines for foundations
- Prepare/assist monthly payroll
- Maintain up to date registrations with States, licenses, procure new registrations as needed
- Coordinate with third party vendor re payroll
- Assist in preparing invoices
- Prepare draft contracts and amendments for subcontractors
- Review new contract terms and conditions
- Maintain hard and electronic copies of contractual documents
- Maintain up to date federal registration for submitting proposals
- Maintain files for employees, applications, resumes, and job descriptions
- Serve as employee point of contact for benefits
- Provide information regarding policies and procedures, CCS Employee Handbook, benefits, timesheet assistance to new employees
- Assist with annual benefits review
- Maintain pension plan-annual filings and CCS point of contacts
- Registering new employees
- Contact for building management/contractors
- Coordinate purchasing of equipment, supplies, furniture, office space
- Inventory of assets and software
- Log incoming mail
Policies and Procedures
- Review, update, and make changes to the following policies and procedures:
- Document Retention
- Annual staff compliance
- Email accounts
- Conflicts of interest
- New employees
- Ethics compliance and annual training
- Assist and/or lead with coordination, support, and production
- Prepare cost proposals
- Cover letter, narrative, required forms, budget
- Review solicitation requirements
- Assist/lead the production and mailing of the entire proposal
This position is part-time, 20-30 hours per week, with the potential for full-time. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com
China Program Intern
- Support China Program Manager and Senior Technical Program Manager in bilingual research on Chinese climate, energy, environmental, and economic policy
- Translate technical and policy documents between Chinese and English
- Work with Project Managers and Chinese partners to support sector-based technical expert team work on spreadsheet tools and curriculum and background materials for developing economic, energy, and emissions baseline inventory and forecast and microeconomic policy analysis of climate, energy, and environmental policies
- Support research and development of policy design information for analysis
- Monitor activity around climate policy at the national and subnational levels in the U.S. and China
- Research new and upcoming international climate planning projects and potential partners
- Prepare memos and briefs for the CCS Senior Management Team
- Manage and organize logistics for CCS trips, study tours, etc.
- Build and maintain database of contacts involved in China and international work
- Assist in the production of reports, handouts, and other CCS China Program communications materials
- Attend meetings, briefings and other programs around D.C. and synthesize information gathered into reports for our senior team
- Conduct project-related administrative tasks, as required
- Advanced undergraduate, candidate for Masters Degree or recent graduate in environmental science, policy, economics, engineering, law, or business
- Strong background in U.S. and Chinese climate, energy, and economic policy research and analysis
- Strong bilingual English and Chinese qualitative and quantitative research, analysis, and communications skills
- Independently motivated, flexible, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Team player but also productive working independently
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel; experience with web management systems a plus
- Based upon education and experience
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. This position will be based in CCS' downtown Washington DC office.