Wednesday, March 20, 2013
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Congressional-Executive Commission on China Communications Director
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.
The Commission is seeking a communications director to be responsible for developing and implementing a communications and outreach strategy to increase the accessibility, visibility, and relevance of the Commission's work to key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.
• Develop and implement a communications and outreach strategy for the Commission's key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.
• Develop and implement a strategy for increasing accessibility to Commission work products, including newsletters, political prisoner records, special reports, and the Annual Report.
• Increase media coverage and raise awareness on the Hill and to the general public regarding the Commission's work.
• Maintain the Commission's new Web site and social media sites (Twitter, Facebook).
• Draft, edit, and distribute Commission statements, press releases, newsletters, new media content, and event announcements.
• Develop, plan, and provide logistical support for Commission events, including hearings, roundtables, and briefings.
• Monitor, track, and assess the effectiveness of the Commission's outreach efforts.
• Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
• Candidates will have a B.A. with relevant work experience.
• Some background in layout and design (including for Web sites and publications) is desirable.
• Ability to speak and read Chinese is preferable.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.
• Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
• The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.