Job: Coordinator for US-China Relations Project

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The Carter Center is looking for an Atlanta based Project Coordinator to support a new initiative on improving US-China relations, in particular, a high-level forum in November 2013. The coordinator should be fluent in spoken and written English and Chinese, self-motivated, and show a pro-active work approach. This is a CONTRACTOR/CONSULTANT position with high possibility of extension or future full-time employment. The coordinator’s tasks include:
  1. Offer general support services to The Carter Center’s China Program
  2. Organize logistics for the November US-China relations forum in Atlanta; communicate with and support high-profile individuals
  3. Support the development of the new US-China Perception Monitor website and publication. This may include content update and development, managing volunteer contributors, and designing new features
  4. Participate in team meetings and preparing meeting notes as required
  5. Assist in drafting and distributing to relevant persons, reports, briefing materials and other documents related to the US-China relations project, as requested 
  6. Support creation of conference materials, included but not limited to brochures, flyers, manuals, etc.
  7. Maintain contact with university faculty members and student leaders in both China and the US
  8. Perform other tasks as assigned.

For more information, Click on Read More.QualificationsBachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, economics, sociology, development studies, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred but not required. Previous full-time work experience preferred but not required. Highly organized and meticulous attention to detail. Strong communication skills and team spirit. High sense of diplomacy and political savvy a must.

Interested candidates should send their CVs in English to Sean Ding, Senior Program Associate of the China Program, at No phone calls please. This is an Atlanta, GA based position.

The Carter Center, founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1982, has worked for over 16 years to foster mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and China. President Carter’s reputation as the American leader who established diplomatic ties with China in 1979 has allowed the Center a unique and unparalleled role in bringing the two countries closer together. Since 1996, the Center has provided assistance in a variety of sectors in Chinese society, ranging from training special education teachers to advancing government accountability, and has become one of the mostwell-known American organizations in China.

On November 11, 2013, The Carter Center will host a forum on U.S.-China relations at its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. As the inaugural event of a new project on improving U.S.-China relations, the forum marks the Center’s renewed commitment in engaging China, at the invitation of President Xi Jinping and in partnership with U.S. businesses and academic institutions. President Carter will speak at the event and take questions from the audience. 

Many renowned scholars and practitioners in international affairs in the United States and China already have agreed to participate. The forum will begin with a closed-door discussion among a select group of expert participants on Sunday, November 10, to exchange thoughts in confidence at a comfortable and casual venue within Emory University’s Miller-Ward Alumni House. The public event on Monday, November 11 will be held at The Carter Center and will feature President Carter and other prominent leaders and scholars from China and the United States as panelists. The forum will unveil a new Carter Center project on U.S.-China relations that focuses on three areas: 
  1. Reducing misperceptions in the bilateral relations held by elites in both countries, 
  2. Promoting greater U.S.-China cooperation in the developing world, and 
  3. Nurturing a young generation of Chinese and Americans who are positioned to work together to build a stronger foundation for the world’s most important bilateral relationship. 
These ideas will be shared and discussed with forum participants and help guide the Center’s work in China in the coming years.

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