Company: AmCham China
Industry: Nonprofit Organization
Job title: Government Affairs and Policy Associate (CGR Focus)
Reports to: GA associate director
The Government Affairs and Policy Associate will support/lead implementation of the Chamber’s relevant initiatives through delivery of traditional and new value-added services in coordination with colleagues across the organization, ensuring maximum member value primarily in the core Chamber areas of Advocacy, Access, and Insights. This will include a primary focus on managing chamber relations with key Chinese government stakeholders at both the central and local levels and actively seeking to understand and communicate the key concerns of member companies. Monitor relevant policy developments and provide timely updates to the team and/or members. The Associate will additionally support key GA-related events/products, including the annual Government Affairs Conference and annual Appreciation Dinner, White Paper and Business Climate Survey, in addition to organizing other policy and GA-related events throughout the year.
Duties and responsibilities
Proactively support the chamber’s overall government outreach and advocacy efforts, developing strong relationships with assigned ministries/organizations, actively seeking opportunities to engage on behalf of member company interests, and proactively deepening ones knowledge of how both the Chinese and US governments operated and interact with one another.
Organize meetings with government agencies at both the senior (including annual White Paper delivery meetings), working, and provincial levels
Lead or support the planning and execution of key events such as the Annual Government Affairs Conference and the Annual Appreciation Dinner
Support the drafting and reviewing process of GAP-led advocacy products, including the annual White Paper, Business Climate Survey and other surveys and reports
Support efforts to conduct specific policy-focused analysis, perspectives and reports, including regulatory submissions to the government
Track, research, and analyze Chinese regulatory and legislative changes
Log member service needs and services delivered in the Dynamics CRM, to populate the member engagement scorecards and enable cross-chamber collaboration
For each meeting and event record insights, issue tags, and key interactions with invited experts and member companies in the Dynamics CRM
Use Dynamics CRM tagging, surveying and targeting capabilities for all programs to deliver targeted member engagement
Lead the planning and execution of AmCham’s Business and Investment Outreach trips
Plan and implement other events, meetings and projects, in close coordination with other members of the GAP and other teams
Regularly engage with and provide timely policy support to members, government officials and AmCham staff
Prepare and co-deliver briefings on behalf of AmCham China both for Chinese government and member and member audiences
Support AmCham China chapters with government engagement, in coordination with the member operations team, as needed
Develop relevant industrial knowledge based on the scope of work from assigned ministries and work with relevant colleagues from the Member Operations team to provide insights to members
Support the team’s valued added services, such as Policy+, the Social Impact Initiative, and other projects as needed
Chinese national, preferably with previous experience working with Chinese Government agencies.
University degree, Master’s degree and at least 2 years post college relevant full-time employment highly preferred.
Excellent Chinese and English writing skills; fluent in oral English
Appreciation for quality and detail gained in a rigorous academic and work environment.
Critical thinker with strong analytic skills; able to derive conclusions from incomplete information.
Good understanding of Chinese government structure, in addition to Chinese economics, policy, and business issues and trends
Ability to engage with senior corporate executives and US and Chinese government officials, including in situations requiring the ability to accept and provide frank feedback.
Ability to function in a diverse, multi-cultural organization with a high-performance culture.
Demonstrate proficiency in Office 365 applications (PowerPoint, Teams etc.), and gain mastery of SharePoint, EventBank system and our Dynamics CRM.
Willingness to commit to working in Beijing for a minimum of two years.
Passion for playing a role to strengthen US China relations and support China’s continued reform and opening up.
Highly organized, self-starter with a natural ability to multi-task
Strong time management skills; able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
Effective verbal and written communication skills in both English and Chinese.
Dependable, flexible and service-oriented.
Strong team player.
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