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China Program Officer

The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally. We hold global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; we advance policies and laws that protect workers; and we strengthen workers’ ability to advocate for their rights. More information about ILRF is available at www.LaborRights.org.

ILRF seeks a China Program Officer who has worked with Chinese academics and civil society groups on strategies to improve workers’ rights. The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires significant international travel.  The Program Officer reports to ILRF’s Legal and Policy Director and coordinates ILRF’s programs in China, working closely with the ILRF policy and legal teams and local partners, ensuring all grant reporting and proposal writing is completed in a timely and high quality manner.

Job Responsibilities:

Coordinate the day-to-day administration of ILRF’s China Program:

  • Monitor project implementation by:
  • Communicating, as regularly as possible, with implementers electronically or face-to-face as necessary (in English and Chinese);
  • Reviewing and analyzing partner data to produce quarterly reports;
  • Coordinating with supervisor and relevant internal staff on project implementation;
  • Identify, research, and make recommendations for individual, foundation, and organizational funding prospects;
  • Manage funder relations by updating and meeting regularly with funders;
  • Work with finance staff to update budgets and ensure narrative and financial reports are well-coordinated and high quality;
  • Conduct research to remain up-to-date on rule of law, labor, economic, and civil society issues in China, as well as to update relevant staff as needed;
  • Complete special projects as needed; and
  • Travel frequently to China.

Qualifications:

  • Experience developing or implementing capacity-building programs
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills in English
  • Experience applying for grants, including writing applications and producing reports
  • The ability to work within deadlines while handling two or more projects at once
  • A strong interest in workers’ rights and economic justice
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, including reading and writing

ILRF has a generous benefits package. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Employment status: full-time, exempt, bargaining unit. Reports to: Policy and Legal Director.

To apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, and a writing sample in both English and Mandarin to employment [at] ilrf.org before August 4th, 2015. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

ILRF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities.

This description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise.


Job Opening: Operations & Financial Assistant

The International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally. We hold global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; we advance policies and laws that protect workers; and we strengthen workers’ ability to advocate for their rights. More information about ILRF is available at www.LaborRights.org.

ILRF seeks an Operations & Financial Assistant to work closely with the Director of Finance & Administration to ensure smooth operation of all financial matters. The position is located in Washington, D.C. 

Job Responsibilities

Finance

  • Day-to-day management of deposits and entering into QuickBooks accounting system
  • Assist with monthly reconciliation of all credit card and bank statements
  • Support the Director of Finance & Administration with tracking and recording accounts payable and receivables in accordance with GAAP pronouncements (maintain proper source documents of same)
  • Ensure swift payment of invoices
  • Assist in the production of financial statements, preparation of spreadsheets, timekeeping reports and correspondence as required
  • Assist with end of year preparation and procedures
  • Assist Director of Finance & Administration with executive committee and board reports
  • Any other duties that may be deemed appropriate to this role

Administration & HR

  • Responsible for general office coordination and ordering of office supplies
  • Assist the Director of Finance & Administration in the recruitment of staff and interns
  • Assist the Director of Finance & Administration in the updating of all policies and procedures
  • Support the Director of Finance & Administration in benefits administration

Budget Administration (China Program)

Coordinate with the Director of Finance & Administration and China Program Officer to monitor and track China program budget and expenditures:

  • Process business expense reports, check requests, and invoices for all government funding
  • Manage the approval process of federal grants and maintain accurate electronic files of all financial documents
  • Assist Director of Finance & Administration with quarterly reconciliation and filing of financial reports with funders
  • Aid in grant proposals, specifically, the production of budgetary and financial documents

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience using QuickBooks Pro (or other accounting packages
  • 5 years of relevant experience in administration or finance support service
  • Knowledge of GAAP pronouncements and nonprofit accounting
  • Experience working under most recent OMB Super Circular
  • Demonstrated experience with budget control, formulation and administration
  • Strong attention to detail, editing and research capabilities
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and keep to deadlines
  • Organized and able to manage various project simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently but also as part of a small team
  • Interest in and knowledge of ILRF’s core work

ILRF has a generous benefits package. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Employment status: full-time, exempt, bargaining unit. Reports to: Director of Finance & Administration.

To apply: E-mail cover letter and resume to employment [at] ilrf.org. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

ILRF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities.

This description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

 

Internships

We welcome inquiries for federal work-study positions and from students receiving funding or credit from their universities or through Fulbright or similar programs. Please email internships [at] ilrf.org (subject: enter%20position%20title%20here%20%2B%20first%20name%2C%20last%20name) with:

  • A letter indicating why you are interested in interning at ILRF and your areas of interest and skills, how many hours per week you are available and for how many months, whether you are applying for a federal work-study or other position, and whether you are located in Washington, DC or in a different city
  • Your resume / CV
  • A copy of any of the following that you have produced, as relevant to your inquiry: research paper, published article, campaign-related writing, graphic design sample, or video
  • If you are indicating language fluency in your application, then please include a writing sample in that language in addition to your English writing sample

Internship positions are customized based on interns' interests and experience. These are some of the skills that we seek in interns:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Corporate research
  • Legal research
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • Publications layout
  • Video production and editing
  • Data entry
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional phone demeanor
  • Native-level fluency and professional-level writing skills in Bangla, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, or Uzbek.

ILRF is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities.