Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



New York
New York
United States


About the Organization:

Our client, The National Committee on United States-China Relations, is a leading nonprofit educational organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States between citizens of both countries. Currently, they are seeking a full-time Director of Development.

Since its founding in 1966, the National Committee has been the vanguard in the promotion of mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and China. The mission of the organization is to promote understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests.




By designing, developing and implementing a comprehensive and sustainable fundraising strategy, the Director of Development  ensures NCUSCR’s programs are fully funded and  yield valuable, long-term outcomes.

This director is part of the senior management team of NCUSCR and helps formulate NCUSCR strategy. The director will implement existing fundraising strategies,, run  the annual gala dinner fundraiser, cultivate and solicit corporate sponsors and major donors, organize and execute the annual appeal to members, draft grant proposals, and help implement  events ranging from senior Chinese leadership dinners  to the annual members program.

The ideal candidate will have a positive, "can-do" enthusiastic attitude; practice innovative thinking and  be flexible, collaborative, and team-oriented. He/she will possess a high degree of initiative, a strong focus on business development, demonstrate resourcefulness and have an overall drive to build lasting fundraising success for the organization. . This position reports to the President of NCUSCR.



Job Role:

Program Fundraising and Grant Proposals

  • Develop an annual fundraising plan
  • Identify individual, corporate and foundation prospects, develop and steward donor relationships, solicit and close gifts
  • Coordinate in-person funder solicitation meetings
  • Develop and update fundraising proposal materials
  • Deepen engagement with existing and potential sponsors
  • Work with program officers to maintain balance between program goals and sponsor expectations
  • Research and draft grant proposals for federal and private funders

Event Management

  • Plan and implement all event logistics for the annual large-scale, black tie, fundraising gala dinner, including developing proposals for potential honorees, committee chairs, and donors
  • Plan and coordinate corporate seminars, senior leader events, annual members program and other special events including sponsor relations, fundraising, and assisting in identifying speakers and topics
  • Participate in development-related functions such as marketing, design and preparation of print materials, event logistics, and post-event follow up

Corporate Services

  • Manage and enhance the corporate members program, including the intake of new corporate members, managing corporate member renewals, and developing membership materials for current and prospective members
  • Sustain strong corporate financial support for the organization by maintaining and developing contact with corporate representatives
  • Work with program staff in designing lectures and briefings for corporate members and friends
  • Build relationships with key existing and new corporate contacts to help advance the partnership
  • Maintain up to date records on current corporate members and prospects
  • Compile lists of corporate and major donors for annual report
  • Prepare periodic requests for support from corporate and individual members


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years of directly-related development work including soliciting and closing major gifts, fundraiser and event execution with a proven record of success; experience with capital campaigns preferred
  • Ability to conduct research and utilize information for development
  • Highly organized with a track record in managing multiple tasks, details, and deadlines
  • Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills including Salesforce and Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Work authorization required
  • Ability to speak Chinese and/or knowledge of China preferred


Compensation & Benefits:

·      Compensation commensurate with experience

·      Comparable to the nonprofit industry. 

·      Competitive health, dental, and vision benefits

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

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