Program Assistant

China Labor Watch


  • Location: New York
  • Rolling application


CLW is seeking a program assistant to support the current programs of the organization as well as seek out new programs. Responsibilities of the incumbent may include translation (Chinese-English) of investigative reports, work reports, and other correspondence; research and summarizing of news and studies related to Chinese labor; communication with stakeholders; travel to China; seeking out and applying for funding; organizational book-keeping; and other tasks under the direction of the executive director.


The following are required qualities of a successful applicant:

  • at least one-year of related NGO work experience;
  • an interest in Chinese social issues and human rights;
  • superior oral and written fluency in English and Chinese (the cover letter needs to be sent in Chinese and English);
  • self-motived and reliable.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • experience related to labor rights or public advocacy;
  • translation experience;
  • administrative experience;
  • graduate-level degree in a related field.

Time Commitment, Application Deadlines, Compensation:

The program assistant will commit to a part-time (25+ hours) per week at CLW's office and will be paid on an hourly basis, commensurate with the incumbent's experience. There is a potential to increase this role to full-time. While rare, there may be a need to work in evenings or weekends to meet deadlines. The position is available now and applications are considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Required experience:

  • Related NGO work experience: 1 year

Required language: Fluent Chinese and English

Email two versions of a cover letter--one in Chinese and one in English--and a resume to [email protected] with the subject heading "Program Assistant". We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone calls.