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China Labor Watch

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Labor Officer (Legal)

Labor Officer (Social Media)

Labor Officer (Legal)

Full-Time Job Vacancy

Job Type: Full time or part-time negotiable

 

Job Location: In-person in New Jersey or hybrid/remote negotiable

 

Application Deadline: Rolling basis until position is filled

 

Description: China Labor Watch is a labor rights organization founded in 2000. Our mission is the defense of workers affected by companies’ abuse and misconduct, with a focus on China and Chinese companies. We are cited by the media, government, and NGOs as the foremost authority on Chinese labor rights issues. Since our founding, CLW has collaborated with the media, human right and labor organizations to monitor workers’ conditions in and outside of China. 

 

China Labor Watch is seeking a Labor Officer (Legal) to (i) contact workers in Belt and Road countries, and (ii) craft legal petitions for Chinese workers on a needs-basis. A formal law degree is not required. The ideal candidate will have a knack for contacting and reaching out to workers, and to provide guidance and support as necessary.  Experience in labor laws in China is a plus, but the candidate need not be admitted to the Bar, nor have a formal education in law. The candidate should also have a passion for, and knowledge of human rights and labor rights in China. 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Initiate contact and liaise with Chinese workers to understand their working conditions 

  • Deploy innovative methods in reaching out to workers in inaccessible or remote areas

  • If needed, support workers in drafting legal petitions for Chinese workers, ensuring that they are up to standard with Chinese legal requirements

  • Conduct legal research and analysis as needed, and stay up to date on belt and road developments, legal trends, primarily regarding labor rights in China and the U.S. 

  • Review additional legal documents and materials as they arise

  • Additional duties as required. Employees at China Labor Watch must be flexible with balancing existing work duties and taking on additional responsibilities. We are a small organization that aims to ensure an equitable workload; all employees are expected to perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications 

  • Familiarity with Chinese social media platforms and methods to contact workers.

  • A formal education in law is not required, but 2+ years of labor laws in China will be a plus.

  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese. Fluency in English is a plus.

  • Knowledge of Chinese labor rights and the Chinese legal system in regards to workers’ rights

Additional skills and knowledge

  • English working proficiency preferred but not required

  • An understanding of human rights and labor rights in China, as well as a dedication to the mission of improving working standards of Chinese workers

  • Ability to multitask effectively and take initiative, including strong planning and organizational skills and ability to work under pressure

  • Cultural understanding, awareness, and openness to working with employees of all backgrounds

Salary and Benefits

 

The salary range for this position will be negotiable with the employer. CLW provides health insurance coverage options, including dental and vision. CLW does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. CLW also assists employees in obtaining necessary work permits when needed. As such, citizens of all nationalities and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 


How to Apply
Please submit applications via email to (amelia@chinalaborwatch.org). Please include a Chinese cover letter, an English cover letter, and a resume and title the email “Labor Officer (Legal)”. Please refrain from making phone calls as we will follow-up with qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

 

Labor Officer (Social Media)

Full-time Job Vacancy

Job Type: Part-time (negotiable hours)

 

Job Location: In-person in New Jersey or hybrid/remote negotiable

 

Application Deadline: Rolling basis until position is filled

 

 

Description: China Labor Watch is a labor rights organization founded in 2000. Our mission is the defense of workers affected by companies’ abuse and misconduct, with a focus on China and Chinese companies. We are cited by the media, government, and NGOs as the foremost authority on Chinese labor rights issues. Since our founding, CLW has collaborated with the media, human right and labor organizations to monitor workers’ conditions in and outside of China. 

 

 

China Labor Watch is seeking a Labor Officer (social media) to leverage social media to contact workers in Belt and Road countries.  The ideal candidate will have past experience in contacting workers and is adept at using Chinese social media to quickly contact Chinese workers and capture Chinese labor rights trends. Additionally, the Labor Officer should update the organization’s social media as needed, and should possess a strong understanding of Chinese cultural, social, and political backgrounds, be passionate about labor rights and human rights in China Lastly, the Labor Officer should be excited about working at small and growing NGO, and be willing to use their passion towards growing the organization’s social media presence.

Responsibilities

 

  • Quickly and adeptly navigate Chinese social media platforms such as Weibo, Baidu Tieba, and Douyin in order to contact workers in Belt and Road countries

  • Have an understanding of the style and awareness of speaking to Chinese workers, and engage them proactively

  • Manage social media accounts of China Labor Watch, primarily including but not limited to Twitter, Douyin, and Facebook

  • Additional duties as required. Employees at China Labor Watch must be flexible with balancing existing work duties and taking on additional responsibilities. We are a small organization that aims to ensure an equitable workload; all employees are expected to perform other duties as needed.

 

Qualifications 

 

  • Past experiences in contacting Chinese workers and ability to leverage social media independently to do so. 

  • Formal education certificate is not required. 
  • Familiarity with Chinese social media platforms (Weibo, Baidu Tieba, Duoyin, and other commonly used platforms) and comfort navigating platforms to find the latest trends
  • Basic tech-savvy and open-research capabilities (downloading videos, scrubbing personal data from posts, verifying posts made on one platform on another, etc.)
  • An understanding of human rights and labor rights in China, as well as a dedication to the mission of improving working standards of Chinese workers
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese

 

Additional skills and knowledge

  • English working proficiency preferred but not required

  • Ability to multitask effectively, including strong planning and organizational skills and ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to check all social media posts for consistency, style, grammar, and brand

  • Cultural understanding, awareness, and openness to working with employees of all backgrounds

Salary and Benefits

 

 

The salary range for this position will be negotiable with the employer.  China Labor Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. Citizens of all nationalities and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.   

 

How to Apply

 

 

Please submit applications via email to (amelia@chinalaborwatch.org). Please include a Chinese cover letter, an English cover letter, and a resume and title the email “Labor Officer (Social Media)”. Please refrain from making phone calls as we will follow-up with qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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