Career opportunities at China Labor Watch

Labor Rights Researcher

Founded in 2000, China Labor Watch is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Over the past 20 years, CLW has collaborated with unions, labor organizations, and the media to conduct in-depth assessments of factories in China that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest multinational brand companies. CLW’s New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, and pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers.

We work towards increasing the transparency of supply chains and factory labor conditions in China, advocate for workers’ rights, and support the Chinese labor movement.

CLW is seeking applicants for a Researcher who will be responsible for researching and monitoring workers’ conditions in China, and documenting labor violations through online research and analysis. The Researcher will prepare special reports on the situation of China’s workers and on selected workers’ issues. The successful candidate should also expect to engage in some translation tasks as assigned.

Flexible work arrangements are negotiable. Remote work from home allowed during Covid-19. This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, but we encourage anyone who believes they would be a good fit for this position to apply.

  • Native-level fluency in Chinese and English.
  • Ability to identify, research, analyze, and effectively communicate important labor rights developments in China.
  • Strong expertise in labor rights, economic justice or human rights.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in international human rights organizations.
  • Commitment to China Labor Watch’s mission and goals.
  • An advanced degree in law, human rights, political science, sociology, or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience with conducting interviews with workers
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please submit a resume and cover letter in both Chinese and English to luna@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone calls.

Administrative Assistant

Founded in 2000, China Labor Watch is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Over the past 20 years, CLW has collaborated with unions, labor organizations, and the media to conduct in-depth assessments of factories in China that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest multinational brand companies. CLW’s New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, and pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers.

We work towards increasing the transparency of supply chains and factory labor conditions in China, advocate for workers’ rights, and support the Chinese labor movement.

China Labor Watch is currently looking for an Administrative Assistant who will be able to perform the following tasks as well as contribute to realizing CLW’s broader goals:

  • Coordinate and maintain communications with external stakeholders on behalf of the Executive Director
  • Perform verbal and written translation between English and Chinese
  • Support and assist the CLW Researcher and Program Officer in their program management and execution; this may include conducting interviews or desk research to support program objectives
  • Manage the organization’s internal administration; this may include keeping track of financial expenses, updating grant files, and other tasks related to internal operations and grant management
  • Manage the CLW website and social media platforms
  • Managing and providing guidance to CLW interns

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, but we encourage anyone who believes they would be a good fit for this position to apply:

  • A demonstrated interest in and commitment to human rights and/or labor issues
  • Administrative experience
  • English to Chinese and Chinese to English translation experience
  • Experience managing social media for an organization
  • Fundraising experience
  • Research and interview experience
  • Familiarity with digital security and handling sensitive information
  • One or more years of experience working at an American NGO
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field such as law, humanities, sociology, political science, or other disciplines related to China Labor Watch’s mission

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please include a cover letter in Chinese and English and as well as a resume in your application to luna@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please no phone calls.

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