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China Labor Watch (CLW) is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. In the past twenty years, CLW has dedicated its work to monitoring and advocating Chinese workers’ labor rights conditions. CLW has collaborated with various media platforms and human rights and labor organizations, and have conducted over a hundred on-the-ground, in-depth assessments of labor conditions in Chinese-owned factories. Products produced in these factories include toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest international brand corporations. CLW’s New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers, and advocates for policy changes among stakeholders involved. CLW also trains workers and operates a worker hotline in China that has handled nearly 6,000 cases since 2010.

available positions

China Researcher

Legal Counsel (Chinese law)

Project Officer

Project Assistant – Internship 

China Researcher

Job description

Full-time Job Vacancy

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person), but remote and hybrid are also can be negotiated

Application Deadline: February 22, 2023 Recruitment is automatically suspended if there are suitable applicants

Exemption Status/Reason: Exempt 

Description: China Labor Watch is looking for a researcher to conduct research on labor rights in China, including workers in China and overseas. Employees at China Labor Watch must have flexibility at work and often are required to take up multiple tasks, but we aim to ensure equitable workload across the organization. Therefore the program officer is sometimes expected to provide assistance in other projects.

Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic research and publicity project plans, and work closely with other colleagues and external partners to promote labor rights monitoring and advocacy.
  • Research, monitor and investigate the labor situation in China, including Chinese overseas workers and domestic workers (including, ethnic minorities, the elderly, LGBT people, human rights defenders), and people living in poverty.
  • 3Direct interviews with Chinese workers and stakeholders.
  • Write accurate, fair, comprehensive and timely product and propaganda documents based on your research results.
  • Collaborate with CLW colleagues to develop and implement an advocacy strategy to advocate for labor rights.
  • Provide advice and cooperation with CLW colleagues, and review and edit the works produced by them.
  • Place violations in the wider political, social and economic context and raise human rights issues with government officials, opinion leaders, intergovernmental bodies and the media.
  • Look for opportunities to speak at conferences and media on labor rights and human rights in China.
  • Work closely with relevant departments of CLW, including legal and project colleagues.
  • Work closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local human rights organizations to ensure that CLW’s work complements and reinforces their own work.
  • Participate in domestic and international business trips for research and publicity as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required.

能力需求 

  • Master’s of Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Law, Journalism and other disciplines; graduate level or above.
  • Fluent in Chinese and English.
  • Familiar with Chinese social media.
  • Research experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience building and coordinating global networks and alliances on immigration, human trafficking, forced labor and global supply chains, as well as some Asian language skills.

Relevant skills and knowledge

  • Need to have an understanding of Chinese labor and human rights issues.
  • A strong commitment to human and labor rights is required, as well as an understanding of Chinese workers and related interest groups. The ideal candidate will have established and coordinated skills in immigration, human trafficking, forced labor, and global supply chains.
  • Timely, high-quality written research and investigative records, as well as editorial experience, are required.
  • Feel comfortable with the generation and execution of research projects that require curiosity and creativity to follow up and follow through.
  • Requires exceptionally strong research, analytical, writing and editing skills.
  • Experience in conducting challenging investigative research on a global scale is required, along with the ability to dig deep and tenaciously find hard-to-reach information, sources and records.
  • Familiarity with data and spreadsheets is highly desirable.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in Chinese and English, and strong public speaking skills
  • Experience in television, radio, print and social media is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently as well as successfully with a team is required.
  • Ability to multitask effectively, including strong planning and organizational skills, able to work under pressure.

Salary and Benefits

CLW seeks excellent applicants and offers competitive salaries and employer-paid benefits, and assists employees in obtaining necessary work permits when needed; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. If the position is based in the US, the salary range is $52,000 – $70,000. CLW supports health insurance, including dental and eye care.

Other: Applicants for this position must be willing to travel frequently and be prepared to spend extensive time outside the office doing research or advocacy.

China Labor Watch encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. 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.

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach a cover letter–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Legal Counsel”. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.Please submit applications via email, and attach two cover letters–one in Chinese and another in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Researcher”, to amelia@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Project Officer

Legal Counsel (Chinese law)

Job description

Full-time Job Vacancy

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person)

Application Deadline: On rolling basis until filled

Description: We are looking for a Legal Counsel, with a background in Chinese labor and employment relations, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Counsel will be an integral part of important surveys on labor and human rights issues in China and will have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of legal initiatives. This Legal Counsel position requires fluency in both Chinese and English with a Chinese lawyer certificate and knowledge of human rights and labor issues in China. Employees at China Labor Watch must have flexibility at work and often are required to take up multiple tasks, but we aim to ensure an equitable workload across the organization.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support for the China Labor Watch research team’s operation with educated opinions on legal information, primarily in East coast America and China. 
  • Conducting legal analysis and researching legal matters.
  • Providing insight and opinion on Chinese legal matters.
  • Drafting legal opinions, memoranda, and briefing documents.
  • Reviewing legal material.

能力需求 

  • Education: 2-5 years of relevant professional experience (in China) with an emphasis on employment and labor and related professional services, at a law firm and/or in-house. LL.M Degree from an accredited law school required.
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and pride yourself on providing high-quality work. 
  • Candidates are self-motivated and can work autonomously, but know when to escalate issues and be thoughtful in asking questions.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English and in Mandarin Chinese are required.
  • Must be familiar with Chinese law, proficient in Chinese labor law is preferred.
  • This is not a legal practitioner position. The legal counsel is not required to provide professional legal advice.

China Labor Watch encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. 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. 

China Labor Watch can offer assistance in applying for H1B. 

Salary and Benefits

Annual salary between $50,000 and $60,000, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. Salary is negotiable.

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach a cover letter–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Legal Counsel”. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Project Officer

Job description

Full-time Job Vacancy

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person)

Application Deadline: On rolling basis until filled

Description: China Labor Watch is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join its project team. This project officer position requires fluency in both Chinese and English with excellent writing skills, and knowledge on human rights and labor issues in China. The project officer will be responsible for all components for the assigned program(s), from initial stages of project planning and budgeting to regular project evaluations and follow-ups. Employees at China Labor Watch must have flexibility at work and often are required to take up multiple tasks, but we aim to ensure equitable workload across the organization.

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain and deepen the professional and personal networks between program participants and CLW;
  • Oversee the day-to-day operational, logistical, and administrative tasks pertaining to different programs, including regular coordination with partner organizations;
  • Collaborate with senior staff members and program assistants to attain program goals; 
  • Creating personnel folders for new hires, as the onboarding partner in need.
  • Coordinate with other labor or human rights organizations and funders.

能力需求 

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required. A Master’s degree in humanities and social sciences, public management, or in management related fields is strongly preferred.

Experience: At least 2 years of project managing, fundraising, and management experience is strongly preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and in Mandarin Chinese are required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel is required.
  • Must be willing and able to travel internationally occasionally.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or labor rights issues and the independent drive to work on said issues is an asset.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize long-term projects and short-term assignments in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Facility both for working collaboratively with a team and for working independently.
  • Ability to take initiative and respond flexibly to evolving circumstances.
  • Priorities will be given to those with work experiences at NGOs.
  • Past living experience in China is an asset.

China Labor Watch encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. 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. 

China Labor Watch can offer assistance in applying for H1B. 

Salary and Benefits

Annual salary between $50,000 and $60,000, depending on the applicant’s qualifications

Salary is negotiable.

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach two cover letter–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Project Officer.” We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Email Address: amelia@chinalaborwatch.org (Amelia Wang)

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Project Assistant-Internship (Full-time)

Job description

Internship Opportunity

Job Location: New Jersey (in-person)

Term: three months

Application Deadline: TBA

Description: China Labor Watch (CLW) is offering a Project Assistant internship opportunity for self-motivated individuals who are interested in Chinese labor rights conditions. The intern will perform various tasks supporting the implementation of CLW’s projects. 

All CLW internships have the potential to be extended into a full-time position based on interns’ work performances. 

Key areas of work for the intern:

  • Collect, analyze, verify and synthesize information on social media and news outlets on labor conditions
  • Support CLW staff in reviewing CLW newsletters, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information
  • Assist in translating workers’ stories, internal documents, and communications
  • Assist in project coordination and implementation
  • Conducting research to support CLW’s labor advocacy efforts or other initiatives

能力需求 

Education: A bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in a post-secondary academic program is required. A Master’s degree in humanities and social sciences is preferred.

Experience: No experiences is required, although experiences in Chinese labor/human rights advocacy is strongly preferred

Eligibility to work in the US for the duration of the internship program is required

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and in Mandarin Chinese are required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel is required

China Labor Watch is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, people with disabilities, women, veterans, people from working-class communities, and people who identify as LGTBQ+, are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Compensation

This is a paid internship position; interns will receive a stipend of $15 per hour. Interns are expected to work for a minimum of 3 months. Once the internship period is over, this position can be considered to extend into a full-time position. 

 

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach two cover letters–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Project Assistant – Internship”, to amelia@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Project Assistant-INTERNSHIP (Part-time)

Job description

Internship Opportunity

Job Location: Romte

Application Deadline: TBA

Description: China Labor Watch is looking for a legal intern that specializes in Chinese labor law. This intern would work with CLW staff members to conduct interviews, connect with workers, and provide informed opinions in assisting workers to pursue their legal rights in China.

All CLW internships have the potential to be extended into a full-time position based on interns’ work performances. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in contacting, coordinating, and conducting interviews with workers
  • Provide general advice and informed opinions to Chinese workers who are victims of labor exploitation
  • Provide assistance for Chinese workers to engage in litigation against companies that violate workers’ rights in Chinese courts
  • Support staff in connecting with law firms and other non-profit organizations
  • Collect, edit, and analyze interview records, and provide relevant information to CLW lawyers
  • Collect, analyze, verify and synthesize information on social media and news outlets on labor conditions

能力需求

  • To qualify you must have a High School Diploma required. A bachelor’s degree in humanities and social sciences is preferred.
  • Eligibility to work in the US for the duration of the internship program is required. (CPT/OPT for F-1 students)
  • Ability to commit at least 15-20 hours per week is preferred.

Experiencee:

  • No experiences is required, although experiences in Chinese labor/human rights advocacy is strongly preferred
  • Eligibility to work in the US for the duration of the internship program is required
  • Required Skills and Knowledge:
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and in Mandarin Chinese are required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel is required

China Labor Watch is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, people with disabilities, women, veterans, people from working-class communities, and people who identify as LGTBQ+, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship position; but interns will receive a research stipend of $1200 per mounth. Interns are expected to work for a minimum of 3 months. 

How to Apply

Please submit applications via email, and attach two cover letters–one must be in Chinese and another must be in English–and a resume, with the subject heading of the email as “Project Assistant – Internship”, to amelia@chinalaborwatch.org. We will follow-up with applicants. Please refrain from making phone calls.

Application is now open, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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