Beijing Office Manager – Bard College China Center

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U.S.-China Music InstituteBeijing Office Manager – Bard College China CenterBard College is an internationally renowned, selective, co-educational liberal arts and sciences institution located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley, 90 miles north of New York City. In recent years, the College has deepened the range of its engagement in China. Projects now include an Early College program in Shenzhen, a K-12 music and arts school in Chengdu, and an undergraduate partnership with the Central Conservatory of Music, the US-China Music Institute. To facilitate these projects, seek out and establish new partnerships, strengthen our engagement with potential students in China and better serve our alumni, Bard College is establishing a center in Beijing. To that end, we are seeking candidates for the role described below.

The Beijing office manager will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of office operations. This includes: general operations logistics, payroll and accounting, event management and strategic communications. Communications in particular will have a broad remit. The manager will need to familiarize themselves with the Bard network and manage inquiry response, recruitment announcements and other communications as needed. The manager will oversee and produce content for the WeChat channel. As appropriate and necessary, the office manager will also represent the College in China for recruitment outreach and general public engagement.

The successful candidate will have a can-do, entrepreneurial mindset and a minimum of several years of work experience. The office is new and will require the manager to be a creative, nimble multitasker. Given the College’s expansion plans for projects in China and the region, the manager will have ample opportunity for career development. This role reports to the China Programs Director, and serves to directly support and supplement their various responsibilities.



  • Fully bilingual English/Mandarin
  • Administrative/Managerial experience
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Talent for written and spoken communications
  • Prior experience with social media management and/or marketing
  • Experience navigating Beijing corporate bureaucracy
  • Public speaking ability
  • Familiarity with US higher education
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three contact references through at: For information regarding this position please contact Shawn Moore at [email protected].

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.





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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time