Senior Manager/Director, Southeast Asia, International Division

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 05

Position description

Develop, organize, and implement the Southeast Asia programs for the Chamber’s Asia Department and support the senior director of Southeast Asia on advocacy relating to U.S.-Southeast Asia trade relations. 


     Plan, develop, and implement programs for the Chamber’s Southeast Asia meetings and events, both in the U.S. and in Southeast Asia; manage agenda and  coordinate speakers, marketing, messaging, and meeting materials; liaise with members, key stakeholders, and U.S. and foreign government officials; remain current on a wide range of upcoming and pending trade and investment issues affecting Chamber members’ interests in Southeast Asia; prepare regular member updates on key policy issues about Indonesia and Vietnam; prepare tailored policy updates and conduct research for member companies; and represent member interests with the U.S. government and foreign governments. 

Support senior management with high-level corporate recruitment of new members and cultivate relationships with existing members; participate in fundraising, including gala dinners and major events; identify prospective member companies to attend Chamber events and proactively share updates, newsletters, and other Chamber materials to attract potential members; manage budgets for special events and publications produced by the Southeast Asia team; serve as the team’s liaison and point of contact with the US-ASEAN Business Council, the U.S.-Indonesia Society, the Asia Society, and other groups; maintain strong working relationships with Southeast Asian embassy officials, U.S. administration officials, and American Chambers of Commerce in Southeast Asia; draft policy documents, reports, talking points, briefings, and correspondence in support of Asia Department advocacy activities; produce executive briefing books and briefings papers for senior staff and officers; and prepare event and program correspondence and company outreach materials.


Bachelor’s in international relations or similar field and five plus years’ experience working on business and trade issues, preferably with an international and Asia focus in a membership-based association; a strong membership and client-oriented attitude and approach to deliver top-notch customer service; excellent verbal and written communications; proven ability to develop, plan, and execute large events, including international conferences, VIP dinners, and similar forums; experience interacting with senior-level business executives and U.S. and foreign government officials; strong member recruiting, prospecting, and fundraising skills; working knowledge of the international trade policy arena and U.S. business community operations in the Asia marketplace; professional demeanor, strong interpersonal skills, and attention to detail; and the ability to multitask under deadlines. Master’s a plus.

We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Our talent acquisition and employment policies are inclusive. We respect both the spirit and letter of the laws of equal employment opportunity.

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