Organisation: Animals Asia Foundation

Position: China Director

Location: AAF Chengdu Office, China

Salary: Commensurate with experience


Closing date: 13/10/2019 (day/month/year)

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China Director

Animals Asia Foundation


The Animals Asia Foundation, a renowned animal protection charity, has a senior managerial position available in China. This position will oversee both the AAF Chengdu Office and Chengdu Bear Rescue Centre (CBRC) and all of its operations. In addition, this position will assist the Founder/CEO with the AAF’s three core programs—moon bear protection, cat and dog welfare, and captive animal welfare.

Founded in 1998 by Jill Robinson, Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change for the benefit of animals and people. It is headquartered in Hong Kong and focuses its work in China and Vietnam. Animals Asia seeks to work with all of its partners including government, citizens, and interest groups with respect and integrity.

Job description

Primary Objective of the Position

The position in China involves leadership and management of the bear sanctuary and programmes dedicated to the education of school children and the public about protection of animals. This position is also responsible for maintaining high level relationships with government officials at the local, state and national level. This position manages multiple personnel and reports directly to the CEO of Animals Asia. For the successful candidate, Animals Asia plans to expand the responsibilities of this position to include oversight of all its programmes and operations in China.

Animals Asia is looking for a progressive, forward thinking individual who combines great management skills with a talent for strategic thinking and planning.

Candidate requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent leadership and management skills in providing direction to a diverse group of employees who are responsible for operating the Chengdu Bear Rescue Center and the Chengdu Office.
  • Skilled in preparing and implementing budgets and overseeing administrative operations including personnel, information technology, accounting, and construction.
  • Excellent personal skills in working with multi-national subordinate employees, colleagues, visiting dignitaries, donors, and government officials.
  • Skilled at communicating with the media.
  • Skilled at strategic planning and development of goals, policies and programmes to further the protection of animals in China.
  • Bi-lingual, fluent in English and Mandarin, both oral and written.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with Master degree or higher preferred.
  • Has lived and worked in China within the last 10 years
  • Deep understanding of the culture and government policy

The culture of Animals Asia is collegial, multi-cultural and progressive. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or ethnicity.

Additional comments

Attached Job Announcement in Chinese

Additional information (pdf): See pdf

How to apply

Please send BY EMAIL ONLY a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to: Karem Armstrong at (see email below) 

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”.  Please put “AnimalsAsia China Director in the email subject line. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday October 13th, 2019

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Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2019-10-13

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