CAPS takes pride in being a pioneer in philanthropic thought leadership in Asia. We endeavor to maintain an invigorating, challenging, and healthy work environment that values individuality, fosters collaboration, and encourages personal and professional growth for all team members.

From time to time, we offer research and non-research opportunities for individuals who share our vision and commitment to improving the world that we live in. We invite you to peruse the current openings below.

Current Openings - last updated: 17 July 2018

Role Location

Director of Advisory Services

Hong Kong

Communications Manager

Hong Kong

Senior Researcher

Hong Kong

Director of Advisory Services - Hong Kong

CAPS is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Advisory Services, based in CAPS’ office in Hong Kong.  The person in this role will work closely with CAPS’ Chief Executive to develop and build out the advisory services provided to both individual and corporate philanthropists throughout Asia.

Role and responsibilities

  • Build and cultivate client relationships with philanthropists (both individual and corporate);
  • Assess the philanthropic goals of clients and identify ways in which CAPS can help the clients fulfil those goals;
  • Write project proposals, presentations, reports and other written materials for clients for the delivery of advisory services;
  • Maintain awareness of current best practices in impact investing, shared value and corporate social responsibility (“CSR”);
  • Together with the Chief Executive, project manage the delivery of advisory services projects;
  • Oversee project measurement and evaluation as contracted by client;
  • Develop materials and collateral to be used during board strategy discussions, client meetings, interviews and other events related to the advisory service offering; and
  • Oversee the planning and project manage the organization and execution of events, conferences and workshops.

Requisite qualifications and skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively across countries and nationalities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and work experience carrying out CSR programs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working on philanthropic trends and issues;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Highly proficient in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel);
  • Willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and be part of a hands-on and small organization;
  • Self-starter who can work independently as well as part of team;
  • Willingness to travel outside of Hong Kong (in Asian region);
  • Ability to trouble shoot, work under pressure and to meet deadlines; and
  • Event planning experience (in a work environment) highly desirable.
  • Bachelors degree required, graduate degree preferable.
  • Strong written and verbal English skills.

Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Appreciate this position as a singular opportunity; and
  • Have a sense of humor.

If interested, please send a cover letter and current CV which support the candidate’s qualifications and skills to info@caps.orgApplications without these documents will not be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the role is filled.

Communications Manager - Hong Kong

As CAPS continues to launch ground-breaking new research and undertake more projects, we are growing our communications team to drive engagement and awareness of our work across Asia.  We are seeking to hire a part-time (1 to 2 business days per week) communications manager in Hong Kong. The individual in this role will work closely with the senior management team at CAPS to (a) develop and implement communication strategies to broaden the reach and impact of CAPS’ research across Asia (including Hong Kong) and oversee organizational messaging and constituent services; and (b) set, guide and help execute the strategy for all communications, website, social media and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate CAPS’ mission. 

 Role and responsibilities 

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a strategic and effective communications and public relations plan to grow CAPS’ presence in both print and social media across Asia. 
  • Strengthen the CAPS brand and engage our stakeholders in traditional print media as well as on social media by leading and overseeing the production of creative and compelling content.  
  • Create momentum and awareness around CAPS’ research, publications, events, advisory services and knowledge portal. 
  • Track and test the effectiveness of communications and outreach activities. 
  • Oversee and manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and company website. 
  • Mentor and lead the team members responsible for CAPS’ website administration.
  • Coordinate webpage maintenance and ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) are posted promptly and regularly.
  • Track and measure the level of engagement within the network over time. 
  • Develop and manage all media contacts. Ensure coverage by relevant media through an effective media relations strategy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the communications team.

Requisite qualifications and skills

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field. 
  • Minimum five years of increasing responsibility in strategic communications, marketing, public and media relations, or related field. 
  • Proven ability to develop, execute and maintain a comprehensive strategic communications plan, including media relations, social media, branding and marketing, ideally within a non-profit setting.  
  • Experienced in digital marketing; understands the role of digital marketing; proven ability to create and execute a digital marketing plan. 
  • Experienced team leader; able to set priorities, formulate goals, and establish effective courses of action. Takes responsibility and accountability for outcome of work. Highly collaborative—able to work successfully with others including senior management and junior staff, and diverse group of external constituencies including donors and partners. 
  • Demonstrated project management skills and a highly motivated self-starter.  Able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team environment, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.  
  • Willing to “roll up one’s sleeves” to ensure successful execution of communications strategy.  
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills. 
  • Previous non-profit work experience preferable but not essential. 
  • Cantonese and/or Mandarin language capability is an asset but not essential. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and current CV to  Applications without these documents will NOT be considered.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the role is filled. 

Senior Researcher - Hong Kong

CAPS is seeking to hire a full-time Senior Researcher with strong research and research management abilities for its head office in Hong Kong. The Senior Research will be a member of a small but high-powered research team and work closely with the Director of Research. This position will be advertised on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found.

If necessary, CAPS will sponsor the qualified candidate’s employment visa in Hong Kong.

Role and responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Research to design and plan policy and applied research projects, including writing research proposals;
  • Help execute and manage the research process, including guiding and mentoring junior members of the research team;
  • Conduct primary research (e.g. interviews, surveys) and secondary research (electronic and print sources) to fulfill research responsibilities;
  • Collate, organize, and analyze qualitative and quantitative information gathered from surveys, interviews and other sources;
  • Support the analysis and writing of research reports and articles for publication consistent with the high standard expected at CAPS;
  • Research relevant information, intelligence, and trends on philanthropy, charity, and private social investment throughout Asia;
  • Help nurture and grow research partnerships across Asia;
  • Participate in conferences, events and meetings across the region to disseminate research findings and be an ambassador for CAPS.

Requisite qualifications and skills

  • Master’s degree in the social sciences, business or humanities from a reputable university;
  • 5+ years of experience in research/analysis/writing/journalism or related fields;
  • Passion for social science research, and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Interest and experience in data analysis;
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Proven experience of managing and editing a large research project and/or published reports and articles;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective teamwork across different cultures and nationalities;
  • Ability to transform research from various sources (academic, development, media) into sharply focused, digestible output;
  • Self-starter who is intellectually curious and eager to contribute ideas and opinions;
  • Willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and get involved end-to-end in research projects;
  • Willingness to travel (as required) to Asian locations outside of Hong Kong;
  • Interest in philanthropy/nonprofit/social sectors;
  • Native proficiency in English. Fluency in additional Asian languages desirable.

Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Appreciate this position as a singular opportunity with the potential for learning and growth;
  • Have a sense of humor.

If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and at least one writing sample to Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a writing assignment.

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