Careers

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: 8 June 2021

Role Location

Communications Manager

Hong Kong

Research Analyst

Hong Kong

Communications Manager - Hong Kong

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) is a uniquely Asian, independent, action-oriented research and advisory organization committed to maximizing private resources for doing good. CAPS works across 18 Asian countries and territories to generate evidence-based insights into how individuals, companies and governments can best address social challenges.

CAPS is looking to hire a full-time Communications Manager with strong writing, media relations and social media skills for its office in Hong Kong. The Communications Manager will report directly to the CEO and work closely with the research and advisory teams.  

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute public relations plans and campaigns for existing and upcoming research produced by CAPS
  • Produce proactive story angles and conduct media outreach
  • Ongoing media and influencer relationship management
  • Develop plan and content for ongoing social media engagement
  • Identify influencers for the topics relevant to CAPS, and build engagement programs
  • Monitor online trends and maintain a content calendar
  • Draft, edit, proofread and oversee all external content produced, including press releases, partner stories, executive interviews and other external materials
  • Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners
  • Assist in planning and organizing events and webinars

Requirements

  • Degree in Journalism, Marketing and/or Communications or related disciplines.
  • 5+ years of relevant working experience in nonprofits, related corporate sectors or PR agencies.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Experience in digital marketing, marketing communications and event management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Knowledge in using Canva, Google Analytics and Hootsuite (or similar platform) is an advantage.
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial, creative, resourceful, detail-oriented and strong at multi-tasking.
  • Fluence in English required. Fluency in additional Asian languages is a plus.

If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to info@caps.org. Please note that no application without a cover letter will be considered.

More information about CAPS can be found at caps.org.

Research Analyst - Hong Kong

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) is a uniquely Asian, independent, action-oriented research and advisory organization committed to maximizing private resources for doing good. CAPS works across 18 Asian countries and territories to generate evidence-based insights into how individuals, companies and governments can best address social challenges.

CAPS is seeking to hire a full-time Research Analyst with strong analytical and writing abilities for its head office in Hong Kong. The Research Analyst will be a member of a small but high-powered research team and work closely with the Director of Research.

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

Role and responsibilities

  • Support the analysis and writing of various research reports and articles for publication;
  • Engage in primary research (interviews, surveys, etc) and secondary research (electronic and print sources) to fulfill research responsibilities;
  • Collate, organize, and analyze qualitative and quantitative information gathered from surveys and interviews;
  • Research relevant information, intelligence, and trends on philanthropy, charity, and private social investment throughout Asia;
  • Write background briefs and memos for senior staff;
  • Undertake independent writing when required.

Requisite qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the social sciences and/or humanities from a reputable university;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in research/writing/journalism or related fields;
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Proficiency in mining information from different sources, including academia, the media, and the corporate and social sectors;
  • Passion for comparative research and a fearlessness in tackling new questions and exploring unfamiliar areas;
  • Experience of or interest in data analysis;
  • Knowledge of at least some of the countries covered by CAPS;
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills for effective teamwork across different cultures and nationalities;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrable 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 info@caps.org. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of application status. Shortlisted candidates will also be required to complete a writing assignment.

More information about CAPS can be found at caps.org.