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: 23 November 2021

Role Location

Director of Research

Hong Kong

Communications Manager

Hong Kong

Director of Research - 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 Director of Research with strong research, writing and editorial skills for its head office in Hong Kong. The Director will lead a small but high-powered research team and work closely with the Chief Executive. 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.

Responsibilities

  • Design, oversee and manage all research projects including quantitative and qualitative studies across the region;
  • Be primarily responsible for researching and writing reports consistent with the high standard expected at CAPS;
  • Identify and manage research partnerships to ensure world-class outputs;
  • Help nurture and grow research partnerships across Asia, including identifying opportunities for CAPS to play a role in cross-fertilization and sharing of best practice among intermediary partners and social delivery organizations;
  • Lead and manage research team;
  • Work closely with Chief Executive as a part of senior management team to create and achieve CAPS research plans and goals;
  • Participate in conferences, events and meetings across the region to disseminate research findings and be an ambassador for CAPS;
  • Publish findings in relevant journals, newspapers and other publications.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in the social sciences, business or humanities from a reputable university;
  • 10+ years of experience in research/consulting/journalism or related fields;
  • Stellar writing and editing skills;
  • Proficiency in mining information from different sources, including academia, the media, and the corporate and social sectors.
  • Ability to transform insights into sharply focused, digestible output;
  • Passion for comparative research and a fearlessness in tackling new questions and exploring unfamiliar areas;
  • Proven experience of managing and editing a large research project and/or published reports and articles;
  • Interest in philanthropy/nonprofit/social sectors;
  • Knowledge of at least some of the countries covered by CAPS;
  • Strong 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 projects;
  • Willingness to travel (as required) to locations outside of Hong Kong;
  • Superior English proficiency. 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 applications with a cover letter and writing sample will be considered.

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 to the Chief Executive and work closely with the research teams. Flexible work arrangements are negotiable.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute public relations plans and campaigns for existing and upcoming research produced by CAPS;
  • Draft, edit, proofread and oversee all external content produced, including press releases, partner stories, executive interviews and other external materials;
  • Produce proactive story angles and respond to opportunistic leads and messages in media;
  • Conduct media outreach and manage ongoing relationship;
  • Develop plans and contents for ongoing social media engagement; work closely with CEO to align on CAPS’ social media activities across multiple platforms;
  • Identify influencers for the topics relevant to CAPS, and build engagement programs;
  • Monitor online trends and maintain a content/event calendar to track activities relevant to CAPS; analyze impact, reach and engagement of social media activities on a monthly basis;
  • Collaborate with agencies and manage other vendor partnerships;
  • Assist in planning and organizing events and webinars.

Requirements

  • Degree in Journalism, Marketing and/or Communications or related disciplines;
  • 7+ years of relevant working experience in nonprofits, related corporate sectors or PR agencies;
  • Intellectually curious, with 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;
  • Fluency 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.