Associate Director, China Projects Team

Rhodium Group
New York, Iowa, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Careers: Associate Director - China Projects Team

Rhodium Group is recruiting an Associate Director to join the company's China Projects team. Preferred location is Rhodium's offices in New York or in the District of Columbia. This Rhodium team has a two-decade track record of designing, researching, and publishing best-in-class analysis of China's economy and its global interaction.

Position Description

The Rhodium China Projects team manages research on China economic and policy developments, and their global interactions. It conducts bespoke projects and other engagements with public interest-oriented clients including think tanks, governments, and foundations, and supports other parts of Rhodium with foundational analysis. The Associate Director position offers a rare opportunity to combine market relevance with think-tank methods and work quality; policy sophistication with a passion for accessible writing that non-specialists can understand; and quantitative rigor with a rich mix of qualitative aspects of research.

Position Responsibilities

The Associate Director will work together with the team's Director to manage four core objectives: (1) agenda setting; (2) research design and execution for all projects; (3) team development and management; and (4) business development and client engagement. The position requires technical mastery and management acumen, with a creative and entrepreneurial mindset. The individual will also work closely with the Directors and Partners of the firm to develop their thought leadership, business strategy capabilities and public outreach.


Good candidates will have the following qualifications:
  • Graduate degree or higher in international economics, international affairs, China/Asia studies, political science, or related fields, and 7 or more years of professional experience, or the equivalent.
  • Excellent knowledge of international economics and international political economy
  • Mastery of quantitative as well as qualitative research methods; excellence in research design and execution of complex research; familiarity with relevant software packages.
  • Command of China-related economic policy and geoeconomic dynamics, passion for bringing objective analysis to public policy debate, deep professional network, and a reputation for intellectual leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to: work with colleagues in a fast-moving environment; supervise multiple projects and take ownership; mentor, grow and lead a team; prioritize and troubleshoot independently.

Location and Travel Requirements

  • Rhodium's preference is for the Associate Director to operate from New York or Washington, D.C. Remote work is expected until in-office work resumes.
  • Some domestic and international travel (~5-10%)

Compensation, Benefits and Recruiting Process

Rhodium Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to fostering an environment that promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Compensation for the Associate Director position includes a competitive base salary plus incentive compensation commensurate with team success. Rhodium also offers a progressive benefits package and opportunities for intellectual and professional advancement while working with a talented and entrepreneurial group of colleagues. As a unique, fast-growing private company, Rhodium Group provides an opportunity to be part of commercial growth while maintaining a reputation for intellectual leadership.

About Rhodium Group

Rhodium Group is an independent research provider combining economic data and policy insight to analyze global trends. Rhodium has decades of experience advising CEOs, portfolio managers, philanthropists and policy leaders. In addition to our stand-alone analyses, we maintain long-standing collaborations with leading think-tanks and universities in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Our work is regularly cited by media and government bodies, and consulted by firms, investors, philanthropic leaders and policymakers worldwide. Key areas of Rhodium expertise include Chinese economic, social and political development, energy and climate change, India's emergence as a global player, and advanced economy restructuring.

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