Full-time Job Opening: Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)—Financial Assistant

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Full-time Job Opening: Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)—Financial Assistant

The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) (https://www.nchrd.org), a small non-profit organization that monitors human rights developments in China, is hiring a full-time assistant to do bookkeeping and assist with other financial tasks.


Education:  At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree, with a major or focus in business, math, finances, or related areas, is required.

Experience: Minimum two years’ experience doing bookkeeping and/or providing financial administrative assistance in a professional environment is required. Experience with bookkeeping tools, such as QuickBooks, is essential. Experience with using digital security tools and navigating digital risks is preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge: 

– Ability to record expenditures and handle other financial records, keep receipts, and process expense reports, etc. Previous experience tracking donors’ funds and budgets in a non-profit setting a plus.

– Demonstrated proficiency using QuickBooks, Excel, and other essential software for efficient handling of financial and administrative tasks.

– Proficient reading, comprehension, and oral communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese.

– Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team under tight deadlines.

– Strong attention to detail.

– Proficiency in using digital security tools.


– Bookkeeping, using accounting software;

– Drafting financial reports for management and donors;

– Processing expense reports;

– Reconciling bank statements;

– Maintaining and tracking timesheets;

– Assisting with audit and expenditure verification processes;

– Traveling internationally, as needed, to provide financial and logistical assistance;

– And carrying out other financial and administrative tasks as requested.


This is an annually renewable  position.

Compensation: $55K-$65K USD/year, depending on experience and location. We also offer several employee benefit programs to supplement our employees’ regular wages, including holidays, 15 days paid vacation leave annually (prorated basis) to start, sick days, mental health days, health insurance, and an IRA retirement plan.

Contact: Please submit a cover letter, resume in English, and contact information for three references to: contact@nchrd.org

Application deadline: June 30, 2024

We will only review completed applications and will only contact shortlisted candidates. 

CHRD does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. CHRD is an equal opportunity employer. 

Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) is a network of Chinese and international activists promoting human rights and empowering rights defenders in China. A non-governmental organization, CHRD provides capacity building services to human rights advocates, monitors human rights developments, and assists victims of human rights abuses. CHRD advocates for the peaceful realization of human rights protection through democratization and rule of law reform.

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