Marketing and Communications Assistant

LOCATION: 7707 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77054

TYPE: Flexible (between 10 hours/week to full time)

Organizational Summary

The U.S. – China Innovation Alliance (UCIA) is registered in 2015 as a non-profit 501 (c)(3)cc3 tax-exempt organization that aims to provide a platform to promote the exchange of ideas and collaboration in innovation between China and the U.S. We organize the annual U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) in Houston that brings Chinese investors and innovative U.S. based companies together. We also put together roadshows that bring innovative U.S. technology companies to China for B2B matchmaking and provide other services that help U.S.-based companies connect with resources in China.


  • Work closely with marketing manager and marketing consultant;
  • Execute the marketing plan under supervision of marketing manager and marketing consultant, including the production of program flyers, weekly newsletters, social media posts, press releases and brochures;
  • Collaborate closely with all departments on social media strategies (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others) and implement electronic promotions to increase audience engagement;
  • Arrange for vendor services for design, printing, photography, ad placement, and other services.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Marketing, PR, International Relations or relevant field required;
  • Experience in social media (Facebook, Linkedin, twitter, instagram) marketing and design software such as photoshop, illustration;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and professionally in a creative, fast-paced, intellectual team environment;
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Chinese is a plus.


Depending on the actual working hours, you would be providing

  • Profile display on UCIA website
  • A free ticket to the US China Innovation and Investment Summit
  • CPT/OPT/E-verify (STEM majors) support
  • This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for experience in or thinking about a career in U.S. – China technology colaboration.
  • Networking opportunity with industry leaders.
  • Work experience with an elite team.

How to apply

Please read the application instructions carefully.

Email the following to and indicate job title “Marketing and Communications Assistant” in the subject line.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your application as having been received unless your email is bounced back.

The U.S. – China Innovation Alliance is an equal-opportunity employer.