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April 12, 2011

NYU in Shanghai is hiring!

Position Summary
NYU Shanghai, a new campus of NYU under development, and slated to open in the Pudong District of Shanghai, China during September of 2013, is seeking a translator and events administrator. This individual will serve as lead interpreter and translator for all types of communication to and from Chinese and English. Working independently, this individual will also ensure that NYU in Shanghai's New York City office needs and goals are met by organizing events, planning meetings, managing small projects, and contributing to the image and functioning of the office. The preferred candidate will have a professional demeanor, experienced at and capable of interacting appropriately with visiting dignitaries and delegations. The candidate must be capable of fluent translation between Chinese and English and between English and Chinese, both orally and in writing. The role will be based in New York at NYU's main campus.

Qualifications/Required Education
Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
Experience providing fluent translation between Chinese and English and between English and Chinese, both orally and in writing. Experience planning and implementing events and activities, interacting with vendors, and managing small projects.

Preferred Experience
Simultaneous translation experience a plus, but not required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Candidate must have excellent organization, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. Ability to communicate policies and procedures to a diverse population at all levels. Be capable of fluent translation both between Chinese and English and between English and Chinese; both orally and in writing. Have a thorough understanding of American and Chinese cultural nuances. Strong customer service skills. Strong and professional interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills. Competent writer, capable of drafting professional and nuanced correspondence. Proven ability to manage multiple contacts / touch points for multiple inquiries at a given time. Excellent planning, analytical and problem solving skills. Effective people management and negotiation skills and ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams. Have prior experience participating in team efforts on complex, collaborative projects. Capable of and accustomed to work well under pressure. Capable of prioritizing and remaining organized in an active and multi-tasking environment. Professional demeanor; comfort interacting and communicating with all levels. Excellent judgment, discretion, tact and ability to maintain confidences are essential. Advanced proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and basic scheduling software.

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Posted by zzhu at April 12, 2011 10:53 PM