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Communications Specialist

Center for asia-pacific Resilience and Innovation

The Organization

The Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI) was established in 2022 to enhance global resilience and promote innovative governance by drawing on the experience of the Asia-Pacific region through comparative public policy research. Based in Taipei, CAPRI is a nongovernmental, nonpartisan, international organization focused on identifying and meeting challenges to resilience at the intersection of health, economic growth, and environmental sustainability in the region. CAPRI’s research is meant to provide informed and insightful policy analysis to governments, academic and business leaders, the news media, civil society organizations, and the informed public in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide. In Taiwan, CAPRI is funded by some of Taiwan’s leading corporations and philanthropists. CAPRI’s founding board of directors includes policy analysts as well as corporate and civic leaders from Europe, Taiwan, and the United States, and it is chaired by CAPRI’s founder Professor Syaru Shirley Lin, a former partner at Goldman Sachs and a faculty member at the University of Virginia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and National Chengchi University in Taiwan. CAPRI’s work is also guided by an International Advisory Council chaired by Malcolm Turnbull, former Prime Minister of Australia.

Research Partners

CAPRI serves as an Asia-Pacific hub for several international organizations involved in policy research and advocacy on the challenges to economic, health, and environmental resilience policies that can increase resilience, improve governance, and prepare societies for future challenges. These research partners include the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC; the Miller Center of Public Affairs in Charlottesville, Virginia; the Reform for Resilience Commission, headquartered at the Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University; and the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR), initiated by the World Economic Forum and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Opportunity

CAPRI is seeking a Communications Specialist committed to driving policy impact and interdisciplinary dialogue in the Asia Pacific. The Communications Specialist will join CAPRI’s team of globally-minded individuals to develop the Center’s brand and promote Asia-Pacific perspectives on public policy and governance in new and traditional media in either English or Chinese. The Specialist will collaborate with the Executive Director and Director of Communications in initiating and maintaining relations with media outlets within and outside Taiwan. The Specialist will also work with the Center’s research team to share its findings and policy recommendations in digital content campaigns and social media. The Specialist will be primarily responsible for tracking digital content and campaigns for CAPRI across social media platforms. As part of this start-up nonprofit, the Specialist will also contribute to project coordination by designing materials for other initiatives according to CAPRI’s brand and target audiences in the Asia Pacific and beyond.


  • Develop creative ways for CAPRI to communicate its research findings, publicize its events, and promote key messages to target audiences on various media and communication platforms
  • Create and share digital content on CAPRI’s Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts
  • Creatively develop new strategies for communicating CAPRI’s messages and findings on various media platforms
  • Harmonize CAPRI’s efforts and strategy with those of its research partners (e.g., the Reform for Resilience Commission and the PHSSR) on communication related to joint projects
  • Assist CAPRI staff with the planning and logistics of independent and joint events, both online and in person
  • Identify, initiate, and maintain relations with media outlets and journalists within and outside Taiwan
  • Maintain and update CAPRI’s managed WordPress website and create web content
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Directors of Research, Administration, and External Affairs in other operational, developmental, and administrative tasks as needed

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in communications, media, or the social sciences
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, including reading, writing, and speaking in either English or Chinese
  • An intellectual interest in the Asia Pacific, public policy, and governance
  • Ability to express highly complex or academic concepts and research findings in an attractive, persuasive format to reach target audiences
  • Ability to work successfully within a small, flat, start-up organizational structure
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 2 years’ work experience in administration, marketing, communication, public relations, or related work for a nonprofit organization
  • Knowledge of current events and experience or past coursework in public policy, especially in the Asia Pacific
  • Experience running social media for a nonprofit or academic organization
  • Creativity, flexibility, and strategic thinking
  • Experience in graphic design and design software


The Communications Specialist will work out of CAPRI’s office in Taipei City, with occasional opportunities to travel where CAPRI has research partners.


Competitive; determined in light of position-related experience, professional accomplishments, and education.

How to Apply

Please send the following materials to [email protected]:

  1. Your résumé/CV
  2. A brief statement of interest
  3. Four samples of your social media, creative, or academic writing (in either Chinese or English)
  4. Contact information for two professional or academic references
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