Executive Director


The Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI) is a nongovernmental, nonpartisan, international think tank. CAPRI’s mission is to enhance global resilience and promote innovative governance by drawing on the experiences of the Asia-Pacific region through comparative public policy research. Our interdisciplinary research at the intersection of health, economic growth, and environmental sustainability provides informed and insightful policy analysis to governments, leaders, media, and the public.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Executive Director committed to objective, interdisciplinary policy research on societal resilience and effective and responsive governance who will play a crucial leadership role in CAPRI. The Executive Director will report to the Chair and Board of Directors and manage a team of highly motivated and globally minded staff to develop and implement CAPRI’s strategic plans. The Executive Director will also identify, initiate, and maintain relationships with donors, academic institutions, private companies, and nongovernmental organizations; shape CAPRI’s international profile; and build its standing in local, regional, and global policy communities.


  • Develop and implement CAPRI’s strategic plans
  • Assist the Chair in maintaining and strengthening relationships with CAPRI’s stakeholders
  • Oversee CAPRI’s operations, finances, and programming, supervising the Director of Administration and working closely with the Chair, Board of Directors, and International Advisory Council
  • Help recruit and then oversee directors of research, communications, and/or strategic planning
  • Manage a bilingual team of research and administrative staff in Taipei and a small part-time staff abroad
  • Oversee the identification, recruitment, and training of additional researchers and administrative staff
  • Ensure transparency, integrity, and discipline in all financial and legal matters
  • Work with the Directors of Research, External Affairs, and Administration on various tasks related to CAPRI’s agenda and activities
  • Lead a communications team and take responsibility for branding and marketing
  • Monitor comparable local and international policy research, education, and advocacy organizations, in Taiwan and elsewhere, to draw lessons for CAPRI’s work
  • Represent CAPRI in managing its global research and outreach partnerships

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese
  • Ability to work within a flat, start-up organizational structure
  • Ability to create and maintain local and global partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit organizations
  • An intellectual interest in the Asia Pacific, public policy, and governance
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills (preferably in growing nonprofit or academic organizations)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s, JD, or PhD in a field relevant to CAPRI’s areas of focus
  • At least 10 years of leadership and management experience in nonprofit, think tank, or academic organizations
  • Experience in conducting and communicating policy research
  • Expertise in fundraising for nonprofit, public policy, or research organizations
  • Experience in government relations, especially with Taiwan government agencies, governments in the Asia Pacific, and multilateral organizations involved in the region


On-site in Taipei. The Executive Director will be required to travel occasionally within Asia and to the United States and Europe.


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

How to Apply

Please send the following materials to [email protected]:

  • Your résumé/CV
  • A brief statement of interest
  • Your publications
  • Contact information for two professional references
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