Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a Congressionally created non-profit organization that promotes understanding and cooperation between the United States and Asia, is seeking to fill the position of Vice President in its Washington, D.C. office. The Vice President is an integral part of the Mansfield Foundation’s four-person senior leadership team, providing strategic advice to the Foundation’s President and CEO and assisting the President/CEO in leading the Foundation’s program development and fundraising efforts. Key responsibilities include:


  • Serve as deputy to the President on day-to-day Foundation operations and provide a strong leadership presence in the DC office.
      • Responsible for directing all Foundation activities when the President is on leave.
  • Assist the President supervising program officers, promoting teamwork and efficiency, ensuring smooth communication, and benchmarking program accomplishments.
      • Meet regularly with program officer teams to ensure timely planning and execution of programs and submission of grant applications and program reports.
      • Convene and lead weekly DC staff meetings to coordinate staff activities and address any office management questions.

Human Resources

  • Identify skills gaps and work with staff to identify appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Ensure annual training for staff on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and ensure compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations.
  • Lead recruitment committee to conduct initial screening for job applicants and recommend finalists for final selection.
  • As directed by the President, conduct annual performance reviews for program staff in the DC office, to include recommendations for raises, bonuses, and promotions in rank.
  • Plan and execute periodic staff retreats to strengthen cohesion and performance.

Support for the Board of Directors

  • Supervise staff who provide support for committees of the Board.
  • In partnership with Director of Communications/Board Secretary, lead staff preparations for  the semi-annual and other meetings of the Board.


  • Assist the President in the preparation of annual budgets and monitoring expenditures.
      • Supervise staff inputs to the Director of Finance to ensure timely production of the annual budget and preparation for the annual audit.
      • Conduct monthly review of program budgets and ensure timely filing of financial reports by program staff using Nexonia.
      • Attend periodic meetings of the Investment and Audit Committees of the Board of Directors.

External Relations

  • Represent the Foundation, as needed, at public events in Washington, D.C. and overseas.
  • Assist the President in sustaining and strengthening relationships with governments, NGOs, policy groups, corporate affiliates, and other partner organizations.
      • Identify prospects and help recruit new members for the Foundation’s Corporate Friends of Mansfield (CFM) program.
      • Represent the Foundation at CFM events and other outreach opportunities with external stakeholders.

Other Responsibilities

  • Assess existing program performance and explore major new program opportunities in coordination with the Board of Directors.
      • Develop criteria to measure existing program impact and ensure periodic review of all programs.
      • With the President, and in partnership with program staff and the Program and Development Committee of the Board, identify promising areas for future work and work to bring those program ideas to fruition.


Competitive candidates will have at least 10 years of work experience, familiarity with developing and managing international programs with foundations and/or corporations, and expertise on U.S.-Asia relations. Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) certification a plus. Fluency in Japanese language a plus. U.S. citizenship or current work visa is required.

To apply: send a resume and cover letter to

Application deadline: December 15, 2023.


  • Starting salary $120,000-$150,000 commensurate with experience. Generous fringe benefits, including full coverage of Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance, public transit subsidy and/or free parking, and automatic agency contributions to an individual retirement account.