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Director of SFAsia (full time)

This San Francisco based position is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual who possesses a passion for international development to join a high-profile economic development organization.  GlobalSF in partnership with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is seeking an experienced Director to develop and manage a business attraction and retention effort for San Francisco focusing on companies in and from Asia, outside of China.


  • Develop and execute a marketing strategy focused on attracting Asean companies to San Francisco

  • Attract and recruit Asean businesses to San Francisco and develop and track qualified leads

  • Assist Asean companies in navigating the various regulations and requirements necessary to establish a business in San Francisco

  • Provide assistance and a range of professional services to assist inbound clients

  • Provide assistance and introductions to San Francisco-based firms seeking business opportunities in Asia, outside of China

  • Manage relationships with partner organizations; government and private sector entities in San Francisco; and State and Federal governments in the U.S. and Asia

  • Develop and deliver sector-focused San Francisco sales presentations

  • Manage reporting requirements

Requirements and Experience:

Candidate should have significant experience managing and implementing an economic development job growth program; excellent communication and presentations skills; and previous experience working in Asia, combined with the following requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a business development position combining international experience

  • Native English speaker preferred, bilingually fluent in written and spoken in at least one Asian language

  • Proven experience as a client relationship manager

  • Bachelor’s college degree

  • iOS and social media skills

  • Well organized, self-starter, able to work independently

  • Business plan development, including program development and fundraising strategy

  • Prior live/work in Asean country a plus

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Applications are accepted until the position is filled.