Job Post: Programs / Activities Assistant @ The Center

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Programs / Activities Assistant

The Community Services Center is seeking a Programs/Activities Assistant to join our dynamic office team. The person who takes on this position will be responsible for supporting the Programs/Activities Coordinator and the Office Manager in the delivery of the Center’s educational and cultural activities, as well as helping other Center staff as needed. It is a detail and task oriented position involving significant database work.

Some knowledge of and skill in Microsoft Word and Excel as well as other software is also expected. The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently, often amidst a busy office environment, is necessary.

Duties include:

  • handling course registrations and payments
  • working with instructors and tour guides as needed
  • providing front office support, including opening and/or closing the office, answering phones, greeting visitors, and assisting newcomers
  • and supporting monthly topic coffee mornings

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with the ability to handle lots of interaction with the public as well as strong attention to details. Ability to communicate in Chinese is an asset but not required.

Interested applicants, please send a cover letter and resume to Grace Ting at [email protected].


Six Months of Success for the AmCham Lincoln Room

Lincoln Room Happy Hour

In January of this year, AmCham Taipei officially announced the opening of the Lincoln Room, a venue built to serve as a multi-purpose function room for AmCham luncheons, meetings, social gatherings, and government visits, and more.

In the six months since its opening, the Lincoln Room has hosted numerous successful events, proving to be a valuable enhancement for AmCham’s event platform and yet another addition to the wide range of services and offerings it provides to Taiwan’s foreign business community.

New Opportunities

One of the most exciting new features of the Lincoln Room is the AmCham Marketplace, which provides a unique opportunity to host an event in a state-of-the-art business venue, with access to the most influential business community in Taipei.

Marketplace participants are able to leverage the Chamber’s robust marketing channels to promote their event and their message for maximum engagement. Learn more about the Marketplace here.

The Lincoln Room is also available as a rental venue.

Below are some highlights from Lincoln Room events that have taken place since its opening. The possibilities are endless!

Business Climate Survey Press Conference

Business Climate Survey Press Conference

The AmCham Lincoln Room served as the venue for the official release of AmCham’s annual Business Climate Survey in January.

Seminars & Workshops

bimonthly William Zyzo seminars

Bimonthly training seminars, conducted by AmCham Advance Learning Lab advisor William Zyzo. Recent topics include slide design, better job performance in the digital age, and design thinking.

Movie Screening

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Documentary screening: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP – Sharing by female leaders and pre-screenings of the new National Geographic documentary “He Named Me Malala” provided an excellent experience and discussion.

Happy Hours

Happy Hours – Quarterly Member Happy Hours

The Lincoln Room, equipped with a small kitchen area, is the new home for AmCham’s Quarterly Happy Hour celebrations as well as committee-specific social events.

Committee Discussions

Committee Discussions – HR committee afternoon discussion

AmCham Committees find the Lincoln Room an ideal venue for meetings and internal workshops.

Govt. meetings

Govt. meetings

A delegation of staffers to U.S. congressmen and senators visited AmCham in June, and were received in the Lincoln Room



The first official AmCham Marketplace Session, an informational session on Mortgage Market Design, took place in May.

AmCham’s 2016 Golf Championship

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Pitch the Candidate

A total of 58 golfers, organized into 15 teams, took part in AmCham Taipei’s 2016 Golf Championship, held May 27 at the Kuo Hua Golf & Country Club in Tamsui.

With a full shot-gun start, all players teed-off promptly at 6:30 a.m., following the Texas Scramble format. The day saw clear skies with hot temperatures, but players stayed refreshed with non-alcoholic drinks generously sponsored by Swire Coca-Cola, tequila cocktails by Patron Spirits, and craft beer by Steve’s Brew.

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For the first time at the AmCham Taipei Golf Championship – held annually by the Chamber since 2011 – a side activity called “Pitch the Candidate” was introduced at this year’s event. In addition to the regular 18-hole tournament, golfers could take aim at signs bearing the photo of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Each successful hit was awarded with a sleeve of top-quality golf balls.

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Thanks to hole-sponsors Allianz, Corning, and Intel, golfers had the chance to win Nearest to the Pin contests at every Par-3 hole, as well as Longest Drive on two Par-5 holes.

All participants also took home “goody bags” filled with golf balls courtesy of Sanfu Global’s Simon Chang to celebrate his “Hole-in-One” achieved on March 4 this year, as well as other take-aways provided by Asian Tigers, Costco Taiwan, and Synergy Net.

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Tournament Results

Team handicaps for this year’s tournament were determined using the Peoria system, with the six special holes drawn randomly by players during the awards lunch. IGST Rockys (Joe Welsh, Ray Koot, Donato Scioscioli, and Henry Wang) won the championship, followed by AmCham 3 (Sam Lo, Susan Huang, Jesse Chen, and Charles Liang) as runner-up, and Air Products San Fu 3 (Paul Yang, Patrick Chen, Ally Kim, and Jeff Chung) in third place. Other golfers also had opportunities to win prizes in the lucky draws that followed, with products sponsored by Audi, Ballantine’s, Costco, Delta Airlines, Grand Hyatt Taipei, He Feng Chinese Cuisine, Howard Plaza Taipei, IGST, Patron Spirits, Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei, Silks Place Taroko, The Place Tainan, and The Sherwood Taipei.

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Before ending lunch, AmCham President Andrea Wu extended special thanks to the 2016 AmCham Golf Committee – Simon Chang, Doug Klein, Joe Welsh, and Lee Wood – for their expert advice on all things golf-related.

AmCham Tours Dihua Street

The AmCham Travel & Tourism Committee hosted a special event on May 13, where Commissioner Yu-yen Chien of the Department of Information & Tourism of Taipei City 台北市政府觀光傳播局 簡余晏局長 delivered a presentation and hosted a Q&A session before guests were taken on a guided walking tour of the historic Dihua street area.


View the full photo gallery here.


Dihua Street is located in Datong District of Taipei City, with a total length of 800 meters. The street was built in the 1850s as a major trading center for Chinese herbs and medicines, dried goods, fabrics, and teas since it is near the Dadaocheng port. Since 1996, it has become a market place for Chinese New Year grocery shopping. Dihua Street is also a popular tourist attraction with historical architectures in traditional Fujian, Baroque and western styles.


This event was a special opportunity for AmCham members to engage with Taipei government agencies and take part in a unique format of interactive event. To learn more about AmCham events, and to see the upcoming event schedule, click here. 



The International Golf Society of Taipei


The International Golf Society of Taipei (IGST) is a social group that arranges golfing and social events for all those interested in golf and making new friends.

Taiwan has many beautiful courses but arrangements can be challenging, especially if you don’t speak Chinese. IGST has 100 members of all nationalities, ages and genders. A transparent handicap system ensures golfers of all skills enjoy playing together. Learn more about the IGST here.

Non-golfing partners are welcome at social events. The regular season runs from March to November with games on two Saturdays each month.

Other opportunities include a winter playing schedule, annual overseas trip, the Taiwan Cup against Taichung and Kaohsiung golf societies, ad hoc games with other members and invitations to other golf events. See the full schedule of upcoming IGST events here. 

View the photo gallery at  or EMail:   [email protected]

IGST is also a sponsor of the upcoming 2016 AmCham Golf Scramble tournament on May 27. Click here for more details and registration

The Executive Centre Exclusive Program

AmCham Taipei Members,

Don’t miss the exclusive benefits offered by one of our exclusive member program partners, The Executive Centre (TEC). TEC is Asia’s leading premium serviced office provider, with over 70 centres in 21 major cities in the Asia-Pacific region. It has been voted “Asia’s Best Serviced Office Provider” and provides high quality on-demand serviced offices, virtual offices, meeting facilities, video conferencing and more.


All AmCham Taipei Exclusive Program benefits are exclusive to AmCham Taipei members. You won’t find these deals anywhere else!

Through the AmCham Taipei exclusive program, our members can are eligible to receive any of the following deals from TEC: 

  • 1 Complimentary meeting room usage in Taipei 101 or the Far Eastern Plaza, valued at NTD5000
  • 2 hours monthly complimentary meeting room usage with free flow coffee, tea, and one wifi connection
  • Virtual office plan (valued NTD8000/mo.)
  • Sign a 12-month serviced office agreement and receive 2 months rent-free

More information is available here.
Claim your rewards while the offer lasts!



Regus BusinessWorld Exclusive Program

AmCham Taipei Members,

Don’t miss the exclusive benefits offered by one of our exclusive member program partners, Regus BusinessWorld. Regus is the world’s largest provider of workplace solutions, from fully equipped and staffed office to meeting rooms, conference and training facilities.


All AmCham Taipei Exclusive Program benefits are exclusive to AmCham Taipei members. You won’t find these deals anywhere else!

Through the AmCham Taipei exclusive program, our members can are eligible to receive any of the following deals from Regus: 

  • When applying for 6months of BusinessWorld Gold, receive 3 hours of free meeting room usage for the first 3 months, plus 6 day passes that can be used for up to 2 visitors.
  • When applying for 12 months of BusinessWorld Gold, receive 1 month free, 6 hours free meeting room usage for the first 3 months, and 12 one-day passes.
  • Platinum card holders and above are entitled to double the regular meeting room usage hours and a one-day pass.
  • Sign up for a 1-year virtual office contract in 3000 global locations to receive 2 months free.

More information is available here.
Claim your rewards while the offer lasts!