Mar 29

WIT Life is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03). She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

Lately there have been a bonanza of films being screened here in the city made by American directors starring Japanese actors.

One is Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, currently playing at IFC, Nitehawk Cinema and BAM.  It features the ever fabulous Rinko Kikuchi as a discontent OL who is dealing with a harassing boss, insipid colleagues and a mother who is nagging her to get married.  She is totally disconnected from the world around her, with her only salvation being her pet bunny and her worn out VHS tape of the movie Fargo.

She watches the scene where Steve Buschemi’s character buries the money over and over while taking meticulous notes, and is convinced that the treasure is still there and she is the Spanish conquistador who must find it.  Kumiko eventually makes it to the Midwest, but linguistic and other challenges Read More


Mar 26

by Sophia Chan (Sapporo-shi, 2009-2014). As an employee of the City of New York, Sophia works with the IDNYC program, a free ID card for all New Yorkers. In her free time, she writes about  food, design, photography and TV on her blog, Sophia said. If interested in more job listings, join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


(1)  Student Services Coordinator of ESL Summer Program (Los Angeles)

The English Language Center (www.elc.edu) is hiring a Student Services Coordinator (SSC) for its site at UCLA in Los Angeles. Our UCLA Junior Program offers international middle-school and high-school aged students the opportunity to study English on an American college campus.

This is a *full-time position (8:30 to 16:30)* from *June 27th-August 8th*, though training will be begin on the *25th*. Applicants for SSC must be available to commit to the entire duration of the program and attend the training session before the beginning of the program.

The Junior Program Student Services Coordinator (SSC) works with the Director(s) to ensure a smooth and positive summer experience for all students and ensures that all student needs are accommodated, and all student requests are heard.
They are the students’ point of contact with the administrative office and the first person they see as they enter.

The SSC’s duties include but are not limited to:

· Assisting with Monday academic orientation with guidance from the Director of Courses and the Director of the program.
· Assisting with administrative tasks. This may include answering telephones and/or researching prices or ordering office supplies

· Assisting the Director of Courses in creating Certificates of Completion at the end of each student’s program.

· Assist the Directors in coordinating the Arrival Day and Departure Day transportation (transportation to and from campus and the airport)

· Filing students’ medical information and other paperwork by printing it and putting them in relevant binders.

· Being the point-person for all things concerning social media on the campus by updating the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds of the campuses, as well as encouraging the students to use hashtags.

· Assist in any payment collections and keep good record of payments received for Sunday Activities and Evening Activities if the Activities Assistant is unavailable.

All applicants will be subject to a CORI check. Please send cover letters and resumes to juniorprograms@elc.edu


(2) Global & Experiential Education Coordinator

George Washington University – US – DC – Washington – Mar-25-2015
Job Description Summary:The Global & Experiential Education Coordinator supports global education programs through the coordination of student services working in conjunction with both the Execut…
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(3) Student Services Assistant of ESL Summer Program (Boston/Cambridge)

The English Language Center (www.elc.edu) is hiring a Student Services Assistant (SSA) for its site at MIT in Boston/Cambridge, MA. Our MIT Junior Program offers international middle-school and high-school aged students the opportunity to study English on an American college campus.This is a *part-time position (8:30 – 13:30, Monday through Friday)* from *June 28th-August 8th*, though training will be begin on the *25th*. Applicants for SSC must be available to commit to the entire duration of the program and attend the training session before the beginning of the program.

The Junior Program Student Services Coordinator (SSA) works with the Director(s) to ensure a smooth and positive summer experience for all students and ensures that all student needs are accommodated, and all student requests are heard.

They are the students’ point of contact with the administrative office and the first person they see as they enter.The SSA’s duties include but are not limited to:

– Assisting the Activities Assistant in making reservations, obtaining tickets, confirming bookings, and otherwise making arrangements for each activity and excursion, if necessary.
– Creating posters, fliers, and making announcements on a daily basis to publicize airport pick-up schedules for students at the MIT campus
– Assisting with Monday academic orientation with guidance from the Head Teacher and the Directors of the program at the MIT campus
– Assisting staff with administrative tasks, including answering phones.
– Research prices for optional/mandatory/afternoon activities at the request of the Activities Department.
– Assisting the Head Teacher/Director of Courses in creating Certificates of Completion at the end of each student’s program.
– Assisting the Directors in coordinating the Arrival Day and Departure Day transportation (transportation to and from campus and the airport).
– Collecting student AR payments

- Filing students’ medical information and other paperwork by printing them out and putting them in relevant binders for the MIT campus.
– Being the point-person for all things concerning social media on the MIT campus by updating the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds of the campuses, as well as encouraging the students to use hashtags.All applicants will be subject to a CORI check. Please send cover letters and resumes to juniorprograms@elc.edu


(4) Coordinator of Study Abroad at Illinois Institute of Technology

Coordinator of Study Abroad at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (Requisition ID: 0601786)
Oversee all study abroad programs at IIT and work to further develop exchange programs to better serve students. Advise students about study abroad and guide them through the process. The coordinator organizes parent and student orientation sessions, recruits students to study abroad, and maintains contact with host university student advisors. The position serves as the point of contact for our partner universities’ study abroad offices and helps manages the exchange process for incoming exchange and visiting students.This position will help coordinate and lead educational programs for students, faculty and staff. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident as required by federal regulations for certification as an Alternate Responsible Officer.
https://www.iitri.iit.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1427210839001

(5) STA Travel Hiring Business Development Manager for Northeast

STA Travel is pleased to announce an opening for a Business Development Manager position in STA’s Northeast territory.The primary responsibility of the Business Development Manager (BDM) is to create and develop ongoing business relationships with current and potential new customers, directors, advisors, and owners. He/she serves as the primary business contact for the customer. The BDM is responsible for prospecting growth opportunities within assigned territory and existing client base and promoting STA Travels groups and programs capabilities along with the ISIC proposition.

This position requires the BDM to be based in Boston or the New York City area, and ideal candidates will have a minimum three (3) years experience in business development, account management, or related experience. An ability to travel up to 50%, including overnight and occasional weekends, is also preferred.

Interested candidates can learn more about the position, benefits, and STA Travel’s work environment on the Careers Page, here:

http://www.statravel.com/jobs.htm#northeast

All applicants will need to submit a cover letter and resume to Patrick Simmons at patrick.simmons@statravel.com.


Mar 25
Getting furrocious at Japan Society. (Courtesy of Alexis Agliano Sanborn)

Getting furrocious at Japan Society. (Courtesy of Alexis Agliano Sanborn)

By Alexis Agliano Sanborn (Shimane-ken, 2009-11) for JQ magazine. Alexis is a graduate of Harvard University’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) program, and currently works as an executive associate at Asia Society in New York City.

It’s no surprise that, in an age where Cats of Istagram reign over our feed with a lofty air, Japan Society in New York’s new art exhibition Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection is garnering serious buzz. Presenting 86 drawings, paintings, woodblock prints and decorative objects dating from the 17th to the early 20th century, this latest showcase taps into cat fancying for the digital age.

Without a doubt, Life of Cats is a work of heart: it’s made by people who love cats, for cat lovers. Chief among the cat fanciers at Japan Society is Miwako Tezuka, Japan Society Gallery director and curator of the exhibition. To put this display together, she studied over 6,000 prints from Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection, as well as private American collections. Publications like Forbes, The Guardian and The New York Times have already sung this exhibition’s praises, and why not? Love ’em or hate ’em, you can’t deny that cats are in a category all their own—straddling the intersection of elegant, comical and vicious. And you get to see all their many guises in this dynamic display, which is already drawing substantial crowds.

Believe it or not, this type of exhibition already has precedence back in Japan. Cats have never been hotter, no matter what side of the Pacific you reside. In 2006, the Hiraki Foundation led the way for this new type of cat-themed exhibition in Tokyo, which has now become a national trend in its own right. As quoted from The Guardian, Tezuka said, “People are really crazy about cats in Japan….We thought a New York version of this exhibition would be a great way to introduce Japanese art to a wider audience.” Indeed, looking at the repertoire of recent Japan Society exhibits, they certainly have been hard at work drawing new types of crowds—not simply geared toward the art historian or otaku, exhibitions run the gamut from Japanese Art Deco to interactive digital art, reeling in hipsters and techies alike.

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Mar 24

by Sophia Chan (Sapporo-shi, 2009-2014). As an employee of the City of New York, Sophia works with the IDNYC program, a free ID card for all New Yorkers. In her free time, she writes about  food, design, photography and TV on her blog, Sophia said. If interested in more job listings, join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


CISabroad has an opening for a Program Coordinator in their Northampton, MA office. The Program Coordinator will oversee all application processing, student communication, Site Director involvement, invoice payment and program delivery.  The successful candidate will be able to work effectively as a leader and member of a team, provide direction, delegate, and will possess strong organizational skills.  An awesome sense of humor is required!

For more details about this and other open positions, please visit us at
http://www.cisabroad.com/why-cisabroad/careers-at-cisabroad

Mar 17

Internship opportunity in Japan sent by Ariel Wyckoff, a JET alum. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier (Prospective JET, 2015-2016), freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Interns
Posted by: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
Location: Tokyo

“Since 2007, ICAS at TUJ has hosted summer interns from many universities across the world. These unpaid summer internships for non-TUJ students (undergraduate and graduate) offer a unique opportunity to spend a productive summer in Tokyo.
Below is the summary of the program. You will find the details of the program here. We would appreciate if you could forward the information to the appropriate person who might be interested in and spread a word out. If you have any questions/suggestions, please let us know at icas@tuj.temple.edu  Thank you for your support to ICAS as always.

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Mar 17

Originally posted to AJET Job Listings FB group. Thanks to AJET Chair Sandy Cheng for bring it to JETwit’s attention. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier (Prospective JET, 2015-2016), freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Teacher
Posted by: Mizuho School
Location: Tokyo
Status: Full-Time

“Are any of you (or people you know) looking for a teaching job? Interested in living and working in Tokyo for the next year or more? Mizuho School is currently hiring for a teaching position for its IB Program and Immersion Class starting in April (willing to negotiate start date up until July 1st).

I interned with them back in 2011 and they are absolutely lovely, spirited, professional, and passionate. Trust me when I say if I weren’t already planning on going home this summer I would work with them again! See the job description as well as who to contact to learn more! Applying as well as further inquiries will initially be done by email. Good luck!”

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Mar 17

Via Actus Consulting. If you apply, let them know you learned of the listing via JETwit. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier (Prospective JET, 2015-2016), freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Sales Representative
Posted by: Japanese cosmetics company
Location: NYC
Status: Full-Time

Company Information:

Prestigious Japanese cosmetics supplier seeks a Sales Representative. The company is one of the Japan’s top professional hair care brands.

The company provides exclusive professional haircare brand that is widely used among beauty professionals not only in Japan and New York area, but also in several countries in Asia.

Responsibilities:

Job duties include, but not limited to: be in charge of 150 salons in NY(80%) and CT(20%), introduce new products, conduct education, invite studio seminars and other activity, open new account in the area, take orders, follow up shipping, and other basic customer service.

Typical week will look like:

Monday: At the office

Tuesday-Friday: On sites

Attraction Point : Great incentive plan is offered (up to 15-20 % )

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Native level English skill required (Japanese skill not required).
Experience in hair care products sales to salons OR Experience in door-to-door sales of cosmetics OR Experience in door-to-door sales is highly preferred.
Valid driver’s license required.
Excellent command of MS Word and Excel required.
Must be willing to learn.

Salary: $40-55K (DOE)

The company offers an incentive plan (up to 15-20% depending on the experience) in addition to the base salary.

Benefit: Insurance, 401k, paid holidays (15 and up or 17 and up, DOE)

Paid vacation days will increase as you work longer.

Sick Days 6 days/ year (Besides Paid Holidays)

Other: This is an Exempt position.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

If you’d like to apply for this position, please email your resume in WORD FORMAT as an attachment to Mariko Takeda at mtakeda@actus-usa.com.


Mar 17

Via Megumi Seki of Careervite. If you apply, make sure to indicate that you learned of the listing via JETwit. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier (Prospective JET, 2015-2016), freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Assistant News Producer
Posted by: Careervite
Location: NYC

SUMMARY

Perform North, South and Central American news-gathering activities for broadcast in Japan, including news research and on-location producing.

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Mar 17

Via AJET Chair Sandy Cheng. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier (Prospective JET, 2015-2016), freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Preschool Teacher
Posted by: YSE Education Center
Location: Kansai (Osaka, Ashiya, Kyoto, Sanda)
Status: Full- and Part-Time

“We are now hiring preschool program teachers and English/Math/Science teachers for homeschooling program, after school, and Saturday program for the 2015 school year starting April 1st.

YSE has four locations in the Kansai area: Osaka, Ashiya, Kyoto, and Sanda. It is a school well known for its quality education.  We have a very low teacher to student ratio. All subjects are taught in English: English (reading, essay writing, language arts), ACT & SAT prep, Math, Science, Robotics, and Art.

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Mar 17
Via Naoko Iida, Japanese Children’s Society. Posted by Mia Nakaji Monnier (Prospective JET, 2015-2016), freelance writer and Online Editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a Japanese American daily newspaper based in Los Angeles. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Part-Time ESL Teachers
Posted by: Japanese Children’s Society, Inc.
Location: Englewood Cliffs, NH
Status: Part-Time

“Since one of our English teachers will leave our school, I need to find a new teacher. I think someone who has experience of teaching Japanese people can help us a lot, so I would like you to pose the job description on JETwit.
The details are as follows:
- Description:  Native English Speakers + BA (+ TESOL + Teaching exp)
– School Name: Japanese Children’s Society Inc.
– Job Title: ESL Teacher  (Part-time)
– Type of Org: Japanese Day School (Preschool, Elementary School)
– Start Date: 4/1/2015
- Timetable:
Mon.-Thurs.: 9 am-12:40 pm, 2 preschool classes & 2 elementary school classes
Fri.: 8:20 am-3:20pm., 6 elementary school classes
– Payment: At least $26.00/ lesson  (transportation cost. also paid)
– Location: 8 W Bayview Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632
– URL: http://japaneseschool.org/pdf/Englishbrochure2010.pdf
- Apply: Please send your RESUME to esl.nyikuei@gmail.com or fax it to 201-944-3680, Attn. Mr. Okamoto. Tel: 201-947-4832Even though our school is Japanese school, we focus on bilingual education. I hope I could find someone who are eager to teach Japanese kids!”


Mar 16

by Sophia Chan (Sapporo-shi, 2009-2014). As an employee of the City of New York, Sophia works with the IDNYC program, a free ID card for all New Yorkers. In her free time, she writes about  food, design, photography and TV on her blog, Sophia said. If interested in more job listings, join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


(1) Program Manager of Partnership, Exchange and Global Internship Programs

Greetings from Arizona State University (ASU)!  Our students have returned from spring break, baseball spring training is in full swing and our temperatures are back up in the 80s – it’s definitely a good time of year to be an ASU Sun Devil!  Perhaps you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining our dynamic and dedicated Study Abroad Office (SAO) team…

Our current Program Manager for Partnership and Exchange Programs is moving out-of-state, so we are now seeking her replacement. Under the direction of the SAO Director, the Program Manager of Partnership, Exchange and Global Internship Programs will coordinate and direct the activities and functions of study abroad programs; independently ensuring that the goals and objectives of the Partnership and Exchange Programs Unit are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications; organizing and coordinating a portfolio of partnership, exchange and internship programs/services; and providing leadership to the Partnership and Exchange Programs Unit, and to the global internship strategy for the SAO.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application, blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

The position closes at 3:00 pm (Arizona time) on April 6, 2015. Click here<https://jobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1340370&PartnerId=25620&SiteId=5494&type=mail&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5494&JobSiteInfo=1340370_5494&gqid=1061> to view additional details about the Program Manager position (12044BR), or to apply.


(2) Education Abroad Advisor with the University of Georgia

Education Abroad at the University of Georgia has an opening for an Education Abroad Advisor. This position supports students before, during and after their international experience; leads outreach efforts for the office by delivering multiple presentations and events; spearheads Gilman and Freeman Asia Scholarships among several other projects.  Passion for international education, strong communication skills, flexibility, and abilities to multitask and work successfully in a fast paced environment are keys to success in this exciting position at the flagship Georgia university! Feel free to forward to interested parties.

Please find the position details below and online at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=233925

Posting#: 233925


Mar 16

WIT Life is a periodic series written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03). She starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some of the interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

I was in Raleigh, NC this past weekend for an interpreting conference (hosted by the fabulous Carolina Association of Translators & Interpreters), and I wanted to check out the new Japanese influences as it had been a while since I had visited the area.  After going to see a band in downtown Durham, I was looking for a place to grab a drink.  I hoped to come across somewhere promising close to the venue, so was thrilled when I saw a sign for Dashi Ramen Shop & Izakay20150314_231015_resizeda.

Unfortunately the downstairs ramen shop had closed at 10:30 (on Saturday night?!), but the upstairs izakaya was still open with a limited menu.  I was happy to find a wide selection of Hitachino beers, including an Espresso Stout I had never tried before.  Of course I needed some Read More


Mar 14

by Sophia Chan (Sapporo-shi, 2009-2014). As an employee of the City of New York, Sophia works with the IDNYC program, a free ID card for all New Yorkers. In her free time, she writes about  food, design, photography and TV on her blog, Sophia said. If interested in more job listings, join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Study Abroad Coordinator at the University of Montana

This position is responsible for student advising, application processing, creating and maintaining program information materials, updating website content, guidance and immediate supervision of up to eight (8) study abroad interns and complex software management, which includes the interface management, program development, the tracking and data maintenance including all technical aspects of the Studio Abroad software per the MUS policy for Student, Faculty and Staff International Travel Health and Safety Requirements.

This position reports to Director for Study Abroad, Student Exchanges, and Institutional Partnerships and is expected to work independently with minimal supervision. This position is responsible for prioritizing, meeting deadlines, multi-tasking, problem solving, using sound judgment, acting with initiative and paying attention to detail in a busy work environment. This position participates as a part of OIP’s leadership team.

This position coordinates Outgoing and Incoming Exchange and Study Abroad Programs and will serve as primary advisor to all outgoing and incoming exchange and study abroad students with questions regarding both UM and non-UM study abroad and exchange programs; process applications for outgoing and incoming students; plan and implement presentations about study abroad programs for students via information sessions, classes, student groups, and other recruiting activities; assist applicants throughout the application, pre-departure and re-entry process; and serve as primary advisor on international travel Insurance needs.

This position will process applications for faculty directed study abroad programs and proposals, and travel registration; support faculty with program development process, including customizing the online application and program information; advise prospective program participants; assist applicants throughout the application, pre-departure and re-entry process; import faculty directed study abroad program data into Terra Dotta software; and serve as primary advisor on international travel Insurance needs.

This position is responsible for on campus programming and will prepare materials and/or communication with other departments for program promotion, study abroad fairs, presentations, pre-departure and re-entry workshops, and incoming pre-arrival coordination; assist with the bi-annual education abroad fair; support International Education Week and International Month planning; schedule education abroad promotional events; and coordinate pre-departure and re-entry programming.

This position is responsible for Administrative and Technology Tasks and will respond to inquiries from faculty, staff, and parents in a timely manner; manage Terra Dotta software by creating new programs and updating existing programs, tracking and maintaining student, faculty and staff data, training UM employees in the use of Terra Dotta software, and creating accounts for faculty directed student groups; create queries and reports to analyze past and current study abroad data; serve as the primary manager for HTH enrollments for all UM students, faculty, and staff international travel; provide immediate supervision of the study abroad interns and assists in developing training materials and sessions for interns; assist in developing policies and procedures for study abroad; play a role in the implementation and distribution of policies; assist in ensuring compliance of these policies; ensure branding and style guide adherence and a streamlined process for students, administrators, and other users; manage the websites for study abroad, faculty/staff resources, UM travel registration, incoming exchange students, and UM exchange partners; and manages all forms of social media for Study Abroad and develops new and innovative marketing strategies.

Required Skills
*         Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences evidenced by international experience and previous contact with people of diverse cultures
*         Knowledge about different higher education systems in the world
*         Ability to promote programs both on campus and in other academic and professional settings
*         Demonstrated ability to make presentations to both small and large audiences
*         Ability to plan and schedule events with limited direction
*         Ability to obtain proposals for events and ability to stay within budget
*         Ability for self-directed learning to remain current on program information
*         Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
*         Ability to analyze data and trends for management decisions
*         Basic knowledge of marketing
*         Ability to anticipate user needs
*         Ability to communicate information in a complex form
*         Ability to learn university policies and procedures with social media
*         Ability to manage a diverse group of people in a fast-paced work environment
*         Ability to maintain accurate records and files and analyze them for management decision-making
*         Ability to maintain confidentiality
*         Ability to create handouts and written materials
*         Demonstrated customer service skills with emphasis towards working with students, faculty staff and visitors to UM-M
*         Effective interpersonal, public relations, and communication skills, including ability to work with diverse population and maintain effective working relationships
*         Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures: business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation and composition
*         Ability to provide data for management

Required Experience

*   Bachelor’s Degree and at least one (1) year of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

*   Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a university setting or in related field
*   Study Abroad Experience
*   Knowledge of study abroad policies and procedures
*   Experience in working with study abroad and exchange programs in a university setting
*   Experience in advising international students
*   Knowledge of Terra Dotta or similar software
*   Technical liaison with Terra Dotta software
*   Experience in Cascade or similar software
*   Knowledge of Banner or similar software
*   Knowledge of University policies and procedures specific to study abroad
*   Knowledge of university international travel insurance requirements and policies
*   Knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies, and procedures
*   Knowledge of office systems with the ability to use a range of technology, systems and software packages including Microsoft Office suite, University databases and the Internet

For more information and to apply, please click the following link:  http://bit.ly/1193OIP


Education Abroad Advising & Account Specialist at Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota)

Purpose of PositionMacalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seeking to hire an Education Abroad Advising and Account Specialist. The Education Abroad Advising and Account Specialist is responsible for advising students, budget management, promoting scholarship opportunities, managing travel insurance, and maintaining the study away database. The ideal candidate for this position is someone with experience related to budget management and education abroad administration, programming, and advising. Qualified candidates must include a cover letter and resume with their online application to be considered for the position.
Institutional OverviewSince its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.
Qualifications• Bachelor’s degree in International Education or related field required

• Master’s degree in International Education or related field strongly preferred

• A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in international education administration, programming, and advising

• Demonstrated experience with budget management and accounting skills with the ability to analyze financial processes

• High level of intellectual curiosity, ability to stay abreast of developments in higher education and the liberal arts through reading and other professional development activities

• Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally, tactfully, and effectively

• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to promote and maintain good relations with students, faculty, staff, parents, and program representatives

• Ability to work closely with others and complete assignments as a member of a team

• Must have strong attention to detail and accuracy

• Demonstrated ability to multitask and work under deadlines

• Experience with Terra Dotta software or other data management system

Responsibilities• Provide study away advising to students

• Represent the International Center at selected departmental forums and other related events

• Communicate and collaborate with departmental liaisons and other staff members to improve study away programming and advising

• Attend events related to study away (pre-departure orientation, study away informational sessions, sophomore night, majors fair, returnee forums, etc.)

• Responsible for managing IC accounts including serving as financial liaison, generating financial reports, and ensuring timely payments to study away program sponsors and foreign universities

• Provide program cost details for the determination of financial aid awards and student billing for off-campus study

• Assist students, faculty, parents, and study abroad sponsors with questions regarding study away finances and billing

• Responsible for managing travel insurance for traveling students, faculty, and staff

• Serve as primary resource, maintain, and update records for study away database (Terra Dotta)

• Assist in other duties as assigned

BenefitsMacalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Established in 1874, Macalester has a proud and rich tradition of academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none! Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on-line at www.macalester.edu.
Additional InformationFor best consideration please submit resume and cover letter through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than March 27,2015. Review of applications will begin on March 27,2015. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

Kevin Morrison, Director for the International Center
kmorriso@macalester.edu

 


Mar 12

Leah Zoller (CIR Ishikawa-ken, Anamizu, 2009-11) is the editor of The Ishikawa JET Kitchen: Cooking in Japan Without a Fight. She works in international student exchange; writes I’ll Make It Myself!, a blog about food culture in Japan and the US; curates The Rice Cooker Chronicles, a series of essays by JETs and JET alumni on the theme of cooking/eating and being alone in Japan; and admins The JET Alumni Culinary Group on LinkedIn.

Pear-Almond Cake | I'll Make It Myself! 1

 

This “cake” occupies a nebulous area somewhere between dessert and cornbread. Almond meal, whole-wheat pastry flour, and cornmeal add a toothsome bite to the soft, sweet pears. I brought this to a potluck as dessert, but I liked it even better when I served it for brunch alongside a frittata and baked oatmeal.

Western pears (yônashi, 洋なし) can be a little tricky to find in certain regions and are not available year-round; the biggest producing regions are Tohoku and Koshinetsu, especially Niigata. Almond flour, whole-wheat pastry flour, corn meal are usually available in the baking section of supermarkets. (See notes for the translated ingredient list.)

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Georgia Tech is currently recruiting for a new Education Abroad Assistant. Applicants can apply through our OHR website. Please see below for details.

Education Abroad Assistant
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of International Education

The Georgia Institute of Technology is accepting applications for the position of Education Abroad Assistant in the Office of International Education, a unit of Academic Affairs.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a Research I institution with approximately 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Georgia Tech has 6 academic colleges:  College of Architecture, College of Computing, College of Engineering (approximately 60% of enrollment), College of Management, Ivan Allen College, and College of Sciences.

In addition to its general role with campus internationalization, the Office of International Education (OIE) serves approximately 5,000+ international students and scholars, 1,600+ study abroad students, 900+ International Plan Participants, and 140+ international internship participants.

There are 9 full-time staff members and 5 student assistants, including this Education Abroad Assistant, who work with study abroad programs.  Georgia Tech currently offers more than 120 exchange programs and approximately 35 faculty-led study abroad programs.

The Education Abroad Assistant reports to the Assistant Director of Education Abroad, and is primarily responsible for assisting the development, organization and management of GT Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs.  The responsibilities of the Education Abroad Assistant are:

1.  Coordinate centralized FLSA application process.  This includes updating application forms, downloading online applications, managing the mailing of acceptance and denial letters, etc.
2.  Work with study abroad insurance provider to request materials and send insurance requests for most non-affiliated FLSA programs.

3.     Coordinate the transient application process through response to prospective inquires, maintaining applicant records, etc.  Review transient admission applications, official transcripts and other documentation required for completion of file and liaise with UG Admissions to ensure that student is processed in timely manner.

4.     Provide support to GT faculty-led study abroad programs by coordinating financial aid form processing, compilation of emergency contact information for these programs, etc.

5.     Coordinate the disciplinary check process for study abroad – generate, distribute, and maintain records in database for disciplinary reports from the Dean of Students and the Housing Office.

1.  Coordinate faculty-led study abroad registration process by creating population selections in Banner, reviewing course set-up, and confirming students’ registration.
2.  Schedule, organize speakers and staffing, prepare materials, and assist with delivery of faculty-led study abroad orientations.

8.     Distribute and collect program evaluations; summarize and prepare reports.

9.     General Advising: Meet with students concerning general questions and issues regarding various aspects of their study abroad program. May include questions regarding program requirements, registration, permits, curriculum, and Institute policy.

10.  Along with other EA staff, market and recruit for GT programs.  This position is included in the regular advisor rotation for marketing events, presentations, FASET, group and individual information sessions, open houses, etc.

11.  Work as a team with other Education Abroad staff to provide coverage and assistance when other team members are out of the office. Cover OIE front desk during lunch and on an as needed basis if Intern/Receptionist is out of the office.

1.  Other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of Education Abroad.

Basic requirements:

*   Required to have one or more years of work experience
*   Required to have international or intercultural experience (such as working with diverse groups, or work/internship, study, or living outside of United States and its territories)
*   Required to have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with multiple audiences, both internal (e.g. OIE staff) and external (e.g. students, faculty, parents)
*   Required to have flexibility and strong problem-solving skills

Preferred qualifications:

*   Preferred to have a Bachelor’s Degree
*   Preferred to have work experience in study abroad
*   Preferred to have experience working in a university environment
*   Preferred to have experience with Filemaker Pro.

Expected Start date:  ASAP
The position is classified as Education Abroad Assistant, Grade A5, with a beginning salary of $31,000.
Questions regarding university benefits should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.
Information on how to apply for this position is available on the website of the Office of Human Resources:  www.ohr.gatech.edu.  Look for Job Number #0171025. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested parties must apply on-line using the Office of Human Resources’ application in order to application to be considered official.
Contact information for the Office of Human Resources: Information:
(404) 894-3245   24-Hour Job Line: (404) 894-4592
Additional information about Georgia Tech:  http://www.gatech.edu
Additional information about the Office of International Education:  http://www.oie.gatech.edu

 


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