Apr 18

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Outreach Coordinator & Advisor for Short-Term Prorams
Posted by: Office of Study Away, Trinity College
Location: Hartford, CT
Type: full-time

Overview:

and non-Trinity students to attend Trinity’s study away programs. These programs include the Trinity College Rome Campus, Trinity in Paris, Trinity / La MaMa (New York City), Trinity in Barcelona, Trinity in Trinidad, Trinity in Vienna, Trinity in Buenos Aires, Trinity in Shanghai, and Trinity in Cape Town, as well as up to 12 Trinity summer programs offered each year.

The Outreach Coordinator has primary responsibility for maintaining and facilitating the update of all marketing/outreach materials produced by the OSA, including program brochures, the office web site, Bantams Away (Trinity’s official study away blog), and other promotional materials as needed. In addition, the Coordinator will develop, in collaboration with the rest of the OSA staff, a social media strategy to maintain a presence on social media outlets and will carry out and maintain that strategy with the assistance of student peer advisors.

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Apr 18

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Campus Relations Manager
Posted by: The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: full-time

Overview:

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) has an opening for a Campus Relations Manager. Preference will be given to those candidates willing to be based out of our head office in Chicago, Illinois. Those candidates seeking to work remotely are welcome to apply, but please include this requirement in your cover letter. The most suitable candidate for this position believes in the life-changing power of studying abroad, and embraces this tenet with total enthusiasm.

 The position requires significant domestic travel and some international travel. The successful candidate will promote our programs to students and universities throughout the country. Our current programs include full semester, short courses, internships, service learning, and faculty led programs. We are offering a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with the background of the successful candidate.
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Apr 18

Each month, current and former JET participants are featured in the “JET Plaza” section of the CLAIR Forum magazine. The March 2014 edition includes an article by current JET participant Christopher Chong. Posted by Celine Castex (Chiba-ken, 2006-11), currently programme coordinator at CLAIR Tokyo.

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Originally from London, U.K., Christopher Chong (Chiba-ken, Sosa-shi, 2011-present) holds a a master’s degree in Musicology from Royal College of Music. He came to Japan for the first time to study illustration in a manga school. He applied to the JET Programme after realizing that all his areas of interest revolved around Japan. Christopher currently works as an ALT in rural Chiba and is actively involved in his community, as an AJET leader and a tourism ambassador as well.

International Power Ranger

Christopher Chong

“Being a JET has shown me that I have so much more to offer than I realised, and in ways I had never even imagined”

 

Jan… Ken… Pon! “I knew it! You’re not Japanese!” the child exclaimed. I’d been exposed. Despite the bright red spandex uniform and custom made Power Ranger helmet, my style of playing ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ had given away the fact that I am, indeed, a foreigner in Japan. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a costume or without, I am an international Power Ranger. And I call myself, ‘ALT’.

Volunteering at the town festival to dress up as my city mascot, a kind of ‘Super Sentai,’ was a fantastic experience. It wasn’t a working day and I wasn’t in a classroom, but I was doing what JETs do best, making myself present. Every minute of every day is another chance to interact with people. I wasn’t studying, and I wasn’t teaching. I was part of cultural exchange, and that can happen in any place, at any time.

Even after a great English class, it’s the next 10 minutes that are really special. Quickly I am surrounded by 30 bag-grabbing, iPad-tapping, glasses-snatching children. For only 10 minutes I have the chance to answer questions about my recent trip to France, let children strum my electric guitar or even award stickers to the winners of the iPad English quiz game I have created for my students to play. The time is short, but precious.

It wasn’t always this way. When I first began my work as an ALT, I had expected that returning to school as a teacher would make me feel powerful and important. Instead, I felt awkward, nervous and I often worried that I was getting in the way. I would hide in the western style toilet stall and think to myself, ‘I’m too different. Nobody likes me. I’m not supposed to be here.’

I was wrong. One day, even though I was scared, I tried to eat lunch with students, and then everything changed! Students that had never spoken to me during class talked about games, asked me about England, and even made me laugh! That day, I learned a lesson about my job that would later define every aspect of my life in Japan. No matter how great or small, every encounter is precious. I realised that I must make it easier for students to approach me. So, I greeted students at the school entrance, I stood in the corridor between classes, I cleaned classrooms with students and before I knew it, I was no longer worried that I didn’t belong. Read More


Apr 17

Thanks to LA-based JET alum Janelle Jimenez and NY-based JET alum Carleen Ben for passing on this interesting and JET-relevant opening with video game company Riot Games. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Publishing Manager
Location: 
Santa Monica
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

  • Support Riot Games Japan and Riot Games HQ teams by raising visibility for website, game and user experience issues for Japanese players
  • Conduct market research and build strategy plans for initiating and growing Riot Games’ publishing presence in the Japanese market
  • Own a strategic international functional discipline, such as Product Marketing, Pricing and Promotions or esports, and coordinate with other regions to ensure optimal execution

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Apr 17

Another JET-relevant job listing received directly from Japan Experience, a travel company. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Business Developer
Location: 
Los Angeles
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

As a Business Developer of Japan Experience for the US, you will be in charge of the following missions: Read More


Apr 17

A nice JET-relevant job listing received directly from the company. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Bilingual Travel Guide
Location: 
Hiroshima
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

As a Travel Angel of Japan Experience, you will be in charge of the following tasks: Read More


Apr 17

Thanks to JET alum Xander Peterson, who works for the Consulate in SF for passing this on. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Executive Assistant
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

We are seeking a mature, experienced, well organized, detail oriented individual with the ability to provide executive assistance to the Consul General and the Deputy Consul General of Japan. Read More


Apr 17

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Resident Director
Posted by: University of California Education Abroad Program 
Location: Beijing, China 
Type: full-time (12 mo.)
Apply by: 
April 28, 2014, open until filled

Overview:

UCEAP is seeking a Resident Director (RD) to provide leadership and oversight of our Beijing academic exchange programs. The UCEAP Beijing Study Center, located on the campus of Peking University, provides year-round academic and student welfare support to approximately 100 UC participants annually at three partner institutions in Beijing.

The RD is responsible for managing the full range of academic, administrative, and student life matters inherent within education abroad programs including orientation, internships, academic advising, student conduct, health and safety, cultural adjustment, strategic initiatives, and management of local study center operations, its staff and operating budget.  The RD serves as the local UCEAP representative with Beijing partner universities, government agencies, and other organizations, and is UCEAP’s primary onsite liaison between the host institutions, UCEAP, and the students.  Reports to the system-wide office Regional Director and also works in consultation with the Shanghai UC Faculty Director regarding academic matters.  Read More


Apr 17

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: International Sponsor Relations Manager
Posted by: University Office of Global Programs, Penn State
Location: State College, PA
Type: full-time

Overview:

As the locus for all the University’s global engagements, the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) is an area of opportunity for those seeking a career in the field of international education. UGOP is seeking an International Sponsor Relations Manager to provide leadership support for Penn State relations with international governments, agencies and corporations which sponsor international student enrollment. The International Sponsor Relations Manager will continue the cultivation of current external relationships with ninety plus international sponsoring entities while always actively recruiting new international sponsors. This position requires advanced international cultural competencies, including but not limited to protocol communication with foreign governments and personnel, proven experience with successful financial negotiations and the ability to increase the overall international student sponsored population.

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Apr 17

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Education Abroad Advisor & Marketing
Posted by: Office of International Education, Georgia Institute of Technology 
Location: Atlanta, GA
Type: full-time

Overview:

The Georgia Institute of Technology is accepting applications for the position of Education Abroad Advisor for Exchange Programs 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 international scholars, 1,400+ study abroad students, 900+ International Plan Participants, and 140+ International Internship Participants.
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Apr 16

Posted by Michelle Lynn Dinh (Shimane-ken, Chibu-mura, 2010–13), editor and writer for RocketNews24The following article was written by Philip Kendall (Fukushima-ken, Shirakawa-shi, 2006–11), senior editor and writer for RocketNews24, a Japan-based site dedicated to bringing fun and quirky news from Asia to English speaking audiences.

Six (and a half) essential resources for learning Japanese

As we’ve said before, Japanese isn’t actually as hard to learn as it’s often made out to be. Unlike English, for example, Japanese follows its own grammatical rules far more rigidly, pronunciation is easy because there is only one variant of each vowel sound to choose from (none of this tomayto/tomahto business), and it’s possible to create entire, perfectly meaningful and valid sentences without uttering a single pronoun or bothering to conjugate a verb.

Nevertheless, the language will not magically seep into you through a desire to speak it alone — you still need to encounter and study it as often as possible. With that in mind, we’d like to present to you the six and a half resources that no dedicated student of the Japanese language should ever be without. Oh, and the good news is some of them are completely free.

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Apr 15

Via JET alum Carleen Ben. Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansaiseeking work opportunities in NYC starting in August 2014.
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Position: Academic Fellow Position
Posted by: New York University Abu Dhabi
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Type: full-time (12 mo.)
Proposed start date:
June 1, 2014

Overview:

NYU and NYUAD currently operate two major community outreach programs. The Sheikh Mohamed Scholars Program (“SMSP”), established in 2008, is a coeducational program that offers a select cohort of talented university students unique access to specially designed courses, lectures, leadership experiences over the course of the academic year, and networking, graduate school opportunities and scholarships following graduation from the program. It conducts a competitive annual selection process and accepts Scholars from among the most outstanding students at the three national UAE universities: Zayed University, the United Arab Emirates University, and Higher Colleges of Technology. The Scholars Program has been developed in close consultation with the Abu Dhabi Education Council, participating universities, and New York University Abu Dhabi. The SMSP offers courses and enrichment programs that scholars take in addition to their own courses of study at their home institutions. The four SMSP courses are: one principal academic class (Supreme Court and the Religious Clause OR American Foreign Policy), Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing, and Leadership Development and Public Speaking.

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Apr 15

Saw this posted to the JETAA DC google group.  Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Research Assistant
Location: 
Washington, DC
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

This position is responsible for supporting the Senior Manager by researching, analyzing and reporting on a wide range of economic and political issues and creating presentations and reports, in Japanese and English.  This position reports to both the General Manager and Senior Manager of the Washington DC office and works under general supervision. Read More


Apr 15

Thanks to JETAA NJ subchapter rep Fernando Rojas for sharing this opening at the organization where he works.  Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Program Assistant
Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. Read More


Apr 15

Thanks to Noriko of the JET Programme Office at the NY Consulate for passing on this JET-relevant opening, which was forwarded to her by the JET Program Office in the Embassy in DC.  Job description is below, copied and pasted from a PDF, so apologies for any formatting or readability issues. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Position: Associate
Location: 
NYC
Type: Full-Time

Overview: 

GIIP Global Advisory is a business consulting and accounting firm which supports Japanese companies doing business outside of Japan. The company has office locations in the US, Japan, India, Turkey, China and more. Read More


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