Feb 28

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.


Founded in 1870, St. John’s is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today’s global society. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and exciting study abroad offerings. The St. John’s Paris campus, established in 2008 in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, hosts approximately 100 students per semester.

St John’s University is recruiting for candidates to serve as Coordinator of Student Life as early as April 2015. The Coordinator of Student Life, based in Paris, France, serves as the first point-of-contact for students on the Paris Campus and is responsible for all cultural programming, budget administration, and community service. The Coordinator of Student Life works closely within a four-person team managing two distinct study abroad programs each semester, as well as winter intersession, summer, and short-term programs throughout the year.

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of the Paris campus, the Coordinator of Student Life has the following responsibilities:

*   Design and facilitate weekly local excursions in Paris to introduce students to the history and culture of the city.
*   Design and lead regional excursions in France (a day trip to Normandy, and an overnight trip to Brittany, Alsace, or Provence) and a five day trip to Morocco (or another site) each semester, including all logistical details and educational content, in close collaboration with the Coordinator of Academics & Program Development.
*   Facilitate the arrival and departure of large groups of students five times per semester including airport pick-up and drop-off and campus orientation.

*   Assist the Coordinator of Academics & Program Development with summer and short-term program planning and execution as needed.
*   Financial administration, budgeting, and reporting for St. John’s Paris semester study abroad programs (Discover France and Discover the World: Europe).
*   Coordinate payroll tracking of faculty, guest lecturers, and tour guides for academic lectures, museum visits, etc. with the Residence Director & Campus Manager.

*   Support and manage the Vincentian community service program (Academic Service-Learning and other voluntary community service initiatives), maintaining relationships with local service partners and ensuring student attendance. Track and report community service hours to the Vincentian Institute for Social Action in Queens.
*   Serve as first point-of-contact in the office for students with questions or concerns.
*   Under the supervision of the Associate Director, participate in daily operations of the Paris Campus including program administration, health and safety, crisis communications, and reporting.
*   Serve as part of a 24/7 on-call emergency response rotation.  Coordinate response to such emergencies as needed and work to ensure the health, safety, and general welfare of all students in keeping with protocols established by St. John’s.

*   Other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements

*   Legal authorization to work in France/EU (no exceptions).
*   Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). Demonstrated knowledge of French history or contemporary French culture strongly preferred.
*   1-2 years’ experience in higher education, preferably in study abroad.
*   Good team player, responsible, high energy, and able to excel with minimal supervision.
*   Ability to enthusiastically engage a culturally and ethnically diverse population of American students.
*   Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and basic accounting principles.
*   Knowledge of education systems in the U.S. and France.
*   Ability to walk and project one’s voice for extended periods of time during excursions (2-3 hours).
*   Fluency in both English and French.

If you are interested in the position, please send a CV and cover letter to STJParisjobs@stjohns.edu.  Please note that only candidates with permission to work in France are invited to apply.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Due to the volume of applications generally received for open positions, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Feb 27
When Marnie Was There, the newest film from Studio Ghibli, premieres in North America Feb. 27 at DGA Theatre. © 2014 GNDHDDTK

When Marnie Was There, the newest film from Studio Ghibli, premieres in North America Feb. 27 at DGA Theatre. (© 2014 GNDHDDTK)

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories.

Stay warm this winter with some hot local events, from an unmissable North American anime premiere, a documentary on one of Japan’s hottest acts, and concerts featuring some of the biggest names in electronic music, taiko, and indie rock.

This month’s highlights include:

Friday, Feb. 27, 8:30 p.m.

When Marnie Was There

DGA Theatre, 110 West 57th Street

$16

North American premiere! The newest feature from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli is a sweeping story of friendship, mystery, and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Ghibli can. When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arriety), When Marnie Was There has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Sunday, March 1, 3:00 p.m.

Over the L’arc~en~Ciel: Documentary Films “World Tour 2012~”

Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue

$10

This new documentary follows a legendary rock band who never fear to take challenges on the international stage, when they have already reigned over the domestic music scene. L’Arc~en~Ciel, after celebrating their 20th anniversary, embarked on a massive world tour that no other Japanese rock band had ever done before. From March 3rd to May 31st, 2012, L’Arc~en~Ciel’s 14-city world tour hit Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Taipei, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, Yokohama, Osaka, Tokyo, and Honolulu with a total attendance of 450,000 people. The band became the first solo Japanese act ever to perform at Madison Square Garden. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Circle

$25, $15 students

Renowned Japanese pianist Chihiro Yamanaka is one of her native country’s most popular. Luckily for us, she recently moved to New York City. She’s especially well-known for leading trios, and with Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite Yasushi Nakamura on bass and rising star Kush Abadey on drums, this group stands up to those high expectations. On top of virtuosic, light-speed chops, Yamanaka has an irresistible bounce to her playing and writing.

For the complete story, click here.


Feb 27

Via Jeffrey Houser, JETAA Portland President. 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: Executive Director
Posted by: Japan-America Society of Oregon
Location: OR
Status: Full-Time

The mission of the Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO) is to promote cultural and business exchange with Japan and to enhance mutual understanding between the U.S. and Japan throughout Oregon and Southwestern Washington. Founded in 1907 by leaders in the Japanese business community and now known simply to its members as JASO (jă-zō), the organization has served as a primary link between the region and Japan for more than century. JASO is the third oldest society of its kind in the U.S.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall professional leadership and management of JASO, including but not limited to Board, member, and community relations, institutional advancement, and program, fiscal, and administrative management. Reporting to and working in concert with the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers, the Executive Director will move JASO forward in the development and implementation of internal and external goals that reflect the organization’s vision, mission, annual goals, and strategic long-term plan.

For a complete position description, please see: http://www.artsconsulting.com/pdf_opp_employment/exec_dir_jaso.pdf

To apply, please submit a letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, electronic submission preferred, to:

Rebekah Lambert
Vice President
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
Tel : (888) 234.4236, ext. 7
Cell: (541) 913.9186
Fax: (888) 284.6651
Email: jaso@artsconsulting.com


Feb 27

Via Actus Consulting. 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: News Translator
Location: NYC
Status: Full-Time

See below from Actus Consulting.  If you apply, please make sure to let them know that you learned of the opening via JETwit.

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Feb 27

Via JETAA Hawaii’s Eliot Honda. 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: Multiple
Posted by: Rakuten
Location: Japan
Status: Various

Rakuten hiring for many positions. Check them out here: https://progres02.jposting.net/pgrakuten/job.phtml?lang=en


Feb 27

Thanks to JET alum Doug Bell for passing this on. 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: Quality Analyst
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Status: 9-month contract

Urgent position for QA consultant in Jersey City, NJ.

Job Description:

1. 5+ years or working experience as quality analyst
2. Good experience writing test cases
3. Japanese fluency is a must

Contact: parvinder@tresourceinc.com


Feb 27

Via JET alum Laurel Lukaszewski. 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: Bilingual Jr. Office Manager
Posted by: ISIC (International Student Identity Card)
Location: Ikebukuro/Shinjuku, Tokyo
Status: Full-Time

ISIC Japan, the Japanese representative organisation of the International Student Identity Card Association, is looking for a dedicated, pragmatic and motivated bilingual junior Office Manager with main objective to administer, facilitate and support the distribution and discount partners of the ISICcard in Japan.

The position provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious graduate or young professional to quickly gain experience in a fast-moving business environment, working for an organisation that cares about the student community. His/her role involves a wide range of business areas -from customer support to distribution, from e-commerce to marketing and from account management to strategy, dealing with an interesting mix of business partners including government institutions, commercial companies, universities and non-profit organisations. The business culture is transparent, progressive, pragmatic and international yet with a focus on the Japanese market. The expected rapid growth of the organisation opens the door for an interesting career and professional growth, within ISIC Japan.

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Feb 27

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: TESOL-EFL Curriculum Assistant
Posted by: Sesame Workshop (part of Sesame Street Japan)
Location: NYC
Status: Part-time with potential to become full-time

Job opening for the TESOL-EFL Curriculum Assistant for our current English Language Learning program in Japan.  We are looking for people who can immediately work part-time this semester; however, this position has the potential to become full time.

Full description below:

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Feb 27

Via Pacific Northwest JETAA. 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 II
Posted by: Trident Seafood
Location: Ballard, WA
Status: Full-Time

To view full listing and apply, click here: https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?SRCSEQ=postingSearchResults&locale=en_US&applicationName=TridentSeafoodsCorporationKTMDReqExt&SEQ=jobDetails&POSTING_ID=53314226597


Feb 27

Via Eden Law, JETAA Oceania. 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: Student Advisor
Posted by: Brooklyn Public Library
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Status: Full-Time

The Student Advisor will be responsible for orientation, education and career counseling, data collection and reporting of student outcomes, including fulfilling the obligations for follow-up surveys outlined in the National Reporting Standards, organizing data collection and reporting, establishing and implementing curriculum, and providing effective staff development. The Student Advisor will also work with the Pre HSE Coordinator to coordinate outreach and marketing efforts, and maintain registration and assessment procedures.

The Advisor will work along with the Library’s Adult Learning Program staff to continue the development, implementation and evaluation of services. This New York State Department of Education WIOA grant-funded position will report to the Pre-HSE Coordinator.

View full listing including contact info here: http://www.bklynlibrary.org/jobs-business/jobs/pre-hse-student-advisor

 


Feb 27

Via Casey McGarraugh on AJET Job Listings. 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: Soccer Stadium Reporter
Posted by: Enetpulse
Location: Shikoku

We have a company looking for people interested in working as a Soccer Stadium Reporter. The job would entail going to a stadium and reporting on a soccer game in English with an operator from Europe by phone.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE JOB:
1. Ability to travel to soccer venues.
2. Clear and understandable spoken English.
3. Solid knowledge of soccer rules.
4. Responsible, reliable, and punctual.
5. Possession of two fully functional mobile phones.

From contact Alberto Fajardo:
“The job is very easy and fun, we cover travel costs and ticket, the payment is 65 euros + bonus for game , about 11000 yen for a game. It’s a part-time, non-contracted position. Also we do not provide a visa, so applicants must be living in Japan.

“You need 2 available phones; it’s the company’s rule-they want to be sure they won’t lose contact with you during the game. You can borrow, rent a phone, or buy a prepaid SIM card (use it in old phone just to receive calls) just for the game.

“Also you can apply here: http://scouting.enetpulse.com/apply/

“My contact cmalbertojapan@enetpulse.com

“I need someone in Ehime, Kagoshima, etc… Most of the games will be played on Sundays, j-league 2 and 3, also you could travel other cities to cover other games.”


Feb 27

Via TVT Japan. 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: Lead Operations Coordinator
Posted by: TVT Japan
Location: Tokyo
Status: Full-Time

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team within a pioneering post-production/broadcast environment?As Lead Broadcast Co-ordinator you will play a vital role in ensuring the overall success of the Japanese Service of BBC World News, including Video On Demand, and leading other video streaming projects.

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Feb 22
"King sets up an intriguing mystery, with myriad characters with distinctive personalities coming and going, and the conclusion has satisfying twists to keep the formula from being stale." (Bantam House)

“King sets up an intriguing mystery, with myriad characters with distinctive personalities coming and going, and the conclusion has satisfying twists to keep the formula from being stale.” (Bantam House)

Are detective stories your thing? What about something involving an iconic figure of literature, ninjas, and Japan? Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) of JETAA New South Wales reviews the new mystery novel Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King, the latest in her Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series, which is partially set in Japan and delves into Japanese culture quite a bit.

Picking up another person’s work is never easy, especially if you’re continuing a series of stories long after the original, canonical work ended, and in the time since then has become so popular and well-known that it forms part of modern pop culture. This practice is nothing new and is constantly ongoing—after all, witness the prevalence and popularity (or notoriety?) of fan fiction.

A few years back, a mash-up of high and low culture saw the creation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which kicked off a whole slew of other entries such as Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Android Karenina…which shows that one way of resurrecting (pun fully intended) a story would be in the vein of a parody. However, rather than an attempt to create something interestingly imaginative (for example, repositioning the Bennet girls from helpless female chattel to arse-kicking women warriors), this genre is more cynically derivative and an attempt to cash into the zeitgeist of the lurching undead—Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, for example, will very soon be out in cinemas. Yay?

I haven’t read any of the other mash-up novels, so Dreaming Spies will be the first I’ve tackled of this growing (sub?)genre. Dreaming Spies isn’t a parody by any means, and its legendary figure of choice is one Sherlock Holmes, although the main master sleuth character here is Mary Russell, who in this story universe is the young wife of a decidedly older Holmes. Probably a wise choice, as tackling a character like Holmes would be like dating someone that just come out of a long-term relationship (i.e., someone that comes with a whole lot of baggage).

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Feb 20

by Sophia Chan (Sapporo-shi, 2009-2014). A sometimes writer, graphic designer and photographer in New York City. If you love food and TV, check out Sophia’s life adventures 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.


CEA was founded in 1997 to provide international education opportunities and the highest quality student support for U.S. and Canadian university students interested in exploring global issues in exciting global cities. Today, CEA sends thousands of students every year on education abroad programs to locations in several countries, including Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa and Spain. CEA has opened its search for two positions within the Program Development Department based in our headquarters office in Phoenix, Arizona. Interested parties may learn more and/or apply at http://www.ceaStudyAbroad.com/Careers.

(1) Study Abroad Program Manager

The Study Abroad Program Manager supports new program development initiatives and manages several key internal processes to support the alignment and growth of CEA’s current product portfolio and expansion into new markets. This position works directly with CEA’s U.S. university partners to identify and document program needs and project management, writing, research, and training are emphasized in this role. The ideal candidate has at least five year’s experience in study abroad program management and development from a university perspective, is familiar with standards in study abroad, and has a good grasp of U.S. higher education and degree programs. The ability to provide timely support to CEA’s U.S. university partners is essential, so the Study Abroad Program Manager must have a customer-centric approach, strong project management and organizational skills, and excellent communication skills.

(2) Custom & Faculty-led Program Coordinator

The Custom & Faculty-led Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating program development for and execution of custom, faculty-led, and university group arrangements. The ideal candidate will have at least three year’s university experience working within a study abroad environment and/or with faculty-led programs. The ability to be responsive to U.S. university partner requests is critical to success in this role. This position will develop and prepare 40 to 60 budgets annually and turn around proposals in a timely manner. The incumbent must have strong project management skills, including attention to detail and the ability to problem-solve, and be a strong writer and communicator. This position works primarily with U.S. and international faculty and staff, various departments with CEA, and may interact with active study abroad participants, alumni and parents.

 

Inquiries may be directed to Caroline Walsh, SVP for Program Management & Development, at cwalsh@ceaStudyAbroad.com. Further information can also be obtained at http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/Careers


Feb 20

by Sophia Chan (Sapporo-shi, 2009-2014). A sometimes writer, graphic designer and photographer in New York City. If you love food and TV, check out Sophia’s life adventures 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.


The Office of International Education at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA is seeking an Advisor for its Global Internship Program. This position reports to the Director of the Global Internship Program (GIP) and International Plan. The GIP facilitates overseas internships for GT’s undergraduate and graduate students. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Global Internship Program. This includes student advising, data management, participant recruitment, and providing workshops/events to support successful participation.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; two to three years job related experience; international experience; ability to communicate effectively; use of office computer applications.

Preferences: Master’s degree; experience working in career development and/or study abroad advising; experience leading workshops and/or teaching; proficiency in a second language.

Desired start date: mid-late March 2015

For a more detailed explanation of the position or apply, please visit GT’s Office of Human Resources and input requisition number 0170657, Global Internship Advisor. Resumes and cover letters can also be emailed to jobs@oie.gatech.edu.


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