Nov 25

Job Listing: Assistant Director for Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University (NY)

Position with the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University.   Seeking an organized, dynamic individual to fill the position of Assistant Director.

From Miho Walsh, Associate Director, Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University invites applications for the post of Assistant Director. This full-time non-instructional position offers a unique career opportunity. The Keene
Center, founded in 1986, supports the study of diverse aspects of Japanese culture at Columbia University by organizing lectures, workshops, conferences, film screenings, exhibitions, performances, and other events throughout the year. It also hosts visiting scholars, administers fellowship competitions and prize programs, and collaborates with other academic departments and organizations across campus. At the same time, the Keene Center maintains an active presence on New York’s broader cultural scene, coordinating its activities with academic and non-academic institutions throughout the city, as well as nationwide and abroad.

The Assistant Director is the senior administrator of the Keene Center. He/she is supervised by the Center’s faculty director, works closely with Columbia’s Japan studies faculty, and supervises a research associate and part-time staff.  As a full-time officer of the University, the Assistant Director is entitled to comprehensive employment benefits as well as tuition exemption. Among his/her responsibilities are fundraising and representing the Keene Center at national meetings, which require periodic travel to Japan and elsewhere.

Strong Japanese language ability is necessary for the job. Individuals who are fully bilingual in Japanese and English are especially encouraged to apply. Previous fundraising experience is also highly desirable. For further details about this position, including application procedures, please follow the link below.

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