Apr 19

Job: Senior Program Assistant – Abe Fellowship Program, Japan Program (Tokyo Office) 04.19.12

Thanks to JETAA NY member (JETAA NJ subchapter rep) Fernando Rojas for sharing the below job listing.  Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
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Job Position: Senior Program Assistant – Abe Fellowship Program, Japan Program (Tokyo Office)


The SSRC seeks a Senior Program Assistant for its Tokyo office. This hire would be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Abe Fellowship Program under the supervision of the Program Manager in the Tokyo Office. The Abe Fellowship Program encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program fosters the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network. In partnership with the SSRC, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) established the Abe Fellowship Program as its flagship program in 1991.

Description The Social Science Research Council is an independent, not-for-profit research organization founded in 1923. Headquartered in New York City, it mobilizes researchers, policy makers, professionals, activists, and other experts from the private and public sectors to develop innovative approaches to issues of critical social importance. It does this through a wide variety of interdisciplinary workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research consortia and publications. For more information please visit our website www.ssrc.org.

Qualifications •Two or more years experience in program administration preferred. •Fluency in English, and proficiency in Japanese (language and culture) are required. •Experience in an academic or non-profit environment preferred. •Master’s degree a plus, but not required. •Excellent written and oral communication skills. •Excellent organizational skills, with strong attention to detail. •Team player who is also self-motivated and can work independently within a professional office environment. •Proficient in Microsoft office suite, database work and Internet applications. •This position requires work authorization in Japan.

Responsibilities •Support Abe Fellowship Program Manager with administration of the program. •Administrative tasks including, but not limited to: file maintenance, preparing meeting materials, maintaining databases and spreadsheets, and updating program websites and outreach materials. •Manage logistics for domestic and international program-related events, including advisors meetings, workshops and meetings of scholars. •Arrange outreach activities, create program materials, and assist with marketing strategy. •Liaise with the funder, program committee members, and fellows. •Manage expenditures and reimbursements, and monitor the program budget. •Correspond and cooperate with the New York Office Abe Program staff. •Other duties and additional responsibilities and projects as directed, depending upon interest and capacity.

Terms, Salary and Benefits Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Information To apply, send resume and cover letter and indicate “Abe Senior Program Assistant, Tokyo” in the title to applications@ssrc.org.


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