Thanks to JET alum Peter Weber for sharing this posting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan
Location: San Francisco, CA
Start Date: Early October
The Consulate seeks a staff member to assist the Intergovernmental Affairs Section. This section is responsible for the following activities within the states of California and Nevada.
•Conducting political and governmental research to identify emerging developments in Japan-U.S. relations
•Assisting consular staff with learning about comparative governmental processes and developing connections with their domestic government
•Implementing creative projects to advance Japan-U.S. relations, including sister city relations and intergovernmental exchanges
•Drafting speeches and informational materials
•Demonstrated interest in American government and international relations with a Bachelor’s degree or higher
•Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to conduct governmental research
•High professional skills and the ability to work cooperatively with consular staff and federal, state and local government officials
•Strong organizational skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining how their skills and interests would help advance Japan-U.S. relations, a resume with references and a writing or research sample. Application postmark deadline is September 5, 2012 with a preferred employment date starting in early October.
Please mail these materials to:
Vice Consul for Intergovernmental Affairs
Consulate General of Japan
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94105