Thanks to JET alum Sam Lederer for sharing this JET-relevant job listing. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Transportation Program Manager
Posted by: International Access Corporation
Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: N/A
This position serves the primary function of obtaining a broad array of transportation research information upon request and independently creating research reports of varying length and levels of detail. Coordinates and moderates 4 transportation seminars per year that include U.S. and Japanese speakers on specific transportation issues. Specialties in aviation and public transport systems desirable.
Reports directly to Senior Representative of Japanese transport association in Washington, D.C.
This position can be flexible. It is suitable for either a junior transportation professional with outstanding research capability and compensation commensurate with that experience. It may also be suitable for a more senior transportation professional with a deep network in government and academic programs, with compensation that recognizes that value.
Research transportation and environmental industry issues, including road, rail and aviation. Interface directly with consultants, other research firms, associations, libraries and all information sources. Coordinate 4 half-day seminars per year that bring together transportation policymakers and stakeholders from the US and Japan . Produce reports and analyses on specific issues, as directed. Assist with preparation of quarterly transportation issue newsletter. Follow and report on items of interest in trade publications, including aviation, surface transport, regulation, environmental protection, emissions for the automobile industry, and related subjects. Arrange and attend meetings with U.S. policy and regulatory executives, upon direction of management and generate reports on any meetings attended.
Salary commensurate with experience, fully-paid health/dental/life insurance, 401K and profit share plan, generous holidays.
Elizabeth McCarthy: firstname.lastname@example.org .Both CV and cover letter required.
Desired Skills & Experience
Master’s degree in public policy, transport or economics, preferably Ph.D., and/or deep experience and professional network in transportation. Sophisticated research/analysis capabilities, excellent English writing; knowledge of Japanese language/culture helpful. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, Power Point, Access. Knowledge of aviation and rail and public transportation systems desirable. Must be able to determine appropriate participants and act as moderator for seminars on transportation policy seminars in the Washington D.C. area.
Japanese transportation association with headquarters in Japan and local representative office in Washington D.C. The Washington office primarily engages in transportation regulatory and industry research and in sharing transportation policy and experience with US Government and private-sector.