May 18

Job: Program Assistant III – Center for Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley

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Position: Program Assistant III
Posted by: UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies
Type: Full- time
Location:  Berkeley, CA
Salary:  $41,448 (step 1) to $47,508 (step 7) depending on experience
Start Date: N/A

The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), founded in 1958, supports the teaching and research mission of the university in all areas of Japanese studies by serving faculty and graduate students, providing grants and fellowships, and organizing conferences and colloquia.

Working under the supervision of the staff Program Director and the faculty Chair, the CJS Program Assistant will provide support for the public and academic programming, postdoc fellows and visiting scholar services, as well as student and outreach activities. S/he will help to plan, execute and manage, with a large degree of independence and using both English and (if possible) Japanese, the full portfolio of center activities and general administration.

• Conference and Events Coordination (20%)
• Visiting Scholar Program Management (20%)
• Center Administration and Office Management (15%)
• Outreach and Donor Relations (5%)

Required Qualifications
• Excellent spoken and written English required.
• Ability to interact with broad range of international visitors using tact and diplomacy.
• Excellent organizational skills, with experience in office management, events planning, and/or university administration.
• Ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks effectively

Preferred Qualifications
• Skill with spoken and written Japanese is preferred, in order to manage the visiting scholar program and to welcome academic visitors from Japan.
• Experience in an academic research unit environment.
• Skill with standard office applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, In Design, Photo Shop, e-newsletter platforms, browsers and email programs.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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