Mar 1

Posted by Sydney Sparrow, an ALT currently living in Toyota CityClick here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

Position: Translator/Exchange Program Coordinator/Liaison 
Posted by: Chicago Futabakai Japanese School
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumni, Ben Picone (Shimane-ken) for the following job opening at his company. Just a heads up, they prefer to higher a former JET: 

Position Summary

The Chicago Futabakai Japanese School is an all-Japanese language school in Arlington Heights, IL that serves Japanese children and provides them with the same education they would receive in Japan. We are looking for a translator/interpreter to support the principal and staff at the school, as well as run the exchange program with local schools. The position would begin in April.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Communication with teachers and local schools to organize and execute the yearly exchange program
  • Aid Japanese teachers with language, day-to-day support, and problems with life in America.
  • Act as an assistant to the principal
  • Translate documents and interpret live both from Japanese to English and English to Japanese.
  • Plan and execute daily English lessons for first grade
  • Assist on field trips, recess, and other school duties as a teacher

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Written and spoken fluency in both Japanese and English
  • Experience with both the Japanese and American school systems
  • Excellent project coordination skills
  • Appropriate, professional attitude towards work
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Teaching experience desired.


Interested parties please email for more information.

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