Mar 1

Job: Translator/Exchange Program Coordinator/Liaison – Chicago Futabakai Japanese School (Chicago, IL, USA)

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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