Apr 24

Job: On-Site Program Coordinator – CISaustralia (Japan)

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Position: On-Site Program Coordinator
Posted by: CISaustralia
Location: Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job via JETAADC:

Want to lead an academic trip to Japan this summer? [On-site Program Coordinator Job Opportunity with CISaustralia]

CISaustralia is seeking an On-Site Program Coordinator (OPC) to assist with 2 faculty led programs in Japan for Summer 2017.  The OPC will be contracted to assist on 2 separate programs, that run consecutively. Both programs are designed for Australian university faculty and students. The qualified OPC will have intermediate to advanced Japanese language skills and would be available from June 14 – July 15, 2017.

Qualified candidates can submit their online application to: https://cisabroad.wufoo.com/forms/cisaustralia-opc-application/

Full job description attached and note the program will cover travel costs and also provide a salary.

Feel free to contact ggarzon@cisabroad.com with further questions and to mention where you saw the job posting as the company reached out directly and the most recent guide was also a JET alumnus.

CISaustralia is an education abroad organization providing innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens.

The Faculty Led Programs Team develops international faculty led programs for colleges and universities across Australia. We provide the logistics and staff support to facilitate the international course, allowing the faculty member to focus on the academic portion of the trip.

These programs vary in duration, location, travel and activities based on the needs of the institution.

Position Title: On-Site Program Coordinator (OPC)

Job Description & Offer: This position is a part time, contract position, functioning as part of the Customised Faculty Led Programs team and reports to the Customised Programs Coordinator who specializes in the designated country. The primary role of this position is to facilitate the in-country implementation of the assigned customized program and provide safety/emergency support as needed. During the program, the OnSite Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day logistics of the assigned customized program and providing in-country support to both the leading faculty and students. Using personal travel experience and where possible language knowledge, the On-Site Program Coordinator will help create a program environment that is safe and conducive to cultural engagement. This position is contracted for the duration of the program.

Specific Duties

Pre -program:

  • Complete required training prior to program
  • Meet with Program Coordinator to review program
  • Meet with Faculty and Program Coordinator to get acquainted and review program
  • Skype into student pre-departure to say hello (5 minutes)
  • Check program logistics and (possibly) make reservations

During program:

  • Provide in-country health and safety orientation for faculty and students
  • Facilitate all logistical aspects of the program including transportation, planned excursions and tours, group meals, and accommodations
  • Manage group onsite funds, payments, and receipts (when applicable)
  • Travel with group to all scheduled destinations and events
  • Serve in an on- call capacity, facilitating emergency protocol if necessary
  • Implement La Vida Local and other cultural components
  • Take photos daily
  • Create a positive and flexible environment throughout the program
  • Provide 24/7 full program support

Post- program:

  • Upload photos to the company photo sharing website
  • Send in Student Evaluations
  • Send in declining balance card, receipts and expense report
  • Debrief with Program Coordinator
  • Complete OPC Evaluation


  • Ability to represent CISaustralia with enthusiasm, integrity, accuracy, and in the spirit of its mission
  • Interest in working with college students and faculty in an international environment
  • Organized, professional, energetic, flexible, independent, creative
  • Experience managing groups, work with US students preferred
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • International study, intern, work, and/or volunteer experience
  • Experience traveling in the placement location
  • Host language conversation skills preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and minimum of two years work experience, or some graduate school
Stipend and Benefits
Airfare (if necessary), transportation to program location, accommodation (if necessary), and all in-country travel expenses will be covered for the duration of the program. A daily stipend (in Australian Dollars) will be paid for services rendered, as well as a daily food stipend. Additional compensation is commensurate based on the program length and location.
Past Program Locations
Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saint Croix, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, United States, Vietnam, Wales
To apply for the On-Site Coordinator position, please complete the application form and attach your cover letter, resume, and list of three references. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Ginny Garzón, see contact information below. Emails only please.
Ginny Garzón
OPC Hiring Manager
Application form URL:


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