Jul 19

Job: Assistant for the Education Counselor – Embassy of Japan (Washington, D.C.)

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Position: Assistant for the Education Counselor
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, D.C.
Contract: Full-Time

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a motivated individual to work with us as an Assistant for Education Counselor! Japanese language skills and teaching experience are preferred qualifications for this position, and this is a perfect opportunity for former JETs. If you are interested, please see details below and apply by July 21st.

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Assistant for the Education Counselor. This individual is primarily responsible for managing the schedules and activities of the Education Counselor and other diplomats in the Public Affairs Section. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pmMonday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty every other month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience- the minimum monthly base salary for this position is $3,200 USD.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. All successful candidates will be requested to submit their background check information.


  • Assist the Education Counselor with research in the field of education
  • Manage the Embassy of Japan’s School Visit Program and the MEXT Scholarship Program
  • Respond to public inquiries and create social media content related to education and other Public Affairs Section programs
  • Draft speeches, statements, remarks, and correspondence related to educational and Public Affairs Section events
  • Make appointments, develop itineraries, and coordinate transportation for diplomats and delegations from the Government of Japan
  • Help organize Public Affairs receptions, events, meetings, and seminars, especially as relates to education
  • Other administrative duties and responsibilities as needed and appropriate

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English
  • Japanese language skills preferred
  • Study abroad or teaching experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness

How to apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to: education@ws.mofa.go.jp by July 21st.

*Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

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