Aug 3

Job: Program Coordinator (JET Program) – Consulate General of Japan (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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Position: JET Program – Program Coordinator
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent directly from the Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles:

POSITION AVAILABLE: Program Coordinator (JET Program) Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles

About the Job: Program coordination and administrative duties in the field of public diplomacy: the JET Program, event management, and general public outreach. The program coordinator reports to the Director of the JICC.


  • Coordinate all aspects of JET Program: recruitment, inquiries, selection, orientations, departure, etc.
  • Plan and execute events independently and on a team: draft invitations and guest lists, create and maintain event logistics sheet, track RSVPs, budgeting, lead on-site coordination.
  • Respond to public inquiries on public diplomacy issues.
  • Assist in JICC administrative duties as required.

Skills and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2-3 years of working experience.
  • Work authorization in the United States.
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong, detail-oriented planning and execution skills, coordinating multiple projects and prioritizing various deadlines, with ability to produce quantitative and qualitative feedback.
  • Knowledge of Japanese current events, working culture, and etiquette.
  • Computer proficiency, internet literacy, social networking service knowledge.
  • Ability to remain flexible and willingness to adapt in a team.
  • Firsthand experience of JET Program would be an asset.
  • Professionally functioning level of oral and written Japanese language is desirable.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé, and a 300-400 word essay in English or/and Japanese about the following topic: How do people-to-people interactions contribute to understanding a different culture and what role do these interactions play in deepening Japan-U.S. relations?

Please send application materials by e-mail to with the subject line “Program Coordinator Position (JET Program).” The deadline to apply is Friday, August 18.

Interview: Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. We cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

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