Jul 5

Job: Director, Education & Community Partnerships – Japan Society (New York, NY)

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Job Title: Director, Education & Community Partnerships
Posted by:
Japan Society
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

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Japan Society seeks an innovative educator and/or non-profit leader to spearhead new initiatives in global education, and raise the profile and impact of Japan Society’s education programs locally, nationally and internationally. The Director will be responsible to:

  • Lead strategic planning efforts to evaluate Japan Society’s current education programs, and identify opportunities for new program initiatives;
  • Implement new education programs aimed at K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and adult life-long learners;
  • Promote the study of Japan as a focus of global education curriculum in K-12 schools as well as on the college and graduate school level in New York City and nationally;
  • Initiate partnership arrangements with K-12 schools, colleges, universities, other education institutions, and relevant organizations;
  • Promote global education through study-travel tours to Japan for American students and teachers, and to the US for Japanese students and teachers;
  • Develop dynamic experiential programs for families with young children to participate in cross-cultural experiences highlighting major Japanese holidays;
  • Capitalize on the interest of teenagers, young adults and others in Japanese popular culture to engage these groups with Japan Society’s broader programming, and to expand their interest in Japan’s traditional and modern history, art and culture;
  • Identify ways to utilize digital technologies to provide curriculum materials and other educational information on Japan to a wider audience;
  • Actively participate in fundraising efforts, and partner with the development staff on raising funds for new and existing education initiatives;
  • Recruit, hire and supervise staff;
  • Manage departmental budget.


  • MA in Japanese studies or related field; Ph.D. desired;
  • Five or more years of broad educational experience working in K-12 schools (public and/or private), colleges and universities, and/or the educational sector;
  • Strong knowledge of Japanese language, history, culture and customs;
  • Ability to speak, read and write Japanese;
  • Must have track record of successful program development within the education and/or nonprofit sector;
  • Knowledge of New York City Department of Education preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
  • Familiarity with digital technology, social media, and online educational technology;
  • Flexible schedule able to accommodate evening and weekend programs. Ability to travel to Japan 1-2 times per year for 1-2 weeks.

To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources at jobs@japansociety.org.

Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and retrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. For more information, visit our website http://www.japansociety.org.

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce

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