Aug 25

Job: Political Assistant – Consulate General of Japan in Boston (Boston, MA, USA)

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Job Title: Political Assistant
Posted by: Consulate General of Japan in Boston

Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to Adrian Hatton, the current JET Program Coordinator at the Consulate General of Japan in Boston for passing along the following opportunity:

The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Political Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for conducting research analysis on U.S. political affairs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations and International Affairs. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

Please noteCandidates must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


  • Conduct research analysis about U.S. Political Affairs and U.S.-Japan relations (including attending events, seminars, and meetings and generating written content)
  • Effective management of our website
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate

Essential qualifications and expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Strong analytical and written communication skills are imperative
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills, including extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel, and ability to create website articles
  • Flexibility and ingenuity

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • Japanese language ability(language proficiency may be tested)
  • Degree in one of the following areas: Law, Politics, International Relations, or a related field
  • Specialist knowledge or working experience regarding research analysis, public relations, or communication strategy

Working Hours and Benefits
Working hours: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional paid overtime is required as needed. The Consulate General of Japan in Boston offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with work and academic experience.

How to apply: E-mail your resume and cover letter to: by August 30, 2019.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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