Sep 21

Job: Educational Programs Coordinator – Embassy of Japan (Washington, DC)

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Position: Educational Programs Coordinator
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Alice Katindig (Niigata-ken, 2016-2019) for passing along the following job opening.

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Educational Programs Coordinator. The main responsibilities of this position include coordinating and presenting educational programs on Japan and Japanese culture, creating engaging educational content, managing the Embassy of Japan’s involvement in the Embassy Adoption Program, and managing the internship program (currently on hiatus). Please see below for a more detailed list of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation, and sick leave. Working hours are 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday with weeknight and/or weekend events several times a month (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is $3, 500.

Please note: Candidate 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 candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.


  • Design, coordinate and present Educational Programs on Japan and Japanese culture for audiences ranging from elementary school students to professionals;
  • Promote the Educational Program and maintain a reservation schedule;
  • Maintain program records and compile the program data yearly;
  • Coordinate and lead JICC participation in the Embassy Adoption Program;
  • Manage the internship program including publicity, hiring, and supervision (currently on hiatus);
  • Create virtual/online educational content such as newsletters, videos, and more;
  • Assist in the organization and execution of cultural events;
  • Disseminate information on Japan to the public; respond to public inquiries on Japan;
  • and other responsibilities as needed.


  • Bilingual in Japanese and English
  • Deep knowledge and appreciation of Japanese culture
  • Strong public speaking skills and experience delivering presentations
  • High level of professionalism and respect
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task with varying deadlines
  • Computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Team-oriented self-starter
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field


  • Teaching experience or experience working with children
  • Video editing skills (Adobe Premiere Pro; iMovie, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Canva or other creative platforms familiarity
  • Research skills

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here –

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