Position: JET Program Coordinator
Posted by: Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
Location: Washington, D.C.
Here’s a job via JETAADC:
About the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
The JET Program is the government of Japan’s most successful exchange program, sending over 62,000 participants to Japan since 1987 to serve as Assistant Language Teachers and Coordinators for International Relations. The program aims to enhance English language education at the primary and secondary school levels, and promote international exchange by fostering ties at the grassroots level between Japanese and foreign youth.
Under the supervision of the Education Counselor, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the screening process for applications for all U.S. candidates, recruitment and interviewing of applicants in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area, and preparing successful candidates for departure. This position will also involve liaising with the JET Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. and assisting with other projects within the Education Counselor’s portfolio as necessary.
- Program promotion through recruiting events (career fairs, information sessions, etc.) and social media outreach efforts
- Implementation of the online application system, application screening, and responding to applicant inquiries
- Coordination of the review and interview processes, including scheduling and serving as point of contact with review and interview committee members
- Planning and execution of events, including logistical support, coordinating volunteers, and conducting presentations
- Communicate and collaborate with other JET Program Coordinators at Japanese Consulates in the U.S.
- Other duties assigned at the discretion of the Education Counselor or senior JET Program Coordinators
Position: Executive Director
Posted by: National Japanese American Citizens League
Location: Any Regional Office with a strong preference in the Washington, D.C. Office
Thanks to JET alumna, Therese Stephen (Iwate-ken) for passing along this job opportunity:
JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
Masao Satow Building * 1765 Sutter Street * San Francisco, California 94115
Title: Executive Director
Reports To: National JACL Board
Status: Regular Full-Time
Position Location: Any Regional Office with a strong preference in the Washington, D.C. Office
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA Office
Regional Offices: Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL, Washington D.C.
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) 501C(3) charitable organization. The Executive Director reports to the National JACL Board, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
The Executive Director serves as the spokesperson for the JACL on civil rights issues and concerns which are related to the objectives of the JACL; and manages and directs the administrative, program, and policy affairs of the National JACL organization.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the National JACL Board and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the National JACL Council and the National JACL Board.
- Accountable for financial management and accounting, property and maintenance of physical facilities, equipment, disbursement, and expenditure of funds, and revenue development activities for non-Pacific Citizen operations.
- Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization, with the exception of the Pacific Citizen, to carry out its work
- Serve the JACL as the chief advocate and spokesperson to the general public, including mass media, government, business, coalition partners, and community. Read More
Position: Internationalization Coordinator for Ichinoseki City
Posted by: Ichinoseki City
Location: Iwate, Japan
Here’s a job opportunity forwarded to us by JET alumna Therese Stephen (Iwate-ken):
Ichinoseki City is seeking a native English speaker with proficiency in Japanese and an interest in helping to bring the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC) project to fruition.
- Maintaining the English page of Ichinoseki City’s ILC website (this website), and pro-active use of ILC Facebook and Twitter accounts
- Maintaining Ichinoseki’s English Living Guide. The guide can be accessed from the left hand side of the Ichinoseki City website: http://www.city.ichinoseki.iwate.jp/
- Translation of Japanese newspaper articles related to the ILC, the quarterly newsletter “ILC News”, letters written by the mayor, etc. Translation of English content into Japanese is also required at times
- Interpreting for the mayor, for researchers when they visit from abroad, etc
- Writing about local ILC events or initiatives
- Using email and the telephone (in English and Japanese)
- Participating in ILC-related events
- Gathering and sharing information
- Helping other divisions in the city office with matters of international exchange etc
- Collaborating with organizations, international residents, etc.
Position: Japanese/English Translator and Interpreter or Bilingual Administrative Assistant
Posted by: Consultant Solutions, Inc.
Location: Lexington, KY, USA
Thanks to JET alumni, Thad Johnson, the founder of Consultant Solutions, Inc. for two job openings with his company:
We are a global consulting firm that has been facilitating Japanese-American manufacturing for the last 15 years. We’ve hired and trained numerous JETs during this time. With a global footprint and a team hand-picked from all corners, if you are looking for an opportunity to advance your career in a multi-cultural, fast-paced company with unlimited growth potential then we could be an ideal fit.
Both positions are based in Lexington, KY but would require some travel both domestically and internationally. A relocation package and visa sponsorship are available. Compensation is aligned with industry norms and experience. Read More
Position: Account Executive
Posted by: MacMillan Communications
Location: New York, NY, USA
Thanks to JET alumni, David Savino (Aomori-ken) for sending the following job opening with his firm:
MacMillan Communications, an award-winning New York-based public relations firm focused on the financial services industry, is seeking a creative, dynamic individual with a minimum of two years public relations or comparable journalism experience to work with the firm’s roster of industry leading clients in the mutual fund, ETF, hedge fund, investment banking and financial research fields. The candidate will work closely with senior MacMillan executives to develop and execute communications programs.
Individuals applying for the position must have excellent communications, writing and organizational skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging team-based environment. Applicants must also be prepared to demonstrate an understanding of media dynamics. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience with, and interest in, the development and application of social media initiatives.
Position: Travel Consultant
Posted by: InsideJapan Tours
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Thanks to Tim Oakes who is the Australia Branch Manager for InsideJapan Tours for the following job opening with his company:
InsideJapan Tours is recruiting again for jobs in May and August this year! We would love to get the word out to the JET community (both returned JETs and current JETs) about this.
(Note: the website currently only mentions the May intake, which is quite urgent. Aug info will be posted soon, but the same job and conditions apply.
Position: International Program Coordinator
Posted by: NorthWest Student Exchange
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Here’s a job via Idealist:
Join the NorthWest Student Exchange team in Seattle as International Program Coordinator. As a vital part of the NorthWest Student Exchange team, the International Program Coordinator will coordinate exchange programs of high school exchange students as well as other related duties.
• Coordinate programs of Japanese students and students of other countries. • Work with international partners, U.S. local coordinators, host families and students • Coordinate program in compliance with CSIET and Department of State regulations • Maintain excellent communication with local coordinators, students, host families, and partners • Accurately collect, track, and record required programmatic documents and reports • Prepare extensive student documentation for annual audit • Screen students and host families and their applications • Coordinate “inbound programs” of students to the U.S. as well as “outbound” American students abroad. • Work with aspects of invoicing procedures for participants and partner organizations • Work with aspects of the J-1 visa as well as student health insurance • Collaborate with NWSE team members on team projects, e.g. orientations, presentations, events, outreach…
Qualifications: • Commitment to the mission of international student exchange, understanding and client satisfaction • Four-year university degree • Native Speaker Japanese language skills • Two+ years experience in related activities, MS office, OR equivalent combination of education and experience • Strong problem solving, decision-making, and writing skills • Relevant experience working, studying in Japan • Excellent customer service/interpersonal communication skills both in Japanese and English • Ability and desire to work in a dynamic, collaborative, open-office environment • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to complete projects to deadlines • Self-motivated, upbeat/positive, cooperative, detail-orientated, multi-tasker and team player with initiative • Experience working with diverse groups of people
Desired (but not required): • Experience in program coordination in the educational field • Other languages (besides English and Japanese)
How to apply: E-mail resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples (one in English and one in Japanese) in Microsoft Word or PDF to email@example.com with subject line “Japan International Program Coordinator.” Preference is given to applicants who reside in the greater Seattle area.
Position: High School Educational Advisor, Educational Talent Search Program
Posted by: Japanese Community Youth Council
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Here’s a job via Idealist:
PROGRAM: The ETS Program identifies, selects and assists low-income high school youth, ages 11 and older who have the potential to be the first generation in their family to attend college. We support middle school and high school students to continue their education and graduate. Furthermore, we support and encourage high students and adults to enroll in 4-year institutions. ETS is committed to creating supportive relationships with students and providing safe environments for students to grow personally and academically. ETS is committed to:
- Providing academic and advising services at school sites and in the community;
- Serving all students without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religious creed, national origin, age and economic status;
- Assisting and acting as resource to all who are interested in continuing their education;
- Collaborating with the JCYC College Access Programs to sponsor events, develop staff training and assess our programs.
DESCRIPTION: The High School Educational Advisor will be responsible for the identification, selection, and counseling of participants at Philip & Sala Burton High School, located in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood. These participants will fulfill the eligibility criteria as set by the U.S. DOE for all Talent Search Projects. For more details about ETS visit: www.jcyccollegeaccess.org or www.jcyc.org.
SUPERVISORS: Tyla Brown, Associate Director and Emalyn Lapus, Director of College Access Programs
COMPENSATION: $38K annual, full-time 40hrs/week, non-exempt position; Generous benefits, including full medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid vacation and sick; some evenings & weekends required
FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education (DOE); Continuation of position based on renewal of annual funding
Position: Research Grants
Posted by: Asia New Zealand Foundation
A great opportunity for a research grant forwarded from Brenda McKinney (Hyogo-ken):
Each year the Asia New Zealand Foundation offers three grants of $5,000 to support postgraduate research into contemporary issues in the Asian region. The 2017 application period closes 31 May.
These grants are intended for new research that will promote debate and discussion on matters relating to Asia and New Zealand with implications for foreign and trade policy.
Possible themes include:
- international relations, regional security, interfaith issues, security challenges, or regional environmental issues
- trade policy issues in Asia; transnational economic integration (e.g. value chains and production networks); governance and regulation (e.g. SOEs, government procurement, labour, and investment flows).
Applicants must be:
- New Zealand citizens or permanent residents undertaking postgraduate research at any tertiary institution in New Zealand who need supplementary support for overseas fieldwork undertaken as part of their degree
- Undertaking new research (i.e. not already duplicating work that is already done).
For more information, the link is: http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/opportunity-postgraduate-research-grants?_ga=1.20937147.2096277036.1487041977
Position: Arts Programs Coordinator
Posted by: I-House
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Thanks to USJETAA Executive Director, Laurel Lukaszewski for passing along the following job opening:
Below are two links for a part-time job opening for an Arts Programs Coordinator at I-House in Tokyo. It would be a great position for a JET alum.
On the IHJ website: http://www.i-house.or.jp/eng/programs/recruitment_20170228/
Position: Teacher Focusing on STEM Fields
Posted by: Kanazawa Technical College
Location: Kanazawa, Japan
Thanks to Rose Tanasugarn (Shimane-ken) for passing this along:
Opportunity for Canadian JET:
My name is Cael Husband; I look after the JET Programme at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo.
We received a request from Kanazawa Technical College (one of Japan’s select technical schools with programs from Grade 10 through 2nd year university focusing on STEM fields).
They’ve just built a brand new campus that will deliver courses in English, and had asked if we might be able to help them find some Canadian teachers for their high school students. (They have teachers from a few other countries already and would like to bring in some Canadians.)
Ideal candidates would have a teaching certificate with a focus on Math, Science, Physics, or Biology; an M.Ed would be preferred. No Japanese required.
It would be for a 3-year contract; compensation would be around $50-55K (plus subsidized housing). It’s a brand-new facility with an on-site hot spring nestled against the mountains, and sounds like it would be an incredible opportunity for someone with JET experience who would be looking at options for staying in Japan.
If you know of anyone who would fit this profile and might be interested, please feel free to have them contact me and I can put them in touch with the school.
Cael Husband Second Secretary (Public Affairs) | Deuxième Secrétaire (Affaires publiques)
Embassy of Canada | Ambassade du Canada
Position: Exchange Visitor Program Associate
Posted by: American Immigration Council
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Here’s a job via Idealist:
Integral to fulfilling the daily work activities to facilitate a successful exchange visitor program in the intern/trainee category; the Exchange Visitor Program Associate is responsible for vetting and approving sponsorship applications to ensure exchange visitors and host organizations comply with the State Department regulations and the Council’s internal policies. The Exchange Visitor Program Associate serves as a support resource to exchange visitors and their active hosts (and/or legal representation) while participating in the American Immigration Council Exchange Visitor Program.
Our expectations for this position include but are not limited to:
- Serves as an Alternative Responsible Officer in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for the Council’s J-1 Trainee and intern programs.
- Assesses and finalizes defensible decisions on the Council’s sponsorship applications via a web-based portal, within framework of J program and internal policies.
- Conduct one-on-one Skype interviews with potential exchange visitors.
- Maintain communications with host companies, attorneys and the Council’s ambassadors’ in general.
- Manage program evaluation process by securing regulatory compliance and collecting program evaluations.
- Represent J-1 visa issues to businesses and Chambers of Commerce, Congress, immigration lawyers and the greater exchange and education communities.
Position: Multi-lingual Museum Tour Guides
Posted by: Museum of the City of New York
Location: New York, NY, USA
Here’s a job via Idealist:
The Museum of the City of New York is recruiting multi-lingual Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral researchers, and early-career academics interested in gaining experience in public history to provide tours as Museum Scholars to visiting groups including college/university students, foreign tourists, seniors, professional organizations, and alumni associations.
The Museum is pleased to offer a roster of interactive, guided tours as a key component in a new initiative in adult education. Tour offerings will include highlights of the Museum’s current exhibitions, as well as in-depth experiences of singular exhibitions including the New York at Its Core. Tours typically last between 60 and 90 minutes, and are primarily offered during regular museum hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm, seven days a week.
Ideal candidates will have excellent public speaking skills, an interest in understanding and relating history though artifacts and images, an ability to synthesize and communicate new information from the Museum’s rotating schedule of exhibitions, and fluency in one of the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Italian, or Portuguese. Though an appreciation of New York City history is essential, candidates from a range of academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Read More
Position: Exchange Vistor Sponsorship Advisor
Posted by: Institute of International Education
Location: New York, NY, USA
Here’s a job via Idealist:
The Department of Exchange Visitor Sponsorship provides J-1 visa sponsorship to educational and research institutions, corporate partners, libraries, museums, not-for-profit and other similar organizations. The Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Advisor serves as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) on multiple IIE sponsored programs, provides high-quality customer service to internal clients and reviews back-up documentation.
- Serves as an ARO, subject to responsibilities set forth in the CFR [22 CFR Part 62] guiding the J Visa. Must be able to make independent decisions in line with the J regulations, IIE’s and best practices under the guidance of the Responsible Officer (RO) and/or lead ARO.
- Reviews back-up documentation and data entry associated with the issuances of the initial Certificate of Eligibility (DS2019).
- Reviews and approve requests from exchange visitors to determine eligibility of the requested activity within sponsorship category based on Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), determine eligibility and approve Academic Training requests, accomplish Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Real-Time Interactive (RTI) data entry, and provide required Employment Authorization letters.
- Provides training to IIE team members on J regulations, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requirements, and IIE SEVIS systems; establish the standard for IIE’s J sponsorship; interpret regulations and disseminate Department of State regulatory and DHS SEVIS information to IIE team members.
- May be asked to work on special projects such as, but not limited to, process improvements, training and other IIE projects.
Position: Translator/Exchange Program Coordinator/Liaison
Posted by: Chicago Futabakai Japanese School
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Thanks to JET alumni, Ben Picone (Shimane-ken) for the following job opening at his company. Just a heads up, they prefer to higher a former JET:
The Chicago Futabakai Japanese School is an all-Japanese language school in Arlington Heights, IL that serves Japanese children and provides them with the same education they would receive in Japan. We are looking for a translator/interpreter to support the principal and staff at the school, as well as run the exchange program with local schools. The position would begin in April. Read More