Oct 20

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Posted by:
Embassy of Japan
Location:
Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Administrative Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for managing the schedules and activities of diplomats in the Defense Section. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum monthly base salary for this position is $3,000 USD.

Please note: Candidates 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. Successful candidates will be required to submit their background check information.

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Oct 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Translator
Posted by:
Jeenie
Location:
Remote
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a part-time job sent directly from the company:

Jeenie is a mobile app that connects travelers on demand via video/audio with LIVE linguists who can help them with language and cultural issues (think “Uber” for languages). Linguists can sign up at absolutely no cost and then decide how much, how often and where they would like to work. It all takes place in cashless transactions, worldwide, 24/7, via smartphone. More information is at www.Jeenie.com.

We have significant opportunities for Japanese speakers to earn extra income right now, and we think JET alumni would be ideal candidates for providing services on our platform. They can work on their own schedule from home (or almost anywhere) and get paid for their valuable language skills. We would be delighted to welcome them to our community of Language Jeenies!

Attached is a soft copy of the flyer “Become a Jeenie Linguist”.

***If anyone does work with Jeenie, please contact us at <jetwit@jetwit.com> as we’d love to hear about your experience with them.***

 


Oct 19

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Foreign Affairs Specialist
Posted by:
Office of International Science and Engineering
Location:
Alexandria, VA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant job passed along to us:

This position is located in the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), within the Office of the Director (OD).  This incumbent will serve as the Foreign Affairs Specialist on the Country and Regions team and will manage the East Asia Pacific region.  The specialist is a recognized expert within NSF on issues related to the intersection of U.S. science and foreign policy as they pertain to China and the East Asia and Pacific region.

More Information and Application Process: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512259300

 


Oct 18

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Program Manager, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Posted by:
Columbia Business School
Location:
New York, NY
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Amber Liang (Kochi-ken) for passing along the following job opening:

Reporting to the Director for Administration, the Program Manager is responsible for managing events for the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), particularly in providing executive level assistance to the Director for Administration. The incumbent implements policies and procedures to reach operational goals; and works closely with all levels of the University Faculty, administrators and external constituents, as appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages projects for the CJEB Visiting Fellows Program and works closely with ISSO regarding  the processing of visa applications, reviewing supporting documentation with ISSO and ensures compliance with all University policies and procedures. In conjunction with the Financial Planning Office and the Administrative Director, responsible for processing invoices and follows up on payment.  Manage fellows’ monthly seminar and presentation coaching sessions as well as oversees the overall processes related to the fellows’ first day arrival.
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Director for Programs on event management which includes event website management; registration page, budget tracking, vendor relations, and preparing event and other promotional materials.
  • Works with the Director for Administration in a number of capacities, including: preparing written documents, reports, and correspondence; liaising with other Columbia offices to promote CJEB events and maintains electronic and paper files.
  • Manages and maintains the Center website by writing and editing content, photo and videos by using basic HTML.  Creates and manages the Center’s newsletters.
  • Manages the Center’s scholarship program by promoting the scholarships, receiving applications and managing the selection process.
  • Working with the Director, Co-edits the Center’s Annual Report and other reports as needed. Performs independent research and maintains confidential files.
  • Manages the overall daily operations of the Center, including office equipment, and addresses faculty, researchers and officer needs with ITG and Operations.
  • Liaison with prospective students and external constituents on behalf of Program, ensuring positive and proactive communications with all levels of the organization and the larger community.
  • Contributes as a pro-active team member to special projects with other staff as needed.

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Oct 18

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Program Officer
Posted by:
Open Society Foundation
Location:
Seoul, South Korea
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant job passed along to us:

The Open Society Foundation (OSF) East Asia Program seeks a Program Officer with expertise on East Asia, with a focus on Japan. This position is based in Seoul, South Korea, and is intended for a mid-career professional with substantial work experience. The Program Officer will be a part of the Asia-Pacific Regional Office (APRO) team and will report to the East Asia Office representative with a focus on grant-making, strategy development, policy analysis, and advocacy efforts to promote the Program’s vision. Applications for this position are due by FRIDAYOctober 19, 2018.

Snapshot of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the grant-making, operational & advocacy strategies for East Asia with considerable autonomy.
  • Negotiate and manage grants, projects, project budgets, and contracts with diverse organizations.
  • Assess the organizational capacity of partners, including an understanding of financial and administrative strength, and provide mentoring & technical assistance through long-distance support.
  • Travel to relevant meetings or site visits as necessary.
  • Provide critical assessment & reflection of what is working and what is not working in order to adjust programming and advocacy accordingly. 
  • Evaluate progress and document impact and best practices.
  • Monitor and analyze political and social developments in East Asia, with a focus on Japan, and advise OSF colleagues on important developments.
  • Prepare and deliver concise, targeted written reports and presentations for diverse groups, including peers, internal boards and external audiences.
  • Build collaborative relationships across OSF’s geographic and thematic entities more widely as well as externally to further programmatic goals.

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Oct 15

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Customer Briefing Center Program Manager
Posted by:
Amazon
Location:
Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Zac Whitney (Ishikawa-ken) for the following job opening:

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/674092/customer-briefing-center-program-manager

The job description doesn’t specify in detail, but the posting is for someone with a fair amount of experience, so it might not be the best fit for someone who’s coming out of JET immediately after college.  It could potentially be a good fit for someone who went into JET with a bit more experience under their belt or who’s been in the workforce for a while post-JET, though.

Oct 11

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title:b(Japanese/English) Translator/Interpreter
Posted by:
Sanoh America Inc.
Location:
Findlay, OH, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent directly from the company:

My company, an international Japanese Tier 1 automotive supplier headquartered in Findlay, OH, is currently looking to add one more translator/interpreter to our team. This would be a good opportunity for someone with advanced Japanese (N2 or thereabouts) and English skills to enter into the translation/automotive fields. A great company with great coworkers and benefits, and a great support structure to get your feet wet while learning the terminology and developing your skills. (Of course, experienced translators/interpreters are more than welcome to apply as well!)

Inquiries or resumes may be sent to michael.holmes@sanoh-america.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate technical documents both in Japanese and English
  • Interpret in small to large company meetings
  • Support any administrative tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must be able to read/write/speak Japanese at a business level (JLPT N2 level or equivalent)
  • Able to communicate fluently in both written and verbal English
  • Experience working in a Japanese office environment is a plus

Oct 5

Job: Japan Communications Coordinator – 350.org (Tokyo, Japan)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Japan Communications Coordinator
Posted by:
350.org
Location:
Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant job passed along to us if you’re looking to live and work in Tokyo:

The position will be for a comms lead for the 350 Japan office. A good candidate would be someone who has experience working at a Japanese media outlet.

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

Application Process: You can find the job posting here – https://350.org/jobs/?gh_jid=1386860


Oct 3

Job: Managing Director – Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA, USA)

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Job Title: Managing Director, Inter-University Center (IUC)
Posted by:
Stanford University
Location:
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Jennifer Butler (Shizuoka-ken) for the following job opening at her institution:

We’re hiring! The IUC Stanford office is currently seeking to hire a Managing Director to play a key leadership role in our programs, including strategic planning, financial analysis, development, external relations, and overseeing program administration.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the Stanford Careers website here: http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDcYF2yg


Sep 28

Job: Coordinator of Global Student Services – St. John’s University (Queens, NY)

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Job Title: Coordinator of Global Student Services
Posted by:
St. John’s University
Location:
Queens, NY
Contract: Full-Time

See below: An opening in the Office of Global Studies at St. John’s University.

The Office of Global Studies at St. John’s University is seeking a Coordinator of Global Student Services on our Queens Campus.  We request that all interested candidates apply with a cover letter and resume through the online University system by October 10, 2018.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Position Summary:  The Coordinator of Global Student Services will assist the Assistant Director of Global Student Services in helping to ensure the quality of the student experience on the University’s programs abroad by managing pre-departure processes, supporting the health and safety of students abroad, and providing resources to students upon return from Global Studies programs.  This position reports to the Assistant Director of Global Student Services, and plays a significant role in managing the inbound and outbound exchange program.  This is a great opportunity to work directly with students, hone project management skills, and enter the field of international higher education.  We are looking for someone who demonstrates initiative, is a good problem solver, has strong time management and communication skills, and emphasizes attention to detail.  More information on the Office of Global Studies is available here.

Detailed job description & application link: https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218468&version=1&source=listserv

St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget.  We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce.  Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Sep 28

Job: Project Manager – WHM Creative (Oakland, CA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Project Manager (Marketing/Advertising)
Posted by:
WHM Creative
Location:
Oakland, CA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Cameron Katamari (Chiba-ken) for sharing another job opening with his agency:

Hi, we’re WHM. We’re a small, but mighty team of marketing strategists, creative visionaries, designers, copywriters and account managers who solve problems — and we do it creatively. Our mission is to rid the B2B marketing world of “blah”, and in doing so, we take the following approach:

We run from run of the mill. We run from lazy marketing. We run from safe. From jargon. From boring. We run toward unexpected, educated, and compelling solutions that solve problems.

We’re powered by curiosity. We’re curious about data, about facts, about the story behind the story, and about the people we’re trying to reach. We transform all that information into insight and truly bold creative that delivers.

We play the long game. We’re hyper-focused on producing the best work possible and doing what’s right for our clients.  And, we think that process and profit should never get in the way of that.

At WHM, we believe in four things: 

  • Good People
  • Hard Work
  • Creative Genius
  • Happy Clients

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for a curious, optimistic, and resourceful Project Manager with a team-player mentality that’s equal parts assertive and collaborative. Project Managers who succeed at WHM are driven to solve challenging problems and inspire their colleagues to produce their best work every day. They have an entrepreneurial spirit, owning projects end-to-end, with an eye for details, efficiency – and the bottom line. Our team of Project Managers are pure naturals when it comes to nurturing client relationships through standout service – and just the right amount of charm and fun. And they have an innate ability to identify potential risks and roadblocks, anticipate needs, and spot new opportunities.

WHAT YOU’LL BE WORKING ON

Working with an intimate cross-functional team of in-house and freelance creatives, strategists, and techies, you’ll be managing a range of projects for one of our largest technology clients (yes, that means you enjoy geeking out over complex and nerdy topics). Integrated campaigns, digital media, content creation, mar-tech implementation—it’s all up for grabs and it’s all in your wheelhouse.

As the link between WHM and our clients, you’ll be the owner of day-to-day client relationships and delivery of projects, driving the team to meet agreed upon timelines and budgets for the full project lifecycle.

More specifically, you’ll:

  • Maintain all project documentation, including project briefs and estimates, technical documentation, status reports, client presentations, feedback, and approvals
  • Author, assign, and manage creative tasks in Asana
  • Create, update, and manage schedules
  • Schedule meetings with stakeholders and capture/distribute action items to team
  • Lead status meetings
  • Track burn rates on active projects
  • Partner with resource manager to match talent to client needs – and secure creative resources for projects through our internal planning tool
  • Shepherd projects through the creative development process

Your arsenal of tools will include Asana, Box, Function Point, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive. Knowledge of Marketo is also a plus.

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Sep 28

Job: Senior Copywriter – WHM Creative (Oakland, CA)

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Job Title: Senior Copywriter (Marketing/Advertising)
Posted by:
WHM Creative
Location:
Oakland, CA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Cameron Katamari (Chiba-ken) for the following job opening with his agency:

Hi, we’re WHM. We’re a small, but mighty team of marketing strategists, creative visionaries, designers, copywriters and account managers who solve problems—and we do it creatively. Every day, we’re on a mission to rid the B2B marketing world of “blah.” Here’s how we do it:

We run from run of the mill. We run from lazy marketing. We run from safe. From jargon. From boring. We run toward unexpected, educated, and compelling solutions that solve problems and make people think and feel and take action.

We’re powered by curiosity. We’re curious about data, about facts, about the story behind the story, and about the people we’re trying to reach. We transform all that information into insight and truly bold creative that delivers.

We play the long game. We’re hyper-focused on producing the best work possible and doing what’s right for our clients. Process and profit should never get in the way of that.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We’re in search of a creative, curious, optimistic and resourceful Senior Copywriter to develop and execute marketing and advertising campaigns and content for a wide range of clients. You have a big imagination, strong visual ideas to compliment your mastery of the written word, and a team-player mentality that’s equal parts assertive and collaborative. You’re driven to solve challenging problems and create engaging messages that make a connection and drive action.

You’ll be working with an intimate team of in-house and freelance creatives on projects for a diverse mix of clients, from a leading cloud computing enterprise (yes, that means you should like learning about complex subjects) to a new direct-to-consumer online diamond retailer. Brand development, integrated campaigns, digital media, content—it’s all up for grabs and it’s all in your wheelhouse. Read More


Sep 27

Job: Staff Attorney and Supervising Attorney – Rutgers Law School (Newark/Camden, NJ, USA)

Posted by Sydney Sparrow. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Job Title: Staff Attorney
Posted by:
Rutgers Law School
Location:
Newark/Camden, NJ, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a couple of law positions for interested JET alumni:

Rutgers Law School has two non-teaching attorney positions available to work on joint projects of the Immigrant Justice Clinic and the Child Advocacy Clinic.

STAFF ATTORNEY

First, the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey seeks to hire a full-time Staff Attorney to begin immediately.

The Staff Attorney will work on two separate, but closely related projects involving immigrant children: (1) The Staff Attorney will recruit, train, and mentor pro bono immigration practitioners who are willing to represent immigrant child clients where there is a potential claim for

Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS); and (2) the Staff Attorney will provide immigration representation to children in North Jersey who are in the custody of the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.  The position will be based on the Law School’s Newark campus, although there may be some ability to split time between the Newark and Camden campuses at the option of the attorney.

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in either family law or immigration law, along with excellent oral and written communication skills.  Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, but not required.  Experience working with children preferred, but not required. Salary $65-75,000.  This position is externally funded and contingent upon available funds.  This is the third year of the project, which is anticipated to move from one-year to two-year contract cycles shortly.

Application Process: Please click here to apply.

SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

Second, the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey and the Rutgers Immigrant Justice Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey are seeking to hire a Full-Time Supervising Attorney (non-teaching) to begin immediately.

The supervising attorney will report to the Clinic Directors and will provide supervision on an externally funded Project where attorneys and a paralegal are providing legal representation to children in New Jersey’s foster care system with regard to their immigration needs. The supervising attorney also will handle a caseload and provide direct immigration representation to children in New Jersey who are involved with the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. It is required that anyone applying for the position have at least five years of experience in immigration law and some exposure to family law. Additionally, the supervising attorney must be bilingual (English/Spanish) and have access to a car. The ideal candidate also will have some past supervisory experience. The position will be based on the Law School’s Newark campus, but some travel to the Law School’s Camden campus will be required. Please note that this is not a teaching position.

Salary $75-80,000. This position is externally funded and contingent upon available funds.  This is the third year of the project, which is anticipated to move from one-year to two-year contract cycles shortly.

Application Process: Please click here to apply.


Sep 27

Job: Administrative Assistant, Public Affairs Section – Embassy of Japan (Washington, DC)

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Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Public Affairs Section
Posted by:
Embassy of Japan
Location: 
Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job via the Embassy of Japan:

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Administrative Assistant for the Public Affairs section. This individual is primarily responsible for managing the schedules and activities of diplomats in the Public Affairs Section. This position also assists with cultural events and programs as well as produces written materials for public distribution and handles press-related duties. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and regular weeknight and/or weekend events (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience and skills of the candidate. Benefit includes group health insurance coverage, paid time off, sick leave and annual bonus. There is a potential salary increase based on individual performance.

Please note: Candidates must be either 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. Successful candidates will be requested to submit background check information.

Responsibilities:

  • Help plan and organize receptions, cultural events, meetings, and seminars under the direction of diplomatic staff.
  • Draft speeches, press releases, correspondence and newsletters related to Embassy activities.
  • Handle the process of exchange program such as MEXT Scholarship and JET (the Japan Exchange and Teaching) program with JET coordinators.
  • Conduct research related to public affairs such as cultural/social events and media outlets.
  • Handle administrative duties such as making appointments, developing itineraries and transportation arrangements for diplomats, answering phone calls from the public.
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate, including but not limited to: leading tours of Embassy cultural assets, MCing at events, supporting receptions in the evenings, providing internal translations and transcribing recordings.

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Sep 26

Job: Administrative Director, Japan-United States Educational Commission – Fulbright Japan (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Administrative Director, Japan-United States Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan)
Posted by:
Fulbright Japan
Location: 
Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant job forwarded to us:

Position Summary 

The Administrative Director is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities relating to administrative, financial, and personnel matters of the Commission and the Secretariat. In addition, the Administrative Director will assist in strategic planning for fundraising.

  • Analyzes and prepares all budgetary aspects of the annual JUSEC program proposal for initial submission to the Commission and subsequently to the U.S. and Japanese governments
  • Supervises all financial transactions and prepares all financial documents for annual audit by a public accountant
  • Maintains commitment and disbursement records for individual grantees (approximately 100 yearly)
  • Drafts all communications to the Finance Committee and U.S. State Dept. relating to budgeting, financing and accounting matters
  • Manages personnel matters for the Secretariat such as: supervision of recruitment of new personnel; processing promotions; annual performance evaluations; annual cost-of-living adjustments; and makes recommendations for updating the Personnel Policy Handbook
  • Devises strategy for and initiates fundraising outreach attempts with potential external corporate and private individual donors
  • Coordinates all administrative logistical support functions including procurement of office equipment, supplies and services; space utilization and allocation, including negotiating office lease; processing of incoming and outgoing mail; and all communication systems
  • Liaises with Japanese and US government officials relating to the budget, financial, and other administrative matters
  • When the Executive Director is not present, the Administrative Director acts as the head representative and authority of the Secretariat

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