Aug 14

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


Opportunity Title: Clerk for Consular Section
Posted by:
Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
Location: 
Houston, TX, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent directly from the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston:

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To assist consuls in providing the following:
    • Visa service
    • Japanese passport service
    • Assistance to Japanese nationals who are in trouble and need consular assistance
    • Conducting tasks related to security
    • Japanese citizenship service (birth, marriage, divorce, nationality, etc.)
    • Japanese election service
    • Gathering information on issues related to the Consular/Security section
  • To assist other sections of the Consulate as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Proof of legal status to work in the U.S.
  • English language fluency is required and Japanese language fluency is preferable.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills.
  • Strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Must be able to take business trips and work overtime as required

Other Information:

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Benefits:Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, holidays(some US federal and some Japanese national holidays)
  • Working hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (Lunch break 12:30~13:30) (Extra work for special events and receptions may be required on some evenings and weekends)
  • Location: Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, 909 Fannin St., Suite 3000, Houston, Texas 77010

To Apply: Applicants should email their resume and cover letter with the indication of “Consuler Section  Assistant” at cgj.joboffer.ryoji@ho.mofa.go.jp (Please be informed that we won’t be returning your resume

Deadline: Deadline for submission is Aug 16th 2018 6:00pm(CST).  Please refrain from inquiring about your application status.


Aug 14

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Opportunity Title: Exhibition Preperator
Posted by:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Location: 
Delray Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken) for the following job opening. *Note: You must have legal status to work in the U.S. to apply for these jobs as there is no visa sponsorship:

Position Description:

The Preparator is a full-time professional position responsible for the preparation, installation/deinstallation, and maintenance of exhibitions at the Morikami Museum. This position reports directly to the Exhibition Manager and is a key staff member in a small but dynamic team, working closely with the Exhibitions, Collections, and Curatorial staff. This role requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

Primary responsibilities will relate to both the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Fabrication and construction of exhibition furniture and crates,
  • Patching, painting, and prep of exhibition walls and floors,
  • Prepare artwork for display, including matting, framing and mounting,
  • Install and maintain gallery lighting,
  • Install labels and vinyl graphics,
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Yamato-kan interpretive space,
  • Responsible for organization of the Exhibit Storage Room, including monitoring supply of hardware and other materials and maintaining tools in optimal condition,
  • Loading and unloading of trucks
  • Participate in the development of the Museum’s exhibition calendar.

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Aug 14

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Opportunity Title: Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Location: 
Delray Beach, FL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Wendy Lo (Toyama-ken) for the following job opening. *Note: You must have legal status to work in the U.S. to apply for these jobs as there is no visa sponsorship:

Position Description:

The Youth & Outreach Program Coordinator is a full time position responsible for the creation and implementation of educational programming for children (K-12) activities and off-site outreach programs (children and adults). This includes children’s activities at our annual festivals, special events, teacher development workshops, Family Fun Days, and our Summer Tour Plus program.  The position requires a creative, dynamic and hands-on individual.  The person must be able to work occasional weekends and evening events.

Position Reports to:  Curator of Education

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and implement museum educational programs for children and families.
  • Coordinate and implement all necessary aspects of programs to ensure success and efficiency (pre-, day-of, and post-program) of set-up and breakdown.
  • Develop, implement, and manage outreach programs for both students and adults.
  • Develop, create, and coordinate children’s (K-12) activities at our annual festivals and special event days, including the supervision of volunteers and managing setup and cleanup.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the Summer Tour Plus (STP) program activities.
  • Supervise daily operations of STP, which also includes training and scheduling of interns and high school volunteers for the STP program.
  • Work with Education Staff in developing, creating, preparing and implementing programs for public and private school collaborations and teacher development workshops.
  • Manage the organization and inventory of the Education Department’s program supplies and replacement of various educational materials when necessary.
  • Work in conjunction with education staff to develop educational teaching materials and tour program contents
  • Keep accurate monthly attendance and fiscal reports for all children’s programs, STP program, school collaborations, and outreach programs.
  • And other duties as specified

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Aug 13

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Opportunity Title: Freelance Blog Writer(s)
Posted by:
Kokoro Care Packages 
Location: 
Remote
Contract: Ongoing; Unpaid Internship but full credit to author(s)

Thanks to JET alum, Lillian Rowlatt (Niigata-ken, 2003-2005) who is looking for current/recent JETs willing to provide blog post content about Japanese culture for a Japan-related business she is starting:

Passionate about Japanese culture and want to share your experience? Kokoro Care Packages is an early-stage, online subscription box business delivering healthy Japanese foods to individuals around the world.

We are looking for enthusiastic writers to submit blogposts about holidays, traditions, events, daily life and/or unique experiences in Japan. Blogposts will be shared on our website, social media platforms and newsletter. Credit will be given entirely and exactly as the author requests.

Requirements: 

  • Passion for all things Japan!
  • Writing skills: Fun and engaging while being knowledgeable about Japanese culture

Contact: lillian@kokorocares.com


Aug 10

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Opportunity Title: Country Manager Platform Sales – Japan
Posted by:
Via
Location: 
Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

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

Passing along a job posting for a Japan Country Manager to support Via’s recently-opened Tokyo office. They’re hoping to hire this lead and a team around him/her as quickly as possible.

Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via’s mobile app connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform operates in the United States and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via’s technology is also deployed worldwide through dozens of partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, seamlessly integrating with public transit infrastructure to power cutting-edge on-demand mobility. For more information, visit www.ridewithvia.com.

https://via.workable.com/j/AE80CD8A85

Please direct any questions to David Adelman at david@ridewithvia.com

Aug 8

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Job Title: Part-time ESL/English Teachers
Posted by:
Ringo Learning Center
Location:
Englewood Cliffs/Fort Lee, NJ, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a couple of part-time jobs sent directly from the school:

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Urgently Seeking
Part-time ESL/English teachers (Japanese Children’s Society, NJ)
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The successful applicants will teach English to Japanese students. Must be a native English speaker with a B.A. degree. Applicants with TESOL or K-12 certificates and teaching experience in Japan or to Japanese are highly preferred.
Positions and Locations:
1. English teachers for Friday English Program at Japanese Children’s Society, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
   Friday8:30a.m.~3:00p.m.
   *Teaching Elementary School Students(1st-6th G)
   *Start Date: August 17th(Fri)
   *Compensation : At least $180.00/day + transportation cost
2. English teachers at R/Lingo Learning Center, Fort Lee, NJ
   TuesdayWednesday or Thursday9:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
   *Teaching adult students
   *Start Date: August 15th(Wed)
   *Compensation : At least $30.00/hour + transportation cost
   *We’re also looking for teachers who can teach in the afternoon, too.
Application Process: Please send your RESUME in Word or PDF format to the E-mail address below–
E-mail: ringo.nyikuei@gmail.com
Attn. Ms. Harumi Nakagawa
Tel:201-947-4707

Aug 8

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Opportunity Title: Program Coordinator
Posted by:
U.S. Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (USJETAA)
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Contract: Part-Time

Thanks to USJETAA Executive Director, Bahia Simons-Lane (Gunma-ken) for sharing this opportunity.

Position Summary: The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and cultural organization that promotes grassroots friendship and understanding between the United States and Japan through the personal and professional experiences of over 30,000 Americans who have participated on the JET Program since its inception in 1987. The organization serves as a resource for individual JET alumni, JETAA chapters nationwide, and potential JET participants, supports the leadership of JETAA chapters with programming, membership recruitment, chapter management, leadership, professional development, and fundraising, and supports the JET Program and engages the US-Japan community.

USJETAA seeks an entry-level Program Coordinator to support the administration of regular programs and grants. The Program Coordinator will provide programmatic and administrative support in all program functions including, but not limited to: preparation of grant proposals and reports; event planning, execution and follow-up; filing expenses; assisting with logistics on grants awarded to JETAA chapters; internal and external coordination and communication. The Program Coordinator will report to the Executive Director.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S.-Japan relations
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with others
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. (non-US citizens must possess work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship for a visa)

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Aug 7

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Job Title: In-House Translator
Posted by:
Sojitz
Location:
Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Denton Clark (Saitama-ken) for the following job opening with his company.

Sojitz’s portfolio boasts a wide variety of businesses and a group network encompassing over 400 subsidiaries and affiliates in over 50 countries across the globe. As a translator, you will work as part of our in-house translation team to tackle Japanese to English translation across a broad range of business fields and disciplines, including public relations, investor relations, internal auditing, corporate communications, corporate management, finance, and investment.

Position: In-House Translator (1-year renewable contract)
Language: Native-level English + JLPT N1 level or equivalent proficiency
Experience: 2 years translation experience preferred
Placement: Human Resources & General Affairs Department, Global HR & Diversity Development Section, Translation Team

Final decision will be based on three interviews and two translation assignments.

Application Process: If interested, please send your resume to: translation@sojitz.com


Aug 1

Job: Freelance Writer – FunkyCorp (Japan)

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Job Title: Freelance Writer
Posted by:
FunkyCorp
Location:
Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Michael Sosnick (Hyogo-ken) for the following job opening with his company:

At FunkyCorp, we love working with talented individuals whose written work shines with creativity, energy and purpose.

We are looking for wizard-like wordsmiths with a passion for Japan to contribute to meaningful and rewarding content production projects to help drive inbound tourism.

You will work closely with our flexible, friendly and uber-international Content Team on a variety of tourism-related projects covering the boozy backstreets of Shinjuku and the rugged wilderness of northern Hokkaido to Buddhist artworks that predate the country’s first capital city 1,300 years ago.

What we value in our writers:

  • Storytelling—a gift for engaging readers
  • Knowledge—an understanding of Japanese culture and first-hand experience living in Japan
  • Experience—a track record producing quality written work
  • Professionalism—responsibility, reliability and an ability to manage deadlines
  • Linguistic prowess—a strong knowledge of English grammar, and Japanese proficiency (desired but not essential)

Application Process: Interested candidates should email Michael at  <michael@funkycorp.com>


Jul 28

Job: Resident Faculty (Dormitory Supervisor) for Girl’s Residence Hall – Keio Academy of New York (Purchase, NY, USA)

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Job Title: Resident Faculty (Dormitory Supervisor) for Girl’s Residence Hall
Posted by:
Keio Academy of New York 
Location:
Purchase, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the school:

This position provides boarder students (approximately 330 students from 9th grade to 12th grade, with separate dormitory buildings for girls and boys) with support on all aspects of student life including but not limited to educational and healthy life support through residence in the same Residence Hall. Resident Faculty lives in the same gender separated dormitory as the students.

Each member of the Resident Faculty generally works based on a monthly shift schedule, with daily on side duty generally from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (the next morning). However, the nature of the position may require that the Resident Faculty occasionally work longer hours or extra shifts, as well as participation in meetings related to student matters outside of these working hours. A shift schedule is applied.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reside in a girl’s Residence Hall (Dormitory). The room for Resident Faculty is on the same floor and location where only girl students live.
  • Enter rooms of students and wake students who don’t wake up until the due time
  • Check students’ health condition
  • Be available to students, as necessary, to support their personal, educational and academic needs. Listen to student issues such as interpersonal relationship, personal, health and medical issues, etc. Collaborate with teachers and staff to address student issues by email, phone and meeting
  • Educate students how to properly use the facility equipment
  • Pick up mail and packages for students from the Administration Office and bring them to each Residence Hall office. Sort them and post notices to recipients’ mailbox. (Approx. 50 packages/boxes per a day) Sometimes carrying packages and using equipment to push/pull/carry all packages.
  • Office desk duty: receipt various requests from students, check students’ sign-in and sign-out
  • Study hour shift: (1) Supervise students at their own bedroom, school cafeteria, school library and classrooms (2) walk around each area in the dormitory and students rooms (3) inspect students’ room for prohibited items and safety issues. Read More

Jul 28

Job: Multiple Positions – Social Science Research Council (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

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Job Title: Multiple Positions
Posted by:
Social Science Research Council
Location:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to current JETAANY Treasurer, Fernando Rojas (Fukui-ken) for the following job openings at his former organization:

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. For more information, please visit our website: www.ssrc.org.

Here’s a link to the job postings: https://www.ssrc.org/about/employment/

Positions available are:
– Finance Assistant (Part-time) – Finance Department
– Program Assistant (3 Positions) – Social Data Initiative/Media and Democracy Program
– Executive Assistant – President’s Office
– Program Officer – Media and Democracy Program
– Program Officer – Social Data Initiative
– Postdoctoral Researcher – Understanding Violent Conflict Program

Jul 28

Job: Temporary Assistant to the JET Program Coordinator – Consulate General of Japan (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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Job Title: Temporary Assistant to the JET Program Coordinator
Posted by:
Consulate General of Japan 
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contract: Temporary Full-Time

Thanks to the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles for the following temp position:

Temporary Assistant to the JET Program Coordinator Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Recruitment Season 2018 

About the Position The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles is seeking a talented, hard-working, organized individual to assist the JET Program Coordinator during the height of recruitment season this fall. This is a temporary contract position which will most likely be full-time for the duration of 33 business days, to take place from approximately September 11 – October 26, 2018. Wages are non-negotiable and do not cover any taxes you may be responsible for later (social security, etc) or parking/transportation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with JET-related tasks and responsibilities, particularly when the Program Coordinator is out of the office. These tasks include but are not limited to:
    • Answering phone calls and email inquiries from prospective JET applicants
    • Recording and processing data collected during recruiting and information sessions
    • Mailing information to relevant parties and organizations
  • Recruit for the JET Program at career fairs and/or information sessions
  • Work with consulate staff and outside organizations to assist in the planning and execution of Japan-related events, talks, lectures and official consulate functions.
  • Assist the director and other consuls in charge of the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) as deemed necessary

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Jul 27

Job: MIT RIKEN-Program Operations Coordinator – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA,USA)

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Job Title: MIT RIKEN-Program Operations Coordinator
Posted by:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location:
Cambridge, MA,USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum Liam Brenner (Ibaraki-ken) for the following job opening at his institution:

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

MIT-RIKEN-PROGRAM OPERATIONS COORDINTATORPicower Institute for Learning and Memory, to serve as the administrative manager of the RIKEN-MIT research agreement and executive assistant to an MIT professor who serves as the director of the RIKEN-MIT Laboratory for Neural Circuit Genetics.  Responsibilities include fulfilling the director’s administrative and operational needs; acting as liaison between laboratory personnel and the director; managing the collaboration between MIT and RIKEN CBS, including budget confirmation and invoicing, bi-annual reporting of finances and equipment purchases, and equipment inventory; supporting oversight of lab and office expenditures; drafting and editing communications and assisting with manuscript preparation; arranging logistics of lab visitors; processing reimbursement and travel reports; maintaining the laboratory website using WordPress; handling incoming and outgoing emails; managing complex calendar/schedule; arranging the director’s travel; working with confidential issues and classified information; and supporting the activities, operations, and administrative needs of a highly international group of research scientists, pre- and postdoctoral associates, technical specialists, and assistants.

The RIKEN-MIT Laboratory is a roughly 25-person research laboratory within the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory.  It is engaged in a research collaboration with the RIKEN Center for Brain Science, a 500-member neuroscience institute located in Japan.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ administrative experience; excellent organizational and written and verbal English communication skills; ability to prioritize work across multiple areas and with conflicting interests; detail orientation; self-motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; and strong computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and web proficiency.  Experience in international working environments and any Japanese language or cultural experience preferred, as is experience in academic or research administration. Job #16329

Apply here: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=13395&localeCode=en-us


Jul 27

Job: Staffing Team for Tokyo 2020 – Jet Set Sports (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Staffing Team for Tokyo 2020
Posted by:
Jet Set Sports
Location:
Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum Tracie Carlsund (Aichi-ken), who is the Director of Staffing for Jet Set Sports for the following opportunity:

With Tokyo 2020 just over 2 years away, we are excited about building yet another fantastic team to work with us in Tokyo. Jet Set Sports and sister company CoSport,www.jetsetsports.com / www.cosport.com, have been providing outstanding hospitality experiences at the Olympic and Paralympic Games for over 40 years. We could not deliver such complex and successful operations without our dynamic Host City and global staff team.

  • Do you love sports?
  • Are you passionate about people?
  • Do you get caught up in the emotion and passion of the Olympic Games?
  • Living in Tokyo? Speak Japanese? Want to be part of creating our Host City legacy?
  • Have experience in some or all of the following: recruitment, training, administration, events, tourism, hospitality management? Join our Team!

I am looking for dynamic people, already based in Tokyo, to join our Staff Team and be an integral part of building our outstanding team that works with us at the Olympic Games.

If the answers to the above are ‘Yes’, and they raise more questions, please email Tracie Carlsund at eventteam@jetsetsports.com.

Not quite you, please share with those you feel might be interested.


Jul 27

Job: High School Japanese Teacher – Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu, HI)

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Job Title: High School Japanese Teacher
Posted by:
Mid-Pacific Institute
Location:
Honolulu, HI
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job sent to us directly from the high school:

Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu, HI) is looking for a High School Japanese Teacher, full-time, for the 2018-2019 school year. Teach multiple levels of high school Japanese up to and potentially including IB.

Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Japanese from an accredited university or college. At least two years teaching experience in high school Japanese is preferred. Previous experience with the International Baccalaureate program is an advantage.

Click here for more information.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, and teaching philosophy to mp_humanresources@midpac.edu.


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