Jun 18

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


Job Title: Assistant to the CEO
Posted by: Yadoumaru
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

The CEO of an advertising company is looking for a bilingual assistant for the company’s office in Tokyo. This is a good position for applicants interested in utilizing their language skills as well as furthering their career in the advertising and broadcasting field. Applicants should speak fluent English and Japanese (N2 and above).

  • Translation responsibilities provide ample opportunity to utilize language and communication skills
  • Ability to experience being a part of independent media productions
  • Possibility of being involved in expansion overseas

The Company

This company is an advertising agency, producing a variety of original media such as television programs, magazines, as well as organizing a top leaders’ membership club. With the possibility of expanding its existing media overseas, the company is looking for a female assistant to the CEO to assist with translation of media, help out at production sites, as well as bringing unique and diverse ideas to the workplace.

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Jun 17

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


Job Title: Assistant Correspondent
Posted by: Kyodo News America, Inc.
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Kyodo News America, Inc. is currently seeking an Assistant Correspondent to work largely covering the United Nations, which includes reporting on the Security Council and the General Assembly, and other events in New York.

Applicants should have knowledge or a deep interest in news gathering, international politics and affairs, the United Nations and other cultural, political and social matters. Expertise in Japanese politics and culture, as well as general knowledge about Asia, is desired. Language skills are a plus, but not required.

Primary duties include assisting the Japanese U.N. Correspondent in gathering and reporting daily news on a range of subject matters. This requires attending daily press briefings, large conferences and high-level summits and transcribing the key contents quickly and accurately keeping deadlines in mind.

Administrative tasks include writing, editing, planning logistics for Japanese correspondent, as well as arranging for, conducting and transcribing interviews.

This is a full-time position that may require paid overtime on occasion.

For more information and to apply, please view this document – Assistant Correspondent Job Description

 


Jun 15

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


Job Title: English Conversation Tutors
Posted by: Boston Japanese Tutors
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Boston Japanese Tutors is looking for English Conversation Tutors who can join our team! The schedule is very flexible, and you can start working from 2 hours per week. This is a great job for freelancers/ professionals who are looking for exciting, unique job opportunity that fills gaps in your schedule. Although we offer online lessons as well, we are mainly recruiting people who can teach in-person this time.

Website: http://bostonjapanesetutors.com

Qualifications

  • Enjoy interacting with people and have good communication skills
  • Have empathy toward students who are learning a new language
  • Preferably, interested in Japanese culture (you don’t have to be able to speak Japanese)
  • Legal right to work in the United States
  • Have a car and can meet students living outside of Boston area, such as Arlington, Newton, Massachusetts.

Application Process: If you are interested, please send your resume to

 


Jun 13

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


Job Title: Film Coordinator
Posted by: Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, D.C. USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

Vacancy Announcement: Film Coordinator

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Film Coordinator. The main responsibilities of this position include coordinating the film screening events at the JICC as well as working with other organizations for film festivals and other events. 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 $3,200.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate film screenings
  • Track and analyze event attendance and feedback
  • Assist other JICC staff in the organization and execution of cultural events
  • Respond to public inquiries about Japan
  • Support events, including receptions organized by the Embassy
  • Other responsibilities as needed

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Jun 12

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


Job Title: Japan Program Manager
Posted by: The Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Please see the attached job description directly from the foundation.

Organization Overview

The Fish Family Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a private family foundation in Boston established in 1999. The Foundation’s funding priorities include immigration, high-risk youth, and mental health services for underserved populations primarily in the Greater Boston area. In addition to its annual grant making, the Foundation supports its own key strategic initiatives in global youth development, women’s leadership in Japan, and immigrant inclusion.

Position Overview

The Foundation has been dedicated to social change in Japan for over 10 years through its Japan Program. The Japan Program includes the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI), the Champion of Change Japan Award (CCJA), the JWLI Bootcamp, and its new expansion, the JWLI Ecosystem. We are seeking a dynamic, well-connected professional who is passionate and committed to advancing social entrepreneurship particularly women’s leadership and empowerment, with a strong belief for social change in Japan. Reporting to the Director of Japan Program (the “Director”), the Japan Program Manager will be responsible for the overall success of the Japan Program in Japan.

Complete Job Description and Application Process: FFF PM Job Description 05-29-2019


Jun 12

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Job Title: Sales Support Team Leader
Posted by: InsideAsia Tours
Location: Bristol, UK
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

http://www.insidejapantours.org/Jobs/Sales_Support_Team_Leader_job_spec_Advert_230519.pdf


Jun 11

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Job Title: Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program
Posted by: Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Location: Washington, D.C. USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna, Neave Denny (Okinawa-ken) for the following opportunity: Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program. Please see the below document for information regarding the fellows program and how to apply.

Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program Description


Jun 10

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: Creotech
Location: Remote
Contract: Full-Time

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

Creotech is a company providing administrative support to the Ritsumeikan group of universities, including translation. They are currently recruiting for experienced E–>J and J–>E translators to add to their translation team.

This is an independent contractor position: you can be located anywhere worldwide. If you are added to the team, you will periodically receive emailed requests which you are free to accept or decline, depending on your availability at the time. For details and to apply, please see the job announcement here: https://www.translator.jp/list.cgi

***Be sure to search for Job #14478 ***

Please Note: Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a short trial translation to verify their skills.


Jun 6

Job: Multiple Positions – Multiple Organizations (Global)

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


Thanks to JETAADC for compiling the following list of job, internship, and fellowship opportunities:

Featured Job Positions: 

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration: Foreign Commercial Service Office
(deadline: June 4)

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) is one of four official Foreign Affairs Agencies under the Foreign Service Act of 1980. As a member of the Commercial Section at a U.S. Embassy, you will report to a Senior Commercial Officer and you will be assigned a range of responsibilities that may include: assessing the host country trade environment and developing U.S. Government export promotion and commercial diplomacy strategies, working with the State Department administrative and program offices, and providing analyses and recommendations on advancing export-related policy issues. Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Apply here

ARKRAY: Interpreter/Translator (Kyoto)
(deadline: June 30)

ARKRAY is currently seeking an Experienced Japanese/English Simultaneous Interpreter (both directions: Japanese to English and English to Japanese) to perform a variety of bilingual support tasks. This includes translating and revising business documents, creating documents for internal/external communication and interpreting in-house meetings and negotiations.  ARKRAY, Inc. is focused on always providing new value to our customers and this is based on our founder’s drive for taking on challenges. This drive has been key over the years as we built up our own, rare business style and maintained a comprehensive approach to the development, manufacture and distribution of the sample test devices, diagnostic reagents and diagnostic support tools needed for clinical testing all over the world.

For candidates interested, please send us your resume to career_rct@arkray.co.jp. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Jun 5

Job: English Teacher – Kobe College High School (Nishinomiya, Japan)

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


Job Title: English Teacher
Posted by: Kobe College High School
Location: Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Please see the flyer below for an open English teaching position passed along to us. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kanae Takenaka at programs@kccjee.org or 847-386-7661.

2019 KCHS Job Flyer


Jun 4

Job: Digital Marketing Specialist – Payveris (Atlanta, GA, USA/Remote)

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


Job Title: Digital Marketing Specialist
Posted by: Payveris
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA/Remote
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Kyle Munn (Shiga-ken) for passing along this job opportunity from one of her clients:

One of my clients has a job opening right now that I think could be a great opportunity for a JET! She’s the hiring manager and seems like she’d be great to work with as well.

It’s for a digital marketing specialist based in Atlanta, Georgia but she said for the right candidate they could make it a remote position: https://www.payveris.com/media/1123/digital-marketing-specialist.pdf


Jun 3

Job: Administrative Assistant – Embassy of Japan (Washington DC)

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, Economic Section
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 secretarial work: assisting and supporting a wide range of activities of diplomats in the Economic 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 lunchtime receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is USD 3,000.

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 requested to submit their background check information.

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May 29

Job: Broadcast Training Program Liaison – International Olympic Committee (Tokyo, Japan)

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Job Title: Broadcast Training Program Liaison
Posted by: International Olympic Committee
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Erik Smith (Kumamoto-ken) for the following job opening that will work closely with him on a project for the broadcasting division of the International Olympic Committee:

Summary: Freelance coordinator position for Japanese/English bilinguals residing in Tokyo.

This coordinator will act as a liaison for the broadcasting division of the IOC and partner universities in Tokyo; both parties are collaborating to host seminars and workshops about sports broadcasting for students at Japanese universities in Fall 2019. After the workshops, the coordinator will continue to work until the end of the Tokyo 2020 Games, supporting students who are selected for internships during the Games.

NOTE: Must already reside in Tokyo and be able to start work immediately. As this is a freelance position with a foreign enterprise and not employment with a corporation in Japan, it may be challenging to arrange visa sponsorship. Therefore, preference will be given to individuals already with spouse visas or permanent residency.

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May 28

Job: Operations and Program Coordinator – Japan-America Society of Tennessee (Nashville, TN , USA)

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Job Title: Operations and Program Coordinator 
Posted by: Japan-America Society of Tennessee
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum, Jennifer Butler (Shizuoka-ken) for passing along the following job opening. Additionally, the CEO is specifically looking for a former JET for this position she said due to our unique experience and background. (And because a former JET she’s hired worked out very well.)

The Japan-America Society of Tennessee (JAST) is seeking an Operations Manager and Program Coordinator to handle all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the JAST office including membership management, and event planning and assistance.  The position is 40 hours per week with a traditional schedule and the opportunity to work remotely. The successful candidate will be a disciplined, task-oriented individual who can balance the ongoing activities of JAST in a timely manner. The candidate must have a professional business acumen, strong organizational and administrative skills and experience.  Japanese language ability and experience traveling or living in Japan is a plus for the position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the JAST office. Operational activities include answering the JAST phone and emails and responding, purchasing supplies, coordinating JAST mailings, and maintaining JAST administrative files. Picks-up mail every week at P.O. Box. Acts as a liaison with outside vendors. The JAST team works remotely but meets as a staff on a weekly basis. Our virtual office uses G-Suite (shared calendar, drive, docs).
  • Maintains and utilizes membership database. JAST uses Wild Apricot membership software for its website, contacts, newsletter creation, event announcements and registration. Explores and learns new and effective ways to utilize Wild Apricot as JAST’s overall membership communication system.
  • Overseas administration of JAST office such as bookkeeping, pay roll, membership billing, JAST annual subscriptions. Acts as the liaison for JAST’s bookkeeping and pay roll companies. Oversees accurate record keeping, and on-time payment of JAST invoices. Follows-up with the payment process to ensure timely payment of member dues and invoices.
  • Overseas website updates. Works with JAST team to make updates of events, membership information, photos, etc. for the JAST English and Japanese website.
  • Assists CEO in launching and producing the JAST newsletter. Oversees the administrative production and coordinates development of content for JAST’s new newsletter this fall.
  • Provides correspondence to board members regarding board meetings and prepares board meeting materials. Takes minutes for board meetings.
  • Assists CEO in creating annual budget and monitoring cash flow. Has a working knowledge of or ability to learn new accounting software to become familiar with QuickBooks Online.  Ability to apply that knowledge when necessary.

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May 26

Job: Foreign Commercial Service Officer – U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)

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Job Title: Foreign Commercial Service Officer
Posted by: U.S. Department of State
Location: Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

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

Foreign Commercial Service Officer

A lesser-known wing of the US Foreign Service is outside of the State Department, in the Commerce Department, promoting international trade. Unlike at the State Department, knowing Japanese is an advantage here, as per the listing.

More Information and Application Process: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/534157700


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