Jul 5

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


Job Title: Director, Corporate Relations
Posted by:
Japan Society
Location:
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s another job sent to us directly from the organization:

The Director of Corporate Relations will oversee and advance all aspects of corporate giving, including maintenance of existing accounts, identifying prospects, and recruiting new corporate members and sponsors. The Director will collaborate with senior management to design and implement effective strategies to increase corporate giving by Japanese corporations in the US, as well as American corporations conducting business in Japan and with Japanese corporations. The Director, Corporate Relations will be an integral part of the Development team, working hands-on with program areas and Special Events on cultivation events, as well as fundraising campaigns and the annual dinner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the strategy and execute a plan to increase overall corporate support for Japan Society;
  • Serve as the front-line for corporate membership, overseeing monthly renewals, upgrade and solicitation materials, telephone and email inquiries, and providing customer service/troubleshooting;
  • Research and identify corporate member prospects; create and implement cultivation strategies to increase overall corporate membership revenues through upgrades, new memberships and cross- selling opportunities such as rentals, Webcast services, and program sponsorships;
  • In coordination with program areas, research and identify potential corporate sponsors for gallery exhibitions, film, performing arts, education, corporate, policy and other program areas as appropriate;
  • Work with the Media & Marketing Department on corporate membership-related collateral materials, including membership-related aspects of Japan Society’s website and online presence;
  • Collaborate with program areas and Special Events on cultivation events, fundraising campaigns and the annual dinner;
  • Conduct cultivation visits with existing and potential donors, and cultivate members at Japan Society programs on a regular basis throughout the year; Read More

Jul 4

Job: ESL/Children’s Tour Group – Hi-New-York (New York, NY, USA)

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


Job Title: ESL/Children’s Tour Group
Posted by:
Hi-New-York
Location:
New York, NY, USA
Contract: Part-Time

Here’s a JET-relevant part-time job opening passed along to us. Ideal start date is July 9th:

Part-time immediate hire at ESL children’s tour group

Hi-New-York is currently looking to hire a part-time/temporary employee to teach English while accompanying children on trips around NYC. Applicants ideally have 2 years of experience teaching ESL and a general knowledge of public transportation in Manhattan. Mornings are spent playing English games and doing worksheets while afternoons are spent on guided tours and in museums. Pay is $16/hr and compensation includes lunches and an unlimited use metro card.

Please send your resume to soo@hi-new-york.com.


Jul 4

Job: Tutor – Topic-Time (Remote)

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


Job Title: Tutor
Posted by:
Topic-Time
Location:
Remote
Contract: Full-Time

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

An America based company hiring online tutors and teachers for Japanese students.

One of my very first teachers associated with the JET Program found it invaluable to work here in a small way to prepare for what was coming in Japan. I also think that this might be very helpful for JET Alumni re-acclimating themselves to their home country. Or like me, an older woman who looks back affectionately on my time in Japan and sees my conversations as a way to re-connect with the culture I know and appreciate so well.

This job pays $14 per 55 minute class completed and $7 per 25 minute class completed and is paid through PayPal on a weekly basis.

The tutors make their own schedule of when they would like to give classes.

The students choose which teacher they would like to have teach them.  <— This makes it difficult for me to predict if you will be popular or not but I have a vested interested in seeing you do your best and will help you as much as I can!

The job is “located” on Skype.

Preference is given to tutors who know a little about the Japanese language and/or culture.

I am looking to hire 15 more tutors.

MORE INFORMATION HERE:  https://www.topic-time.jp/beatutor.html

Our teaching philosophy: https://www.topic-time.jp/philosophy.html

Jul 4

Job: Fiscal Affairs Director – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (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: Fiscal Affairs Director
Posted by:
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location:
Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

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

Fiscal Affairs Director

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks a Fiscal Affairs Director in its Missoula, MT office.

The Fiscal Affairs Director will work with the Foundation’s Washington, Tokyo, and Montana offices managing all accounting and financial activity.  The Fiscal Affairs Director will be responsible for budgeting, transaction processing, and financial reporting.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Accounting for and financial administration of a $3 million/year organization budget with an investment portfolio of $10 million.
  • Oversight of budgeting, transaction processing, and financial reporting, including preparation of financial statements.
    • Prepare Foundation’s annual budget;
    • Prepare and/or approve grant budgets prior to submission to granting agencies;
    • Process payroll and accounts payable transactions; prepare bank reconciliations; process month-end closing journal vouchers and reconciliations;
    • Record all revenues and ensure contributions are properly acknowledged;
    • Provide monthly financial updates to management and program managers;
    • Provide quarterly and annual financial reporting to management, grantors and the Board of Directors;
    • Coordinate annual federal compliance and financial statement audits;
    • Prepare the Foundation’s audited financial statements and the IRS 990 tax return;
    • Assist President with strategic financial planning.
  • Establishing and maintaining policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including accounting for federal grant funds. Read More

Jul 3

WIT Life #327: New York Asian Film Festival

Written by professional Writer/Interpreter/Translator Stacy Smith (Kumamoto-ken CIR, 2000-03), WIT Life is a periodic series about aspects of Japanese culture such as film, food and language.  Stacy starts her day by watching Fujisankei’s newscast in Japanese, and here she shares some interesting tidbits and trends along with her own observations.

In addition to being in the middle of a major heat wave, we are in the midst of film festival season here in the city.  Specifically I’m talking about the current New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which is in its 17th year!  This year I have the honor of interpreting for several actors and directors during the festival, and so far I’ve worked on the films Dynamite Graffiti and The Hungry Lion.  For the former, both director Masanori Tominaga and star Tasuku Emoto were on hand, and you can access a Facebook recording of their Q&A here.  For the latter, director Takaomi Ogata attended the screening and his Q&A can be found here.

This year’s recipient of the festival’s Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award was Masato Hara, who Read More


Jul 2

JQ Magazine: Nippon in New York — Hatsune Miku, JAPAN CUTS, Sailor Moon

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02). Justin has written about Japanese arts and entertainment for JETAA since 2005. For more of his articles, click here.

Before and after the outdoor fireworks, enjoy some summer events in the cool indoors, whether it’s catching one of the dozens of films premiering at Japan Society’s annual festival, or enjoying anything from interpretative theater to the latest pop sensation.

This month’s highlights include:

© 2018 Movie Inuyashiki Production Committee : Hiroya Oku : Kodansha

Now through July 15

New York Asian Film Festival 2018

SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

$15, $12 seniors and students, $10 Subway Cinema members

From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while offering extreme genre pleasures. There are self-referential takes on cinematic zombies, existential date nights, and teens finding their own corners of the world despite familial and societal expectations. showcasing the most exciting comedies, dramas, thrillers, romances, horrors and arthouse films from East Asia. Features the North American premieres of Japanese films Blood of Wolves (July 2), River’s Edge (July 3), Liverleaf (July 8), Midnight Bus (July 11), One Cut of the Dead (July 13), and Inuyashiki (July 15).

GKIDS

July 3, 5, 7

Fireworks

E-Walk 42nd Street 13, 247 West 42nd Street

Empire 25, 234 West 42nd Street

$12.50

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another anime tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-color ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world—until they risk losing sight of reality altogether.

Courtesy of Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Premieres Friday, July 6

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Francesca Beale Theater, 144 West 65th Street

$15, $12 seniors and students

From his start pioneering synth pop music with Yellow Magic Orchestra, in the late ’70s to winning an Oscar for his score for The Last Emperor in 1988, Ryuichi Sakamoto quickly established himself as one of the most original and intuitive composers of his generation. But, never content to rest on his laurels, Sakamoto’s life journey eventually led him to find musical inspiration in the unlikeliest of places: the Fukushima nuclear disaster and a personal battle with cancer, both of which gave way to a late-life shift in his artistic process. With Coda, director Stephen Nomura Schible (a co-producer on Lost in Translation) crafts a portrait of the artist as an ageless man, one who can turn the worst news into the most refined and purposeful moment of productivity in an already storied career. Shot over five years, this graceful music documentary is an elegantly observed examination of the creative process, following as Sakamoto builds from nothing the album he must assume will be his swan song. Sakamoto and Schible will appear in person for the 7:00 p.m. (Q&A) and 9:30 p.m. (intro) screenings on July 6 and the 4:45 p.m. (Q&A) and 7:30 p.m. (intro) screenings on July 7. Q&As moderated by Sasha Frere-Jones.

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Jul 2

Job: English Teacher – Elite K12 (China [Multiple Locations])

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:
Elite K12
Location:
Beijing, Shanghai, Ningbo, and Qingdao, China
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:

Opportunity to Teach in China

We received information from a program called Elite K12, part of a larger consortium of private schools located in Beijing, Shanghai, Ningbo, and Qingdao.

Salary: With regards to the salary, we pay based on the teaching tenure of each individuals, say a 5-year-relevant experience int’l teacher would get roughly RMB300,000/per annual.

Benefits: Benefits vary by city but generally include: expatriate medical insurance coverage, visa, work permit and resident’s card sponsorship, family housing allowance, temporary accommodation on arrival for ten days, one-off relocation reimbursement (up to RMB 5,000), One-off excess baggage reimbursement (up to RMB 4,000), Airfare reimbursement in relation to outward travel at the beginning of your period of employment (up to RMB 6,000), Airfare reimbursement in relation to repatriation at the end of your period of employment (up to RMB 6,000) and Airfare reimbursement for annual leave (up to RMB 8,000), and entitlement to enjoy the Staff Children’s tuition benefit plan.

Application Process: Interested parties can contact Michael directly at michael.weyandt@gmail.com to request materials.


Jun 26

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

Here’s the last of three jobs sent directly to us from the Embassy of Japan:

 

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of local staff. This individual is primarily responsible for managing the schedules and 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 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 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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Jun 26

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, Defense Section
Posted by:
Embassy of Japan
Location:
Washington, DC
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s the second of three jobs sent directly to us from the Embassy of Japan:

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. Read More


Jun 26

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

Here’s the first of three jobs sent directly to us from the Embassy of Japan:

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Public Affairs Coordinator for the Public Affairs section. This individual is primarily responsible for assisting with cultural events and programs in the Public Affairs Section. This position also produces written materials for public distribution and handles press-related duties. 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 regular weeknight and/or weekend events (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience. The minimum basic monthly salary for this position is 3,200USD.

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. Read More


Jun 25

TED JETs: Roland Kelts on “The Core of Cool Japan: Sustainability vs. Stagnation”

Posted by Tom Baker


JETs tend to be interesting people. After all, every one of them has relocated to a different country at least once. It’s not surprising that many of them have also had other interesting experiences, some of which lead to insights that they end up sharing in TED talks.

This is part of an occasional series on current or former JETs who have given TED talks. Here is JET alum Roland Kelts speaking about “The Core of Cool Japan: Sustainability vs. Stagnation.”


Jun 25

Job: Sales Team Leader – InsideAsia Tours (Boulder, CO, USA)

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


Job Title: Sales Team Leader
Posted by:
InsideAsia Tours
Location:
Boulder, CO, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s another job received directly from the company:

Sales Team Leader

InsideAsia Tours are now recruiting for a Sales Team Leader for our office in Boulder, Colorado.

The Sales Team Leader is responsible for leading and developing a team of Travel Consultants; creating an environment in which they can perform at a consistently high level, achieving sales and customer service targets, and working in a sustainable, independent and self-motivated manner.

The Sales Team Leader manages a team of up to seven Travel Consultants, ensuring that each team member’s performance in sales and customer service meet company expectations and that company values are being promoted and adhered to. They are responsible for identifying development needs and knowledge gaps; they play a key role in designing and delivering training and support at both team and individual level, and in ensuring its ongoing implementation. They are the first point of escalation for any problems and should authorize suitable action by their team in most cases.

Originating in the UK we also have two offices in Japan, as well as one in Australia. In Boulder we have a team of twenty-seven and are looking for these new Japan travel consultants to help us grow onward and upward. Boulder and the surrounding area is a fantastic place in which to live and work.

For full details of the Sales Team Leader role, please see this link:

https://www.insidejapantours.com/jobs/

If this role is of interest, please apply now by sending an up-to-date resume and comprehensive cover letter showing how your skills and experience match the job description, to: jobs@insideasiatours.com


Jun 24

Just Teaching: Tests are standard, Learning is not

Kevin Stein (Ishikawa-ken, 2000-03) has been an English teacher in Japan for 18 years.  He has taught at the university, high school, junior high school, and elementary school levels. He has trained public junior high school teachers, served as a mentor through International Teacher Development Institute, and occasionally blogs at The Other Things Matter.

Kevin is currently seeking new work opportunities at the university level as well as outside of education. Please feel free to contact him directly at kevindsteinELT@gmail.com. His CV is available online at: https://theotherthingsmatter.wordpress.com/curriculum-vitae/.


This year, I am training the teachers in my school system on how to use the standardized test prep curriculum developed for the International Course at my high school in Osaka, Japan. 

While I am not a huge fan of standardized tests as the primary measure of students language ability or for evaluating the effectiveness of a language program, I do think that they have a role to play within English language learning. Perhaps most importantly, students are often highly motivated to take and pass (or attain a high score) on standardized tests. So these tests can be an excellent vehicle for helping develop students’ autonomous study skills or for rapid vocabulary acquisition.

In the program at my school, standardized test prep classes focus on: how to make effective vocabulary lists and word/phrase cards with Quizlet; micro-listening activities to develop decoding abilities around connected speech; and metacognitive skills to help students develop a higher awareness of how they read and correct any habits which inhibit comprehension. A thoughtful test prep program—in conjunction with an extensive reading program and a fluency focused speaking class—has led to an average 3rd year students’ final TOEIC score average of 640 points and has helped over 40% of our 3rd year students to pass the EIKEN pre-1 test.  

While I do believe there are real benefits to including a formal system—whether in the form of specific classes or mandatory language lab time—for helping students prepare for standardized tests, I also think that it is important to remember that just because you have a system, doesn’t mean that students will be able to make use of it effectively.  Pressure around standardized testing goals can also result in high levels of student anxiety, anxiety which can inhibit students ability to concentrate on test materials…or occasionally even process basic instructions. Read More


Jun 22

Job: Associate Director of Communications – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (Washington, D.C., USA)

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


Job Title: Associate Director of Communications
Posted by:
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-Time

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

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks an Associate Director of Communications in its Washington, D.C. office.

The Associate Director of Communications will work with the Foundation’s Washington, Tokyo, and Montana offices to plan and execute the Foundation’s outreach, including its electronic newsletter, social media, website content, reports, and publications.  The Associate Director of Communications will be responsible for ensuring consistent and effective communications with the Foundation’s staff, Board, program participants, funders, and other stakeholders.  Specific responsibilities will include:

Editorial and Writing

  • Produce weekly electronic newsletter
  • Write and edit promotional materials for the Foundation and its programs
  • Review, edit, and contribute to grant proposals, reports, and other correspondence with funders
  • Provide writing and editing support for Board reports and periodic updates
  • Provide writing and editing support for donor appeals and other communications with funders
  • Work with staff to develop content for MMMF website
Publications Management
  • Manage design, production, and regular updates of promotional brochures and flyers for the Foundation and its programs
  • Manage design, production and distribution of Foundation publications
Media Relations
  • Support the Foundation and its programs with media relations, including facilitating press contacts, distributing press releases, and writing articles for use in newsletters and other publications
Competitive candidates will have at least five years of work experience and a master’s degree. U.S. citizenship or current work visa is required.  Please send a resume and cover letter to hr@mansfieldfdn.org.  Application deadline: July 6, 2018.

Jun 22

Job: USA​ Admissions Advisor & University Partnerships Associate – CRCC Asia (Philadelphia, PA)

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


Job Title: USA​ Admissions Advisor & University Partnerships Associate
Posted by:
CRCC Asia
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum Anthony Skedzielewski (Yamagata-ken) for the following job opening:

Company: CRCC Asia currently 8 office locations worldwide supporting admissions, university relations, program development and in country support. CRCC Asia employs a diverse workforce from over 10 different countries working within multiple time zones allowing for cross-cultural collaboration and expertise. The role of USA Admissions Advisor & University Partnership Associate will be based in our Old City, Philadelphia Office.

Role​: This unique position combines initiatives across two departments within CRCC Asia: Admissions and University Relations. In relation to Admissions, the individual will be interviewing, advising, and supporting students in regards to our award-winning internship programs. This will also include some account management duties such as visa processing, placement management, and payment administration.

In relation to University Relations, the individual will visit various universities and colleges to promote our programs, in addition to supporting our University Relations Managers with the business development of new university partnerships. Read More


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