May 9

Job: Program Associate Position, Woodrow Wilson International Center (DC) 05.09.12

Thanks to JET Alum Daniel Lee for sharing this posting. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Program Associate
Posted by: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Type: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Salary:  N/A
Start Date: N/A

The Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. is seeking a new associate, who will work primarily on North East Asia. The program associate will be responsible for planning and developing conferences and seminars primarily related to Northeast Asia, including Japan, China, Taiwan, and the Korean peninsula, but secondary responsibilities will also include Southeast Asia, including Australia and New Zealand.

Primary responsibilities include identifying and selecting appropriate speakers for public events, designing formats, publicizing events, and producing meeting reports. The associate will also: edit and oversee production of Asia Program publications and manage content on the program web site; write articles to be published on the Internet and for Wilson Center publications; conduct research on Asia Pacific affairs required for the planning and coordination of Asia Program activities; stay current on developments in East Asia, and U.S. policies in the Asia Pacific region; assist with preparation of proposals for funding; and prepare narrative reports at the conclusion of the grant period(s). The associate will also be called upon to assist in the administration of the various fellowship and visiting scholar competitions by reading and evaluating proposals and identifying peer reviewers and performs other related duties as may be assigned.

Applications close May 14.

Extensive knowledge of contemporary Japanese politics, economics, history, culture and public policy, as well as experience in Japan, are considered requirements for the position.

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