Jun 1

Job: Education Program Associate: Student Exchange and Student Social Networking – Japan Society (NY) 06.01.12

Thanks to Jet Alum Christy Jones of Japan Society for passing along this great new job listing. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Notably, Robert Fish, the Director of Education & Lecture Programs at Japan Society, is a JET alum.

Job Position: Education Program Associate: Student Exchange and Student Social Networking
Posted By: Japan Society
Location: NY
Position: Full-time
Salary: N/A
Hour: N/A

Job Description:
Established in 1907, New York’s Japan Society is an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the United States, Japan, and East Asia.

Education Program Associate: Student Exchange and Student Social Networking
Japan Society Education Program will launch a student exchange program between Japan and the United States in March 2013. This project is part of our Going Global Program, which connects schools in the United States, Japan, and other nations using secure social networking.

The Associate will work with other team members, especially the Director of Education, on all aspects of the programs to ensure smooth implementation, including significant responsibility for logistical arrangements. The position requires significant communication with Japanese program partners and schools. The Associate will also contribute to other Education program activities as needed. The Going Global Program is a multi-year project contingent upon continued funding.

Responsibilities include:
• Assisting in all aspects of the initial launch and implementation of a high school student exchange
program designed for potential future leaders of both countries, including logistical arrangements.
• Maintaining consistent, professional, and timely communication with all program partners in both the
United States and Japan.
• Providing program support to American and Japanese participants during period of actual exchange.
• Overseeing administrative aspects of student exchange and social networking programs, including tracking
expenses, helping to draft reports, and maintaining and organizing appropriate paperwork.
• Helping with the administration of the Going Global social network, including consistent and
professional communication with Japanese program partners and schools.
• Traveling both abroad and domestically as required.
• Helping with other education programs, as needed.

Qualifications Required:
• Strong fluency in written and spoken Japanese and English communications skills.
• B.A. including relevant coursework in Japanese studies, education, and/or educational technology, or
B.A. and equivalent professional experience, M.A. preferred.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of WordPress and HTML a plus.
• Ability to travel, work after-hours and weekends, and availability to participate in Skype and phone calls with Japanese partners during evening hours.

• Two or more years of work experience in a related field, such as educational exchange, international
education, K-12 teaching, or education technology.
• Experience working with high school students in a professional or volunteer capacity
• Strong knowledge of educational exchange
• Strong knowledge of both Japanese and American schools, especially high schools.

To Apply: Email your letter of interest and resume to the Director of Human Resources, at – jobs@japansociety.org.

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Visit our website at: www.japansociety.org

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