Jun 14

Job: International Program Coordinator – NorthWest Student Exchange (Seattle, WA, USA)

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Position: International Program Coordinator – Japan and International Programs
Posted by: NorthWest Student Exchange
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alumna Leah Zoller (Ishikawa-ken) for the following job listing:


Join the NorthWest Student Exchange team in Seattle as International Program Coordinator. As a vital part of the NorthWest Student Exchange team, the International Program Coordinator will coordinate exchange programs of high school exchange students as well as other related duties.Responsibilities include:

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate programs of Japanese students and students of other countries.
  • Work with international partners, U.S. local coordinators, host families and students
  • Coordinate program in compliance with CSIET and Department of State regulations
  • Maintain excellent communication with local coordinators, students, host families, and partners
  • Accurately collect, track, and record required programmatic documents and reports
  • Prepare extensive student documentation for annual audit
  • Screen students and host families and their applications
  • Coordinate “inbound programs” of students to the U.S. as well as “outbound” American students abroad.
  • Work with aspects of invoicing procedures for participants and partner organizations
  • Work with aspects of the J-1 visa as well as student health insurance
  • Collaborate with NWSE team members on team projects, e.g. orientations, presentations, events, outreach, etc.


  • Commitment to the mission of international student exchange, understanding and client satisfaction
  • Four-year university degree
  • Business-level Japanese language skills (JLPT N2 certification or equivalent, or JLPT N1 certification)
  • Two+ years experience in related activities, MS office, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong problem solving, decision-making, and writing skills
  • Relevant experience working, studying in Japan
  • Excellent customer service/interpersonal communication skills both in Japanese and English
  • Ability and desire to work in a dynamic, collaborative, open-office environment
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to complete projects to deadlines
  • Self-motivated, upbeat/positive, cooperative, detail-orientated, multi-tasker and team player with initiative
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people

Desired (but not required):

  • Experience in program coordination in the educational field
  • Other languages (besides English and Japanese)



E-mail resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples (one in English and one in Japanese showing business level writing proficiency) in Microsoft Word or PDF to jobs@nwse.com with subject line “Japan International Program Coordinator.” Preference is given to applicants who reside in the greater Seattle area.


Health Insurance; Travel; Matching IRA Contribution


English (fluency/native) and business-level Japanese (JLPT N2 certification or equivalent, or JLPT N1 certification)




4-year degree


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