Jun 5

Job: Local Staff – Consulate General of Japan in New York (New York, NY, USA)

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Position: Local Staff – Political Division
Posted by:
Consulate General of Japan in New York
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contract: Full Time

Thanks to Joseph Meringolo (Fukushima-ken) for passing along the following job opening.

Description: The Consulate General of Japan in New York is currently seeking to hire a locally employed staff for the Political and General Division. The deadline for all job applications is 6/21/2024.

A. Working hours:
• Monday through Friday, 9:15am – 6:00pm (Lunch Break 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
*This position is on-site.

B. Role of the Political and General Divisions:
• The Political Division closely monitors U.S. domestic and foreign policy. On the domestic side, we place particular emphasis on the following states/territories: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands
• The General Division coordinates with all other divisions on different issues arising from the activities of the Consulate General of Japan

C. Responsibilities:
• Cooperate with staff members on different tasks commissioned in the Political and General Division
• Conduct in-depth research and provide reports on:
• Political, economic, and diplomatic status and developments of the states and major cities covered
• Electoral matters at federal, state, and city level
• Create and update a database on relevant political, economic, and diplomatic issues
• Attend and report on relevant seminars at think tanks, academic institutions, NGOs, etc.
• Coordinate with all other divisions on in-house matters and activities of the Consulate General
• Arrange appointments for staff members and visitors from Japan
• Respond to telephone and e-mail inquiries related to matters of the Political and General Divisions
• Administrative duties, including support for Consulate receptions and other events (occasional after-hours work may be required)
• Translation or interpretation of English-Japanese if he or she has proficiency in both languages
• Other duties as deemed necessary, including assisting staff of other divisions on different matters

D. Qualifications:
• Must be a U.S. citizen or citizen of other nationalities with permanent residency (green card holder)
• Bachelor’s degree required / Graduate degree preferred (work or study experience on US politics, international relations or related fields is a plus)
• Interest in and knowledge of political relations between Japan and the U.S., including Asia
• Excellent writing, research, communication and organizational skills (deadline-oriented and able to manage multiple projects)
• Highly cooperative and polite with others. Punctuality is essential.
• Business English proficiency required
• Japanese language skills preferred

E. Salary and Benefits:
• Salary: Approximately 50k/year (depending on experience)
• Medical/Dental health coverage available

Application Process: To apply, please submit YOUR RESUME AND A COVER LETTER to kyujin-political@ny.mofa.go.jp.

Please no calls. Only short-listed candidates who pass the first screening will be notified of the date for the interview. Detailed information regarding employment will be explained during the interview.

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