Apr 1

Job: Business Strategy Manager – Quick USA (Orlando, FL, USA)

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


Position: Business Strategy Manager
Posted by:
Quick USA
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Carlos Medina (Oita-ken, 2019-2022) for passing along the following job opening.

A Japanese management company is currently looking for a full time, fully onsite Business Strategy Manager to join their team for their Orlando, FL team. This position is for a very well-known theme park in Florida where the use of both English and Japanese will be essential on top of previous marketing or business development experience.

JET Alumni are encouraged to apply as they are familiar with Japanese work culture. Also, the skills attained during their time in JET could become important for this position.
As a Business Strategy Manager, your essential duties would include:

  • Assessing the company’s target market and industry and developing strategies to gain new clients.
  • Develop, prepare, and support the company’s business strategy plan.
  • Support the business contract renewal.
  • Maintaining relationships with current clients
  • Plan, lead, execute and maintain the property remodeling project.
  • Plan and promote kaizen initiatives in the organization.
  • Monitor and enforce compliance
  • Researching prospective accounts in targeted markets, pursuing leads, and constructing agreements
  • Identifying new prospects within the industry and preparing detailed sales presentations
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Mar 27

Job: Social Media Specialist – Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C.(Washington, D.C., USA)

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Position: Social Media Specialist 
Posted by:
Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C.
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Sarah Morris (Ishikawa Prefecture, 2016-2022) for passing along the following job opening.

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Social Media Specialist. This individual is mainly responsible for running the social media platforms of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC as a core member of the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy efforts.

Working hours are in-person from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm (lunch from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm), Monday through Friday, with regular evening hours to cover events (paid overtime). The minimum monthly salary for this position is $5,000. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please note that the Coordinator is an independent contractor to the Embassy and will not be deemed an employee of the Embassy for any purpose whatsoever. This position includes paid leave, but does NOT include group health insurance coverage.

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Mar 27

Job: Travel Consultant, Japan Specialist – Inside Travel Group (Remote)

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


Position: Travel Consultant, Japan Specialist
Posted by:
Inside Travel Group
Location: Remote (Remote in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IN, ME, MN, NC, NV, OR, PA)
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Inside Travel Group for passing along the following job opening.

Description: Advance your career in travel sales! Create unforgettable experiences and share your love for Japan. Join our team of experts and make every client journey unforgettable!

As a Travel Consultant, you will use your extensive understanding of Japan to create unforgettable cultural adventures for our clients. Exceptional time management, confidence, communication, and organization are a must for efficiently prioritizing tasks and providing top-notch service for both new clients and ongoing bookings. High performance will be rewarded with sales and customer service-based commission, along with regular familiarization trips to our destination countries to enhance your knowledge.

What You Will be Doing:

  • Consult with customers to identify their individual holiday requirements.
  • Create high-quality tailor-made itineraries based on customer requirements.
  • Work to achieve individual and team sales targets.
  • Co-ordinate all aspects of the customer booking to ensure successful delivery of trip.
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Mar 19

Job: Adjunct Lectuter – CIEE Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan)

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


Position: Adjunct Lectuter (various fields)
Posted by:
CIEE Kyoto
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contract: Full Time; No Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Michele Fujii (Shiga-ken, 2010-2013) for passing along the following job opening.

Description:
Learn more about CIEE Kyoto at ciee.org.

CIEE Kyoto is recruiting for the following positions:

Adjunct Lecturer of “Culture and Cuisine in Japan” (May 16-June 20, 2024)
60 Contact Hours
Remuneration 400,000 JPY & 15,000 JPY Transport Stipend
Teaching location: Shijo Karasuma (1-minute from station)
15-30 students
16:00-18:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Teaching about Japanese culture & cuisine in English to US undergraduate students studying abroad in Kyoto

Adjunct Lecturer of “Japanese Media, Anime, and Film” (May 16-June 20, 2024)
60 Contact Hours
Remuneration 400,000 JPY & 15,000 JPY Transport Stipend
Teaching location: Shijo Karasuma (1-minute from station)
15-30 students
16:00-18:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Teaching about Japanese media, anime, and film in English to US undergraduate students studying abroad in Kyoto

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Mar 13

Job: Japan Festival Director – Heart of America Japan-America Society (Remote and Missouri, USA)

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Position: Japan Festival Director
Posted by:
Heart of America Japan-America Society
Location: Kansas City, MO – remote except day of festival
Contract: Part Time

Thanks to Pegeen Barr Blank (Higashi Osaka, 1989-1991) for passing along the following job opening.

The part-time, contract Festival Director reports to the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival’s Festival Committee and is responsible for the Festival’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The planning for, execution, and evaluation of the Festival is the responsibility of the Festival Director.

The Director will work without direct supervision and is expected to provide project management, leadership direction and coordination for the Festival Committee and all sub-committees of the Festival.

Application Processhttps://kcjas.org/Job – for additional information and email address


Mar 12

Job: Undergraduate Academic Advisor / Associate Academic Advisor – Temple University (Tokyo, Japan)

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Position: Academic Advisor / Associate Academic Advisor for Undergraduate Program
Posted by:
Temple University
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contract: Full Time; Visa Sponsorship

Thanks to Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) for passing along the following job opening.

WORK HOURS
37.5 hours per week
(Main office hours: 9:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday)

REPORT TO
Director of Academic Advising, Academic Advising Center

VISA REQUIREMENT
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is able to sponsor a visa for this position.

SALARY & BENEFITS
Commensurate with experience.

Eleven (11) days paid vacation in the first fiscal year (July-June) increasing to 20 days after 6 years of employment, plus 5 paid “personal and sick days” each year. In addition, approximately two weeks company-wide break over Christmas/New Year. Japanese social insurance and pension, commuting/telework allowance, a welfare-discount program membership, retirement payment system and tuition benefits for Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) programs.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION
As a part of the Academic Affairs Division, the Academic Advising Center (AAC) works closely with TUJ’s undergraduate students throughout the student life cycle, from orientation through graduation. Academic advisors provide holistic and proactive support to help students to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. Accordingly, the academic advisor provides consultative advice on curricular requirements, major/minor selection, course selection, study skills, career options, TUJ resources, programmatic opportunities, and academic support and performance.

The person in this position will be a key member of our Academic Advising Center team. Academic Advisors frequently liaise with the Office of Student Services and Engagement, Financial Aid, Admissions, Career Services, academic departments, and other relevant departments both at TUJ and campuses in Philadelphia, PA and Rome, Italy.

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Mar 5

Job: PR/Cultural Section Assistant – Consulate General of Japan in Denver (Colorado, USA)

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


Position: PR/Cultural Section Assistant
Posted by:
Consulate General of Japan in Denver
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Contract: Full Time
; No Visa Scholarship

Thanks to Jessyca Livingston (Hokkaido-ken, 2003-2006) for passing along the following job opening.

The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver seeks a qualified candidate to join its Local Staff. Eligible persons can apply by sending a resume, one letter of reference, and contact information, including telephone, email, and mailing address, to the email address below.

Applications must be received by Friday, March 15, 2024. Please note that the Consulate will neither confirm the receipt of applications nor return items to applicants. No inquiries by phone calls or emails are accepted.

Duties: Assistance with official functions of PR/Cultural section, including but not limited to: making reports, writing and editing letters and speeches, and information dissemination, including website updates, etc.

Basic Working Hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am through 5 pm (includes 1 hour lunch-time), with possible overtime work.

Qualifications

  1. Must be a US citizen
  2. A person whose mother’s tongue is English
  3. Experience with basic PC skills such as Word and Excel
  4. Available to start in March or April, 2024

Selection Process: After the initial document screening, selected candidates will be contacted for a written examination and interview. Upon hiring, there will be an introductory trial employment period of 90 days.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here –  https://www.denver.us.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100626566.pdf


Mar 5

Job: Japanese-English Interpreter – Quick USA (Mississippi, USA)

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


Position: Japanese-English Interpreter
Posted by:
Quick USA
Location: Canton, MS, USA
Contract: Full Time
; No Visa Scholarship

Thanks to Carlos Medina (Oita-ken, 2019-2022) for passing along the following job opening.

A famous Japanese Manufacturing company is looking to add an on-site, temporary interpreter to their Canton, Mississippi to start working on April 2024. The contract period is for 1 year and it is renewable.

Japanese- English experienced candidates are of course encouraged to apply, but even candidates with no experience in interpreting, but with an N2 JLPT level Japanese or higher are encouraged to apply for this position. Candidates who have N2 level Japanese or higher and are looking for an opportunity to get into the translating/interpreting business, this could be the starting point to your new career.

Please consider the following requirements when applying for this position.

  • English and Japanese native or business fluency required (for Japanese, JLPT lvl2 or higher)
  • For inexperienced candidates, the desire to get into and make a career in the interpreting/translating business.
  • Prior interpreting in the automotive/manufacturing sector preferred, but not required.

Application Process: Please send resume to carlos@919usa.com


Mar 4

Job: Accounting Assistant – Quick USA (Remote, Oregon)

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


Position: Accounting Assistant
Posted by:
Quick USA
Location: Beaverton, OR, USA
Contract: Fully Remote
; No Visa Scholarship

Thanks to Carlos Medina (Oita-ken, 2019-2022) for passing along the following job opening.

A Japanese Company is currently looking for a part-time fully remote (preferably in the WA state area) Accounting Assistant to join their team and help them with AP/AR, bank reconciliation and other accounting related tasks making use of QuickBooks. The company is located in Beaverton, Oregon.

This is a great opportunity to get involve with Japanese culture especially if you are a JET Alumni! JET alumni are encouraged to apply as they would be a great fit with all the knowledge and skills they learned throughout their time in Japan.

The Salary range for this position would be between $17-$25 an hour based on skills & experiences.

The requirements for this position are as followed:

  • 1 year experience or more of using QuickBooks.
  • English Native Level
  • Japanese preferred, but not required

Application Process: Please Email Resume to carlos@919usa.com


Feb 29

Job: [UPDATED] Programs & Membership Coordinator – USJETAA (Remote)

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


Position: Programs & Membership Coordinator
Posted by:
USJETAA
Location: Remote
Contract: Part-Time; No Visa Scholarship

Position Information: 15-20 hrs/wk, $24/hour
Position Type: Contract
Application Deadline: 
March 25, 2024

About USJETAA:
The United States Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding at the grassroots level through support and resources for the nearly 40,000 JET Program alumni, the 19 US JET alumni associations, and the rest of the JET community. 

Position Summary:

USJETAA seeks a well-organized, detail-oriented individual with exceptional writing and editing skills to join our team as the next Programs & Membership Coordinator. This person should enjoy relationship building, and creating and executing events/programs. The Programs & Membership Coordinator will engage heavily with our 19 affiliated chapters, individual JET alumni and our community partners to offer and assist in the execution of events and opportunities, leading to a strengthened JET alumni network. This position will also work closely with the rest of the USJETAA team to fortify member relations and communications by providing information, fielding questions and developing and implementing strategies to increase membership.

The successful candidate will be responsible for 1) identifying and implementing ways that USJETAA can practically support regional JETAA chapters to help them become more sustainable and dynamic within their local communities; 2) creating and executing events and programs that serve the JETAA community’s interests and needs; 3) nurturing and increasing USJETAA membership and engagement at large.

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Feb 22

Job: Adjunct Lecturer – CIEE Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan)

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


Position: Adjunct Lecturer / CIEE Kyoto Japanese Language Instructor
Posted by:
CIEE Kyoto
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contract: Full Time
; No Visa Scholarship

Thanks to Michele Fujii (Shiga-ken, 2010-2013) for passing along the following job opening.

Description:
Learn more about CIEE Kyoto at ciee.org.

CIEE Kyoto is recruiting for the following position:

Contract Japanese Language Instructor (March 18-April 12)
55-60 Contact Hours
Remuneration 400,000 JPY & 15,000 JPY Transport Stipend
Teaching location: Shijo Karasuma (1-minute from station)
8-10 students
9:00-12:00 Monday to Friday
Teaching Japanese language & culture in Japanese to a mix of levels (one class)

The chosen candidate will teach a special language program to a group of study abroad students. This group are part of the CIEE Kyoto Gap Year Program, in which students take intensive language classes, and have already been in Japan for over 6 months. The candidate will therefore be expected to teach upper-beginner/intermediate-level students communicative Japanese while incorporating topics such as Japanese culture/society into their lessons.

*Please note that we do not sponsor visas for instructor positions.

Application Process: For more information and to apply, please click here https://forms.gle/SNeVGXEVysHMPqKe6


Feb 17

Job: Teacher of Japanese Language and Literature – Nagoya International School (Nagoya, Japan)

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Position: Teacher of Japanese Language and Literature 
Posted by:
Nagoya International School
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Contract: Part/Full Time

Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

We are an international school located in Nagoya, Japan. We seek a teacher with the ability to help students come to know the beauty of the Japanese language not as an academic study, but as a window into understanding ourselves and our world. We seek to cultivate classrooms in which students learn not only to answer questions, but to question answers, and we need teachers who want to work alongside students toward the shared goal of ever-deeper learning.

As a small school, teachers in the department teach across a range of grades. Candidates should be comfortable with a schedule including multiple courses across multiple grade levels, with varied levels within each class, and the ability to teach language and literature to the highest level (IB Diploma HL).

NIS is an inclusive school serving a varied array of learners and the position will suit teachers who thrive in diverse classrooms and professional, highly collaborative cultures.

Note this is a part-time position (50%). However full-time may be considered if this is the request of the candidate.

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Feb 15

Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics – Earlham College (Richmond, IN)

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


Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics
Posted by:
Earlham College
Location: Richmond, IN, USA
Contract: Full Time

Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that’s just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color.

Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham’s institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics to join our team.

Job Summary:

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Feb 13

Job: Japanese Language Immersion Elementary Teacher – Yujin Gakuen Elementary School (Oregon, USA)

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


Position: Japanese Language Immersion Elementary Teacher
Posted by:
Yujin Gakuen Elementary School
Location: Eugene, OR, USA
Contract: Full Time

Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position starting at the beginning of the 2024/25 school year.

Candidates must be able to create and implement Japanese Language Curriculum (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) while working closely with staff to support a robust k-5 Japanese immersion program.

Yujin Gakuen Elementary School is a public school, K-5 Japanese Language Immersion Program in Eugene, Oregon. Eugene is home of the University of Oregon and located between the Cascade Mountain range and the Pacific Ocean coast.

Students in the elementary program move on to middle and high school school immersion programs.

Minimum Qualifications

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Feb 10

Job: Assistant Correspondent – The Mainichi Newspapers (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.


Position: Assistant Correspondent
Posted by:
The Mainichi Newspapers
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full Time

General Description:

The Mainichi Newspapers North America General Bureau has immediate need for a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Assistant Correspondent.

The Mainichi Newspapers is a major daily newspaper printed in Japan with a nationwide circulation of over two million copies. Founded in 1872, it is the oldest daily newspaper company in Japan. Our corporate information can be found at http://mainichi.jp/english/

Responsibilities:

  • Attend press briefings and events, including at the White House, Executive Agencies, Congress, and think tanks, to support correspondents in making in-depth reports on U.S. foreign and security policy and its relevance to Japanese readers.
  • Work closely with correspondents and conduct research, develop story ideas, and coordinate coverage on a variety of topics related to US politics, society, and economics.
  • Lead external communications with government, academic, and private sector stakeholders in the United States and Japan to organize interviews and gather information for articles.
  • Support article production by proofreading and transcribing.
  • Oversee some administrative office operations.
  • Perform other administrative responsibilities as needed.
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