Jan 28

Job: Administrative Assistant at International Access Corporation (DC)

International Access Corporation is looking for an Administrative Assistant in Washington D.C.


  • Support position with a Japanese transportation association.
  • Requires excellent English communication and writing skills
  • Some Japanese language or cultural exposure to Japan is desirable.
  • Planning Washington D.C. seminars and study groups as well as general office support.
  • Word, Excel required; PowerPoint, Quicken desired
  • Bilingual English/Japanese
  • Salary Range: $37,000

Please send resume WITH COVER LETTER to Elizabeth McCarthy – mccarthy@iacdc.com

Position includes FULL health insurance, dental and life insurance, 401(k) and proftsharing plan, generous vacation and holidays. Stimulating international office in downtown D.C. near two Metro stops.

Jan 28

Job: Japanese/English bilingual General Manager (Chicago)

This job opportunity comes from the Chicago Craigslist, from the JET Alumni Association of Chicago.

Our client, Japanese Media company seeks a Japanese/English bilingual General Manager. This position will be responsible for entire operation of the publishing weekly community paper and supervise both sales/marketing and editing department including sales forecast, budgeting, sales report, HR, General Affairs, liaison with the President, etc. Management experience must. Experience in publishing industry strongly preferred but not must.

Please forward your resume and cover letter in an MS Word format to apply (to this e-mail address). We will review your application and will get back to qualified candidates to set up a preliminary interview with our recruiter in charge of this position. We are a recruiting company currently working for one of our client companies mentioned above. Please understand that we do not pass resumes to the hiring company without this process, and we take this process seriously. Look forward to your application.

* Location: North Chicagoland
* Compensation: Up to 50K(DOE)

Jan 27

Job: Program Associate at the Asian Cultural Council (NYC)

The Asian Cultural Council is looking for a Program Associate to start immediately.  The foundation was established thirty years ago to promote cultural exchange between the United States and Asian countries through individual artistic grants and local programs.  Fluency in an Asian language and a graduate degree are preferred, but not required.  Compensation is $35,000-$40,000 per year plus full benefits including medical, dental, vision and transit. A 401K plan will begin after six months of employment.


• Manages online application process, sending out applications, processing completed applications, (letters of references, grant notification letters, etc.)
• Supports Program Officers in New York on all aspects of day-to-day program activities
• Arranges individual overall program plans that will enable grantees to meet their goals and develop in their careers, including arranging meetings, residencies, and travel etc.
• Creates and manages grantee budgets and tracks overall program budget
• Works closely with Manager of Grantee Programs to handle grantee logistical plans, including apartment set up, local travel, setting up of bank accounts, visas etc.
• Works with program staff to evaluate applications, meet applicants, correspond with references, make funding recommendations and write grant notification letters
• Writes reports recommending candidates for fellowships for review by ACC Board of Trustees
• Maintains grantee entries in the ACC database; assists in generating declination and postponement letters, lists, reports, etc.
• Regularly attends performances/exhibitions

• At least three years of arts administration, programming, and/or related experience
• Professional experience working with artists from Asia, travel and/or work in Asia
• Excellent writing/verbal communication skills, computer skills (both PC and Mac platforms)
• Familiarity with data base systems (Filemaker Pro, GIFTS, etc.)
• Work experience in cultural exchange and non-profit organizations a plus
• Spoken fluency and written proficiency in an Asian language a plus
• Graduate degree preferred

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to opportunitiesataccandtmu@accny.org. We will contact applicants whom we wish to interview. Please no phone calls.

This job listing comes from idealist.org, a website for non-profit, educational and other community-related employment information.

Posted by Machiko Yasuda, a senior at UCLA and Friend of JET.

Jan 26

Job: Creative Technologist at New Media Strategy Start-Up (NYC)

This opportunity comes from Lee-Sean Huang, the JETAA NY (and JetWit) webmaster.

Purpose – a New York based company that builds cutting-edge social and political movements – is looking for a talented, entrepreneurial, and creative technology lead to join our rapidly growing team. Purpose partners with organizations and brands to build real movements that mobilize millions. We work with some of the world’s biggest brands, the most exciting new players in the green economy and the best-known forces for global social change.

Purpose is a home for movement entrepreneurship. Our principals have co-founded the world’s largest online political community and the Australian political movement that now has more members than all that country’s political parties put together.

We’re also working on building mass consumer movements that help high-impact green products and services get to scale quickly.

We’re building a multi-disciplinary team of movement-makers drawn from political organizing, business, brand strategy and behavioral economics.

Demonstrated interest in building a technology team in an operating environment such as a start-up or an agency is a key asset for this role. Purpose is a young and rapidly growing company and we’re looking for someone who is excited about developing a technology team, refining our technology offering, integrating it with the rest of the business, recruiting talented and innovative developers and designers and developing and managing budgets for complex projects.

The Creative Technologist at Purpose will be responsible for website and software development for anywhere from 1-3 projects and will also play an over-arching role of management of the technology department and interacting with the movement strategy and user experience teams. This involves specifying technical requirements, researching and determining the information architecture of any given functionality, locating contractors and managing the outsourcing of projects where necessary, maintaining the technical timeline and budget, active development, and working with other technology leads as needed to assist on projects outside your purview.


  • Work with the CEO and other members of the senior management team to refine Purpose\’s technology offering and its role within the business.
  • Direct and manage development for custom functionality and design on given campaigning tools and platforms.
  • Assist in defining project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
  • Develop and manage technical project budgets as needed
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate staff.
  • Recruit and cultivate talented developers on our full-time and contract staff
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Create development best practices and tools for project execution.
  • Active development as needed on any given project.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Technology/Computer Science/website development or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years work as a developer, Project Lead, or CTO.
  • Working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, CSS, and the LAMP stack.
  • Extensive experience with the Drupal Content Management System.
  • Preferred
  • Javascript, specifically JQuery.
  • Systems Administration, Debian/Redhat/*nix.
  • Entrepreneurial or Startup experience.
  • Agency experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in progressive politics or causes or just a passion for social change.
  • Experience using and innovative thinking about using popular social media tools If you’re interested in finding out more, please send a short CV and brief cover note, as well as three URL’s of sites you have worked on, with a description of your specific role in developing the site to jobe. Pay will be competitive and based on experience. We have a strong preference for candidates based in New York City or willing to relocate, but if you think you might be a strong fit, we’d like to hear from you anyway.


Please submit short cover letter and resume to jobs@purpose.com

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Jan 26

Job: Program Manager at the Japan-America Society (Seattle)

The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, headquartered in Seattle, is looking for a full-time program manager to coordinate events and update their communiques. Bilingual Japanese skills are not required, but at least speaking is preferred.  Act fast, because applications are due by February 12th.


  • Programming – The Program Manager is responsible for the Society’s business, public affairs, and cultural programs. Programs include lectures, discussion groups, seminars, lunch programs, and fundraising events. In coordination with the Executive Director, the Program Manager contacts potential speakers and co-sponsoring organizations. S/he negotiates contracts with the management of lecture halls, hotels, and other venues; coordinates publicity and media efforts; and supervises staff and interns on the day of the event.
  • Weekly Events Bulletin and Communications – Organizes and sends the Society’s weekly events bulletin via e-mail. Designing and producing other announcements and publications (such as special event invitations) is also required.
  • Website – Updating the upcoming events page, calendar page and the JYPG (Japan Young Professionals Group) page are among the main website responsibilities.


  • Qualified candidates must have a four-year college degree, relevant work experience, and a general understanding of U.S.-Japan affairs.
  • Spoken Japanese ability preferred.
  • Must be eligible to work legally in the United States.
  • The work demands excellent writing skills, high attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Familiarity with databases, familiarity with U.S.-Japan business and trade issues, and experience living, working, or traveling in Japan are all desirable qualifications for the position.
  • Knowledge of web design and HTML is a plus but is not required.


  • Send cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three references by 5 pm, February 12th to: Mark Smith msmith@jassw.org
  • If selected for an interview, you must be available in our office the week of Feb 22-26, and available to start work on March 1st.

Jan 20

Job: Full-Time Bilingual ESL Teacher in Private School (CT)

The Greenwich Japanese School is looking for a full-time bilingual ESL teacher.  The 1st through 9th graders at the small private school, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, are mostly Japanese expatriates who speak it as a first language.  The only class taught in English is the English as a Second Language class.

Salary: Commensurate with experience (salary range $40,000-$42,500); full fringe benefit package
Percent Time: 100% (Full-time)
Start Date: This position has a start date of April 5th2010


  • Design, plan and conduct courses in English as a Second Language to elementary students.
  • Design, plan and conduct English grammar courses (to be taught in Japanese) in accordance with the Japanese school curriculum to junior students.
  • Design the course structure by selecting the materials to be used in the course and the subject matter to be taught in the course within the framework of the established ESL and Japanese curriculum guidelines.
  • Plan and teach 20 classroom hours per week
  • Evaluate student work in the courses taught and assign grades.
  • Attend meetings (staff, level, skill area and professional development).
  • Serve on program committees.


  • EDUCATION – Japanese Government English teaching certification, M.A. in Linguistics/TESOL or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • EXPERIENCE –  Bi-lingual fluency (Japanese / English) at native or near-native proficiency. Previous English grammar teaching experience in Japanese public or private junior high school. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in computer software applications. Must be US citizen or green card holder.
  • Previous ESL teaching experience in an English speaking country.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references available upon request via email (preferred) or mail to: Jennie Farnell

Email: farnell.gwjs@gmail.com
Greenwich Japanese School
15 The Ridgeway
Greenwich, CT 06831
Website: www.gwjs.org

Dec 6

Jobs: Admin assistant, online store operater, bookkeeper for U.S. FRONTLINE NEWS, INC (NY, LA, SF)

Japanese-language weekly newsmagazine freely distributed around U.S.

Japanese-language weekly newsmagazine freely distributed around U.S.

Posted by Machiko Yasuda, a senior at UCLA and Friend of JET.  She is the Director of New Media at the school’s Daily Bruin newspaper and is open to additional freelance and full-time writing and editing opportunities.

You might recognize their name from the free weekly news magazine outside your favorite Japanese grocery store or Kinokuniya.  With the largest circulation for a Japanese-language periodical in the country, U.S. Frontline News is looking for administrative assistants, an online store operator, a bookkeeper, and web interns.  While most of the positions are based in their headquarters in New York, some are also based in Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA.

The basic requirements for all positions are business level English and Japanese skills and American citizenship/work visa.

This job posting comes from the CFN Career Forum website, the destination for Japanese and English bilingual jobseekers in the United States, Europe and Asia.  Although their annual job fairs in Los Angeles and the popular Boston Career Forums are over for 2009, their website still has job listings for Fortune500 companies like Levi’s, Abercrombie&Fitch, and Sony.  The website is fully translated in English and Japanese.  Click here to learn more.

To learn more about all of U.S. Fronline’s listings on the CFN Career Forum site and to apply online click here.  The site requires registration, but is free. The deadline is in January 29, 2010.

And here is their latest newsmagazine, in PDF format: http://www.usfl.com/ee/data/2009/12052009.pdf

For more information,

New York Main Office
U.S. Frontline News, Inc.
330 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-922-9090
Fax: 212-922-9119
E-Mail: webmaster@usfl.com
Los Angeles office
19550 Dominguez Hills Dr.,
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
Tel: 310-604-1371
Fax: 310-604-0913

Sep 24

Job in Tokyo–Government Affairs Specialist

Interesting job listing from the JETAA DC email list submitted by a JET alum who works for Aflac (the supplemental insurance company with the duck in its commercials). Business level Japanese required.

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