2018 JET Program Information Sessions

The 2018 JET Program Application Guidelines are now available!

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Applications for the 2018 JET Program will be opening this Fall 2017. The JET Program Coordinator and Florida JET Alumni will be holding information sessions and answering questions about the 2018 JET Program throughout September and October. Below is the current schedule* for information sessions. Anyone is welcome to attend the information sessions, but please note that certain events (e.g. Career Fairs) require individuals to register with the hosting institutions.

Click here for the 2018 Florida Schedule.

*Information is subject to change. Follow us on Facebook for updates!

Questions? Visit: https://jetprogramusa.org/
Email: JET@mi.mofa.go.jp

Job Opening: Japanese Speaking Client Service Coordinator

GMMI in Pembroke Pines, Florida is looking to recruit a Japanese Speaking Client Service Coordinator. GMMI is a global company with clients throughout the world including Japan. If you are interested in receiving details about the position, please contact Orietta Levinson, HR Recruiter for GMMI, Inc. at 954-334-7714 or olevinson@gmmi.com.

 

 

Job Opening: Embassy Now Seeking JET Coordinator

JET Program Coordinator,
Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.

Posted October 19, 2016

Administering the JET Program is a challenging but rewarding job; accordingly, the JET Office at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. is seeking an individual with an exceptional work ethic and dedication to mission of the JET Program to join us.

About the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

The JET Program is the government of Japan’s most successful exchange program, sending over 62,000 participants to Japan since 1987 to serve as Assistant Language Teachers and Coordinators for International Relations. The program aims to enhance English language education at the primary and secondary school levels, as well as to promote international exchange by fostering ties at the grassroots level between Japanese and foreign youth.

 Position Details

Title: Program Coordinator
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: JET Program Office, Embassy of Japan, 2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 20008

Please note: the Program Coordinator is an independent contractor to the Embassy and will not be deemed an employee of the Embassy for any purpose whatsoever. The Program Coordinator will receive compensatory time off for any overtime hours worked. This position does NOT include paid vacation, sick leave, or health insurance coverage. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Education Counselor, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the screening process for applications for all U.S. candidates, recruitment and interviewing of applicants in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area, and preparing successful candidates for departure. This position will also involve liaising with the JET Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. and assisting with other projects within the Education Counselor’s portfolio as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Program promotion through recruiting events (career fairs, information sessions, etc.) and social media outreach efforts
  • Implementation of the online application system, application screening, and responding to applicant inquiries
  • Coordination of the review and interview processes, including scheduling and serving as point of contact with review and interview committee members
  • Planning and execution of events, including logistical support, coordinating volunteers, and conducting presentations
  • Communicate and collaborate with other JET Program Coordinators at Japanese Consulates in the U.S.
  • Other duties assigned at the discretion of the Education Counselor or senior JET Program Coordinators

Minimum Qualifications

  • S. citizenship or proper authorization to seek employment in the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong English verbal and written skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with or knowledge of the JET Program
  • Experience working with international education/exchange programs
  • Social media and digital marketing experience
  • Japanese language ability

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jetprogram@ws.mofa.go.jp by Tuesday, October 25th.

Job Opening at Embassy of Japan, Washington D.C.!

Employment Opportunity:

Political Section Administrative Assistant,
Embassy of Japan in Washington DC

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Administrative Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for managing the schedules and activities of diplomats in the Political Section. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the schedules and daily activities of diplomats in the Political Section
  • Make appointments, develop itineraries, coordinate transportation for diplomats and guests, answer phone calls and other administrative duties
  • Maintain and update a contact list database
  • Help organize receptions, cultural events, meetings, and seminars
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English, basic Japanese language skills a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

How to apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to: pol.recruit.2016@ws.mofa.go.jp by October 31st

*Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

Job Opening at Consulate-General of Japan in Miami

Web Management & Media Relations – Consulate General of Japan in Miami

The Public Relations and Culture Department of the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami is hiring for one full-time Webpage Management and Media Relations position.  This is a temporary position that will run until March 2017. The primary responsibility of this position will be to maintain and update the Consulate’s website using the Consulate’s content management system. The secondary role will be to develop the Consulate’s media relations by working with a contracted PR company as the Consulate’s liaison.  Ideal candidate should be adaptable, fast‐paced, results oriented, creative, and knowledgeable of technology applications and software.

To apply, please submit your resume with a letter of recommendation from a professional reference to the Public Relations and Culture Department (Miwako.Patton@mi.mofa.go.jp) by April 8, 2016.

Click here for job details.

Orlando Temp Job 02-2016

TRIUP, INC. is looking for 1-2 event staff who can assist at an upcoming trade show in February.

◆   Event:              Ingredient Marketplace 2016 (http://marketplace.supplysideshow.com/ )

◆   Location:          Orlando World Center Marriot

◆   Date:                4/27(Wed) – 4/29 (Fri)

◆   Language:        English Native Level (No Japanese Necessary)

◆   Qualification:    Any prior tradeshow experience, customer service, sales and marketing experience

◆   Hourly Rate:     $15-20/Hour + Parking (This can be negotiable)
If you are interested, please contact to Tomoko Kawasaki of TRIUP, INC. (www.triupinc.com)
TEL: 949-433-6521
Email: tomoko@triupinc.com

Disclaimer: Florida JETAA does not vet or endorse any job offers.

Boston Career Forum

Looking to apply your language skills and international experiences at a new job? Check out the Boston Career Forum for Japanese job opportunities.

Date: November 20th (Fri.) – 22nd (Sun.), 2015
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

Please refer to the official website for more information: http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/?lang=E

 

Job Opportunity: Visiting Lecturer in Japanese – University of Florida

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida is currently seeking a Visiting Lecturer in Japanese language teaching. It’s a one-year position set to begin this Fall term 2015, and will include teaching up to three Japanese language courses per semester.

Requirements:

  • Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English
  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Japanese or a related field (e.g. linguistics or comparative literature)
  • Experience in teaching Japanese in a post-secondary setting

The position will remain open until filled. For more information on application requirements, please visit the official job post at the following link:

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/492867/visiting-lecturer-in-japanese