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Education Program Officer

Organization
Japan Society
Working Time
Full Time
Remuneration
Paid

Description:
The Education Program Officer plans and coordinates all aspects of the on-site and off-site student and family programs including the High School Summer Workshop and the annual family holiday programs. The Education Program Officer is responsible for the effective planning and implementation of program components including program content, logistics, collaboration with other institutions, and promotion of the events. The position requires meticulous organizational, program development, communication and networking skills in order to ensure the successful implementation of the programs. The Education Program Officer will work closely with the Director to produce and prepare budgets, project proposals, and other duties related to educational programming. Other responsibilities include producing timely content on the education and family programs for the department’s social media outlets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Conceptualize and plan six (6) Family Festivities event and the two-week High School Summer Workshop taking place throughout the year. Responsibilities include securing guest presenters, performers, and related vendors, ordering books and materials, outreach and promotion of events to recruit student and family participants as well as school groups, and registration of participants for workshops and events.
• Collaborate with other Japan Society departments on translation of descriptions of Education Department projects and activities for publication in the Society’s Annual Report, and the preparation of reports for the Development Department concerning funding for Education Department programs.
• Promote Education Department events by securing promotional photography and video clips for use in Japan Society publications, website, and social media. Promote events on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Japan Society’s website.
• Prepare financial reports on departmental budget, expense reconciliations, and program analysis. Work with Education Director and Finance Department on preparation of financial reports.
• Collaborate with other Japan Society departments on translation of descriptions of Education Department projects and activities for publication in the Society’s Annual Report, and the preparation of reports for the Development Department concerning funding for Education Department programs.
• Assist the Director and Senior Program Officer in the management of other education and family programs such as the Junior Fellows Leadership Program.Japan Society, celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2017, is an internationally-recognized, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences seeking information on Japan, opportunities to experience Japanese art and culture, and to foster dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. Japan Society sponsors more than 100 events annually through its art gallery, performing arts program, film festival, speakers’ series, business and policy presentations, family and children’s programs, and Japanese language school. Japan Society is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization located in a landmark building near the United Nations.

Qualifications: 
• B.A/B.S. in Japan-related studies, education, international education, arts education, and/or equivalent professional experience. Master’s degree a plus. 
• 5+ years’ experience in education, international education, arts education, community education programs, and /or K-12 teaching. 2-4 years’ experience teaching in a Japanese school or American public/private/charter school and teacher certification preferred. Experienced at applying pedagogical principles to various learning scenarios;
• Knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Experience teaching Japan-US relations a plus. Life/work experience in Japan is essential.
• Professional-level speaking, reading and writing communication in Japanese and English.
• Experience in networking with businesses, non-profit organizations, government, and schools in Japan and the United States desirable. 
• Knowledge of New York City public and private educational institutions. 
• Experience working in a high-paced environment with demonstrated ability to multitask.
• Must be self-motivated, creative, observant, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively as a team member;
• Strong administrative skills, well-organized, detail-oriented and possess advanced computer proficiency in MS Office required;
• Past experience leading volunteer efforts a plus.
• Flexible schedule with availability to work after-hours and weekends as needed.
• Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs.
 

Website: http://www.japansociety.org 

Other Details

Application Info: Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@japansociety.org.