Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles



Position Available: Temporary Assistant to the JET Program Coordinator

About the Position
The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles is seeking a talented, hard-working, organized individual to assist the JET Program Coordinator during the JET Program selection period in early 2020. This is a temporary contract position which will most likely be full-time for the duration of approximately 33 business days, to take place from early January until late February. Wages are non-negotiable and do not cover any taxes you may be responsible for later (social security, etc.) or parking/transportation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as the primary point of contact for JET Program candidates during the selection period (by phone or email)
Create and manage an interview schedule based on candidate availability
Assist with JET-related tasks and responsibilities, including but not limited to:
     o Making copies of candidate files and important documents
     o Organizing and disseminating information to candidates and interviewers
     o Preparing schedules and materials for each day of interviews
     o Collecting and processing data obtained during interviews in an efficient and timely manner
Work with consulate staff and outside organizations to assist in the planning and execution of Japan-related events, talks, lectures and official consulate functions
Assist the director and other consuls in charge of the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) as deemed necessary
Experience and Skills
Be a recent JET Program returnee (the ideal candidate will have returned from Japan within the past three years)
Be willing and interested in acquiring detailed knowledge of the JET Program application process
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Superior multi-tasking and organizational skills, particularly in the area of scheduling and/or event planning
Experience working with Microsoft Office
Some Japanese language ability is preferred but not required
To Apply
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to and type “Temporary JET Program Assistant” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 6, 2019. Strong candidates will be contacted for interviews shortly thereafter.