Position Available: Program Coordinator

POSITION AVAILABLE: Program Coordinator
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles
About the Job
Program coordination and administrative duties in the field of public diplomacy: the JET Program, event management, and general public outreach. The program coordinator reports to the Director of the JICC.
  • Coordinate all aspects of JET Program: recruitment, inquiries, selection, orientations, departure, etc.
  • Plan and execute events independently and on a team: draft invitations and guest lists, create and maintain event logistics sheet, track RSVPs, budgeting, lead on-site coordination.
  • Respond to public inquiries on public diplomacy issues.
  • Assist in JICC administrative duties as required.
Skills and requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2-3 years of working experience
  • Work authorization in the United States
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • Strong, detail-oriented planning and execution skills, coordinating multiple projects and prioritizing various deadlines, with ability to produce quantitative and qualitative feedback
  • Knowledge of Japanese current events and working culture
  • Computer proficiency, internet literacy, social networking service knowledge
  • Ability to use online meeting platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to organize, host and execute presentations, panel discussions, information sessions and other events
  • Ability to organize, record and track data with minimal errors
  • Ability to remain flexible and willingness to adapt in a team
  • Firsthand experience of JET Program is required
  • Professionally functioning level of oral and written Japanese language is desirable
To apply:

Send cover letter, résumé, and a 300-400 word essay in English about the following topic:
“Name a strength you possess and how that can benefit the Consulate General of Japan.”
Please send application materials by e-mail to info@ls.mofa.go.jp with the subject line “Program Coordinator Position.” The deadline to apply is Friday, July 8 (extended from a previous deadline of Monday, June 27).
Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. We cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

Successful candidates will be called for an in-person interview at the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles in downtown Los Angeles.