Job Opening: Japanese Language Coordinator, The Japan Foundation Los Angeles (JFLA)

job opening - 5Institution: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Education: MA required
Deadline: Aug. 16, 2013
Language: Business-level English, business-level Japanese

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA), seeks a friendly and enthusiastic Japanese Language coordinator to be responsible for understanding the current state of Japanese language education in the U.S., providing consulting services, and coordinating meetings and conferences on various strategic planning issues concerning Japanese language education.

HOURS

35 hours per week. Assignment hours include both evening and weekend shifts based on JFLA needs.

REPORTS TO

Deputy Director

SALARY RANGE

Commensurate with experience

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Collect and provide information on the current status of Japanese language education in the U.S.
  2. Analyze the latest data on Japanese language education in the U.S.
  3. Enhance awareness of advocacy programs for advancing Japanese language education in the U.S.
  4. Networking with Japanese teachers associations and other foreign language educational organizations
  5. Coordinate meetings and conferences on various strategic planning issues concerning Japanese language education
  6. Provide consultation services for Japanese language teachers and school administrators
  7. Manage planning, administrative, and budgetary matters for meetings and conferences
  8. Perform other related duties assigned by Director or Deputy Director

QUALIFICATIONS

MA Degree (minimum) in Japanese Language, Education, Linguistics; three years of Japanese language teaching experience (preferable)

VISA SUPPORT

Available

REQUIREMENTS

  1. At least business level English and Japanese
  2. Strong knowledge of Japanese education programs in the U.S, and of policies and trends in foreign language education in the U.S.
  3. Three-years work experience as a Japanese language teacher (preferable)
  4. Friendly, considerate, and cooperative person willing to work and share in a team environment
  5. Excellent research, analytical and consulting skills
  6. Good and patient listener, able to provide positive feedback and consultation in a variety of contexts
  7. The ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms
  8. Broad knowledge and interest in Japanese society and culture
  9. Basic accounting skills

Full application details on posting at JFLA.

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