Job Opening: Japan Program Manager, Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute

job opening - 5Employer: Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute
Location: Irvington, NY
Application deadline: December 31, 2016
Start date: December 16, 2016
Education: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)

SEEKING A JAPAN PROGRAM MANAGER
The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI) is an initiative of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation (EFCF) developed to promote leadership in young women. The initiative is rooted in the philosophy that young people can be designers of their own lives and is based on the EILEEN FISHER Inc. practices of creativity, confidence, connection and community. Having begun in 2010 with 11 young women in a seven day program, the institute has been expanding over the last seven summers and, with support from the United States Japan Foundation, has begun to develop a young women’s leadership initiative in Japan. EILEEN FISHER was initially inspired by the timeless Japanese style so it is now fitting to share the leadership practices of the company with aspiring young women.

EFLI is seeking a Program Manager for EFLI’s Japan initiative to become a part of our developing community. At EFLI, we foster a space where young women can find their truest selves, connect with each other beyond everyday encounters and develop their authentic leadership style. The Japan Program Manager will add to the team in profound and meaningful ways, sharing their gifts and serving the community in fulfillment of their own personal purpose. The Program Manager will engage in all projects related to the Japan program including coordination, translation, and taking leadership of this initiative to hold the moving parts together. Fluent in both Japanese and English, the Program Manager will engage in program development starting in Winter 2016, coordinating continued research, development and partnership assessment. The Japan Program Manager will develop an understanding of EILEEN FISHER leadership practices, EFLI core values and current core curriculum by participating in EFLI facilitator trainings at the beginning of and throughout the winter. The Program Manager will oversee the project as a whole and manage the work of the team throughout the year, contributing to strategic development over 2017 and beyond.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinating continued research
Development through grant writing and partnership
Partnership assessment with Japan based organizations
Understand and share EF Leadership Practices
Community Outreach – Marketing and Branding in Japanese context
Database maintenance of partners/participants
Scout locations
Develop programs and events through planning/scheduling
Work with Program Director to hire facilitation team/leaders for programs
Guide attention of team members by identifying priority areas of work
Maintain records and documentation of all programs
Translate documents and reports as needed

QUALIFICATIONS
Fluent in English and Japanese
Strong experience working with youth
Strong experience in empowerment work with youth (preferred)
Understanding of gender and identity concepts
Commitment to EFLI’s mission and philosophy and a socially-conscious worldview
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Experience working as a collaborative team member
Community building/organizing experience (preferred)
Experience with budgeting (preferred)
Self-motivated working style and commitment to engagement in personal leadership development for themselves
Openness to giving and receiving feedback
Proficient with logic models of program development and creation of yearly workplan
Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
Experience in marketing (preferred)
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)
Driver’s License (preferred)

For full details, see listing on EFLI. Via Idealist.

 

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