Job Opening: International Program Coordinator: Japan and International Programs, NorthWest Student Exchange

job opening - 5Employer: NorthWest Student Exchange
Location: Seattle, WA
Education: BA/BS
Language: JLPT N2 or equivalent
Open until filled, hiring immediately


Position: International Program Coordinator: Japan and International Programs

Type: Full-time, Location: Seattle, Salary: DOE

Start Date: Immediately

Join the NorthWest Student Exchange team in Seattle as International Program Coordinator. As a vital part of the NorthWest Student Exchange team, the International Program Coordinator will coordinate exchange programs of high school exchange students as well as other related duties.

Responsibilities include:

• Coordinate programs of Japanese students and students of other countries.

• Work with international partners, U.S. local coordinators, host families and students

• Coordinate program in compliance with CSIET and Department of State regulations

• Maintain excellent communication with local coordinators, students, host families, and partners

• Accurately collect, track, and record required programmatic documents and reports

• Prepare extensive student documentation for annual audit

• Screen students and host families and their applications

• Coordinate “inbound programs” of students to the U.S. as well as “outbound” American students abroad.

• Work with aspects of invoicing procedures for participants and partner organizations

• Work with aspects of the J-1 visa as well as student health insurance

• Collaborate with NWSE team members on team projects, e.g. orientations, presentations, events, outreach, etc.


• Commitment to the mission of international student exchange, understanding and client satisfaction

• Four-year university degree

• Business-level Japanese language skills (JLPT N2 certification or equivalent, or JLPT N1 certification)

• Two+ years experience in related activities, MS office, OR equivalent combination of education and experience

• Strong problem solving, decision-making, and writing skills

• Relevant experience working, studying in Japan

• Excellent customer service/interpersonal communication skills both in Japanese and English

• Ability and desire to work in a dynamic, collaborative, open-office environment

• Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to complete projects to deadlines

• Self-motivated, upbeat/positive, cooperative, detail-orientated, multi-tasker and team player with initiative

• Experience working with diverse groups of people

Desired (but not required):

• Experience in program coordination in the educational field

• Other languages (besides English and Japanese)


E-mail resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples (one in English and one in Japanese showing business level writing proficiency) in Microsoft Word or PDF to with subject line “Japan International Program Coordinator.” Preference is given to applicants who reside in the greater Seattle area.


Health Insurance; Travel; Matching IRA Contribution


English (fluency/native) and business-level Japanese (JLPT N2 certification or equivalent, or JLPT N1 certification)




4-year degree

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