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

DESCRIPTION

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.

Qualifications:

• 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)

HOW TO APPLY

jobs@nwse.com

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 jobs@nwse.com with subject line “Japan International Program Coordinator.” Preference is given to applicants who reside in the greater Seattle area.

BENEFITS

Health Insurance; Travel; Matching IRA Contribution

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

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

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

Original posting on Idealist.org.

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