This is a part-time position to teach Japanese at Brookline High School. World Language teachers are members of the school community and participate in faculty and department meetings, communicate with families about learning in world language, complete progress reports and report cards, and have school based duties in addition to teaching world language lessons.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Teaching grades 9-12 Japanese lessons
Multi-modal instruction in the three modes of communication
Participation in monthly world language meetings
Advanced oral and written proficiency in Japanese
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in English
Demonstrated knowledge of effective world language pedagogy, with an emphasis on oral proficiency
Demonstrated ability to use a variety of materials and modes of instruction, including use of technology and access to online authentic resources
Demonstrated effective techniques for classroom management
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, parents, colleagues and community members
Keen organizational skills
Valid Massachusetts DESE teaching licensure, Foreign Language [Japanese], Grades 5-12 (or is in a position to apply for one)
Master’s degree in Education
1 year of experience teaching high school students
The Public Schools of Brookline is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching or practice to the diversity and excellence of the PSB community. The Public Schools of Brookline is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Name Rachel Eio
Title BHS World Language Curriculum Coordinator
1) Political Assistant
The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Political Assistant. This individual is primarily responsible for conducting research analysis on U.S. political affairs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in U.S.-Japan relations and International Affairs. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.
Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Conduct research analysis about U.S. Political Affairs and U.S.-Japan relations (including attending events, seminars, and meetings and generating written content)
Build collaborative relationships with internal and external groups to strengthen U.S.-Japan ties.
Other responsibilities as required, including jobs related to front office reception and consular services
Essential qualifications and expertise
Bachelor’s degree or above
Strong analytical and written communication skills are imperative
Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Strong computer skills, including extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel, and ability to create website articles
Flexibility and ingenuity
Desirable qualifications and experience
Degree in one of the following areas: Law, Politics, International Relations, or a related field
Specialist knowledge or working experience regarding research analysis, public relations, or communication strategy
Working Hours and Benefits
Working hours: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional paid overtime is required as needed. The Consulate General of Japan in Boston offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with work and academic experience.
How to apply:
E-mail your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 21, 2022.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
2) Executive Assistant
The Consulate General of Japan in Boston is seeking a person for the position of Executive Assistant to the Consul General. The Consulate offers group health insurance coverage, twenty days of paid vacation per year, a number of paid U.S./Japanese holidays, three paid summer holidays, and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with academic and professional experience. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in international affairs or Japanese/American relations. The position serves as a link between the Consulate and local governments, universities, and other organizations in New England. The ideal candidate will be someone flexible enough to work on multiple projects at the same time, have an understanding of and interest in Japanese culture and US-Japan relations, and have the ability to make connections with a wide variety of local businesses, government agencies, universities, and other organizations.
Work hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Lunch break: 12:15 P.M.-1:15 P.M.
Occasional overtime is required
The Consulate is located at 100 High Street, a few blocks from South Station, and is easily accessible by the Red Line, Silver Line, and Commuter Rail.
Serve as a liaison, relationship manager and advisor between the Consulate-General of Japan and federal and local government agencies, universities, businesses and organizations throughout New England and Japan.
Build collaborative relationships with internal and external groups to strengthen Ministry affairs and U.S.-Japan ties.
Assist the Consul General in administrative duties. Examples are scheduling meetings, maintaining the Consul General’s calendar/schedule, drafting letters and e-mails, speech writing and editing of documents.
Assist with planning and setting up events such as luncheons, dinners, receptions, and other meetings.
Other duties, including preparation of lists/documents from the Consulate’s database, as required.
Master’s degree, with a preference for specializations in international relations, Japanese/East Asian studies, or related disciplines.
Fluent in English
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
Experience of living or working abroad is highly preferred
Basic knowledge of relations between Japan and New England, especially in the Greater Boston area
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. The Consulate is unable to provide visa sponsorship.
How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter and your c.v. by May 13, 2022 to email@example.com.
No phone calls please.
Showa Boston is looking to hire two full-time positions within their Student Services department: 1. Administrative Associate and 2. Coordinator of Student Engagement. Please see their respective job descriptions below. For more information or to apply visit our website or indeed.
Showa Boston Institute of Language and Culture is a residential academic institution for about 300 students established by Showa Women’s University in Tokyo in 1988. Its mission is to increase students’ English proficiency, to develop their cross-cultural awareness, and to foster their personal growth. The 40-acre campus rests on a hilltop overlooking the Boston skyline. At the heart of the campus are administrative offices, residences, a dining hall, and educational facilities.
1. Administrative Associate
The Administrative Associate provides operational support to the Student Services Department, contributing to the overall success of the student life program.
Essential Job Functions:
Student Life Program Support
Complete regular key audits for student wings: prepare and distribute keys prior to group arrival, then after departure, collect, re-order, and redistribute keys
Coordinate students’ independent travel, under supervision of the Assistant Director: process applications, maintain student travel database, and produce reports for key administrators on campus. Assure student compliance with travel procedures and guidelines. Share travel summaries with relevant faculty/staff, before the approved travel dates.
Coordinate student trips including overnight/weekends, such as Niagara Falls and New York City
Coordinate group ticket purchases for Boston-area events
Schedule Boston Police community liaison meeting at the beginning of each semester/as needed
Complete daily student mail distribution
Support for/collaboration with the Student Services Staff
Work with Assistant/Associate Directors to produce documents with updated/accurate student itineraries for arrivals/departures
Update and distribute documents for the department and campus, such as orientation schedules, program calendars, and wing lists
Support/collaborate with staff for campus activities, including festivals, events, and workshops. Attend Student Services events both on and off-campus
Help monitor student compliance with departmental and campus procedures, guidelines, and the student Code of Conduct
Serve as a student advisor to help students to succeed in the Showa Boston programs
Serve in Student Services’ on-call duty and departmental late shift coverage rotation
Process administrative forms for purchasing, catering, IT, Facility requests, transportation, etc.
Work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights, weekends, and holidays
Compile and input Student Services data to the online campus planning calendar
Gather departmental information to produce monthly report to President
Work with the Student Services team to design various promotions for Showa programs, including regular posting on the bulletin boards (regular and electronic)
Import and update the institutional student database for each program. Use that data to generate wing lists, departure and arrival lists, keys, and other documents for distribution within the department and on campus
Assist Facilities staff to identify and resolve student concerns about their rooms/wings
Assist with coordinating transportation request via collaborations with Facilities and the bus drivers
Social Media Support
Advise on content, with an eye towards legal and ethical considerations
Participate in regular cross-departmental social media committee meeting
Work with students to create student-driven content for all platforms
Ability to comfortably engage students and a variety of stakeholders, who have varying degrees of English proficiency
Ability to multi-task within a fast paced, intercultural setting
Organizational, interpersonal, communication, program planning, and administrative skills
Ability to deal tactfully with others and exercise good judgment in appraising situations.
Maintain effective, positive working relationships with individuals inside and outside of the organization.
Experience maintaining and organizing high level and/or sensitive information
Ability to initiate and maintain administrative and organizational systems
Capacity to work well as a team member and independently
Working knowledge of relevant software, including MS Office, and InDesign or other design software (preferred)
Prior programming and administrative experience
Experience in Student Services within a residential, university campus preferred
Experience with Japanese culture and knowledge of Japanese language preferred
2. Coordinator of Student Engagement
The Coordinator of Student Engagement is responsible for increasing the visibility of Showa Boston to stakeholders in the community and generating interest in Showa Boston’s community programs. Develop and manage the College Connection Program to increase opportunities for Showa Boston students to engage with American and international students. This position is also responsible for Showa Boston’s social media channels and website.
· Identify key personnel at Boston-area colleges, universities and ESLs through one’s existing connections and manage and create partnerships with institutions and opportunities for student engagement
· Create and manage a series of on and off-campus activities for Showa Boston students to interact with American and international students
· Manage the College Connection Program including recruiting American college students, promoting the program to Showa students, reviewing the program
· Coordinate Engagement on-campus such as Lunch with the President and Tea at the President’s House
· Coordinate and expand existing on-campus clubs and engagement
· Produce a series of discussions and presentations
Social Media and Website Responsibilities
Manage Showa Boston’s social media presence by
· Collecting and producing content from a variety of sources
· Work with students on social media initiatives
· Facilitating social media-related meetings
· Conduct requested marketing proposals and compile them into final form
· Monitor daily each social media platform
· Advise management of any/all potential issues/problems
· Provide any additional support as required/needed
Manage the Showa Boston website by
· Designing and updating pages as needed
· Communicating with different departments and reviewing and editing any update requests
· Writing new content
· Creating photo graphics
· Search Engine Optimization geared towards our target audience
· ADA compliance
· Managing newsletter contact list automation
· Up keeping social media automation (ensuring that recent social media posts are displayed on the website correctly)
· Responding to form questions and introducing members of our community to the appropriate party
· Reviewing analytics
· Backing up website after any major update
Student Services Responsibilities
· Assist with other areas of departmental responsibilities as requested
· Assist with student arrivals and departures, including airport pick-up/drop-offs
· Serve as an informed resource for students to maximize their understanding of American lifestyles/cultural values and of Student Services programs and services
· Chaperon student trips including overnight/weekends, such as the Niagara Falls and NYC weekend
· Attend Student Services events both on-campus and off-campus
· Work a flexible schedule, including some nights, weekends, and holidays
· Participate in the after-hours manager duty rotation
· Support other Student Services staff as needed or as assigned by Director
· Solid organizational, interpersonal, intercultural, communication, strategic planning and negotiation skills
· Ability to deal tactfully with others and exercise good judgment in appraising situations. Maintain effective, positive working relationships with all Showa-related people, contacts, and organizations.
· Ability to produce campus and community-based intercultural student activities and trips
· Capacity to work equally well as a team member or independently
· Working knowledge of Windows-based PC software
· Knowledge of social media marketing and analytics tools, and website content management
· Master’s degree preferred
· 2-4 years’ work experience in engagement or activities coordination on a college/university campus
· Familiarity with Boston-area college and university programming
· Proficiency in MS Office applications and social media platforms. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of desktop publishing and Squarespace
· Working knowledge of photography, as well as graphic design software preferred
· Knowledge of Japanese language and culture preferred