Job: Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs (Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco)
Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs (Full-Time)
Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
Established in 1870, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is Japan’s chief diplomatic mission covering Northern California and Nevada. The Consulate works in various areas including intergovernmental relations, economic affairs, education, cultural exchange and providing consular services.
The Consulate seeks a staff member to assist the Intergovernmental Affairs Section. This section is responsible for, but not limited to, the following activities within the states of California and Nevada.
Conducting political and governmental research to identify emerging developments in Japan-U.S. relations
Assisting consular staff with learning about comparative governmental processes and developing connections with their domestic government counterparts
Implementing creative projects to advance Japan-U.S. relations, including sister city relations and intergovernmental exchanges
Drafting speeches and informational materials
Demonstrated interest in American government and international relations with a Bachelor’s degree or higher
Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to conduct governmental research
High professional skills and the ability to work cooperatively with consular staff and federal, state and local government officials
Strong organizational skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining how their skills and interests would help advance Japan-U.S. relations, a resume with references and a writing or research sample. Application postmark deadline is May 19, 2014 with a preferred employment date starting in mid June. This is a full-time position.
Please mail these materials to:
Mr. Kei Hagiwara Consul for Intergovernmental Affairs Consulate General of Japan 275 Battery Street, Suite 2100 San Francisco, CA 94111