Job: Japanese Speaking Program Coordinator (Full-time)
Opening for a Japanese Speaking Program Coordinator – Adz Group
Are you a take-charge professional who has a love for special event/program coordination and likes to have fun? Are you a multi-tasker extraordinaire? Are you interested in education and having an impact on students? Are you interested in learning about new cultures? Are you looking to work for a growing business with exciting potential? Are you looking for a flexible work environment where you can work from home? Then Adz Group wants you!
With oversight and direction from the Program Manager and Adz Group Founder, the full-time Program Coordinator is responsible for program itinerary planning; logistics coordination, selection of activities (restaurants, community service, company visits and cultural activities etc.); lodging selection and pricing negotiation; transportation arrangements; program material preparation.
In addition, you will support our Trip Leader(s) to guide a group of Japanese high school or university-aged students around Boston (and sometimes Orlando and Washington D.C.) during our Future Global Leaders (FGLP) programs. Occasionally, you will be asked to stay onsite with the group (hotel, university dorm, hostel) but you will always be expected to join the groups at breakfast each day and spend the day with them through dinner/evening activities. We typically run approximately 10-12, one-week programs in a given year.
This position will require you to help ensure that the participants have a fun, safe and rewarding time. As part of that, you will follow the Program itinerary; lead student discussions; be a mentor to students; and coordinate with the other adult Trip Leader(s) as appropriate. You will have some responsibility for the overall Program execution, the quality of the Program and students’ satisfaction.
Located in metro-Boston area (i.e. able to commute into Boston for programs on your own)
Willing to work from home (when programs are not in session)
Availability for full-time and ability to occasionally work nights and weekends during programs
Conversational level skills in Japanese and English, with ability to provide translation; Good understanding of Japanese and American culture
High level of energy
Must be proactive and able to work independently – able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including writing, proof-reading, and speaking
Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality
Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google applications and web searches
Bachelor’s degree – any concentration; though Japanese/Asian studies or International Education Studies are a bonus
Previous work experience in a professional environment is preferred
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Compensation for this position ranges depending upon your skills and experience.
This position would begin ASAP full time and we will review applications in the order they are received. Please submit cover letter and resume to staff [at] adzgroup [dot] net.
About Adz Group:
Based in greater Boston, Massachusetts Adz Group is a pioneer in the area of international educational travel. The company provides participants with unique opportunities to not just learn about, but to truly experience other cultures so as to enrich them for life. We offer cultural immersion experiences to help develop participants into more globally conscious individuals by showing them how others think, live and act. Our Programs are full immersion experiences, well beyond a tour or typical educational trip. We push participants to explore their boundaries and challenge them to open their minds to entirely different approaches. Please see http://www.adzgroup.net for more.
Future Global Leaders Program (FGLP):
With the rapid progress of globalization, high-school students need to train for the future when they will have to compete internationally. To be successful, students will have to understand how other cultures think and act. Adz Group has created the Future Global Leaders Program to guide high-school and university students from Japan (and possibly other cultures in the future) to be tomorrow’s leaders in the global community. Students come to the US to experience life at world-class American universities from classrooms to sports to student activities. They learn from instructors and meet and share meals with current university students who represent a diversity of views. In addition, students experience American culture including volunteering in local neighborhoods, attending community events and visiting museums. Please see http://www.adzgroup.net for more.