Job Opening: Program Officer, Lecture Programs, Japan Society

Education requirements: 4-year degree
Languages needed: Japanese
Employment type: Full time
Location: New York City, NY
Posted 11 July 2012, deadline not specified

Established in 1907, New York’s Japan Society is an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the United States, Japan, and East Asia.

Program Officer, Lecture Programs

The Program Officer plans, executes, and manages lecture programs, conferences and symposia on themes relating to existing Japan Society projects, performances and current trends of Japanese culture, including but not limited to, design, architecture, food, literature, and social issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years related experience.
  • Bilingual with strong writing and editing skills in Japanese.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Creative self-starter.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and build external relationships. Ability to identify and engage speakers and partner organizations across the United States and Japan.
  • Familiarity with New York Metropolitan area cultural organizations and other non-profit institutions
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Familiarity with and interest in a wide range of issues relevant to U.S.- Japan relations and Japanese culture and society today.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Database management (Raiser’s Edge) and basic HTML language.
  • Flexible schedule.

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