Job Opening: International Exchange Coordinator, Toin International Exchange Student (US TIES) Program [Yokohama]

job opening - 5Position: International Exchange Coordinator
Insitution: Toin International Exchange Student (US TIES) Program
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Starting Date:Spring 2014 (flexible)
Posted 20 Oct. 2013

Overview:

Established in 1964 as a secondary school for boys, Toin Gakuen has grown in thirty-eight short years into a coeducational, conglomerate institution that caters to the educational needs of about 9,000 students from kindergarten to graduate school. The centerpiece of Toin Gakuen, the high school, is nationally renowned for excellence in academics (we consistently send around 300 students to Waseda and Keio, and hundreds to other top universities in Japan) and athletics (Toin has sent its team on numerous occasions to the National High School Baseball Championships at Koshien Stadium, the National High School Rugby Championships at Hanazono and the National Championships in Judo and Kendo). Unlike many other elite Japanese secondary institutions, Toin Gakuen has made international exchange a major priority. We have ties with some of New England’s elite preparatory schools and two of New Zealand’s top high schools. We are committed to strengthening these relationships and hope that you will take an interest in assisting us with this endeavor.

Job Duties:

United States – Toin International Exchange Student (US TIES) Program

Each summer, we bring around 15 international students from five American boarding schools (Andover, Choate, Deerfield, Exeter, St. Paul’s) to study in Japan for four weeks. The IEC will be expected to assist in all aspects of the organization, planning, and administration of the program.

New Zealand – Toin International Exchange Student (NZ TIES) Programme

Each September, we bring around 16 students from two of Wellington’s elite private schools (Scots College, Samuel Marsden Collegiate) to study in Japan for three weeks. The IEC will be expected to assist in all aspects of the organization, planning, and administration of the program. In addition to this, each spring Toin sends the same number of students to the above-mentioned schools for the same length of time. The IEC will be expected to accompany them to New Zealand and participate in the program where necessary.

English Language Related Courses

A significant part of the job will include language-related work. This includes regular oral communication courses for high school students, and prep courses for students who will study in America and New Zealand.

Miscellaneous Duties

Other duties the IEC will perform include interpretation, translation, and proofreading. Toin Gakuen’s international connections stretch around the world, and the coordinator will be expected to assist in the management of those relationships.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree
  • Native English ability
  • Advanced Japanese language ability
  • Ability to function in a Japanese work environment
  • Strong writing skills
  • Desire to work in a school setting
  • Interest in teaching and interacting with young people

Full details on JETWit.com.

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