Job Opening: Program Assistant, Japan Center for International Exchange, Inc. (JCIE/USA)

job opening - 5Employer: Japan Center for International Exchange, Inc. (JCIE/USA)
Location: New York City
Education: 4-year degree
Posted May 26, 2016

The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) is a leading nonprofit organization in the field of US-Japan relations that conducts international political exchanges and fosters dialogue between policymakers and policy researchers on both sides of the Pacific. JCIE/USA is seeking a full-time program assistant for its small New York office to assist in program management and support office administration. The job requires considerable flexibility and organization.

Responsibilities will include:

1) Program Support (approx. 40% of time)

  • Assist with coordinating exchange programs, study projects, and conferences related to international affairs
  • Assist with ad hoc background research on US-Japan relations and other topics relevant to JCIE programs
  • Correspond with donors, participants, partner organizations, vendors, and other parties necessary for program management
  • Help keep track of grant budgets
  • Make necessary travel and logistical arrangements
  • Help write grant proposals, reports, and other program-related communications

2) IT & Website (approx. 30% of time)

  • Manage internal IT system (server, office network, etc.)
  • Work with IT providers
  • Maintain office database systems
  • Help to oversee and implement website updates (basic html coding skills a plus)

3) Office Administration & Communications (approx. 30% of time)

  • Assist with email newsletters, website content writing, etc.
  • Handle incoming calls, oversee office circulations, and light filing

Preferred Candidate Attributes & Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and communications skills needed
  • Detail oriented, yet flexible, and curious to learn about US-Japan relations
  • Comfortable handling IT-related issues, including working on websites, database management, and internal and web servers
  • Team player who is willing to work in a small office environment with a can-do attitude
  • Interest in the nonprofit sector, international affairs, and US-Asia relations
  • English fluency required, proficiency in Japanese strongly preferred

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