Education Assistant

Japan Society
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Aug 30

Position description

The Education Assistant, working in cooperation with the Education Program team, helps organize, 

develop and administer programs and websites for families, K-12 teachers and students.


1.   Assisting with all aspects of Education and Family Programs including Annual Festivities, Monthly Family programs, Student leadership exchange program, and Teacher training programs;

2.   Performing a wide variety of administrative functions including, but not limited to; researching and preparing materials for programs, maintaining department files, tracking program budgets, drafting grant reports, and assisting with program evaluation;

3.   Assist with the logistical arrangements for the high school student leadership exchange program;

4.   Working with other departments across Japan Society such as Media & Marketing, Finance & Administration, House Activities & Rentals, Maintenance to ensure that all programs are running smoothly; 

5.   Help with the development, administration and promotion of materials on About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource website for K-12 educators;

6.   Helping to do outreach and marketing to families, teachers and schools, including sending regular email newsletters; 

7.   Coordinate on-site program scheduling as well as logistical arrangements for speakers, presenters and conference participants;

8.   Assisting as needed in other areas of the Education Department


  • B.A./B.S. in Japan-related studies, education, international education or related field; 
  • Minimum 2-3 years of administrative experience;
  • Knowledge of Japanese history and culture;
  • Interest and experience in K-12 education or/and family programs;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English; 
  • Fluency in Japanese a plus;
  • Proven organizational and administrative skills;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office and Excel; 
  • Proficiency in SNS/social media promotion;
  • Flexible schedule to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Application instructions

Email your resume and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources.  

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