Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative Program Manager (9/30)

The Fish Family Foundation has been dedicated to social change in Japan for over 10 years through its Japan Program. Upon expansion of the program, we are seeking a dynamic, well-connected professional who is passionate and committed to advancing social entrepreneurship.

 

Job details: 

*Duties and Responsibilities*
Specific duties include:
-Develop the alumni network for stronger engagement and self-supporting, cross-program activities.
-Lead PR/marketing effort for media exposures and cultivate media relationships.
-Develop and execute a communication strategy (website/social media/newsletters/printed materials).
-Create and implement a year-round outreach plan.
o For JWLI, solicit qualified candidates all over Japan, beyond Tokyo and major cities (Selected Fellows will meet or exceed the standards agreed upon for experience, motivation, and language skills. Received applications will exceed the minimum number discussed and agreed upon).
-Remain closely engaged with alumni to collect impact and success stories. Draft outcomes/results reports for Foundation trustees, as well as for social media/marketing publications.
-Make recommendations for programming improvements and strategic expansion.
-Plan and organize events (report events, open-house/information sessions).
-Coordinate Japan-based operational responsibilities and provide logistical support.
-Identify, recruit and maintain key partnerships (JWLI mentors/Bootcamp hosts/CCJA sponsors).
o For JWLI, improve post-Boston mentorship and strengthen mentor engagement.
-Manage and maintain a budget.

*Qualifications and Skills*
The Japan Program Manager must have strong commitment to the advancement of social entrepreneurship, particularly women’s leadership and empowerment in Japan. In addition to being bicultural and bilingual in English and Japanese, this position must be culturally sensitive and flexible to leverage and maximize her/his biculturalism for the impact of the programs.

Other qualifications include:
-Strong relationship-building and communication skills, with stakeholders ranging from women leaders to government authorities.
-Valuable team player – hard-working, reliable, can lead and follow, while maintaining a sense of humor.
-Excellent organizational and administrative skills with ability to manage multiple long/short-term projects.
-Ability to self-direct and anticipate problems and needs.
-A native-level Japanese speaker and fluent in English. Must be able to produce professional, high-quality business communications in both languages.
-Familiarity with online communication technologies and social media platforms.
-Ability to prioritize and remain flexible in a fast-pasted environment.
-Due to the time difference between Japan/USA, this role will require working outside of regular business hours (e.g. early morning, late evening and weekends). There may be a business trip to Boston once a year.

The Japan Program Manager is a full-time position with a flexible schedule. Compensation includes a competitive salary. The Foundation does not have an office in Japan, but this position will have access to a co-working office located in central Tokyo with multiple options for public transportation.

Our Website: http://jwli.org/home/

To Apply
Email a resume and cover letter in English and Japanese (exceed no more than 4 pages total) to Kozue Sawame, Japan Program Director at kozue@fishfamilyfoundation.org, and Aya Abe, Japan Program Associate at aya@fishfamilyfoundation.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews will be done online as well as in-person in Tokyo.

 

Deadline: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Contact details: 

Email a resume and cover letter in English and Japanese (exceed no more than 4 pages total) to Kozue Sawame, Japan Program Director at kozue@fishfamilyfoundation.org, and Aya Abe, Japan Program Associate at aya@fishfamilyfoundation.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews will be done online as well as in-person in Tokyo.