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Japan Study Program Associate

June 12, 2018


Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Japan Study Program Associate. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.

The Program Associate’s main duty is recruiting for the Japan Study program. Japan Study is a long-standing, collaborative initiative linking the 27 colleges of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) with Waseda University in Japan. The Program Associate reports to the Director and assists in the administration of various Earlham programs related to Japan, including campus programming, study abroad, faculty development and community outreach.

Affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges in the field of international education.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recruiting students for the study-abroad programs in Japan — includes travel to member campuses.
  • Communicating with representatives and students from member colleges (letters, brochures, handbooks, email, website and program applications).
  • Acting as a liaison between the consortial campuses and the Program's Tokyo office.
  • Planning and implementation of orientation programs in the U.S. and Japan, webinars, and pre-departure and post-return orientations.
  • Managing a semester-abroad program that sends approximately eight Earlham students and a faculty member to Morioka each year.
  • Coordinating the evaluation program and completing yearly evaluation reports.
  • Working with Earlham faculty and students interested in Japan.
  • Assisting with campus programming related to Japan.
  • Managing communication with Earlham alumni and friends.
  • Facilitating two short-term exchange programs that bring middle and high school students from Japan to Indiana.
  • Recruiting, hiring and orienting recent graduates for the Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Program in Morioka and Tanohat.
  • Engaging in professional development activities through participation in state, regional and national professional organizations.
  • Performing other responsibilities as assigned by the Japan Study Director.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in East Asia or Japanese Studies.
  • A participant on the Japan Study program as an undergraduate.
  • Study or work experience in Japan.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • The ability to work well with students, staff, faculty and parents.
  • Japanese language competency.
  • Experience in desktop publishing, social media and website management.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of application that addresses the various responsibilities of the position; resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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