OPEN POSITIONProgram Coordinator (Full-Time Position)
Posted September 19, 2022

Position Description

The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves businesses, organizations and individuals across Washington State. The Society’s mission is to promote mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of Japan and Washington State by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Today, the Society maintains a diverse membership of Japanese and American corporations and individuals from throughout the state, and provides varied programs that build positive U.S.-Japan relations. The Society is one of 38 independent members of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. In 2023 the Society will be celebrating its 100th year anniversary.

JASSW maintains a small professional staff.  Responsibilities sometimes change depending on workload.  Each member of the team contributes to the work of the others as needed.  Primary program duties would focus on the Small Business technical assistance program with additional program participation in other event and education areas.

Primary Duties:

  • Small Business Program Coordinator
    • Development and expansion of the small business assistance program
    • Program coordination for the Small Business Empowerment Academy (SBEA)
    • Coordination of SBEA classes and events with business consultants and presenters
  • Event Management / Office Tasks
    • Create marketing materials for upcoming events (flyers, emails, social media)
    • Attend and manage the JASSW information booth at community events,
    • Conduct community outreach with partner organizations
    • Provide excellent customer service to members, guests, and partners via the phone, email, and in-person
  • Education Program Assistance
    • Manage and lead training sessions for student groups and volunteers
    • Update presentation content and volunteer manuals
    • Present the Japan-In-Schools lessons K-12 students as needed

Job duties may change as needed by the Executive Director.

JASSW Staff Required skills and qualifications:

  • Native Japanese language skills with business-level proficiency in English
  • Eligible to work legally in the United States
  • Business experience
  • Program coordination experience
  • Able to drive in the State of Washington / Own or have access to a car
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 software and tools
  • Knowledge of modern office management systems
  • Understanding of basic budgeting principles
  • Passion for U.S.-Japan relations
  • Exceptional accuracy, efficiency, and follow-through on all tasks and projects
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Positive personality and “can-do” attitude; friendly customer-service mindset
  • Ability to work with little supervision, professional demeanor
  • Able to work well with a diverse range of people

Immediate Hire. Salary dependent on experience. Monthly stipend in lieu of health benefits. Retirement fund contribution after 1 year of work. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume immediately to: