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Japan Study Program Associate

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Earlham College
Location
Richmond, IN

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Job Details

Job Details

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Category: Administrative Faculty

The Program Associate's main duty will be 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 PA reports to the Director and assists him in the administration of various Earlham programs related to Japan, including campus programming, study abroad, faculty development, and community outreach. In addition to programs on the Earlham campus, Earlham College, a Quaker institution, is one of the nations leading liberal arts colleges in the field of international education.

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, e-mail, web site, program applications)
  • Acting as a liaison between the consortial campuses and our Tokyo office
  • Planning and implementation of orientation programs in the U.S. and Japan, webinars, and pre-departure and post-return orientations. Occasional travel to Japan is expected to assist with the execution of programs.
  • Managing a semester-abroad program that sends approximately 8 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 Tanohata
  • Engaging in professional development activities through participation in state, regional, and national professional organizations
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Japan Study Director

Qualifications:

  • A BA degree or higher, preferable in East Asia or Japanese Studies
  • 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 web site management
To Apply

Please send the following materials through our Earlham Careers Portal:

  • Cover Letter that addresses how your experiences have prepared you for the various responsibilities of this position
  • Resume
  • List of 3 References with contact information

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

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.
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