Job: Coordinator at Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard

Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Coordinator (Grade 54)

Duties & Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Coordinator works in close cooperation with the Institute staff.

  • The primary responsibility is Student Services: assists in selection, placement, and orientation of student interns, summer school students, and other students going to Japan, including info sessions, application processing, release forms and waivers, and some correspondence.
  • In addition, this position is responsible for office coordination: Orders and maintains office supplies and manages student workers. Arranges orientations for visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows, and guides them to appropriate resources.
  • Coordinating Events: Assists with scheduling, planning, and advertising events (sometimes via social media); coordinates venues, catering, and meeting materials. Attends Center events (including some evening events); handles logistics and ensures the success of the operation.
  • Limited (4 hours/week) staff support for faculty.
  • Front-line responsibilities required. Knowledge of Japan and Japanese language a plus. Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: 3 years experience, advanced education may count towards experience.  Additional Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Knowledge of Japan and Japanese language preferred.

Applications may be submitted through Harvard’s Aspire system.  The job Req ID is 35931BR.

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