Job Opening: Part-Time Program Assistant with the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative

The Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI) is a project within the Fish Family Foundation and empowers Japanese women to become leaders and to make positive social change and innovation in Japan. Founded in 2006, JWLI has provides Japanese women leaders with Boston-based four-week leadership development training for 10 years. In its eleventh year, JWLI-II is being launched this fall. We seek a selfstarting, passionate part-time Assistant who will play a crucial role in the launch of JWLI-II. This position is paid and reports to the Foundation’s Program Manager.

Communication and Website:

• Be a primary writer/editor for our website and program brochures in English and Japanese,

keeping it current, relevant and engaging to increase email subscribers, boost online engagement

and recruit potential applicants

 

Launch of New Fall and Spring Programs:

• Provide logistical and administrative support to the Fall and Spring programs, especially in the

aspects of the Host Organizations, and housing.

• Assist in maintaining a project timeline for 2017 and 2018

• Update program materials (activity calendar, booklets, etc.)

• Assist in identifying and selecting new Host Organizations

 

Social Network Engagement:

• Manage our social network outlets, and actively search for and draft contents from the alumnae

• Translate materials between Japanese and English

 

Qualifications:

•Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

•Knowledge in Japanese and the Japanese culture is a plus

•Passion for women’s empowerment and social change in Japan and the U.S.

•Knowledge and/or past experience with WordPress and Mailchimp is a plus</lp

•Bachelor’s degree

 

Other Details:

•Paid

• Part-time

•Office located downtown Boston

 

Applicants should send their cover letter and resume to kozue@fishfamilyfoundation.org

 

Be a Host to a Japanese Exchange Student this Summer!

Host a Japanese student this summer for the Explore Japan Exchange Program 2017
This summer, Japan comes to your home!

We are looking for host families for short (2.5 week) exchange program this summer Late July – Early August.

What: Host a Japanese high school student for 2.5 weeks as they attend a cultural and language exchange program in Milton, MA. Have a culturally enriching experience as you host a student from Japan for this short summer program as they discover and explore Boston and its surroundings!
 
When: Late July to Early August
Girls Program: July 24th – Aug 9th
Boys Program: July 27th- Aug 13th
 

Location: Main campus is in Milton, MA, but many cultural activities take place in Eastern Massachusetts and Boston.

 
Basic Requirements: 
– You may host either or a boy or a girl high school student from Japan.
– Provide transportation for your Japanese student to and from the program each morning (~9 am) and pick up in the late afternoon (~appx. 4 pm)
– Provide food and a safe, clean household for your student (for specific details, please contact us below)
Interested in Hosting? Any questions? Contact:
– For more details on the expectations for hosts or for any other questions, please contact: (617) 996-0622 or explorejapan@americanlearning.com
Other Opportunities:
– There is also are limited work opportunities for your child to be student-staff for our program and either earn a small stipend or community service credit. For more details, please contact: (617) 996-0622 or explorejapan@americanlearning.com