Showa Boston RA Opportunity

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Resident Assistant (RA)
Immediate Supervisor: Resident Services Manager

Position Summary
This is a live-in position in a women’s dorm mentoring and supporting predominately female,
Japanese study-abroad students at an academic-residential campus. Provide diverse, individual, and
group learning opportunities for predominately female students to communicate in English and
become more familiar with American culture. This position is a non-paid, residential, part-time
position, with most work hours occurring on evenings and/or weekends. Full room and board and
use of facilities are provided in exchange for services.

Responsibilities include:
Design and implement intercultural activities and programs on and off-campus, at least once
per month.

  • Perform weekday/weekend overnight RA duty approximately 2-3 times monthly and holiday
    duty as needed.
  • Be available every Monday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm for mandatory RA team
    meetings, Co-RA meetings, and student leader meetings.
  • Chaperone on and off-campus Student Services activities and trips as needed.
  • Help prepare for and facilitate student move-in and move-out, including attendance at
    orientation activities.
  • Help create a safe, welcoming residential environment for our students; offer advice and
    support when needed, for personal and/or academic questions or concerns.
  • Actively engage in informal, daily interaction with students on campus.
  • Report student welfare concerns to Student Services staff.
  • Submit monthly reports to Resident Services Manager.
  • Participate in all in-service training activities and meetings.

RAs work an average of 10-14 hours per week, predominantly evenings and weekends, in exchange
for private room with a private bath (located in a women’s dorm), full meal plan, use of campus
facilities (including pool, Jacuzzi, and computer lab), free parking, wireless internet, discounted
Japanese lessons on campus, and free shuttle bus (pick up and drop off at Reservoir T stop).

Skills

  • An appreciation of cultural differences and the ability to work closely and successfully with
    other cultures.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies calmly and effectively; displaying critical thinking skills.
  • Experience dealing with conflict and the ability to maintain a sense of humor.
  • Self-motivated; able to initiate interactions with individuals or groups.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and exercise good judgment in appraising situations.
  • Maintain effective, positive working relationships other team members.
  • Previous RA experience, study abroad experience, or experience with/appreciation of
    Japanese culture preferred.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic resume and cover letter to: hr@showaboston.edu

30th Anniversary Membership Survey (June 2 ~ July 2)

Want to be entered to win an Amazon gift card while helping out the New England JET Alumni community at the same time? In celebration of the JET Program’s 30th anniversary, completing this year’s membership survey between now and July 1st will enter you to win one of five $10 Amazon gift cards!!!

Your input is greatly appreciated, and it will help us cater more effectively to the needs of members of NEJETAA. This year we are stressing location and contact information. Doing so helps us plan events around YOU. To that end, we are also encouraging non-Boston based members to plan and join subchapter activities around New England. Click on the survey below for more information. http://goo.gl/forms/0kOux2xVciOZzxCy2

Aogiri Phoenix Tree Film Screening

Aogiri

The Showa Boston Activity Board invites JET alumni and Friends of JET to their screening of an original Japanese film, Aogiri – Phoenix Tree at Showa Boston on Sunday, June 5 from 2:15pm – 4:30pm. The film’s director, producer, and musical director will each be present and a discussion with them will follow the screening. Please RSVP to the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1142334029142316/ or, if you do not use Facebook, email Dan Lowe at president@nejetaa.com.

A shuttle will be offered at 1:50pm from the taxi/bus pickup area of Reservoir station (Green Line D-Branch) to Showa. Free parking is also available on our campus (please take your first left after passing through the gate, park in the lot, and walk up the stairs leading to the building flying the American, Japanese, and UK flags)

About the Film (from the official press release).

The film is based on the true life story of Ms. Susuko Numata, a victim of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima ( a hibakusha).

The film reveals intricate details of the suffering of a young woman who in one horrific instant lost her leg. Though she was repeatedly forced into the depths of despair, she eventually made up her mind to live on as an atomic bomb storyteller for peace. In addition to telling a great many others, Suzuko Numata continually shared her story about her experience of suffering from the bombing with countless children under the Aogiri tree (Chinese parasol tree) which also survived the A-bomb and is now standing in Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park.

This tree is famous and its seeds have been spread around the world, just as the messages of the hibakusha must be. As some elements of this story had to be invented due to an absence of details, the character of Ms. Numata in the film is named Setsuko Tanaka.

Ms. Numata passed away on July 12th, 2011, four months after the Great East Japan Earthquake. In her last days she was extremely concerned about the victims of the calamity, in the area affected by the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. Satomi Nakamura, the film’s producer, will never forget Ms. Numata’s words a month before her death; “I must live on to tell them my story… I do not want anybody in this world to go through the same pain ever again.”

Though an atomic-bomb and a nuclear power plant accident are two different things, they both share the horror of radioactivity. We live in an era when we must listen with full attention to the voices of the hibakusha and let them affect our thinking about the future of our planet.

This film sows the seeds of peace embodied in the message of the hibakusha. “No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki! No more war!”

This moving, informational and original film will be shown at 2:00pm at Showa Boston’s Provost hall.

The showing will be accompanied by Satomi Nakamura who is the film’s producer, Shuto Nakamura, the film’s director, and Shigetoshi Ito, the music director of the film. Takako Koike, a potter and the organizer/interpreter for the group will also be present.

After the film, there will be an opportunity for questions about the film and general inquiries about the experiences of those who managed to survive the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There may also be a song or two from producer/songstress Satomi Nakamura accompanied on guitar by Shigetoshi Ito.

Spring General Meeting

Please join our officers for our spring general meeting at Unos in Harvard Sq. Excellent way to have fun, meet fellow JETs, and offer ideas for summer! Some appetizers will be included.

Place: 22 John F Kennedy St Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Time: Tuesday, June 7, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1732285430371496/

If you are not a Facebook user, you are welcome to RSVP to president@nejetaa.com

May 2016 Officer Election Results

The winners of the May 2016 Officer Elections are as follows:

Vice President: Mike Buonadonna
Treasurer: Rachel Pauplis
Social Chair: Eriko Stronach

Congratulations to all and thank you to everyone who voted!

May 2016 NEJETAA Officer Voting Open (~5/25)

U.S. Career Forum in NYC

JET alumni with at least conversational Japanese language ability are welcome to attend the U.S. Career Forum to explore career options and even land a job at the event.
32 companies have already signed up including ACTUS CONSULTING (Recruiting Agency), AMAZON WEB SERVICES, APPLE, IACE TRAVEL, MIZUHO BANK, NOMURA RESEARCH INSTITUTE AMERICA, SYSCOM, Y’S PUBLISHING, and many more.


All companies are hiring for domestic positions.

— U.S. CAREER FORUM —
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Javits Center, Hall 1E
655 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
http://www.careerforum.net/event/us/?ref=2016JETAA&lang=E
* Participating is FREE, and attendance support of up to $350 is available. Apply by March 23.

The U.S. Career Forum is for anyone who:

  • possesses a minimum of conversational ability in both Japanese and English
  • possesses legal permission to work in the U.S.
    and
  • is looking for a full-time or internship position

For online registration and more info regarding the above, please go to:
http://www.careerforum.net/event/us/?ref=201623&lang=E

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Catherine Rackley at c.rackley@discointer.com.

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3rd Annual NEJETAA Skip Trip 2016! (Jan. 29-31)

ski trip 2016

Register by Dec. 21, 2015
To register: http://goo.gl/forms/KOT8PCg36w

This year NEJETAA will host the 3rd Annual Northeast Region Ski Trip from January 29th – 31st at Killington Ski Resort, the largest ski area in the eastern United States. Due to popular demand we have chosen to stay at the Summit Lodge, the hotel we stayed at two years ago. It features a pub, hot tub, etc. Complementary breakfast is also included. For those who are not interested in skiing, the Killington area offers much to do. There are options for individuals to do cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter activities. Killington Resort is only 35 minutes from the lovely town of Woodstock, VT with many options for eating and shopping; and 20 minutes from the Long Trail Brewery.

http://www.killington.com/site/index.html
http://www.summitlodgevermont.com/the-lodge/

If you plan on attending this event, please fill out the form below by Monday, December 21st. RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot and the type of room you want, as both are limited. We will send payment information soon after the December 21st deadline.

Who: JET Alums & Friends of JET
When: Friday, January 29 to Sunday, January 31
Where: Summit Lodge, Killington, VT

Hotel Costs for two-night stay:
Double: $198 per person;
Quad: $130 per person;
Triple: (in the event that we’re short one person for a quad) $152.67 per person;

Lift Ticket Cost: One-Day: $65; Two-Day: $124
Ski (includes poles) or Snowboard Equipment Package Rental: One-Day: $37; Two-Day: $64
Helmet Rental: One-Day: $6; Two-Day: $10

Deadline to RSVP: Monday, December 21st

To register: http://goo.gl/forms/KOT8PCg36w

If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about carpooling, email Dan Lowe at (president [at] nejetaa dot com)

Please Note: 

*By RSVPing for this event, you will be responsible for any costs incurred on your behalf.

**The above prices are based on a 20+ person group rate. Therefore, the costs are subject to change if fewer than 20 people sign up (in which case, you will have an opportunity to withdraw)

JLPT & Boston Career Forum Otsukaresama Social (12/13)

itadaki izakaya logo

Otsukaresama Social (12/13, 6pm)

To celebrate the end of the Boston Career Forum and Japanese Language Proficiency Test, NEJETAA will hold a social the evening of Sunday, December 13 from 6pm at Itadaki, an izakaya located on Newbury st. Even if you didn’t take the test or attend the career forum, it will be a great opportunity to have fun, network with JET alumni, learn more about the program, and maybe even practice a bit of Japanese!

RSVP by Thursday, 12/10 via Facebook (here) or by email to Rachel (treasurer [at] nejetaa dot com)

Location: Izakaya Itadaki, 269 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Welcome New Officers: Nov. 2015 Election Results

The results of the Nov. 2015 NEJETAA Officer Elections are released!

President: Daniel Lowe (Chiba-ken)

Membership/Marketing Coordinator: Collin Rozanski (Shiga-ken)

Webmaster/Communications Coordinator: Jesse Welty (Saga-ken), appointed

Due to Dan Lowe’s transition to President from Vice-President, we would also like to welcome Mike Buonadonna (Akita-ken) to fill the end of Dan’s VP term.

We look forward to great things this year! Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu!

We would like to thank outgoing President Leslie Risak, Membership Coordinator Bill Zagata, and Webmaster/Communications Coordinator Tim Ogino for their service to NEJETAA. Otsukaresama deshita!

Look out for upcoming events and exciting things to come in this new generation of NEJETAA leadership.