Japan Program Coordinator – Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Company: Stanford University
Title: Japan Program Coordinator
Salary: TBD, Full-time
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center’s (APARC) Japan Program facilitates multidisciplinary, social science-oriented research on contemporary Japan, emphasizing both academic scholarship and policy-relevant research. The program aims to become a central platform for Stanford students and the broader community for understanding and engaging with Japan.
Program activities include the Japan Colloquium Series, conferences to further cutting-edge research and address critical contemporary policy issues, and public seminars. The goal of the Japan Program is to become an eminent platform to foster intellectual exchange among leading scholars, experts, policymakers, professionals, business and civil society leaders, and students.
Working in a dynamic, international environment, the position holder will be expected to work in a timely and efficient manner in consultation with the Japan Program Director and other members at APARC to provide the full range of administrative support for the Japan Program and the Center. Specific responsibilities include:
- Assist Program Director with event coordination, organization, and other Japan Program activities
- Complete travel arrangements and reimbursements for colloquia speakers, fellows and visiting scholars. Facilitate research-related purchases and travel reimbursements.
- Proactively update and administer the Japan Program websites.
- Perform online and library research for specific program initiatives or APARC faculty.
- Assist visiting scholars, fellows, and short-term visitors associated with the programs with inquiries related to the Japan Program and/or the Center.
- Identify potential grant opportunities for the Japan Program under the directives of the Program Director and researchers. Draft grant applications and prepare necessary reports for grants.
- Interact and liaise with multiple constituencies and various campus units, faculty, staff, researchers, students, alumni, government officials, and business representatives from both domestic organizations and the Asia Pacific region
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