Submitted by: the Mansfield Foundation
Application deadline: November 30, 2018
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation seeks an Administrative and Program Assistant for the organization’s Tokyo office. Through close collaboration among offices in Washington, D.C., Missoula, Montana, and Tokyo, the Foundation conducts exchanges and policy dialogues and produces publications that create networks among U.S. and Asian leaders, explore the underlying issues influencing public policies, and increase awareness about the nations and people of Asia.
Assist with implementation of the Foundation’s programs in Japan, the U.S. and elsewhere.
Perform clerical duties, including but not limited to: answering phones, creating and editing correspondence, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, mailing, and ordering office supplies.
Make payments and prepare financial reports
Update the Tokyo office’s mailing list
Oversee computer operations
Translate documents and assist with informational materials
Provide support to Mansfield Fellows
Help coordinate and staff the Tokyo office’s special functions
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director and Program Manager of the Foundation’s Tokyo office
Japanese language (native), Japanese citizenship.
Bachelor’s degree/experience studying in the U.S. for at least 1 year
English proficiency and strong written and oral communication skills in both Japanese and English
More than 3 years of work experience
Computer skills, including internet research, Word, and Excel
Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task and maintain attention to details
Ability to work with a diverse group of people
Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Interest in U.S.-Asia relations and public policy
Terms: This position is full-time, 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday, on a one-year contract.
Probation period is 3 months; renewal is possible, based on performance
Contact: E-mail cover letter and resume (both in Japanese and English) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ADMINISTRATIVE and PROGRAM ASSISTANT” in the subject line. References are appreciated if available. No phone calls, please.