Public Engagement Assistant – US Consulate General (Fukuoka, JP)
Company: US Consulate General – Fukuoka, Department of State
Title: Public Engagement Assistant – American Center Director
Salary: ~10 million Yen annually, Full-time
Location: Fukuoka, JP
Manages and coordinates the American Center in the district under the policy guidance of the Public Affairs Officer (PAO). Coordinates programming to ensure the American Center maintains strong activity in all five pillars of American Spaces to achieve mission goals: promotion of English language learning, providing educational seminars on study abroad in the United States, providing information about the United States through the Center to key audiences (not the general public) and Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA) resources, and collaborating with Public Affairs Programmers to host cultural programs and alumni programs at the Fukuoka American Center (FAC) and provide complementary information for off-site programs. Using appropriate tools, including social media, public speaking, and personal contact, understands, engages, informs, and influences target audiences through strategic dissemination of information and on-site programming. Focuses on youth engagement, educational advising, and increasing numbers of students studying in the United States by focusing on emerging voices. In pursuit of these goals, provides EducationUSA seminars. Promotes awareness of U.S. policies and information relevant to mission goals by using a variety of digital engagement tools, including email, web-based and social media platforms. Develops and maintains contact with target audience members in the consular district, focusing on high school and university students as well as opinion leaders including information and business professionals, academics, journalists, and government officials. Supports public affairs programs with GPA and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) American Spaces resources. Supervises interns in the production of video testimonials promoting study abroad and public affairs programming, database updates, and other projects assigned.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- Prior Work Experience: At least two years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information programs or services, event planning, experiential marketing, or youth outreach including the use of emerging information technologies and electronic resources, public relations, marketing, social media, or journalism is required. Web development or content management and social media experience are required. Project management, high level decision making experience required.
Knowledge: Knowledge of global issues and current events. Knowledge of current trends and developments in information technology and services. Knowledge of use of social media platforms. Significant knowledge of higher education in both the United States and Japan
- Education Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- LANGUAGE: Fluent in English and Japanese. Please see the Embassy’s website for the language qualification information.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must hold a valid Japanese driver’s license.
Important: the application form may not be replaced by a CV/resume. A resume may be uploaded to complement the information provided at the time of application, but only the information featured on the form will be considered as the official basis of any pre-screening/assessment.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
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