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The Economic Section at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago is seeking a new staff member for the position of Economic Partnership & Grassroots Caravan Coordinator. This position requires a strong work ethic and positive attitude as you assist in the planning of Consulate events and travels throughout the Midwest. Work with Japanese diplomats to help bring together and grow a strong economic bond between the American Midwest and Japan.

How to Apply

E-mail your resume, cover letter and a 1-page essay on why you are applying for this position in a PDF format to: haruka.sakamoto@mofa.go.jp by 6 pm on Monday, July 19th, 2021

For details on job duties and requirements, please see the following:

Original job posting in English

Original job posting in Japanese

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Amerigo Education is hiring a Campus Coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a live-in position with housing and utilities included. There is a great need at the Twin Cities campus, but they have locations all over the U.S. See the original job posting here.


The Campus Coordinator is a live-in position that oversees all tasks related to the students’ residential experience at the Campus. Developing strong relationships with the residential students, grounded in compassion, mutual respect, and consistency, is essential to the Campus Coordinator position. Campus Coordinators must be willing to take a proactive, hands-on approach in working with students to solve problems and conflicts and to offer disciplinary and moral guidance as needed.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Act as in loco parentis and, therefore, responsible for all aspects of the residential welfare of our students

  • Cultivate a safe, nurturing, structured, and comfortable environment for students

  • Enforce the program and the school’s rules and policies

  • Oversee daily operations of the residential programming including consistent supervisory laps during residential and off-site periods and activities

  • Drive students to and from school, activities, and appointments in a large company-owned van

  • Monitor and assist with homework and the academic progress of students

  • Provide direction and support to part-time Resident Assistants

  • Monitor “duty-phone” and security system during overnight shifts and respond to emergencies as required

  • Own a piece of the campus operations, including, but not limited to, one or a few of the following:

  • Student programming inclusive of management of the relationship with vendors and transportation services for campus supplies and the residential student meal program and other related duties

  • Student services inclusive of communication with faculty/staff at Amerigo and our partner school about students’ academic progress and attendance of relevant school or parent meetings

  • Student activities inclusive of coordination of evening and weekend activities and campus social media management

  • Promote the image of the residential program within the school and local community

  • Communicate all residential issues to the Director of Campus Operations


  • Bachelor’s degree from 4-Year Accredited University; Degree in Education, Counseling, or other relevant discipline preferred

  • Demonstrated experience as a house parent, resident assistant, or equivalent experience required

  • Must possess valid U.S. Driver’s License and clean driving record with the ability to drive a large company-owned van

  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and overnights

  • Excellent communication skills; strong interpersonal skills (relational)

  • International, multi-cultural exposure preferred; experience working with English as a Second Language students a plus

For additional information, please contact humanresources@amerigoeducation.com

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Battle Creek Unlimited is hiring for two positions: an Economic Development Specialist and an Economic Development and Innovation Coordinator. The jobs are in Battle Creek, Michigan, approximately halfway between Detroit and Chicago. Battle Creek is home to a small community of Japanese manufacturers, making these good positions for a JET alumni.

Deadline to Submit: Please submit resume, cover letter, references to: joinourteam@bcunlimited.org. Resumes are due by July 23, 2021. Interviews will occur in August.

For details on the job duties and requirements, please see the following:

Economic Development Specialist Position

Economic Development and Innovation Coordinator Position

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