Japan Study Program Associate

Full Time

Up to 25% Travel

The Program Associate’s main duty will be recruiting for the Japan Study program. Japan Study is a long-standing, collaborative initiative linking the 27 colleges of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) with Waseda University in Japan. The PA reports to the Director and assists him in the administration of various Earlham programs related to Japan, including campus programming, study abroad, faculty development, and community outreach. In addition to programs on the Earlham campus, Earlham College, a Quaker institution, is one of the nations leading liberal arts colleges in the field of international education.


  • Recruiting students for the study-abroad programs in Japan–includes travel to member campuses
  • Communicating with representatives and students from member colleges (letters, brochures, handbooks, e-mail, web site, program applications)
  • Acting as a liaison between the consortial campuses and our Tokyo office
  • Planning and implementation of orientation programs in the U.S. and Japan, webinars, and pre-departure and post-return orientations. Occasional travel to Japan is expected to assist with the execution of programs.
  • Managing a semester-abroad program that sends approximately 8 Earlham students and a faculty member to Morioka each year
  • Coordinating the evaluation program and completing yearly evaluation reports
  • Working with Earlham faculty and students interested in Japan
  • Assisting with campus programming related to Japan
  • Managing communication with Earlham alumni and friends
  • Facilitating two short-term exchange programs that bring middle and high school students from Japan to Indiana
  • Recruiting, hiring, and orienting recent graduates for the Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Program in Morioka and Tanohata
  • Engaging in professional development activities through participation in state, regional, and national professional organizations
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Japan Study Director


  • A BA degree or higher, preferable in East Asia or Japanese Studies
  • Participant on the Japan Study program as an undergraduate
  • Study or work experience in Japan
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • The ability to work well with students, staff, faculty, and parents
  • Japanese language competency
  • Experience in desktop publishing, social media, and web site management

To Apply

Please send the following materials through our Earlham Careers Portal:

  • Cover Letter that addresses how your experiences have prepared you for the various responsibilities of this position
  • Resume
  • List of 3 References with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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