Posted on February 9, 2012
Director of Global Programs
Japan Society - Director of Global Programs
Established in 1907, New York's Japan Society is an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the United States, Japan, and East Asia.
Director of Global Programs
Reporting to the President, the Director of Global Programs is responsible for programming and fundraising for the Corporate Program, comprising business-related programs and networking events for corporate members. He/she will also oversee the integration and manage the results of a consolidated unit comprising Corporate Program, Policy Projects, which focuses on problem-solving exchanges and the administration of the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, and Lectures, which hosts talks on a range of topics, including cultural issues of interest to individual and corporate members as well as the general public.
The position requires an active, hands-on leader and consummate team-builder with outstanding managerial, communication and customer-relations skills. The successful candidate must have an in-depth understanding of Japan, U.S.- Japan relations, as well as global business and economic and policy trends. He/she must have the executive presence and bearing necessary to serve as an ambassador of the organization and partner to the President’s Office, and to collaborate effectively with all areas of Japan Society, particularly Development and Special Events. Japanese language ability is a plus.
- Bachelors degree or higher plus minimum of eight to ten years’ managerial experience with specific expertise in program development and implementation, people and budget management, and fund-raising
- Knowledge of international business and financial markets, including modern Japanese cultural, business and political trends and their global influence
- Knowledge of or interest in social entrepreneurialism and NGOs
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
- Knowledge of Japanese business etiquette, customs and culture
- Demonstrated ability to network and build external relationships
- Ability to manage staff and collaborate effectively with a full range of internal and external partners
- Ability to synergize elements from different program areas into new program offerings
- Experience in dealing with the public
- Superior research and organizational skills
- Proficiency in Window’s Office Suite, online research, and database management
- Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as necessary
- Experience with non-profit corporate membership or similar membership program a plus.
To Apply: Email your letter of interest and resume to Jane Fenton, Director of Human Resources, at - email@example.com.
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