Want to be a Bridge Between Cultures? JASM is Hiring a Program Manager!

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Want to be a Bridge Between Cultures? JASM is Hiring a Program  Manager!

Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is a non-profit member supported organization that is committed to building relationships between people of Japan and the United States.  JASM is excited to announce that it is seeking to hire a Program Manager to organize cultural, educational and business events that build these relationships.

Job Description

The Program Manager for JASM focuses on planning and organizing its events and activities by providing creative, committed and visionary leadership to the JASM mission and office staff.  The Program Manager will also develop programs and initiatives that expand JASM’s membership and engagement with people with a Japan connection in the Upper Midwest region. Depending upon experience and desire, applicant may also be considered for future growth opportunities with the organization.



  • Four-year college degree or a two-year degree and appropriate experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Social Media, communication and computer skills
  • International awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • Native level Japanese language fluency and proficiency in communicating in English desired however will consider strong candidates with other qualifications
  • Appropriate visa for employment in the U.S.



  • Works with the JASM Board of Directors in Planning and Managing the events and activities of JASM
  • Serves as the administrator for the JASM website in addition to administering other social media tools
  • Provides leadership to the JASM interns by directing and inspiring them in their projects
  • Serves as the JASM Office Manager and reports to the Executive Director


Salary and Employment Terms:

This position will require 35 hours per week with an annual salary of $30,000.00


Application Procedure

Email or send cover letter and resume by letter in English by June 16, 2017 to:

Japan America Society of Minnesota

Attn: Ben van Lierop
43 Main Street SE, Suite EH-131
Minneapolis MN  55414-1031
Email:  jbvanlierop@us-japan.org