TOMODACHI Women’s Leadership Program Coordinator


Working under the direction of the Executive Director of the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan), the TOMODACHI Women’s Leadership Program Coordinator oversees the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program (TMWLP) in all aspects, from program development, to marketing, to implementation, and through reporting.  This position also works with colleagues in the U.S.-Japan Council to ensure that this program is integrated into other women’s leadership activities managed by the Council.  This Coordinator will work closely with the donor to understand and address expectations, manage implementing partners in Japan and the United States, and synchronize with teams from the U.S.-Japan Council in the United States and Japan, and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo in the implementation of this mission.  This position is offered for a one-year contract, with an option for renewal each year.


  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization. Including attending and implementation of the TMWLP sessions, U.S. trip, and annual conference, and other women-related events.
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program along with new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the program.
  • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program along with funding proposals to ensure the continuous delivery of services.
  • Coordinate the procurement of services from outside suppliers, implementers, and agencies, ensuring adherence to agreed-upon quality and cost.

For a full list of responsibilities, please view the job announcement


Desired Skills

  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Cross-cultural experience, with emphasis on engagement with Japan.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and on a team.



  • A minimum of 3+ years’ experience in program management.
  • Candidates must be able to work legally in Japan.


How to Apply

If qualified and interested, please send your CV and cover letter to, specifying “TOMODACHI Women’s Leadership Program Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.  Review of applications will begin April 27, 2016.  Preferred start date May 9, 2016.


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