Job Description :
The TOMODACHI Women’s Leadership Program Manager oversees the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program (TMWLP) in all aspects of program development, marketing, implementation, and through reporting.
Working under the direction of the Director of TOMODACHI Programs of the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan), the TOMODACHI Women’s Leadership Program Manager oversees the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program (TMWLP) in all aspects of program development, marketing, implementation, and through reporting. This position also works with colleagues in the U.S.-Japan Council to ensure this program is integrated into other women’s leadership activities managed by the Council. The Women’s Leadership Program Manager will work closely with the donor to understand their 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, to include the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. This position is one-year contract, with an option for renewal.
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 funding proposals with an annual budget and execute the plan to ensure the continuous delivery of services. Coordinate the procurement of services from outside suppliers, implementers, and other agencies, ensuring adherence to agreed-upon quality and cost. Communicate regularly with program participants and maintain close relationships with program sponsors and implementing partners. Coordinate and include USJC members in activities as appropriate. Provide program updates through reporting documents and public relations activities including recruitment campaigns, press releases, and annual reports. Other duties may be assigned.
Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to work under tight deadlines, navigate the program through ambiguities, self-start without much guidance, and manage multiple priorities. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English. Japanese language skill is preferred. Cross-cultural experience, with emphasis on engagement with Japan. Demonstrate ability to work independently and on a team.
- Bachelor’s degree, and preferably Master’s degree.
- A minimum of 3+ years’ experience in program management.
If qualified and interested, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected], specifying “TOMODACHI Women’s Leadership Program Manager” in the subject line of the email. Preferred start date March 15, 2021.
Annual salary will be based on experience and qualification of the candidate. The U.S.-Japan Council does not sponsor visas to work in Japan or fund relocation.