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Project Manager, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia

30 Oct 2018 1:46 PM | Derek Finn (Administrator)

Project Manager 
Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
5070 Parkside Ave, Suite 1404, Philadelphia, PA 19131 |

Salary Range: $30,000-$40,000, Commensurate with experience 

Organizational Background 

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) is a private nonprofit organization that connects Japan and Philadelphia through: operating and preserving Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, which hosts over 30,000 visitors each year; producing the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival with over 15,000 attendees; presenting a US-Japan Business and Public Policy Series; and providing Japanese arts, business, and cultural programming for all ages. 

Position Summary 

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia seeks a project manager to lead its Japan 2020 project. The position is a full time, temporary, exempt position with a two year contract beginning February 1, 2019 or after. The Project Manager is primarily responsible for coordinating a week-long grassroots summit, including liaising with venues and hotels, coordinating host families, and developing partnership programs with regional partners. This position reports to the Associate Director of Special Projects and will work closely with the Executive Director and Marketing Manager. Responsibilities include: 

● Act as primary liaison with Japanese partner organization
● Coordinate with community partners, including local arts & cultural institutions, host city governments, and host family coordinators
● Communicate directly with venues and hotel staff to implement summit programs
● Assist in planning and executing program events
● Maintain accurate records in paper files, and electronic files in Google Suite and Altru 

● Bachelor’s degree preferred
● Minimum of 2 years of experience in program management or event planning
● Candidate must demonstrate exceptional communication skills
● Other requirements include strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and time management skills; attention to detail; and the ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Creative Cloud
● Knowledge of Japanese language and culture is strongly preferred 

Application Deadline and Details 

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF with your name in the file name by November 30, 2018. Send your materials to: 

Aaron Dilliplane Associate Director of Special Projects 

No phone calls, please. 

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