Offerd Salary:$75,000-$80,000
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Posting Number PG192581EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Director Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience (anticipated hiring range $75,000-$80,000) Work Schedule Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm (occasional nights and weekends may be required based on business needs). Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Japan Center About the Department

The NC Japan Center is part of North Carolina State University, and is housed in the Office of Global Engagement, a Division of the Office of the Provost. The Office of Global Engagement (NC State Global) is NC State's gateway to the world, overseeing global research, education and partnership efforts through both local and global outreach. The NC Japan Center contributes to this mission as a focal point for interaction between Japan and North Carolina, serving as a statewide resource to assist citizens, universities, and public and private organizations in their relationships with Japan.

Essential Job Duties

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Global Engagement, the Director initiates, coordinates, and oversees a wide range of activities that build relationships and serve academic, research, business, and cultural needs related to the interaction between Japan and North Carolina. This role requires a proactive approach with a service-driven mindset. The successful candidate should possess both advanced Japanese cultural and linguistic competencies and US cultural and linguistic competencies (including business and academic environments).

Other Responsibilities

Support business initiatives:

  • Work with university, state, and local economic development and business organizations to foster increased commerce and exchange between Japan and NC.
  • Provide workshops and training opportunities for those in North Carolina interested in doing business in or with Japan.
  • Organize and contribute to conferences for businesses interested in and engaged with Japan.
  • Support academic and research initiatives:

  • Expand relations with active Japanese academic partners and develop new partnerships to enhance academic exchange and research collaboration;
  • Facilitate partnerships with Japanese academic partners through on-site visits (at least once per academic year);
  • Seek out and assist in the administration of funding to support faculty research through the Harry C. Kelly Fund, scholarships for NC State students planning to study in Japan, as well as NC State's Japanese language program;
  • Develop, promote, and support COIL and other mobility or engagement programs with Japanese partners, including liaising with appropriate personnel and faculty at NC State and Japanese institutions.
  • Support the general public:

  • Sponsor and promote workshops, training opportunities, cultural events, and art shows throughout the year;
  • Oversee the administration of the Japan Center's non-credit Japanese language classes conducted for pre-college students and adults;
  • Speak at various public venues about Japan, its history and culture, and its relations with North Carolina.
  • General:

  • Lead the strategic planning for the NC Japan Center, and develop specific goals for the center's vision;
  • Ensure visibility and awareness of the NC Japan Center among all stakeholder groups;
  • Steward the NC Japan Center's Board of Advisors, convening members at least bi-annually to provide updates on Japan Center activities and plans, and to garner advice and support;
  • Manage the operational budget to maximize and build on available resources;
  • Initiate and engage in fundraising and development activities, including the Corporate Membership program, to expand sustainable resources for the operation of the NC Japan Center;
  • Supervise the NC Japan Center staff;
  • Collaborate with and support other units and faculty at NC State that engage with Japanese agencies, universities, or organizations.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Education and Experience

    Master's degree, or a Bachelor's degree with at least five (5) years of Japan-related professional experience.

    Other Required Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture;
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation of new initiatives;
  • Knowledge of economic development practices in NC, including state agencies and organizations involved in economic development;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work well in a broad-based team, as well as to take individual initiative;
  • Ability to engage diplomatically and with cultural sensitivity with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Japanese language (JLPT Level N3 or above strongly preferred);
  • Ability to communicate and conduct business in the Japanese language and culture;
  • Experience in a university setting;
  • Experience with Japanese business, government, or cultural entities.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 05/11/2023

    Anticipated Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to your application, please attach a resume and cover letter. and include contact information for at least three (3) references.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00106601

    Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 390401 - Japan Center AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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