Coordinator for Community Outreach and Strategic Communications

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



1819 L Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Public and Member Outreach and Media

l  Coordinate JASWDC’s public communications (flyer, website, blogs, social media, etc.) to ensure consistency and high quality

l  Work with JASWDC staff to disseminate information about JASWDC programs to members and the general public

l  Create and design pamphlets and other JASWDC brand resources

l  Work with the Executive Director and JASWDC Board to explain the JASWDC story

l  Provide all social media communications for Sakura Matsuri and Japan Bowl

l  Work directly with the President and Executive Director to plan, develop and implement strategies to expand corporate membership

l  Identify opportunities for the JASWDC to be responsive to corporate member needs, consistent with the JASWDC overall mission, and, in consultation with the President and Executive Director, carry through on these opportunities


Educational Outreach Activities: Japan-in-a-Suitcase (JiS), mini-festivals, anime/manga conventions, etc.

l  Plan, develop and implement presentation curriculum, and presentation materials

l  Maintain JiS databases, schedule JiS visits and volunteer training

l  Manages & designs JASWDC booths at festivals (including Sakura Matsuri) to create activities to educate about Japanese culture

l  Order supplies as needed


Board of Trustees Meeting

l  Take minutes during Board of Trustees meetings and draft minutes for Executive Director to review before next meeting


Signature Program Support


l  Work with CineMatsuri Committee to manage the event, develop schedule, oversee all administrative responsibilities, and manage volunteers


Annual Dinner

l  Maintain Annual Dinner database and oversee registration table

l  Work with table sponsors on table seating

l  Assist with design, writing and editing dinner program and other promotional materials

l  Assist in on-site troubleshooting

l  Assist in directing volunteers

l  Design and produce the follow-up report for sponsors, to include table photos

National Japan Bowl  

l  Work with Japan Bowl Director and staff to manage, develop schedule and overall stage management for the main stage for performances and final competition

l  Oversee communication with on-site facility to ensuring equipment and stage layout are correctly followed

l  Assist with editing the annual Japan Bowl request to US-Japan Foundation



Strong public relations skills

Previous experience working with children

Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Social Media, Word Press, and databases


l  Communicate and work effectively with co-workers, committee members and volunteers

l  Able to plan and organize events

l  Manage volunteers to assure they meet their responsibilities in a timely manner

l  Pay attention to details

l  Make decisions on the spot and coordinate the situation accordingly

l  Be flexible with changes

l  Be creative and open to new ideas

l  Be able to multi-task

l  Resilience to stress

l  Customer orientated


100% health care provided

2 weeks vacation per year

403 (b) retirement plan

Off on all Federal holidays

Level of Language Proficiency

Strong English writing skills and a good understanding of Japanese

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 recommendation letters to the Executive Director, Marc Hitzig at no later than July 31, 2018.