OKINAWA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (OIST)

Community Relations Staff

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
n/a
Posted
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
21 May 2018
Ref
32546
Contract Type
Permanent

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see www.oist.jp) is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.
Role summary:
Community Relations Staff offers guided campus tours for individuals and customized tours for industry, government, and local organizations. S/he plans and organize various events such as science programs for school students, cultural events, etc.
The Community Relations Section website (https://www.oist.jp/community-activities)

Location

1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

Responsibilities

Plan and organize science programs for school students
Organize visits by high school students and others
Plan and organize cultural events
Update section website
Receive phone calls and correspond to inquiries from the outside
Manage purchase orders and travel request with an accounting system

Plan and organize science programs for school students

Organize visits by high school students and others

Plan and organize cultural events

Update section website

Receive phone calls and correspond to inquiries from the outside

Manage purchase orders and travel request with an accounting system

Qualifications

(Required)
Business level English (TOEIC 800 or higher) and native level Japanese
Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point, and others )
Strong communication skill
Ability to perform tasks as a team player
Work experience related to customer services
(Preferred)
Experience in science communication
Knowledge of basic science, experience in science teaching
Work experience as a tour conductor or event coordinator
Work experience in the tourist industry
Work experience in international environments

Business level English (TOEIC 800 or higher) and native level Japanese

Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point, and others )

Strong communication skill

Ability to perform tasks as a team player

Work experience related to customer services

Experience in science communication

Knowledge of basic science, experience in science teaching

Work experience as a tour conductor or event coordinator

Work experience in the tourist industry

Work experience in international environments

Report to

Community Relations Section Manager

Starting Date

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.
Working hours: Flextime (core time 10:00-15:00) 7.5hrs per day (Multiplied by prescribed working days per month)

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Annual salary: 2.4M yen ~ (Job class: Administrative staff I-II, A1-A2)
Benefits:
Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
Annual paid leave and summer holidays
Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply

Apply by emailing your Submission Documents to:
recruiting[at]oist.jp
(Please replace [at] with @ before using this email address)
or send by post to the following address:
HR Recruiting Support Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Onna, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan

Submission Documents

- Cover letter in both English and Japanese
- Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese
* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.

Application Due Date

May 31, 2018 (Applications will be screened upon arrival)

Declaration

OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.
Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
Please view OIST policy for rules on external professional activities
Further details about the University can be viewed on the OIST website www.oist.jp.

OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.

Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.

Please view OIST policy for rules on external professional activities

Further details about the University can be viewed on the OIST website www.oist.jp.

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