Consulate-General of Japan in Houston



August 9, 2013

Job Opening

Title : Political and Economic Affairs Assistant
Salary:Commensurate with experience
Benefits : Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, US federal and some Japanese national holidays
Working hours : 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday * some evenings and weekends required for special events and receptions

Primary Duties & Responsibilities :
- Research and analyze political and economic issues for the states in the Consulate jurisdiction (currently Texas & Oklahoma), with a heavy concentration on local industries and regional politics
- Write daily news reports summarizing relevant local, regional, national and Japan related news articles
- Assist with preparation and planning of events and receptions related to the Consulate
- Write speeches and presentations for diplomats
- Assist in writing of letters
- Assist other sections of the Consulate as required
- Other administrative duties and assisting the diplomats with day-to-day tasks

Required qualification :
- US nationality or possession of work permits in US
- College degree in a related field
- Native-level English ability
- Strong organization and communication skills
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
- Basic Knowledge of Japan
- Japanese language skills (favorable)

Location :
Consulate-General of Japan, 909 Fannin Street, Suite 3000, Houston TX 77010

To apply :
Interested candidates should mail, fax(713-651-7822), or e-mail ( resume and cover letter to Ms. Lisa Kostelecky. Application should be received by the Consulate by Monday August 26, 2013. Please do not call with regards to your application status.


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