Employment Opportunity


Employment Opportunity

Public Affairs Section

Embassy of Japan in Washington DC

Education and MEXT Scholarship Coordinator

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Education and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship Coordinator. This individual is primarily responsible for managing the schedules and assisting the activities of the diplomats in the Public Affairs Section, as well as coordinating the Embassy’s MEXT Scholarship Program. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.


Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty once a month and occasional weeknight and/or weekend events (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience and the skills of the candidate. Benefits include group health insurance coverage, paid time off, sick leave and an annual bonus. There is a potential salary increase based on individual performance. The minimum monthly base salary for this position is $3,500 USD.

Please note: Candidates must be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates will be requested to submit background check information.


  • Handle administrative duties such as making appointments, developing itineraries, answering phone calls from the public and coordinating transportation for diplomats and education-related delegations from the Government of Japan
  • Assist Diplomats with research in the field of education
  • Manage the MEXT Scholarship Program and provide assistance to the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program when necessary
  • Manage the Embassy of Japan’s School Visit Program
  • Draft posts for social and digital media about educational topics related to Japan and update the education webpages on the Embassy’s website
  • Draft speeches, statements, remarks, and correspondence related to education
  • Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate, including but not limited to: helping plan and organize receptions, events, meetings, and seminars especially as related to education under the direction of the Diplomats in the Public Affairs section and providing internal translations as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of Japanese culture/experience living or working in Japan
  • Interest in international education, study abroad programs, and foreign language education
  • Japanese language skills
How to apply:
  • Email your resume and cover letter to education@ws.mofa.go.jp by Tuesday, September 21st. Please write “Education and MEXT Scholarship Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the instructions for submission are not properly followed.