Program Officer, Business & Policy Program

April 26th, 2023
Program Officer, Business & Policy Program

Program Officer, Business & Policy Program

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture, International/Foreign Affairs, Other
Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000




ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Japan Society is the premier organization connecting Japanese culture, business, and society with audiences in New York and around the world through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, sustainability, and education, online and on-site at our headquarters in a landmarked New York City building. Since 1907, our mission has been to promote mutual understanding and kizuna – forging deep connections – between the U.S. and Japan, by convening critical conversations, championing future creators, and serving as a trusted guide to the abundance of Japan. We are committed to strengthening connections within our community and building new bridges beyond  
DESCRIPTION The Program Officer will work with the Senior Director and Deputy Director in conceiving, planning and implementing programs with a focus on women’s empowerment and ESG related programming. The candidate will also draft program materials in English and will handle research, program execution, program outreach activities, and interact with leaders and distinguished speakers in the academic and business community, as well as thousands of Corporate Members. The candidate will also manage administrative and logistical tasks.The Program Officer will:


      • Develop and implement timely and interesting public and private events for the Business & Policy Program, focusing on women’s empowerment and ESG.
      • Conduct relevant research on event topics, potential speakers, companies, and industry sectors.



      • Coordinate with Corporate Development, House Operations, Building Services, and Media & Marketing for successful execution of all programs.
      • Prepare expense and statistical reports, and handle other administrative duties.
      • Work with Development team on financial reports and ensure that deadlines to funders and co-organizers are met.
      • Conceive and execute outreach for events via e-newsletter, outreach emails, social media, and website.
      • Coordinate with Communications team on media outreach and online presence.
      • Handle program registrations including managing RSVPs, payments and refunds.
      • Create program materials, such as guest lists, name badges, handouts, etc.
      • Facilitate travel and logistics for speakers, including hotel, audio/visuals, translations, and book sales.
      • Maintain and update constituent records in Raisers Edge.
      • Organize files on programs and speakers, update biographical files, photographs and institutional information.
      • Identify and develop opportunities for effective external collaboration.
      • Foster and strengthen professional networks that enable Business & Policy to realize results.
      • Liaise with collaborating organizations on program content and logistics.
      • Proactively engage and collaborate with other departments to advance Japan Society’s mission.
      • Train and supervise interns (when necessary).
      • Perform additional duties as Japan Society may require.





        • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years related experience
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
        • Native level English language proficiency
        • Deep knowledge of women’s empowerment and ESG related topics as well as international business and politics
        • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite, online research, social media and database management
        • Superior organizational skills with ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
        • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team
        • Availability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.


Japan Society

  • 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017
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  • Phone: (212) 832-1155

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