Job Opening

HBCC is looking for a Assistant Manager.

Position Title: Assistant Manager (Part-time contract position)
Salary: $18.00/h (Less than 30 hours a week ) +DOE
Work Hour: basically 9:00 am through 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Work Place: 1001 4th Ave. Suite 4310, Seattle, WA 98154
Benefits: Bus Pass + Dental Insurance
Term of contract: 3 years
Position Immediately available, preferred start day December 2nd, 2019

Major responsibilities:
1. Accounting Management
One of the main responsibility is to work as an accountant and general affairs in the Office. To issue invoice, check and record the payment and revenue on the Quick Book and Files. Making materials for audit and the statement of accounts monthly and yearly etc.
2. Event Management & Coordination
The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and executing events, Recruiting/ managing volunteers, fundraising, generating event content, producing/ distributing marketing materials, etc. Some examples of event related duties include:
o The Washington State Japanese Speech and Skit Contest: Organize and execute this event by arranging facilities, funding, and contest prizes in addition to coordinating judges, event MCs, VIPs, volunteers and contest committee members. Candidate must also develop contest guidelines, oversee participant applications, and event promotion.
o HBCC / WATJ Summer Institute: Coordinate and organize yearly teaching seminar for Japanese teachers of Washington State.
o Local Community Japan: Related Events: Coordinate HBCC participation at Japanese cultural events such as, Sakura Con, Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan Fair, Japan Week and others.
3. Sister City Programs
o Support and strengthen sister city relationships by attending relevant events and act as a liaison between city representatives. Help to establish new sister city relationships.
o Interface with local organizations.
4. NoIntern Manager
o Hire and manage quarterly interns; assigns duties and responsibilities; communicate with program coordinators at Hyogo Pref. University, UW and Bellevue Community College, government officials and volunteer organizations.
5. Marketing Project Support
o Assist Business promotional activities and on site events. Event planning and creation of promotional materials. Help with organizing market research. Translate reports from Japanese to English. Assess result from marketing campaigns. Develop and publish press releases.

The HBCC Assistant Manager will also have joint responsibilities in greeting visitors, answering phones and providing general assistance with other office projects as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
A 4-year bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution; experience living and/or working in Japan; Japanese language proficiency; and high-level English proficiency and excellent communication skills.

Additional Requirements:
The ideal candidate for the position will also have the following skills:
• The ability to work independently on multiple projects on deadlines in a fast, efficient manner.
• Be well organized and able to multitask effectively.
• Have experience in event coordination and a working knowledge of Hyogo prefecture/Kansai area.
• Have experience in accounting of the company/organization.
• Have above average technical proficiency in Office / DTP software; IT and telecommunications experience.
• Be able to work in a disciplined way under minimal supervision

How to apply:
Submit resume & cover letter via e-mail to .
Only candidates who are chosen for an interview will be contacted. NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE!
Submit the resume & cover letter by November 17th.