Japan Program Coordinator

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Program Coordinator: Fukushima, Japan

Position: Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions - Fukushima, Japan Program Coordinator
Location: Fukushima, Iwaki, Japan
Type: Contrator, Paid (Daily rate) + Includes all housing, meals, excursions, site visits, tours during program
Program dates: March 2 - 10, 2018 & Summer 2019 to be determined
Deadline to apply: Applications are rolling. Submit a resume and personal statement to melissa@thegreenprogram.com 

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
*Candidates must be able to start training March 2-10, 2018, on site
*Candidates must reside in Japan

About The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program (TGP) is an experiential education and workforce development program for young leaders in sustainable development. Created for students, by students, TGP has introduced a new model for education abroad– driven by a desire to provide purposeful, hands-on industry exposure at a fraction of the time and cost. Inspired by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, our short-term, accredited, career focused approach creates truly transformative experiences for students around the world– unlocking doors to governmental, public, and private facility access, exclusive tours, and unique bucket-list experiences.

Our unique partnerships with universities around the world allow our students to have a truly authentic experience by learning from local professors, experts and government officials. TGP seeks to redefine the classroom by enabling one-of-a-kind experiences like studying the effects of climate change on the top of our world’s glaciers. 

We help students maximize their winter, spring, and summer breaks in order to allow them to get in a fulfilling educational abroad experience within just 10 days.


We don’t want students to choose between a job, internship, or a study abroad experience. We want them to do it all.

Our program model is unique due to its short-term, accredited, experiential, and career focused emphasis. In fact, 99% of GREEN Alumni say that TGP has refined their purpose professionally, personally, or academically.

2017 has given way to several significant milestones for The GREEN Program, including new international program development, the launch of our workforce development platform and the launch of our scholarship fund for disadvantaged, underrepresented and underserved students.  In addition to our core educational programs in Iceland (renewable energy) and Peru (water resource management), we expanded the program this year to include two new opportunities– Hawai’i and Japan. These program locations enable students to experience sustainable development first-hand in a truly unforgettable way.

As we grow, we are excited to invite more creative, results-driven members to our team.  TGP is proud to be a workplace inspired by inclusion and diversity. Join our team today and be a part of our growing impact-organization!

"I am so proud to be a part of such a great organization that binds together people who are progressively trying to better the world. It is so exciting to know that other young people are concerned and are ready to take action!"

- Madison Poff, Student Success Mentor 2017

Primary Role
As a guide for The GREEN Japan Program you must have a strong passion for sustainable development, education, customer service, a sense of adventure, and the drive to make a positive impact in the world. TGP guides and coordinators must represent the company in a professional and responsible manner and understand that the quality of our educational experiences and customer serivce are taken very seriously and held at a high regard. You will be responsible for student groups up to 20 participants in each group for 10-day programs in Japan focused on diaster mitigation and nuclear to renewable transitions. Although you do not have to be an expert in the field (we can leave that up to our faculty), having an interest in the field is required! Our programs also serve as personal and professional development platforms for our participants. Our participants are mostly undergraduate students 18-25 years old or young professionals representing different institutions and countries from around the world. These students choose to travel with TGP to gain hands on, practical industry exposure, learn about a new country, different types of sustainability technologies, engage in once in a lifetime activities, and return home as thought leaders with practical, global, industry experience sustainability. 

General Accountabilities

  • Establishes and maintains procedures and quality control standards

  • Provides guidance regarding expectation management, logistics, safety, planning, customer service and needs.

  • Ensures all established costs, quality, and delivery commitments are met.

  • Coordinates activities with all other functions of the program including university and logistics communications

  • Performs administrative activities associated with the effective management of program operations

  • Determines responsibilities of assigned ambassadors/mentors to accomplish program objectives.

  • Trains and ensures all assigned ambassadors/mentors are aware of and comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

  • Presenting and facilitating Capstone Project development:

More info: One of your main roles will be to present and facilitate student cohorts with their Capstone Projects. Capstone Project: Interdiciplinary team projects that are entrepreneurial based, and focused on leaving a positive impact on the world through one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Typically, group presentations are between 15-20 minutes long and presented on PowerPoint at the National Institute of Technology - Fukushima College. With training, you will be responsible for explaining the project in presentation form as well as facilitiating group excercises throughout the program for capstone development.

Capstone Project Objectives:

  • Business Plan/ Model

  • Implementation of Technology

  • How it works

  • Project Finances

  • Upfront cost, Operational Cost, Payback

  • Governmental Policies

  • Environmental Impact

  • Target Market Demographic

Program Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with faculty and staff involved to enhance experiential learning opportunities/ overall student experience.

  • Collaborate and communicate daily with TGP regarding the students, group dynamic, problems, ways to improve

  • Describe points of interest to students and respond to questions.

  • Provide directions and other pertinent information to students.

  • Escort students on tours and activities

  • Monitor student activities to ensure compliance with establishment or tour regulations and safety practices.

  • Engage students to make them feel comfortable in country, while inhabiting a safe and creative environment for personal student growth

  • Select travel routes and sites to be visited based on knowledge of specific areas.

  • Research various topics, including site history, environmental conditions

  • Provide physical safety of groups, performing such activities as providing first aid and directing emergency evacuations.

  • Provide information about wildlife varieties and habitats

  • Teach skills, such as proper hiking methods, and demonstrate and advise on the use of equipment.

  • Mentor students with personal and professional development, renewable energy and sustainability knowledge

Position Qualifications & Competencies 

  • Knowledge and capabilities normally acquired through 1 to 5 years’ experience in a field related to international education, guiding, customer service industry as well as a relevant educational background through a Bachelor's degree or higher.

  • Must be fluent in English and Japanese

  • Must be skilled in technical translations (Japanese to English) regarding energy and engineering

  • Must be a resident in Japan

  • Experience with conflict resolution and mediation  

  • Direct experience within the course topic's industry is  not mandatory, but a plus!

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy schedule. The ability to perform long hours (8+ hours) including evening and weekend works. Followed by periodic domestic and international travel.

  • Provide physical safety of groups, performing such activities as providing first aid and directing emergency evacuations. CPR Certified is a plus.

  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds informatively to questions; Participates in meetings.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Varies writing style to meet specific needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

  • Interpersonal Skills - Listens to others attentively; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; Maintains confidentiality; Maintains relationships with others.

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Empathizes with clients; Solicits customer feedback to improve service.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason.

Physical Demands

  • Required to participate in demanding physical activities (hiking, adventure excursions, etc.)

  • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb

  • Hand coordination required.

Work Environment

  • Exposure to adverse conditions.

  • Exposure to cold.

  • Exposure to wet conditions.

  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts.

  • Exposure to outside weather conditions.

  • Occasionally protective clothing or equipment is required and available for use including: gloves, helmets, boots, protective eyewear, etc.


  • Will lead / work closely with other employees, team, and partners doing similar work

  • Supervises returning ambassadors and partnership contacts on site

Applications are rolling

To apply, submit a resume and personal statement to melissa@thegreenprogram.com

Subject line: "Fukushima, Japan Program Coordinator"

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