Friday, September 4, 2015

Job Opening: Program Assistant with the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program (LEP)

The U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program (LEP/TLEP) is conducting a search for a new program assistant. The LEP/TLEP is co-directed by Professor Henry R. Nau and Professor Mike Mochizuki and brings together Members of the US Congress, Japanese Diet, and South Korean National Assembly twice a year to discuss issues among the three countries.

The program assistant serves as chief administrative assistant to Professor Nau. Primary responsibilities include inviting and organizing Members of Congress to travel to Tokyo/Seoul for a meeting, usually in December or January. The assistant travels to Tokyo/Seoul with the director for approximately 3-4 days. 

Since the meetings in Tokyo/Seoul are held toward the end of the semester, this position requires a graduate student who has very strong organizational and time management skills necessary to handle all of the details of event coordination while completing his/her own semester-end course requirements. Other skills needed include a strong sense of responsibility, maturity, courtesy, and reliability. English fluency is essential. Preference will be given to those who have a strong interest in US-Japan or US-South Korean relations or are proficient in Japanese or Korean. Professional references are welcomed.

The position is part-time, averaging 15 hrs/week at $15/hour.  The position is for the Fall semester, with the possibility of working into the Spring semester 2016, depending on the conference schedule.  Work time varies from approximately 8-10 hrs/wk (preferably spread over at least 3 working days) during the first two thirds of each semester to 25-30 hours during the last third of the semester (sometimes more if needed, including weekends).

Please contact the current program assistant, Andrea Powell (, with any questions or for additional information.  Send a resume and cover letter to, cc’d to  

Deadline for submission is September 18th, 2015 

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