Recreation Suppot Staff (Part-time)

Division Function/Position summary:
Recreation Services provides OIST members with an inclusive and equitable opportunity to participate, educate, compete, and volunteer in recreational and cultural activities as a means to enhance health and well-being. Recreation Services will provide ALL OIST members opportunities for physical, social, educational and cultural involvement.


1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495


  1. Facility Responsibilities: (20%)
    • Under the direction of the Director of Recreation, supervise the recreational facilities with daily facility checks on equipment and structural facility equipment.
    • Fitness Gym Responsible for all aspects of the fitness gym that include:
      • Registrations
      • Orientations
      • Liability waiver data recording
      • Communications and physically closing and opening for typhoons and or maintenance
      • Daily facility checks on equipment and structural components of the facility.
      • Report any issues with structural facility needs, electrical facility needs and HVAC: (Heating Ventilation and Airconditioning)
  2. Health and Safety Responsibilities (20%)
    • Attend Health and Safety meetings at OIST regularly and work with campus constituents on health and safety matters through official Recreation Services activities.
    • Update Health and Safety materials on the website in Recreation Services.
    • Update Recreation Services webpages related to health and safety matters at OIST.
    • Keep CPR and First Aid Training updated yearly or biannually.
    • Work with Health and Safety at OIST to secure external teachers who teach Basic Life Training (for non-certification) and Ocean Safety Education – schedule class dates and promote details with internal constituents.
    • Support and train external teachers in health and safety related matters as advised by OIST.
  3. Health and Wellness Activity Classes (20%)
    • Teach between 3-4 Health and Wellness Fitness related classes as instructed by the Director of Recreation.
  4. Club Support (20%)
    • 1/2 (15-20 clubs to supervise and support) under the guidance of the Director of Recreation.
  5. Events and Activities (20%)
    • Assisting in event set up and tear down (some late nights and some weekends). This person will also work some events alone.



  1. Computer literacy and ability to communicate with diverse cultures verbally and in writing.
  2. Health and wellness teaching experience in an adult environment.
  3. Excellent communication skills in English.
  4. The ability to work in a team environment and work independently.
  5. Experience working with diverse environment.
  6. High levels of creativity and initiative.


  1. Current CPR, AED and First Aid Certifications required.
  2. Experience working with graduate students and international staff.
  3. Health and Wellness License and or National Certifications in teaching health and wellness related courses.
  4. Strength and Conditioning License and or National Certifications for health and wellness teaching.
  5. Ability to engage and successfully connect with all levels of university students and staff.
  6. Experience in working in an international environment, in recreation health and wellness.

Report to 

Director of Recreation Services

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Part Time, fixed term appointment for 6 months. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.

Working hours: Part-time with a maximum of 7 hours per day, 5 days per week. The schedule could be negotiable.

Compensation & Benefits 

Compensation in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Hourly Rate: 1000~1400 JPY


  • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid
  • Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
  • Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Apply by uploading your submission documents HERE*.
*This is a secure file uploading system for handling confidential materials.

If you have any questions, please contact us at recruiting[at]
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Submission Documents 

  • Cover letter either in English or Japanese
  • Curriculum vitae either in English or Japanese
  • Names and contact information of 3 referees, one of which should be previous
  • Current VISA-CoE (Certificate of Eligibility) Type
    • Please be informed that the employment at OIST shall not come into effect until the appropriate and sufficient status of residence required to work in Japan is fulfilled.

* Applicants whose native language is Japanese are required to submit both documents in English and Japanese.
*Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.
*Up to 3 references may be requested during the final interview stage.
*Prior to the start of employment all new hires are required to successfully complete a background check. Personal information including employment history and academic background should be submitted to OIST after a conditional offer of employment.

Application Due Date 

2022/12/31 (Applications will be screened upon arrival)


  • OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
  • Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
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