Campus Safety Coordinator

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.

The construction of a safe and secure campus is essential for the formation of a comfortable research environment. As the campus expands, it is required to have a dedicated staff to ensure campus safety. The Campus Safety Coordinator will frequently patrol the campus and engage in activities related to preventive campus safety. This particular role is essential for making the campus of Japan's leading university a safe and secure environment.


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


1.General duties of fire and disaster prevention based on Fire Service Act and OIST’s fire defense plan (such as maintenance, inspection, and repair management of firefighting equipment, implementation of on-campus safety patrol, promotion of 5S, accident investigation, etc.)

2.Maintenance of OIST’s fire and disaster prevention plan

3.Maintenance of OIST’s Self-defense Fire Brigade

4.Support the development of disaster prevention plans with local governments and support the implementation of joint drills

5.Planning and implementation of various fire and disaster prevention drills on and off campus



1.More than 7 years of experience in firefighting related work

2.Practical experience in preparing fire and disaster prevention plans

3.Certified as a fire and disaster prevention manager (*Certification may be omitted based on experience level)

4.Intermediate level of Microsoft Office

5.Communication skills to maintain good relationships with other groups

6.Associate degree or equivalent educational background

7.Japanese Driver License



1.Class-1 Health Officer’s License

2.Daily conversation level of English

3.Disaster Risk Management Officer’s License

Report to 

Section Manager, Facility Management Section, Building and Facility Management Division

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.

Working hours: Flextime (core time 10:00-15:00) 7.5 hrs per day (Multiplied by prescribed working days per month)

Compensation & Benefits 

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations

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*.
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or apply by emailing your Submission Documents to:
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or send by post to the following address:
HR Recruiting Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan

Submission Documents 

  • Cover letter in both English and Japanese
  • Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese
  • Names and contact information of 1~3 referees when required, one of which should be a previous employer

* 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 third-party administrators after a conditional offer of employment.

Application Due Date 

April 26, 2021 (Applications will be screened upon arrival)


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