Campus Safety Coordinator

OIST was founded by the Japanese government to contribute to science and technology worldwide, attract leading researchers from Japan and abroad to conduct high-quality research, advance the development of a world-class research hub, and nucleate a knowledge cluster that will catalyze technology transfer and industrial innovation in Okinawa. In order to achieve this goal, we need to provide our researchers with a world-class research environment. The most important appointment of the Facilities Management Section is to properly maintain and manage the facilities within a limited budget.

Position Summary:
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 frequently patrols the campus and performs activities related to preventive campus safety. This is an important position that actively involves building a safe campus for the future.


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


  1. Duties related to the safe operation of the campus
    • Traffic safety education and activities
    • Campus traffic violation vehicle enforcement
    • Planning and implementation of crime prevention education, activities, and measures
  2. Duties related to campus health and safety
    • Investigation of causes of accidents, planning and implementation of measures to prevent recurrence
    • Preparation of accident reports
    • Participation in safety and health committee activities
  3. Duties related to the self-defense firefighting organization
    • Participation in activities of the self-defense fire brigade
    • Support for fire and disaster prevention managers
  4. Duties related to cooperation with local police and fire departments
    • Exchange information on crime prevention and fire prevention as appropriate and build a good relationship
  5. Duties related to joint disaster prevention training with local municipalities
    • Support planning and implementation of joint drills
    • Exchange information with local governments



  1. More than 3 years of work experience in related to fire prevention, disaster prevention, or crime prevention.
  2. Intermediate level of Microsoft Office
  3. Communication skills to maintain good relationships with other groups
  4. Junior college graduate or equivalent educational background
  5. Japanese Driver License


  1. Class-1 Health Officer’s License
  2. Qualified as a fire and disaster prevention manager
  3. Daily conversation level of English
  4. Hazardous Materials Engineer’s License

Report to 

Facilities Management Section Senior Manager

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)
  • Access to Child Development Center
  • Access to Schooling Options
  • Language Education
  • Resource Center (Daily Life Support in Okinawa)

How To Apply 

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Submission Documents 

  • Cover letter in both English and Japanese
  • Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese

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

Application Due Date 

2022/12/31 *Application will be screened upon arrival, and the selection will end once the position is filled.


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