School Age Programs Japanese Teacher (Part-time)

OIST now has almost a thousand people studying or working on campus, and their overall wellbeing is seen as a key to their success at OIST and the success of OIST as an institution as well. In this regard, the University Community Services Division oversee the provision of campus-wide community services that enhance lives of students, staff and families at OIST. The Division is responsible for the management of existing welfare services including: the Child Development Center, the Ganjuu Wellbeing Service, the Resource Center, Language Education, Food Services, Recreation Services, and the Clinic.  Some of these sections are financed through fees collected from the users of the services as well as the government subsidies to the University.   Staff members in this division strive to foster a spirit of teamwork where ideas are welcomed, conflicts are resolved in a positive and respectful manner, and diversity is valued.

Division Function/Position summary:

The School Age Programs Teacher is responsible for assisting with program implementation for children after school (after school program) as well as during the summer holidays and other school breaks (holiday program). The successful candidate will be a strong communicator who enjoys working with school age children. Over the next two to three years, the number of children in these programs will steadily increase as will the number of different programs offered. The School Age Programs Teacher will assist the School Age Programs Program Director, other School Age Programs Teachers, the teachers from the preschool, and other members of University Community Services.  This individual reports to the Senior Manager of University Community Services.


〒904-0495 沖縄県国頭郡恩納村字谷茶1919-1


  1. Assist School Age Program teachers with supervision of school age children in small and large groups, including providing support in Japanese for students requiring homework in all subjects through the middle school academic level
  2. Maintain an effective, well-organized and safe physical setting for the school age programs
  3. Implement developmentally appropriate programs for school age children and appropriate behavior management practices
  4. Adhere to organizational policies and procedures
  5. Communicate with families by responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner, as appropriate
  6. Serve as a liaison with the Japanese administrative staff at OIST to assist with administrative tasks related to registration, payment and enrollment for all programs in the appropriate systems, as directed
  7. Translate internal and external documents (memo, newsletters, event information, etc.) into Japanese and vice versa


  1. Associate’s degree and experience working with Elementary school aged children
  2. 2-3 years’ experience working with children and/or young people
  3. Strong organization, planning and administrative skills
  4. Understanding of child development principles
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Native level Japanese (writing, reading and speaking); Business level English (writing, reading and speaking)
  7. Effective computer skills including experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); ability to accurately record data and provide reports (ex. student attendance)
  8. Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  9. Professional license in child-care or classroom teaching preferred

Report to 

School Age Programs - Program Director

Starting Date 

As eraly as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Part-time, fixed term appointment for 6 months initially. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.
Work hours: 13:00 - 18:00 (10:00 – 18:00 for approximately 80 days per year, mostly in the summer)*

Compensation & Benefits 

Compensation in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Hourly salary: 1,200 – 1,450 JPY


  • Commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave
  • 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.

Submission Documents

  • Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese
  • Names and contact information of 3 referees, one of which should be a previous employer

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Application Due Date 

Mar 31st, 2020 (Applications will be screened upon arrival)


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