School Age Programs Teacher

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, and the development of Recreation Services.  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. 

The School Age Programs Teacher is responsible for implementing programs for children after school as well as during the summer holidays and other school breaks.  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 collaborate with other School Age Programs teachers as well as with the teachers from the preschool and other members of University Community Services. 


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


  • Implement developmentally appropriate programs for school age children
  • Maintain an effective, well-organized and safe physical setting for the school age programs
  • Supervise and support school age children in small and large groups
  • Implement appropriate behavior management practices
  • Support the School Age Program Director with completing administrative tasks related to registration, payment and enrollment for all programs as requested
  • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures
  • Communicate with families, as appropriate, by responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner and support the production of an electronic newsletter


  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, required
  2. 2-3 years’ experience in implementing programs for 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 English (writing, reading and speaking); bilingual in Japanese is an advantage
  7. Effective computer skills including experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); ability to track data and produce reports
  8. Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Report to 

Senior Manager of University Community Services

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: 7.5 hours per day, 5 days per week (Mon-Fri); 10:00-18:30 for after school programs; either 07:30-17:00 or 09:00-18:30 (with longer lunch breaks) during holiday programs

Compensation & Benefits 

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Annual salary: 2.4 million JPY ~ 4.5 million JPY (Job class: Administrative Staff I, A1)

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.

Submission documents:
- Curriculum vita in English
- Application letter outlining your interest and suitability for the advertised position
- Names and contact information for at least two people from whom confidential references may be sought

or send by post to the following address:
HR Recruiting Support Section

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan

If you have any questions, please contact us at recruiting[at]
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Application Due Date 

January 15, 2019 (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 women and minority candidates to apply.
  • 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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