JPREP is seeking enthusiastic intellectuals to join our outstanding full-time team as teachers and content creators in order to accommodate our rapidly-growing student population and expanding course listings. In this role, the applicant will be responsible for a wide range of duties relating to designing, creating, and effectively teaching high-level, specialized courses, and supporting the basic operations of JPREP. We are currently looking for someone who also has experience developing, implementing, and teaching ESL courses for elementary and junior high school students.
JPREP positions involve teaching students to prepare for specific goals, such as developing reading, writing, listening, conversation and discussion skills. We also aim to help students improve their ability to effectively communicate in English and express their opinions using, but not limited to, JPREP's original in-house curriculum. Members will also be responsible for creating interactive and engaging content. We require both exceptional teaching skills, and a firm understanding of educational principles to improve and design the courses.
Successful candidates must have an excellent teaching background with young learners. Applicants must be native speakers of English (or be able to demonstrate native-level proficiency). Japanese proficiency although preferable, is not required.
We give preference to candidates who:
* have a passion for education
* have some experience and confidence with Adobe software
* are comfortable multitasking
* are proficient with Microsoft Office
* are team players with experience collaborating with others
* are flexible enough to manage unexpected requests and changes
* are able to maintain frequent contact with instructors and admin staff
* are able to manage their own schedule
* are detail oriented
* are capable of meeting tight deadlines
* are comfortable with performing administrative duties as required
As JPREP believes that nurturing a love of learning is a crucial part of education, all our full-time employees teach classes, regardless of their position. We also value candidates with a great personality who can engage and encourage our students.
The salary will be paid monthly, and will be competitive depending on experience and background, including full social insurance package and benefits. Transportation costs will be fully reimbursed monthly.
This position is for five days a week, minimum 40 hours per week, with the actual days and times of the week to be discussed during the interview. Working on at least one weekend day is mandatory.
Visa support can be provided if necessary.
JPREP offers a relaxed and positive work environment. We believe in hiring the best teachers, managers, and creative staff, treating them well, and compensating them fairly so we can maintain our high quality of instruction.
To apply, please submit your resume/CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and interests as they relate to this position.
JPREP is a liberal arts afterschool program based in Shibuya, with offices in Shibuya, Jiyugaoka, Kichijoji and Sakata, Yamagata. JPREP was founded in 2012 by Jun Saito, a former assistant professor of political science at Yale University and the author of several recent bestselling books.
Our students, ranging from the ages of 6 through 18, attend top schools in and around Tokyo. Many of our students aspire to study abroad or attend university at high-ranking schools in the United States and other countries.
Our highly-qualified faculty members are graduates of some of the top liberal arts programs in the US and internationally, and many hold advanced degrees.
JPREP is rapidly expanding. Our multimedia curriculum is intended to broaden students' perspectives, and supplemental courses in various liberal arts disciplines (such as literature, physics, and economics) are offered periodically. Our long-term mission is to better the overall quality of the Japanese educational system from the bottom up, rather than merely teaching conversational English or preparing students for entrance exams in Japan. As a majority of our faculty members have lived outside Japan, they understand the importance of English as a communication tool. For the same reason, JPREP's work environment is not confined by traditional Japanese corporate culture.