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Posted: March 17, 2020


Title: Associate Corporate Counsel

Location: Marietta, GA

Job Summary: YKK Corporation of America is seeking a corporate attorney with 5-7 years of corporate experience in a law firm and/or in-house corporate legal department for its in-house legal department in Marietta, Georgia. YKK is the U.S. subsidiary of YKK Corporation in Japan, a global manufacturer of zippers and other fastening products. YKK is also the parent company for all of YKK's operations in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. This position will provide legal support primarily for YKK's Global Marketing operations in the U.S., and will involve working with and advising the Global Marketing business teams on a variety of commercial transactions and legal issues. This position reports to the Chief Legal Counsel.


    • Draft, review, and revise supplier agreements and other agreements;
    • Draft, review, and negotiate various types of contracts;
    • Conduct legal research regarding product safety statutes and regulations and other applicable laws and regulations and advise management and sales teams and affiliate companies in the U.S. and Asia regarding legal and regulatory compliance, commercial and corporate transactions, advertising, products liability, sales agreements and trade regulations;
    • Work with and monitor outside legal counsel.


    • from accredited U.S. law school with excellent academic credentials;
    • Licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia, including membership in the State Bar of Georgia;
    • 5-7 years experience practicing law in a law firm and/or corporate legal department;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent research and writing skills;
    • Strong organization skills and attention to detail;
    • Knowledge of Intellectual Property law a plus, but not required.
Posted: March 17, 2020


Title: 9-12 month paid Internship at the Carter Center

Location: Atlanta, GA

YKK Corporation’s educational foundation, The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, is currently seeking Japanese nationals to participate in a 9-12 month paid internship at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter, The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving human rights, alleviating human suffering, preventing and resolving conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health. 

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Possess Japanese citizenship
    • Have a background in African Studies, Humanities, Law, Political Science, Economics, Management, Sociology, International Relations, Peace Studies, Pathology, or Public Health or a related field
    • Possess at least a bachelor's degree (or have completed their degree by the start of the internship program). Candidates may be currently enrolled in graduate school. College graduates are only eligible if they have completed their studies within the last two years.
    • Have strong English language skills (TOEFL iBT100 or IELTS7.0 or higher is desirable)
    • The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation will provide the scholarship recipient with round trip airfare from Japan to Atlanta and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

The deadline to apply is April 27, 2020. 

Details in Japanese can be found by visiting the Yoshida Scholarship Foundation website at Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Posted: March 17, 2020

  • Georgia Power

    Job Title: Georgia Power Energy Efficiency Program Advisor 

    LocationGeorgia Power, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30308

    Job Level: Contractor (Full Time)

    Job Ref: EE Program Advisor

    Send Resume ToRaman Gill, Pyramid

    Resumes Accepted: February 10-March 5, 2020

    Job Summary:

    The Energy Efficiency Program Advisor will support the Company’s strategic objective of implementing the Energy Efficiency programs certified by the Georgia Public Service Commission (“GPSC”) as demand-side management (“DSM”) resources. The Energy Efficiency Program Advisor will work closely with the EE Implementation team to provide a positive customer experience by answering inbound calls as well as responding to inquiries online (email, web, etc.). The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service experience in a fast-paced environment.


    • Provide excellent customer service by assisting Energy Efficiency program customers and contractors with understanding the program specifications, application and scheduling process
    •  Input/manage data in various systems including Customer Service Systems, Vision DSM and Crowd Funding Portal
    • Leverage customer interactions to explore and promote other Energy Efficiency Programs and other products
    • Communicate proactively and follow up as needed with program managers, reporting team representatives, the Customer Care Center and other internal/external organizations to fulfill customer requests
    • Maintain a scheduled time on the phones for inbound calls and manage time accordingly for scheduled off-the-phone time to complete Energy Efficiency requests
    • Handle customer and contractor requests in a timely, professional manner to achieve first-time call resolution
    • Participate in special projects/developmental opportunities as required
    • Contribute to a learning environment by providing direct feedback for customer service standards and processes

Job Requirements:

    • Must be available 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (M-F)
    • Technical, Associates or other College degree achieved or actively pursuing preferred
    • Minimum 12 months customer service experience
    • Previous experience with phone systems, data entry, customer support tools, Web Portals, and Microsoft Office
    • Sales and Marketing experience a plus

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excellent customer relation skills and the demonstrated ability to add value when addressing customers’ concerns
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent computer and technical skills
    • Excellent understanding of phone systems, business protocols and policies
    • Strong interpersonal, conflict management and problem-solving skills that would lead to first call resolution

Behavioral Attributes:

    • Model of all attributes of the Southern Company values
    • Proven track record of providing excellent customer satisfaction
    • Strong dependability, creative/innovative and a team player
    • Ability to multitask and give attention to detail
    • Quick learner of complex information
    • Ability to work independently with little to no work direction
    • Strong desire to help others and improve processes
    • Works well in changing environment
    • Takes ownership and exhibits strong initiative
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Posted: February 20, 2020


Job ID: 2020-5892

Job Title: MES Engineer

Job Location: US-GA-Lawrenceville

Job Days Worked: Monday-Friday

Job: Hours: 8:30 AM  Hours To: 5:00 PM


Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (REI) is looking to grow our Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) engineering team.  This new (MES) engineer will be a key team member in the implementation of MES projects within our Toner operation.  The MES engineer will work with cross-functional stakeholders on projects to support our MES initiatives.  


    • Model the “safety first” behaviors we expect of all employees by ensuring that operational procedures and processes are performed safely and provide a safe work environment.
    • Support projects to integrate data from multiple sources within our manufacturing operation.  
    • Use various systems to automate reports and/or visualize data from our operations. 
    • Analyze data to troubleshoot, investigate and determine the root cause of data collection equipment failures and problems.
    • Collaborate with other engineers to analyze and identify modifications that can be made to improve equipment performance and reliability through data collection and analysis.
    • Conduct research and gather and summarize data and prepare reports and presentations.
    • Assist or prepare training material and/or train production and maintenance personnel on the usage and maintenance of systems and equipment.


      • BS degree in engineering or IT (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
      • Minimum 1-2 years' experience in manufacturing execution systems (MES)
      • Experience with Power BI, Ignition/SCADA, Kepware, SQL, and/or Python highly preferred.
      • PLC programming experience preferred.
      • Must have good analytical, data analysis, and problem-solving skills.  
      • Must have good communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally.  
      • Intermediate skills in Excel and PowerPoint required, including creating and delivering presentations.

Visit our career website to apply, 

AA/M/F/VETERANS/Individuals with Disabilities, EOE, Drug-Free Workplace

Posted: February 20, 2020

International Charter Academy of Georgia

Job Titles:

  • Assistant Principal
  • K-5 Japanese and English Teachers
  • Special Education Teacher
  • PE/Health Teacher

International Charter Academy of Georgia (ICAGeorgia) aims to broaden the horizons of students in Georgia so that they may become global citizens who promote peace around the world. As a statewide charter school located in Peachtree Corners, GA, the school is open free of charge to any K-5 student residing in the state of Georgia. ICAGeorgia uses the Dual Language Model for Japanese and English instruction, which is supported by a wealth of research and recommended by experts in dual language acquisition. In this innovative model, the ratio of time spent in each language favors Japanese in younger grades and shifts to balance more evenly with English as students age. All core subjects will be taught in both languages, exposing students to a wide range of content learning areas in the target language and enhancing academic achievement in general.

For more information:

For applications, please refer to:

Posted: Feb. 9, 2020

The Japan Foundation

Job Title: Associate Program Officer, Arts & Cultural Exchange

Job Location: New York, NY

Established by the Japanese government in 1972, the Japan Foundation’s mission is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding in terms of: 1) Arts & Cultural Exchange; 2) Japanese-Language Education; and 3) Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at and

DescriptionThe Japan Foundation, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange program that introduces Japanese arts and culture as well as exchanges between Japan and the U.S.. This position reports to the Arts and Cultural Exchange Program Director.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Assist prospective applicants and grantees.
    • Coordinate logistics for in-house meetings as well as public events by planning venues, catering, transportation, audio/visual equipment, materials, etc.
    • Create program materials and publications and assist in proofreading documents.
    • Conduct outreach activities and site visits throughout the United States.
    • Collaborate and correspond with program staff at the Japan Foundation Tokyo Headquarters.
    • Perform other duties and additional responsibilities as directed.

Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
    • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
    • Fluency, in oral and written communication skills in both English and Japanese; translation ability preferred.
    • Willingness and ability to travel and attend occasional weekend events (travel is approximately several weeks/year)

A strong candidate will also possess:

    • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task
    • Experience with and/or interest in international cultural exchange
    • Experience with grant management and/or familiarity with institutions of Japanese arts and culture
    • Understanding of Japanese arts and culture, and experience of living in Japan
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and social media

Salary and BenefitsSalary commensurate with experience. Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave, etc.

To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and one-page writing sample in English to Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Posted: Jan 6, 2020

Generation Infocus (GI)

Job Title: Site Director

Generation Infocus (GI) is a STEAM connection after school and summer project-based learning organization which believes that positive social change and academic performance acceleration can be achieved through hands-on minds-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic Design and Math) focused programming. GI is redefining the focus of after school programming and summer camp learning experiences. We are committed to intentionally providing learning opportunities that enhance our students’ growth and exposures in STEAM education. We offer opportunities for career growth. The working culture is family team oriented with learning and training as a foundation. Because we know that our system is unique, we offer training. Please apply to have additional questions answered. Please view our web site at

Job Duties:

    • Running daily logistics and operations of the program
    • Hiring and training staff
    • Implementing and collecting data throughout the semesters
    • Ensuring that lessons are implemented with fidelity
    • Complying with Bright from the Start Guidelines
    • Implementing schedules and procedures on a daily basis
    • Monitoring and reporting supplies and materials
    • Pay is commensurate with experience level
    • Bilingual in English/Japanese Strongly Preferred
    • Bachelor Degree preferred
    • Part-time position, hourly
    • Most weeks range from 22.5-34 hours per week during the school year
    • The core hours are Monday thru Friday from 2:30pm-6:00pm, plus additional hours during the day. Not all five ays are guaranteed work days, depending on school schedules.
Posted: Nov 20, 2019 

The Japan-America Society of Georgia, Inc.

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located

 in Atlanta, Georgia with the mission

 to promote the mutual understanding 

between the people of Japan and

the State of Georgia


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