The Torrance Sister City Association seeks qualified applicants for one high school English teacher at Kashiwa Municipal High School in Kashiwa, Japan, the Sister City of Torrance.
Kashiwa is located in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo.
A minimum one-year contract runs from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015. The contract is renewable for a maximum three-year assignment. This is a full-time position as a regular instructor at this site.
Duties: Create and deliver engaging lessons in English conversation and composition,
present mini seminars to junior high students,
make presentations to visiting dignitaries,
assist with coordinating campus visits by parents,
administrators and junior high students,
provide support to Japanese teachers of English and extra-curricular activities as specified by the Principal including: judging and assisting with speech contests,
serving as advisor to the English Conversation Club,
teaching weekend conversation classes for adults,
business trips and coaching students for college interviews.
Volunteer work with KIRA (Kashiwa International Relations Association) and other city groups may also be required.
Live or work in Torrance
Be fluent in written and spoken English
Hold a Bachelor’s degree plus a teaching credential or have demonstrated teaching experience (verified in recommendation letters)
Possess a keen interest in the Japanese language and culture
Represent the Torrance Sister City Association and foster the goals and objectives of the English Teacher Exchange Program
Annual salary of approximately 4,800,000 Japanese yen
One-way airfare from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan
National health insurance (deducted from monthly salary)
Subsidized housing and transportation allowance
Paid Japanese holidays and personal days
Please send detailed resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation by U.S. mail only postmarked by April 4, 2014 and received by April 11, 2014 to:
Lori Chong Eurich, Chair
TSCA English Teacher Selection Committee
Attn: Community Services Dept. c/o 3031 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
Please discuss your connection to Torrance in cover letter. Qualified applicants will be scheduled for panel interviews in May.
For further information call: Lori Eurich at (310) 373-6146 or Dan Fichtner at (310) 316-6092.