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Area Manager, Japan (expired)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Job ID
Post date
Sep 21, 2018
Service Industry
Business Planning, Project Planning
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
Amount not specified
  • Negotiable


  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Native level
  • Must currently reside in Japan


*This is a full-time, home-based position, with flexible working hours to accommodate time differences.

Are you bi-lingual fluent in Japanese and English?

Are you a native Japanese speaker?

Do you currently live in Japan?

Are you interested in working for a fast-growing, incredibly cool organization that works with the leading entrepreneurs of the world? (And it is cool; seeking out amazing lifetime cool experiences is a core value.)

Then we are looking for you.

We’re looking for someone to manage the development and growth of current and future chapters in Japan, one of EO’s growing markets. In addition, we are looking for this person to be the key communication link locally, regionally and globally for all things related to the Japan market. This person must also be comfortable to do minor interpretation and translation when necessary (e.g. translate a one-page document). We’re looking for someone who embodies EO’s core principles of teamwork, creativity, service, professionalism, trust, and respect and having fun!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Area Manager, Japan will be guided by the bylaws and policies as established by EO’s Board of Directors. When we think of the responsibilities of one of EO’s key staff, here’s what we envision this person to be:

Chapter Health and Growth

Translate short documents to/from English to Japanese
Ensure the health and growth of all chapters in Japan
Monitor any potential dangers (e.g. percent drop in renewals, limited recruitment)
Work with others in APAC team to identify strategies to promote membership growth and retention; proactively seek solutions to boost member interest
Collaborate with chapter presidents and their chapter boards on ensuring the success of their programs and activities (the main point of contact)
Engage frequently with staff peers overseeing South Pacific, NE Asia, SE Asia and Greater China (other regions in Asia Pacific) for best practices.
Create communication channels to keep chapters informed of regional and global information and activities.
Handle membership related escalation concerns- basic solicitations, policies and procedures questions, problem resolutions, etc.
Know EO’s membership benefits and continuously communicate those to members
Lead member renewal processes yearly.
Coordinate succession planning in chapters and ensure role hand-offs
Drive Path of Leadership process to identify and select member leaders
Drive the participation in the member satisfaction survey and follow up with the team to ensure member satisfaction.
Monitor checks for EO’s PEAK program and follow the checklist for Japan chapters to be in the running for “PEAK” status
Attend chapter strategy summits each year; help organize and document the minutes and surveys.
Ensure participation at the Global Leadership Conference
Help train and coach chapter officers through individual chapter officer workshops and ongoing support
Encourage members in Japan chapters to attend regional learning events and global programs
Help nominate and prepare applications for yearly awards
Communicate current chapter information to global and ensure global website, intranet and other communication flyers about chapter have current information.
Provide minor interpretation at meetings for some members who may need support

Education and Experience:


Bachelor’s degree
Bi-lingual in Japanese and English
3+ years of experience at manager-level in association management or related business experience.
Understanding of association management- interworking, committees, councils, and other volunteer groups.
Experience dealing with complex issues and guiding teams towards solutions
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to interact with entrepreneurs with tact diplomacy and poise
Ability to travel regionally and globally
Exercises confidentiality and discretion


Has lived and worked in a different culture or has substantial experience working with regional teams
Has experience in either marketing / sales / business development / external relations
Familiar and/or interested in technology and how next generational tools can be used to reach organization goals


Thinks out of the box/ encourages new ideas

Impress us with your abilities and share your passions.

And know that the APAC staff that you may be joining soon, is really one of the best teams assembled.

Make your mark with EO and join this organization.

Nothing contained in this job description, or conveyed during any interview which may be granted or during any period of employment (if hired) with Entrepreneurs’ Organization, is intended to create an employment contract with any employee or prospective employee of the Firm for any specified period of time. Work rules and benefits in effect are subject to change from time to time, according to the needs of the organization. Any and all employment with Entrepreneurs’ Organization is “at will,” that is, for no definite or determinable period and subject to termination at any time, with or without cause and with or without prior notice, at the option of either the employee or the organization.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization is an equal opportunity employer.

The above information is a public job ad. This job ad is neither an offer nor a contract.

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