2020 Sports Exchange Adviser (SEA)
Calling all coaches! The JET Program is currently seeking qualified baseball and archery coaches to serve as Sports Exchange Advisers (SEAs) in Japan! SEAs live and work in placements across Japan, engaging with Japanese youths to promote cultural exchange through their sport. Japanese language skill is NOT required. All you need is your coaching credentials and your love for the sport!
What are SEAs?
SEAs are sports professionals whose role is to assist with sports training and the planning of sports related projects. SEAs work for local governments, coaching and promoting internationalization in Japan.
As an SEA you may tasked with:
- Assisting sports instruction affairs at your Contracting Organization (e.g. cooperating or advising on planning, designing, and implementing sports projects).
- Assisting sports training of promising local athletes
- Assisting sports training of employees of your Contracting Organization and local residents
- Advising and collaborating on sports activities of local private groups or organizations engaging in international exchange
- Any other duties deemed necessary by your supervisor
What are you looking for?
For the 2020 year, we are looking to fill three positions:
- Baseball Sports Exchange Adviser – Osaka Prefecture, Japan
- Baseball Sports Exchange Adviser – Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
- Archery Sports Exchange Adviser – Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Applicants are required to submit all applicable REQUIRED MATERIALS to the JET Program Office in Washington, D.C. via e-mail, regardless of their intended interview location.
For a more detailed explanation, please make sure to read the 2020 SEA Application Guidelines.
The deadline to e-mail your application materials is 11:59 PM (HST) March 15, 2020.
|2020 JET Program Application (SEA) and Self-Report of Medical Conditions form
and prepare your Criminal History Record Information (ONLY if applicable)
|Statement of Purpose
In a Word document, you must submit an application statement of purpose / essay regarding your motivation for applying to the JET Program. Applicants should take this opportunity to address all of the following:
Applicants should take this opportunity not only to explain their motivation for applying, but also to showcase their knowledge of standard conventions for proper American English grammar and spelling.
| Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
|Certification of Graduation
Certification of Graduation from a university, vocational college, etc.
Any certifications or qualifications of coaching in one’s field of expertise (ONLY if applicable)
| Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Such as a U.S. passport, birth certificate, or completed naturalization papers.
|2020 Statement of Physician
Applicants are required to obtain a Statement of Physician form under the following circumstances:
Please send all required documents (except for the Criminal Record) as attachments* in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 (HST) March 15, 2020.
March Application deadline
Announcement of results of first stage of screening process
(review of written applications)
April Second stage of screening process (interviews)
May Notification of successful Participant status and assignment of Contracting Organization for arrivals
May-2nd week of Dec Notification of upgrade to short-list candidate for alternates.
June-July Pre-Departure Orientation, preparation, etc.
Saturday, September 12 Departure from the US
Sunday, September 13 Arrival in Japan (appointments begin on September 14)