Open Position: Executive Director

Open position: Executive Director

The Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ) is hiring an Executive Director.

As the Executive Director (ED), you will represent the Chamber and be responsible for the planning and execution of the Chamber’s activities. The position is Tokyo-based and you will report to the Board of Directors.


-  Planning and execution of the Chamber activities; events, member support, Embassy relations and communications with external organizations and stakeholders

-  Membership relations and new member recruitment; maintain current member relations and work to recruit new members to the Chamber

-  Day to day operation of the NCCJ, including budgeting, accounting, invoicing, financial reporting, as well as handling Board meetings, General Assemblies and similar

-  Run all Chamber outbound promotion and communications, especially via our web page, newsletters, but also new channels

-  Facilitate the use of the Aurora Hall at the Norwegian Embassy for our members

Qualifications and Experience

The right person has a drive, creativity and ability to work independently to grow a membership-based organization and providing value to its members. The right person also has the flexibility to work irregular hours, such as evenings when required, in order to facilitate Chamber events and Board meetings.

We expect that you have some experience within Sales and Marketing, Event Management and Social Media platforms. In addition, you are an experienced Microsoft Office user, and will be able to develop and update contents for our new web page to be launched shortly.

As a person, you show initiative and self-drive to lead you through an independently organized workday, and are able to grow a sense of community by nurturing professional relations with business executives and leaders within a wide field of industry sectors. Your professional confidence and maturity is shown in all interactions with our members and in external relations to our stakeholders.

A requirement is high proficiency in English, spoken and written, and that you speak Japanese at least on a business conversation level. You are able to use both languages for communicating with members directly, and through social media, newsletters, and through web page content generation. Knowledge about Norway and Norwegian business culture is a plus; however, a candidate with strong interest and ability to learn is equally welcome.

What we offer

This is an excellent opportunity to build a strong network among members, the business and diplomatic community in Tokyo. The job both allow and demands a flexible work style and that you “program” your own days, weeks and months depending on projects and activities. It is a part-time, freelance position based on an agreement between you and the Chamber.

Work time will be around 100-120 hours per month, with some variation between weeks depending on Chamber activities. The role can be combined with other work or engagements and you will have the chance to work from a home-office, and, about twice a week, at a flexible office solution at the Embassy offices in Hiroo.

Please apply as soon as possible!

If you are interested in this position, please send your application including a cover letter and resume in English to as soon as possible. In your application, please indicate how many hours per month you would be available to work, as well as your earliest possible start date. The recruitment process will be ongoing during spring and early summer, or until the position has been filled.

Want to forward the information to a friend or contact, please find the PDF version of the job description here: Open position NCCJ ED 2018

Please note:

No inquiries from third party recruiters will be entertained.

Visa support cannot be provided.

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