Employment Opportunity

By joining the Polaris Project team, you will work side by side with a dedicated and talented team of individuals with diverse backgrounds and a common commitment to combating human trafficking.

Please take note that any individual seeking employment at Polaris Project must successfully complete a criminal background check and be in agreement with Polaris Project's values.


Polaris Project Japan | Director of communication and development
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Degree Preferred: MA; BA required  
Type: Full Time

Salary: 3,000,000~3,500,000yen/year dependent on experience and qualifications
Start Date: Available immediately
Languages Required: English, Japanese

Position Description:

Polaris Project is an internationally recognized organization headquartered in the United States that has been working to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002. Polaris Project Japan (PPJ) is a registered independent nonprofit located in Japan whose operations began in 2004.This position would be employed by Polaris Project Japan exclusively and would be located in the Tokyo. PPJ is one of the only nonprofit organizations working to fight human trafficking in Japan.

Polaris Project has operated a local office in Tokyo, Japan since 2004. This office – Polaris Project Japan (PPJ) – is currently seeking a Director of communication and development, who will be primarily responsible for our public communications and fundraising activities. The Diretor of communication and development will work under the direction of the Japan Program Coordinator, but will be expected to take initiative and work independently. The position is currently for one year, with its continuance subject to extended funding. The first three months will be considered a probationary period, at the end of which, the Director of communication and development will be reviewed and further employment will be dependent on successful performance.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated staff at the small office of an international NGO at the forefront of combatting human trafficking. It is especially important that the Director of communication and development is able to present our organization to corporate sponsors and donors, necessitating strong presentation and communications skills. Although no prior experience in the non-profit sector is required, the Director of communication and development must be committed to human and women’s rights, and be interested in fighting human trafficking.

The Director of communication and development will:

  • Be responsible for our public communications activities, including:
    • Raising awareness about the presence of human trafficking in Japan and engaging the public and relevant stakeholders in recognizing this as a domestic issue in Japan;
    • Effectively communicating our programs and impact to a constituency of followers who support our work;
    • Developing a public outreach and communications strategy;
    • Managing communications materials, social networking efforts, traditional media efforts, newsletters and action alerts, and the organizational website;
    • Helping to produce a quarterly analysis of human trafficking trends in Japan;
  • Play a leading role in our fundraising activities, including:
    • Helping us to raise more funds to enable programmatic growth to fight human trafficking in Japan;
    • Donor research, cultivation, and relationship management;
    • Organizing fundraising events and managing fundraising campaigns;
  • Oversee grants management including reporting and proposal writing;
  • Provide overall management for our team of Volunteers and Fellows, including:
    • Recruiting, training and meeting regularly with both full-time on-site Fellows as well as volunteers.
  • Fulfill general administrative tasks, including:  
    • Phone answering and office maintenance;
    • Internal database management including donation processing.


  • Passion and commitment to advancing human and women’s rights
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken Japanese and English, including excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required, and proficiency in web design desirable.
  • Experience with online marketing/outreach/fundraising is a plus, including creative use social networking sites.
  • Experience, competence, and confidence in supervising volunteers.
  • Ability to set and balance multiple priorities and plan ahead.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM database a plus.
  • Resilient, positive, and energetic attitude.
  • Team player who is willing to pitch in on diverse projects to meet organizational goals.
  • Innovative, creative problem solver with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Application Instructions:

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR MAIL YOUR APPLICATION. Click here to submit your information via our online application form. Materials should include a customized cover letter describing how you are a great fit and your qualifications for this specific position, Japanese and English resume and three references, plus any additional personal statements you may wish to include. The deadline for application is rolling, until a candidate is chosen, so early application is advised.



【形態】フルタイム・契約 当初3ヶ月は試用期間とする



ポラリスプロジェクトジャパンは小規模ながら、人身取引被害の当事者のための支援活動、および年間3000人 を超える行政・警察や学校関係者への講演活動を行っています。日米で反人身取引活動をリードしてきたポラリスプロジェクトは、情熱的なスタッフやボラン ティアによって運営されています。より支援の幅を拡げるため、今回募集するスタッフは、企業や支援者にむけたアピールにおいてのコミュニケーションスキル が特に大切になります。NPOでの経験の有無は問いませんが、人権や女性の権利の分野に強い関心を持ち、人身取引をなくす活動に熱い想いを持って取り組める方のご応募をお待ちしております!


  • 啓発(コミュニケーション)事業の統括
    • PRの戦略立案
    • 啓発・PR資料の開発、ソーシャルメディアやウェブサイトを生かしたコミュニケーションの実施
    • 日本の人身取引問題を社会や関係者に啓発し、日本が直面する社会問題としての認知を高める
  • 資金調達(ファンドレイジング)業務全般
    • 人身取引をなくすための活動をさらに広げるための企業協賛・支援者獲得のための業務
    • 支援者拡大のための調査・広報とサービス業務
    • イベントやキャンペーンの企画実施業務
    • 助成金申請作業や報告業務
  • ボランティア・フェローの活動の調整・統括
    • オリエンテーション・定期的なミーティングの実施
  • 事務局業務全般を他スタッフ・フェローと協力しながら実施
    • 電話応対や事務局運営
    • 団体内データベースの利用によるデータや寄付金管理



-英語と日本語で問題なく業務遂行できる方(Oral, Written含む)

-要PCスキル(Microsoft Office)。広報活動(ウェブ、編集、デザイン等)の業務としての経験あれば尚可







-セールスフォース CRM データベースに関する知識がある方 大歓迎!


【待遇】年棒制3,000,000~3,500,000円 (経験・スキルを考慮)

【応募方法】 和文履歴書、

メール:  (応募送付先は上記をご覧ください)


Last Updated on Friday, 05 August 2011 17:35
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