External job announcement (internal applicants welcome)
Position: Chief Workforce Education and Development Officer
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
Classification: Unpaid internship
Founded in the philosophical works of the distinguished Prof. Richard Buckminster Fuller, original designer of Tokyo Tower (among many, many other things) the mission of the Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation (“TGEC”) is to apply currently accepted scientific principles to the design of projects that cannot be implemented until the emergence of a global state. Headquartered in the North Aoyama Ward of Tokyo, TGEC has “employees” around the world, with well-educated persons, such as university professors, as the organization’s advisors, and learners, such as university students, as the laborers. None are remunerated, nor do they feign unremunerative intent. TGEC has two divisions, and two corporate boards: the Operations Division and the Support Division, and the Board of Investors and the Board of Advisors. Within the Operations Division exist the following departments: Bioengineering, Nanoengineering, Civil Engineering, Space Engineering, Global Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Communication Engineering. Within the Support Division are the following bureaus: Art, Business Development, Communication, Diversity, Econometrics, Editing, Employment, Finance, General Counsel, Grants, Health, Information, Knowledge, Networking, Philanthropy, Procurement, Reputation, Scheduling, Strategy, Threat Analysis, Translation, and Workforce Education.
TGEC seeks an inspiring, collaborative, and strategic educator to become its next Chief Workforce Education and Development Officer (CWO). The successful candidate will be committed to the Corporation’s mission and will serve as the leader of its workforce education bureau. Working in partnership with the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Employment Officer, the CWO will be an integral member of the organization’s leadership team and will be responsible for all of the Corporation’s education and training.
As TGEC prepares to expand to all of the world’s ten most populated cities in 2018, this is a prime opportunity for the CWO to be the principal architect of a growing corporate training program. The CWO will build on existing workforce-education efforts and aggressively pursue new opportunities for education in support of TGEC’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
Essential job accountabilities:
The incumbent of this position directs the mission and oversees the work of the Workforce Education Branch. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Coordinates and oversees the Workforce Education Branch’s employees, contracts, technology, and budgetary resources.
• Serves as the Corporation’s lead educator.
• Collaborates with the Chief Communication Officer, the Chief Information Officer, and the Chief Innovation Officer to ensure use of a unique platform or a combination of a number of platforms available in the market to build internal education methodologies and tools.
• Collaborates with the Chief Networking Officer to teach employees to become serial networkers, collecting more contacts for the Corporation.
• Collaborates with the Chief Reputation Officer to coach employees to consider themselves in a one-on-one relationship with external participants rather than a traditionally cold, corporate duality of employee/customer.
• Collaborates with the Chief Diversity Officer to author and implement a friction-reducing training strategy for the Corporation as a whole, as well as for its core relationships.
• Reports high-value learning opportunities to the Chief Executive Officer.
• Collaborates with all bureaus within the Corporation and helps them to maximize their results by developing meaningful training opportunities.
• Monitors all education needs inside the Corporation and between the Corporation and outside partners, organizations, et cetera.
• Supervises a team of subordinates, the majority of whom are located around the world. All communicate using English, and no knowledge of the Japanese language is required.
• Develops and sustains relationships with other corporate education officers.
• Maintains a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation, and that promotes intra- and inter-departmental teamwork.
• Fosters an environment of achievement and ensures staff accountability for excellence through clearly defined, measurable goals.
• Creates a climate that promotes positivity for others and acceptance of alternative ideas and approaches, as well as the highest ethical standards and practices.
• Embraces diversity as a strategic advantage.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
The ideal candidate will possess exceptional teaching skills, and equally outstanding oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated exceptional education-administration experience in an organization of similar or larger size, or equivalent experience in another field, along with the following additional experience and attributes:
– Undergraduate degree preferred; graduate degree in workforce education and training, education administration, or a related field is strongly desired.
– Leadership experience in non-profit, for-profit, government, or philanthropic sectors, working on education, training, or related issues.
– Impeccable communication skills, both written and oral.
– Strong global awareness and astuteness.
– Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment.
Please complete a TGEC Form 1, Application for Employment, which can be obtained from TGEC’s Employment Branch at the e-mail address featured on the “Careers” webpage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. TGEC offers this position as a highly competitive unpaid internship. TGEC does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of anything that otherwise lands the worst of corporations in court, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. All persons that believe themselves capable of performing all of the tasks outlined in this announcement should apply without delay.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated by the TGEC Employment Branch’s rating panel to determine the most qualified applicants and will be based upon the degree to which qualified applicants meet the preferred qualifications. The rating panel will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.
Please follow all instructions very carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.