Online Discussion Leader

GPI US is seeking Discussion Leaders who are interested in gaining valuable experience with Japanese high school students participating in our virtual/blended learning programs. *Please note that this is an online position.*

Duties Include:

  • Actively engaging in discussions to help students improve communication skills, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and cultural and global awareness.

  • Encouraging the Japanese students to express their own opinions and ask questions.

  • Working effectively in a team with the other Discussion Leaders and GPI staff and following instructions from the designated Head Coordinator or Facilitator.

  • May include providing feedback on student presentations

  • Submitting any required videos (including 1-2 minute introduction video) in advance so that students can get to know you.


  • Interest in global education & Japanese culture. Experience living abroad is a plus.

  • Fluent English speaking and writing ability (no Japanese language skill required).

  • Ability to confidently lead discussion sessions, be flexible, and make quick, educated decisions.

  • Experience leading breakout discussions is a plus!

  • Have a reliable internet connection able to support video conferencing via an online or app-based platform (i.e. Zoom).

  • Attend mandatory virtual training sessions.

  • Login 15 minutes prior to each session’s start for check-in and tech testing, and join 5-minute debrief after each session.

To Apply: Please complete our online application form here: GPI US Online Application