JETAA Portland 2019-2020 Elections

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Want to get more involved with JETAA? Consider running for one of our officer positions! We are looking for JETAA members to step up and create new leadership for JETAA Portland. All positions are a one year commitment, starting April 1st 2019 and ending March 31st 2020.

Open Officer Positions

  • President
    • Ensures the solid foundation stays solid while improving and changing events and infrastructure based on the current needs of the chapter.
  • Vice President
    • Provide support and advice to the President in the performance of his/her duties. Fulfill the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
  • Treasurer
    • Maintain all financial records, necessary receipts and documentation. Participate in the financial review of chapter activities, working closely with officers and committee chairs in determining budgets for events/activities and necessary costs to participants.
  • Secretary
    • Records and distributes meeting minutes and assists with the planning of events.
Open Committee Chair Positions
  • Webmaster & Social Media coordinator
    • Updates the JETAA Portland website, sends out email blasts to chapter members, and runs the chapter Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Career chair
    • Plans the JETAA Resume Writing Workshop and Career Panel.
  • Community chair
    • Plans causal get-togethers for JETAA and community members such as karaoke nights, bowling, game nights, etc.
  • Culture chair
    • Responsible for running events that celebrate Japanese culture such as Mochitsuki, O-bon, O-tsukimi, etc.

Officer platforms are being accepted between now and March 17th. Please email us a short description on why you would like to run for office and what you can do for JETAA. Platforms should be emailed to current officers. Make sure to include the following information:

  • Full name
  • When and where on JET (ex. Hiroshima-ken, 2000-2003)
  • A nice picture of yourself
  • Your platform stating why you feel you would like to be considered for a JETAA Portland position

Last year’s JETAA officer platforms are online for reference. View them here.

Committee chair interest is being accepted between now and March 31st. No platform is necessary to run for a committee chair position, simply send an email expressing your interest to the JETAA Officers.

Volunteering with JETAA is a great way to meet other JET alumni, get involved with the Japanese community in Portland, and provides endless networking opportunities. We hope you’ll consider joining our team!

Filed in: JETAA Special Events, Upcoming JETAA Events • Monday, January 28th, 2019

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The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.