JETAA Portland Elections 2018 – Submit Your Platforms!

By President

JETAA Officer Elections are coming soon!

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 2018 and ending March 31st 2019.

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.
  • 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 19th. 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 both the President and Webmaster. 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: Past Events • Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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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.