We welcome and encourage JET alumni to join the JETAANSW committee.

Every year, we hold an AGM (Annual General Meeting) to elect a new committee for the year, which usually takes place in February or early March. It is a great opportunity to get involved with your local alumni and Japanese community, and is open to all past participants of JET, no matter when you were on JET.

The rules for how an AGM is run can be found in our charter.

Our AGM is generally held early in the year. We announce the date by newsletter, so subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

PRESIDENT

The President represents JETAA NSW at official functions and correspondences. The Presidency would be suited to someone organised, sociable, enthusiastic and if needs be, a problem-solver and provide support where needed. Duties include:

  • Represent JETAA NSW at functions
  • Liaise with the Consulate, CLAIR and other chapters
  • Chair monthly meetings
  • Oversee the running of the Chapter
  • Any other duties required

SECRETARY

The Secretary supports the running and function of the chapter proceedings, and helps in the organisation of meetings. Suits a sociable, organised and enthusiastic individual. Duties include:

  • Act in the President’s absence
  • Take minutes at monthly meetings
  • Any other duties required

TREASURER

The Treasurer oversees the budget and funding of JETAA events. This suits a candidate who is responsible, organised and of course, accountable. Duties include:

  • Overseeing the budget
  • Organise budgetary reports to the Consulate / CLAIR
  • Organise reimbursements
  • Any other duties required

WEBMASTER

The Webmaster’s role can generally cover anything relating to the online environment, such as social media (Facebook and Twitter), but the primary responsibility will be the upkeep of the chapter’s website. An understanding of online marketing, writing, web dev/design would be desirable but not essential.

  • Manage online presence, primarily the website, it’s content and direction
  • Any other duties required

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

The Communications officer’s role may overlap the Webmaster’s, but primarily covers sending out newsletters by email (using Mailchimp). Updating social media (Facebook Group, Page and Twitter) may be expected. Other duties:

  • Writes content for the newsletter
  • Liaise with the Webmaster as required
  • Answer queries received through social media
  • Any other duties required

EVENT COORDINATOR (2 positions)

This position does event coordinating and organising – booking, hiring etc. Suits someone who is dependable, organised, enthusiastic, and professional. Ideally, we would be looking for 2 people to share the role.

  • Organise the booking of venues, purchase of materials, catering, invitations and tracking of RSVPs
  • Coordinate with Communications Officer and Webmaster as required to promote the event
  • Any other duties required

SPECIALISED ROLES

Outside of the core committee roles, sometimes a new role may be created in response to need or decision of the committee, for example Alumni Relations Officer. The responsibilities will then be set and decided between the committee and the person who will step into the role.

GENERAL MEMBER

A generalist role and perfect for the candidate who would like to get involved but isn’t sure what they would like to specialise in. As always, an enthusiastic, dependable candidate is ideal. There is no limit to the number of general members a committee may have.

  • Assists other committee members as necessary
  • Assists with special events (eg regional conference)
  • Any other duties required