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Nov. 2013 Elections and Bylaws voting: Call for Platforms!

NEJETAA officer elections and the General Meeting is on Wed., November 6 at Bourbon Coffee in Porter Square Exchange. Save the date! Snacks will be provided. More details about the meeting will be announced shortly.

At that time, members will be voting for President, Membership Coordinator, and Communications Coordinator/Webmaster as well as voting for or against new chapter bylaws. Voting will also be available online with instructions from Wed. Oct. 30.

*Please refer to the bylaws with the updated officer duties/responsibilities at the end*

Positions are normally for a one year term, no term limits. Officers are expected to attend as many of the executive meetings (held as necessary) and general meetings per year as possible, with 50% attendance as a minimum.

We are asking for platforms of all interested candidates to be submitted for review by our membership. If you’re interested in joining the NEJETAA board, please submit a platform!

What we need: *Less than 200 words *Self-introduction *What you want to accomplish in your time as an officer

Please don’t include any sensitive personal information (phone number, email, etc.), as your platform will be posted online for the membership to read. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just introduce yourself to everyone and tell us what you want to do! Check out platforms from last year’s elections here.

Please send your platform to Christina at webmaster at nejetaa dot com BY TUES. OCT. 29. On Wed. Oct. 30 it will be published for the general membership to review and vote on by Wed, Nov. 6 at our General Meeting.

Thanks, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you! The NEJETAA Officers

Click below to read the updated chapter bylaws and officer responsibilities.

NEJETAA members will be able to vote on whether to pass our new bylaws which include officer duties and responsibilities. Please compare the new bylaws with the old bylaws and old officer duties before voting. 


The President takes leadership in planning the direction of our group and events, chairs meetings, delegates responsibilities, ensures that NEJETAA is fulfilling all of its obligations as a JETAA chapter (ie. writing and submitting annual reports, etc). The President also serves as our public face by networking and making remarks at events such as the Recent Returnee Dinner at the Consul General’s home. He or she serves as a primary contact for NEJETAA. The President also oversees any educational events, such as Japanese classes or special classes to prepare new JETs.

Membership Coordinator

The Membership/Marketing Coordinator welcomes returning JETs and collaborates with Webmaster on best practices to finding and signing-up returning JETs. Membership/Marketing Coordinator develops strategies to keep current members engaged with the organization and updated on NEJETAA events and activities and takes meeting minutes for board transparency (minutes will be distributed via our CRM, Mailchimp and posted online on the NEJETAA website.) The Membership/Marketing Coordinator welcomes new people who register with Facebook page, LinkedIn group, Mailchimp email lists or on our website throughout the year and collects membership data, which is required by CLAIR to substantiate our funding. The Membership/Marketing Coordinator oversees an annual Membership survey and advises the Social Chair on how best to develop events to increase member participation. The Membership/Marketing Coordinator will collaborate with Webmaster to develop best communications marketing plan so to maximize marketing reach, aimed at increasing membership numbers and participation. 

Communications Coordinator/Webmaster

The Webmaster proactively manages our internal and external communications and our strong online presence. The Webmaster updates content on the website and manages all social media channels including the Facebook page, Twitter account, and LinkedIn Group. The Webmaster assists officers to post content to the website, such as job descriptions and events for the calendar. The Webmaster supports marketing/outreach with the NEJETAA website and Facebook pages to attract more users and make the site more comprehensive and resourceful. The Webmaster maintains a “back office” non-public area on the website for holding officer-accessible documents and resources as well as a shared email account for file storage. The Webmaster collaborates with the Membership Coordinator on communications to members, membership lists and surveys.

Social Committee Members (Volunteer ANY TIME!)

The NEJETAA Board may form a special committee for larger scaled events as they see fit.  This committee will be comprised of volunteers rather than elected officers. 

If you are interested in helping plan an event, we encourage you to join our Social Committee!

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