All of us from GAJET would like to give our gratitude for another amazing year of support and participation at the many exciting events we’ve had this year. However, it’s time to open up elections for next year’s GAJET committee!
Interested in joining one of the most active AJET chapters in Japan? Please send an email to [email protected] with the following:
Subject: GAJET Elections
- Your full name and placement (city/town/etc.) in Gunma
- The position(s) you are interested in running for
- An election platform outlining why you want to be a member of the GAJET committee, and why you want to be considered for that particular position. Be sure to include any relevant experience, skills, and/or characteristics you have that will assist you in this position, as well as what you hope to accomplish if elected.
- A profile picture of yourself to display next to your platform on the 2019-2020 election candidates page, which will be posted after all platforms have been submitted.
Applications are due by Sunday, June 7th at midnight.
**Please note that because GAJET is a branch of the national AJET Council, only current and re-contracting JETs may apply. Regardless, we love all ALTs, eikawa personnel, and others in the international community and encourage you to keep coming to our events!**
Still on the fence about running? No problem! If you’ve got questions about a particular position, duties/responsibilities, etc., ask us!
We look forward to hearing from you!
The president makes sure everything runs smoothly and is responsible for facilitating committee meetings, setting the agenda, and delegating tasks. The president is also responsible for problem solving and making final decisions about money, events, and operations. They are the liaison for National AJET and will be in close contact with our block representative. Japanese language proficiency is a plus, but not mandatory. The president works very closely with the vice president, and therefore candidates for these positions should be individuals who work well together and have a solid personal relationship.
The vice president’s role is similar to the president’s, mainly providing extra support for presidential duties. The president and vice president consult each other on various topics and run meetings together. Therefore, the president and vice president should be individuals who work well together and have a solid personal relationship. In the event the president is unable to fulfill certain duties, the vice president steps in.
The secretary’s main duty is to take detailed notes at GAJET meetings, type them up in the meeting agenda, and post them on the GAJET Google Drive. They assist in compiling a year-end guide of all GAJET events to pass on to the next committee. The secretary often works closely with the president and vice president.
The treasurer is responsible for all of GAJET’s money, receipts, and reimbursements, and makes decisions about money along with the president and vice president. The ideal treasurer should be organized, responsible, diligent, and good with numbers. The treasurer will need to look after the GAJET bank account, and will be responsible for the bankbook, ATM card, and any necessary correspondence with the bank itself. Japanese written and verbal communication isn’t necessary, but it may be helpful in these tasks.
The editor is responsible for all the content on GAJET’s website, gunmajet.net, and manages GAJET’s social media presence. The editor encourages committee members and the wider ALT community to write articles on a regular basis, including but not limited to articles on various GAJET events. Editors should have good writing and editing skills, as well as basic knowledge about WordPress and Facebook. The editor works closely with the webmaster, and together produce the website’s content.
The webmaster maintains the GAJET website, gunmajet.net, uploading content and making sure the website runs smoothly. This role requires close consultation with the editor, so both the editor and webmaster should be individuals who can work well together. Webmasters should have basic knowledge about WordPress and website maintenance.
Regional representatives are the go-to people in each region, acting as a local support for new and current ALTs. We are looking for one or two representatives for each region. One rep from each region typically attends the second day of Gunma Orientation to greet their new JETs. Reps are responsible for contacting local ALTs about both GAJET and various regional events, as well as planning small regional events to encourage community bonding and support.
The regions are split as follows:
Isesaki, Maebashi, Shibukawa, Shinto-mura, Tamamura and Yoshioka
Chiyoda, Itakura, Kiryu, Meiwa, Midori, Oizumi, Ota, Oura and Tatebayashi
Annaka, Fujioka, Kanna, Kanra, Nanmoku, Shimonita, Takasaki, Tomioka and Ueno-mura
Higashiagatsuma, Kuni, Kusatsu, Naganohara, Nakanojo, Takayama, Tsumagoi, Minakami, Katashina, Numata, Showa, and Kawaba