2014-15 JETAA USA Country Representative Elections

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There are three JETAA USA Country Representative (CR) positions to be voted on for 2014-15. It is a very fulfilling experience and as a CR you will have the opportunity to support JETAA endeavors on a national scale while working with some fantastic people engaged in US-Japan relations.
A candidate for the position of JETAA USA CR must be:

  • an alum of the JET Program;
  • a registered member of a US Chapter;
  • in good standing with their member chapter;
  • a current or past duly-elected or non-elected officer of a local chapter who has served at least one complete term at the local chapter level; the candidate does not necessarily have to currently reside in the area where s/he was a chapter officer
  • have attended at least one National Conference as a conference delegate.
All candidates must submit a platform by Sunday, March 16, 2014. 
These can be submitted to Jessyca Livingston, JETAA USA Advisory Board Member, as an email attachment. Any incomplete, falsified or late platforms will not be considered.
A platform consists of 4 total pieces. These items are also outlined and available on the CR Elections webpage of our JETAA USA website. All items will be posted to the public JETAA USA website as that will be the online resource used to present this year’s candidates:
  1. a written platform– this should not exceed two written pages; examples are on the jetaausa.com website (About JETAA >> Current Country Reps >> select any of the current CR’s landing pages)
  2. a headshot of the candidate
  3. the Chapter Endorsement form– this should be filled out by chapter officers for the chapter where the candidate served as an officer
  4. the Financial Endorsement form– this should be filled out by chapter officers from the chapter that the candidate is currently a member of
**Please send a Microsoft Word version of your platform since I have to cut/ paste the information onto the website! PDFs are completely fine for the Endorsement forms. (FYI- both Endorsement forms require signatures of chapter officers.)
In preparation to become a CR or to help you decide whether or not to run, I recommend reading the JETAA USA Bylaws and the CR Job Description. This will help you understand what responsibilities you can expect to take on as CR and how the organization functions as a whole. You are also welcome to contact me with questions; I served as CR from 2010-2012. Also, any of the current CRs would be more than happy to discuss the position with you as well!
Platforms can be submitted electronically to: 
Good luck! I am looking forward to working with a great team again in 2014-15!
-Jessyca Livingston
JETAA USA Advisory Board Member

 If you are interested in getting involved closer to home, JETAADC elections will take place in April. Stay tuned for more information.

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