NOMINATION PERIOD EXTENDED!
It’s time for Florida JETAA elections! While the 2016 FL-JETAA elections will not be quite as much of a spectacle as the Washington ones, they are still pretty important! If you are interesting in working more closely with FL-JETAA and helping our community grow, please consider running for a position. Elections will be held during the first weeks of April, and a later email this month will confirm the candidates, how to vote, and the voting deadline.
You must be a JET alumni to vote, nominate, and run in our elections.
If you’d like to run for a position, simply nominate yourself for the position that you are interested in by emailing our outgoing Webmaster, Lauren, at webmaster[@]floridajetaa.org. Send a brief 1-2 paragraph bio about yourself, any related experience, and why you’d be a good candidate. Bios are due by March 30, 2016.
Hey, what about that guy? You know, the one you think would be perfect for one of these positions? You can nominate them by emailing their name and nominating position to Lauren at webmaster[@]floridajetaa.org. Nominations of others must be received byMarch 24, 2016, to allow us time to contact the nominee. Nominees will not be told who nominated them and are free to accept or decline the nomination.
Here are the openings and a description of the opening positions:
The President shall attend the JETAA USA yearly conference and report important information back to the Board of Directors and members, vote on issues presented to the Board of Directors, act as a tie breaker in the event that the Board is unable to reach a majority decision, and represent Florida JETAA at a minimum of one (1) yearly event. The President will also work with the Secretary and Information Officer to create and distribute an annual report on the chapter’s activities to all FLJETAA members. This position carries a 2-year term.
The Treasurer shall maintain the financial record of FL-JETAA, be responsible for preparing end of the fiscal year reports, vote on issues presented to the Board of Directors, and represent Florida JETAA at a minimum of one (1) yearly event. This position carries a 2-year term.
The Secretary shall keep minutes during Board meetings and disseminate information to all Board of Directors, maintain FLJETAA documents, vote on issues presented to the Board of Directors, and represent Florida JETAA at a minimum of one (1) yearly event. The Secretary will also collaborate with the President and Information Officer to create and distribute an annual report on the chapter’s activities to all FLJETAA members. Position carries a 2-year term.
The Information Officer will collaborate with the Board of Directors, especially the Webmaster, and the JETAA community to maintain blog content and arrange for guest bloggers. They will also work with the Secretary and President to create and distribute an annual report on the chapter’s activities to all FLJETAA members.
There are also openings for regional representatives in Gainesville, Treasure Coast, and Tallahassee. These positions are appointed by the elected officers. Regional representatives act as a point of contact for Florida JETAA and the JET Coordinator at the consulate regarding events and recruiting in your area. Reps are encouraged to plan one event a year if there is interest in their area. Please contact Bahia at president[@]floridajetaa.org or Lauren at webmaster[@]floridajetaa.org if you’re interested in being a representative for these regions.