This summer, many of our current MAJET Committee members will be ending their time on JET, leaving quite a few empty spaces in our ranks. So, we need some goal-driven volunteers to step up and take their place! From the end of May, we are hoping to have a team of about ten cool people to help organize exciting events, get ALTs involved in the local community, and keep our website relevant.
It’s time for a new MAJET Committee
to take the reins for 2017-2018!
We need some charismatic, outgoing people to represent our group, and some tech-savvy writers and influencers to help keep our blog and communications running smoothly!
So, what is MAJET, anyway?
MAJET is a volunteer group of Miyazaki JETs. Our goal is to serve as a positive social gathering force to support JETs, other expats, and Japanese residents of Miyazaki to build a community within our prefecture. We do this by organizing events as well as by creating dynamic content for our website and Facebook pages about these events, Japanese culture, and tourism in Miyazaki. In the past, MAJET also has helped with volunteering and other inter-cultural events within Miyazaki, and this year we want to ramp that aspect up even more!
Over the course of the year, the Committee meets to discuss ideas, make plans, and work together to achieve these goals. You can read a more in-depth explanation of the organization here.
What does a Committee member need to do?
Each year the MAJET Committee is slightly different, as roles are formed around the interests and goals of each member. Generally speaking, planning exciting monthly events, coordinating meetings, accounting, website development and blogging, emails and Facebook posts, and translation are the primary responsibilities of the Committee. You can read more specific details about the different types of responsibilities here.
The length of term for a Committee member is one year, from May to around the same time the following year, when the next Committee is ready to take over.
So, who is interested in volunteering and making some spectacular events happen throughout 2017-2018? If you are not interested in volunteering yourself, you can also nominate someone who you think would make a radical MAJET Committee member, whether for their great activity ideas, teamwork talent, positive initiative, or any other skill that would make them a good leader.
Simply fill out this form to submit candidacies!
The deadline to submit responses is May 1st.
Volunteering for MAJET is a great opportunity to get to know the community, learn some new skills, and form bonds with other members of your team, and we are excited to see what this year’s Committee will look like!
❤ Your friendly neighbourhood MAJET Committee ^_^