We work to support and connect alumni around the world, and ensure the continuity and vitality of JET and JETAA.
JETAAI was relaunched in 2016, though we have a long and storied history. We have made it our aim to support and promote the activities and growth of JET alumni associations (JETAA, organised as chapters) around the world, by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information and helping them build networks and connections to each other. We support the JET Programme and current JET participants, reaching out to groups like AJET. And we also act as the point of contact for other organisations and government bodies such as CLAIR.
JETAA International members at the 2022 Tokyo International Meeting
JETAAI has a dedicated team of Executive Officers, Board of Advisors and the Webmaster. In addition, there is the Executive Committee, who are the elected Country Representatives of their countries.
The application by, and election of individuals to these roles are detailed in the JETAAI bylaws. The Executive Officers have a term limit of 2 years, elected annually, Advisors on the Board may keep their seats up to 5 years, and the Webmaster serves on an ongoing basis.
You can read about the history and evolution of the committee from 1999 to now, and those who have served.
About the Executive Officers
JETAAI is served by two Executive Officers (Chair and Vice Chair) who are elected by the Executive Committee to oversee support activities for chapters and members along with the various information-exchange activities that form the core of JETAAI's services.
About the Board of Advisors
The Board of Advisors ideally consists of approximately five people who provide support and advice to the Executive Officers and Executive Committee where appropriate.
About the Webmaster
The Webmaster is appointed by the Executive Officers to assist with all technical aspects of the operations of JETAAI that so often confound mere mortals.
About the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the body of Country Representatives from participating member countries of JETAAI, who serve as the decision-making and oversight body.
Our Executive Officers (Chair and Vice Chair), Board of Advisors and Webmaster
JETAA-I is governed by a set of bylaws adopted by the Executive Committee, consisting of the Country Representatives from every nation with at least one alumni chapter, which provides the operational framework for the organization and, to some degree, the necessary conditions for chapters to integrate into that international network.
The JETAA International bylaws were adopted May 21, 2016. Amendments were ratified at the 2022 International Meeting in Tokyo in November 2022.
Download the bylaws