Interested in becoming an officer? Here are some information on what each position is responsible for; elections are held during Spring quarter every year. Feel free to ask any of our officers about JSA and related activities!
PRESIDENT [Signer] *1
-Head of the organization
-Responsible for leading officer and general meetings
-Plans and sets agenda for the org
-Plans and delegates social events
-Contacts organizations around the area for collaborations (i.e. IJAC) *2
-Meets with vice president regularly to discuss issues and plans
-Keeps and stores JSA related paperwork (with Secretary)
-Keep officers on track
Recommended for: organized, responsible, and social person who has an aspiration to make JSA better. Flexible and accommodating schedule preferred.
VICE PRESIDENT [Signer]
-If President is unavailable, VP will cover position temporarily
-Helps set agenda
-Assists in paperwork process and answers any questions
-Aware of potential issues and concerns within JSA
-Keep contact (especially emergencies) with the president and other officers
-Keep officers on track
Recommended for: organized and responsible person willing to support the President and other officers to run the organization. Flexible and accommodating schedule preferred.
-General note taker of the organization (officer and general meetings, etc.)
-Posts the notes online
-Aware of upcoming dates for fundraisers, events, and socials
-Update Facebook page with reminders of upcoming fundraisers, events, and social
-Keeps and stores JSA related paperwork (with President)
Recommended for: organized and responsible person who likes to take notes (digital or analog) and is willing to update other members of current situation. Flexible and accommodating schedule preferred.
-Aware of JSA’s financial situation
-Gets an updated financial ledger from SOAR after each fundraiser/events
-Approves budgets for fundraisers and events (with President)
-Assists in figuring out financial profits of fundraisers and events
Recommended for: organized and responsible person with knowledge of money allocation or who is generally good with numbers
-Responsible for fundraiser advertisements (posters/fliers)
-Supports the President for recruitment during the beginning of the year
-Helps plan social events (with Historian/Social)
-Help communicating with other organizations on/off campus
Recommended for: social and organized person interested in running social events and communicating with other organizations on/off campus
-In charge of taking photos and gathering photos from socials, fundraisers and other events
-Works on and completes a JSA scrapbook for the year
-Helps plan social events (with PR/Social)
-Update JSA WordPress along with others to keep people updated
Recommended for: creative and organized person interested in making a scrapbook for JSA and taking photos for the organization
Please note that positions and their roles are subject to change every year for improvement.
(Positions listed above as of July 2014)
*1 Signer= main officers who are responsible of running the organization according to UCSC’s SOAR (Student Organization Advising & Resource).
*2 IJAC= Bay Area Japanese organization gathering held annual around universities