Australia-Japan Youth Society of Western Australia

Applications for the President role of AJYS are now open.

The Australia-Japan Youth Society (AJYS) is a chapter of the Australia-Japan Society of WA Inc. focused on supporting Australian and Japanese Youth in their endeavours to be the next generation of leaders, promoting the Australia-Japan relationship. The AJYS liaises with industry, academia, government and young professional community to provide education, professional, cultural and social opportunities for aspiring and motivated individuals in both Australia and Japan. The AJYS coordinates and manages events and activities, in collaboration with industry, academia, government and youth to achieve to promote and enhance Australia-Japan relations in Western Australia.


The President will be required to manage the AJYS Committee, chair regular committee meetings, organise and facilitate events run by the AJYS, reporting directly to the AJYS Coordinator. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to, managing AJYS operations, managing AJYS committee, representing AJYS at the monthly AJS Committee Meetings or reporting to the AJYS Coordinator prior to the meetings and other duties. The position will contribute to the operation of the Australia-Japan Society of Western Australia and will play a significant role in the development and promotion of stronger relationships between Australia and Japan.


The position of President is open to young individuals aged 18-30 for the duration of the term of President. Young people interested in enhancing and promoting Australia-Japan relations are urged to apply.


Please send the following to the email Krystal.Hartig@gmail.com by 11:59pm AWST Friday, 15 June 2018:

  • Copy of your latest CV
  • One-page cover letter (max. 500 words)

The supplied cover letter should address the following:

Demonstrated interest in Australia-Japan relations
Demonstrated experience in event management
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Well-developed organisational skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and also as an individual with minimal supervision
Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable Strong leadership skills and experience
Proficient in Japanese language, preferred but not essential.


Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application via email. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an interview with the AJYS Coordinator.

For more information: Position Description