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As active participants in regional activities, we collectively serve as a resource and network to other colleagues in the region. We strive to connect with students, professionals and associate members dedicated to the issues surrounding orientation, transition, and retention in the changing face of our new college students.

The Regional Coordinator directs and coordinates the activities of his/her respective Region. The Regional Coordinator is elected by his/her respective region and serves a two year term, which begins at the close of the Annual Conference. This position serves as a resource person for the region; informs regional members of regional activities, resources and NODA activities and issues; oversees the development, publication and distribution of a regional newsletter; serves as a clearinghouse of information for networking within the region and among other regions; encourages regional members to get involved and assume leadership roles recruits and develops a network for State/Province Coordinators; orchestrates and facilitates a regional membership recruitment campaign with outreach to non-NODA member institutions; promotes and assists in regional conference development; and coordinates the process for determining sites/hosts for regional conferences. The Regional Coordinator must attend all regional and annual NODA conferences, and attend the fall Board meeting.

Regional Coordinators are representatives of the NODA membership, elected by their region. They are responsible for directing and coordinating educational and professional development activities, communication, and outreach for OTR professionals within their region. This role works in collaboration with the Regional Coordination Committee Chair and the NODA Association Staff. Regional Coordinators will serve a two-year term and can be elected to multiple consecutive terms.

1. Demonstrated leadership experience within NODA, including but not limited to, state leadership, regional leadership, regional or annual conference committee, regional or annual conference host, network chair, and committee participation.
2. Current employment in the field of orientation, transition, and retention at an institution of higher education.
3. Professional experience in higher education for at least 2 years.
4. Active NODA membership for at least 2 years. NODA membership must be current at the time of application and throughout term.

1. Knowledge of and commitment to structure, purpose, and goals of NODA, both at the national and regional levels.
2. Prior experience in hosting or serving on a regional conference planning team.
3. Current knowledge of, and demonstrated commitment to, the field of orientation, transition, and retention.
4. Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with the Regional Coordination Committee Chair and Association Staff.
5. Ability to carry forward a variety of projects requiring independent judgment and initiative while following through and completing designated assignments in an acceptable time period.
6. Knowledge and attentiveness to issues relating to diverse constituencies at the regional level.


1. Serve as a resource person for the region, which includes but is not limited to, informing regional members of regional and Association wide NODA activities, resources, and issues impacting the association and the field. Promote involvement in activities and leadership opportunities.

2. Recruit, select, train, and lead a comprehensive and diverse Regional Leadership Team (RLT) which consists of unique functional roles.
    a. Determine most appropriate RLT structure for region (i.e. State/Province Coordinators, Communication,      
       Networking, Professional Development, Membership, Event Planning, etc.).
    b. Regularly communicate with RLT to discuss concerns, needs, and activities related to region, association, and        field.
    c. Set regional goals and plan initiatives, workshops, and events with RLT.
    d. Provide resources and guidance as members of RLT plan and execute regional initiatives, workshops, and
    e. Be a liaison between RLT and Association Office.
    f. Appoint and/or re-appoint RLT members on an annual basis.
    g. Regularly review and discuss RLT structure with Regional Coordination Committee.

3. Recruit, select, train, and actively assist regional conference hosts.
    a. Work with Regional Coordination Committee Chair, Association Staff, and hotel consultants to explore
      conference site options and assist with the site selection and contract process.
    b. Select conference hosts through selection process that follows overall NODA timeline and expectations while
       taking into account the unique needs of the region.
    c. Provide support and guidance for selected hosts relative to regional conference guidelines and NODA
       exceptions and resources.

4. Serve as a member of the Regional Coordination Committee.
    a. Prepare for, attend, and participate in all committee meetings, including meetings at or before NODA Annual Conference, periodic
      conference calls, etc.
    b. Work together with other Regional Coordinators to discuss issues and complete initiatives and tasks that
      impact all NODA regions.
    c. Keep Regional Coordination Committee Chair apprised of any issues or concerns related to constituents within

5. Coordinate and/or be present for certain activities at the annual and regional conferences including, but not limited to regional meetings and receptions, presenting the NODA Leadership and You educational session, etc.

6. If possible, attend regional workshops and events to provide guidance and support.

7. Maintain regional budget and appropriately allocate funds for the education and professional development of members, as well as the recruitment of non-members.

8. Provide formal and informal reporting back to Regional Coordination Committee, Association Staff, and other members of NODA Leadership (i.e. board reports, regional conference final reports, etc.).

The Regional Coordinator will serve a 2-year term.

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