Regional Coordinator

Position Description

This is a Regional- leading volunteer position, ideal for those interested in determining and advancing strategic directions, governing over long-term goals, representing the Association to other members, and setting the tone for member experiences.

Regional Coordinators serve as leaders of their region, representing regional activities to the Association. Through this role, Regional Coordinators have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the field of OTR through engaging regional programs and to obtain career development as a visible leader in the profession.



  • 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.
  • Recruit, select, train, and lead a comprehensive and diverse Regional Leadership Team (RLT) which consists of unique functional roles.
  • Determine most appropriate Regional Leadership Team (RLT) structure for region (i.e. State/Province Coordinators, Communication, Networking, Professional Development, Membership, Event Planning, etc.)
  • Regularly communicate with RLT to discuss concerns, needs, and activities related to region, association, and field. Set regional goals and plan initiatives, workshops, and events with RLT.
  • Provide resources and guidance as members of RLT plan and execute regional initiatives, workshops, and events.
  • Be a liaison between RLT and Association Office.
  • Regularly review and discuss RLT structure with Regional Coordination Committee.
  • Recruit, select, train, and actively assist regional conference hosts.
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in all committee meetings, including meetings at or before NODAC, periodic conference calls, etc.
  • Work together with other Regional Coordinators to discuss issues and complete initiatives and tasks that impact all NODA regions.
  • Keep Regional Coordination Committee Chair apprised of any issues or concerns related to constituents within region.


At the time of application, individuals must have:

  • Full-time employment at a higher-education institution
  • Active NODA membership
  • 2 years of professional, full-time employment in higher education/higher education adjacent work
  • Successfully completed a full-term in a previous NODA or Higher Ed Association leadership role as identified on the Association’s Election Resources Web Page
  • A letter of Institutional support



Regional Coordinators are required to maintain an active Association membership for the duration of their term.


Regional Coordinators are required to maintain employment at a higher education institution or a non-profit interest in the field of OTR for the duration of their term.


Financial support (institutional or personal) is required to cover travel costs to attend conferences and meetings. If institutional support is unavailable, email the chair of the Candidate Review and Elections Subcommittee to discuss options.


Regional Coordinators positions require a commitment of three years. During the course of the term, an Regional Coordinators should anticipate an average of 4-6 hours of Association-related calls and project work per month, in addition to attending in-person and virtual meetings and conferences.


Regional Coordinator responsibilities require members to be in active communication with other members, executive committee members, Association staff, and external constituents. Regional Coordinators are expected to engage in discussion and actively participate in Board of Directors’ work. RCs are also expected to represent the Board of Directors to the membership with clarity, professionalism, and integrity.


  • Master’s degree in Education, or related field
  • Prior experience in hosting a regional conference or serving on a regional leadership team.
  • Diverse professional experience with a variety of institution types, OTR roles, supervision lines, etc.
  • Leadership and management experience that reflect the skills needed to fulfill the Regional Coordinator’s responsibilities outlined above.
  • Current knowledge and understanding of the field of orientation, transition, and retention
  • Knowledge and demonstrated commitment to best practices and trends related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Contributions to the scholarship of the Association including, but not limited to: conference presentations or publication submission
  • Knowledge and/or Experience managing budgets
  • Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of NODA’s core purpose, beliefs, values, and core competencies, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position as stated above.

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