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President-Elect Application

Tier 1 applications are due October 5, 2020

Position Description:

The President of NODA is the chief officer and directs all agents in carrying out the processes and services of the Association. The President chairs the Executive Committee. The President-Elect, President and Past-President are member of the Executive Committee. The President shall serve as the President-Elect for a one-year term prior to serving as President for one year, and as Past President for a one-year term after serving as President.


Required Qualifications:

  1. Professional membership in NODA for no less than 6 years; NODA membership much be current at application and throughout term. 
  2.  Professional experience in higher education for at least 8years
  3. At least 4 years of service in an appointed or elected NODA leadership position
  4. NODA General Board Member experience
  5. Leadership and management experience that reflect the skills needed to fulfill the President’s responsibilities
  6. Current employment in orientation, transition and retention and/or student affairs at an institution of higher education at time of application and throughout term

Preferred Qualifications (articulated by the current NODA Board of Directors):

  1. Master’s degree
  2. At least 6 years of service in an appointed or elected NODA leadership position
  3. Demonstrated experience in executive leadership, management, and decision-making
  4. Experience managing and balancing budgets

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform the Primary Responsibilities of the Position (listed below):

  1.  Knowledge of, and commitment to, the structure, purposes, and goals of NODA internationally, nationally and regionally
  2.  Current knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the field of orientation, transition, and retention (Demonstrated higher-level experience in another student affairs association may be considered)
  3. Knowledge and attentiveness to issues relating to diverse constituencies
  4. Ability to think strategically and implement change
  5. Demonstrated contributions to the scholarship of the Association including, but not limited to: conference presentations or publication submission
  6. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills and represent the Board of Directors to the membership with clarity, professionalism, and integrity
  7. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment balancing the needs of the Association Staff, NODA Leadership, NODA membership, and external constituents
  8. Financial support (institutional or personal) is required to cover the travel costs to attend the Board of Director meetings

Primary Responsibilities:


  1.  Perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President
  2.  Serve on the Executive Committee and attend all meetings (monthly virtual meetings and one transition meeting in January)
  3. Attend three Board of Director meetings (1 in the Fall (annual conference); 1 in the Spring and 1 virtual meeting in July)
  4. Guide the Association Chairs in meeting the mission and strategic plan; May include monthly phone calls and individual check-ins
  5. Complete other duties as delegated by the President
  6. Serve on Personnel Committee
  7. Serve on committee to review all Institute faculty applications


  1.  Serve as the chief elected officer for the Association
  2.  Serve as Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  3. Lead the Executive Committee and attend all meetings (monthly virtual meetings and one transition meeting in January)
  4. Attend three Board of Director meetings (1 in the Fall (annual conference); 1 in the Spring and 1 virtual meeting in July)
  5. Prepare the agenda, in consultation with the Executive Director, and presides at all meetings of NODA, including but not limited to, the meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and the annual business meeting
  6. Serve as the Chair of the Personnel Committee which on behalf of the Board is responsible for the administration of personnel practices for the Executive Director
  7. As the Chief Elected Officer serve on Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  8. Direct the strategic planning process for the Association
  9. Communicate routinely with the Executive Director regarding operations of the Association
  10. Make all leadership appointments with the approval of the Executive Committee based on recommendations from the Nominations and Elections Committee and in consultation with Association staff
  11. Appoint ad-hoc committees and task forces as deemed necessary for specific functions/initiatives, with the approval of the Board of Directors and in consultation with the Association staff
  12. Maintain a relationship and communication with appropriate officials at the University of Minnesota
  13. Work with Executive Director to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external constituents
  14. Consult with the Executive Director on contractual agreements


  1. Attend three Board of Director meetings (1 in the Fall (annual conference); 1 in the Spring and 1 virtual meeting in July)
  2.  Serve on the Executive Committee and attend all meetings (monthly virtual meetings and one transition meeting in January)
  3. Chair the Nominations and Elections Committee
  4. Serve on the Finance Committee
  5. Serve as the Parliamentarian for the Board of Directors
  6. Work with the Executive Director to compile the NODA Annual report
  7. Serve on the Personnel Committee
  8. Complete other duties as delegated by the President

Application Information:

The following is required for application to be the NODA President-Elect. The Nominations Committee may follow up with additional opportunities to promote your candidacy, and all materials will be available to NODA members for review during the election period.

As a Tier 1 candidate, you must  complete the online application, which requires:

  1. A current resume (including NODA Involvement)
  2. Diversity & Inclusion Statement: NODA is an inclusive community of practitioners and scholars; building, fostering and sharing an environment that promotes connections of people and ideas for peer-to- peer learning. We value diversity of ideas, institutions, and individuals. In your role, how will you attend to the diverse needs of membership, as well as ensure content to support diverse populations of college students, their families and their campuses?
  3. Three references. One must be from a NODA leader and the other two must be NODA members.
  4. Personal Statement: Please include a personal statement that explains why you want to be a NODA leader and what you hope to accomplish in your role if elected.

If selected to move on to Tier 2, you will be required to provide:

  • A financial letter of support from your supervisor/institution
  • Letters of support: Letters of support should address applicants ability in managing multiple tasks, using independent judgment, taking initiative and demonstrating effective communication with various constituents. (Does not need to be a NODA member)
  • Professional photo
  • An application video (Fligrid with link sent to you from NODA office)

Please read the NODA Conflict of Interest Policy, NODA Leadership Standards & Commitments & Statement of Purpose Volunteer Accountability before completing your application. If appointed to the position that you are applying for, you promise to adhere to these guidelines and agree to take on the responsibilities associated with the position. You understand that the NODA Board of Directors has the authority to remove you from this position should you neglect to fulfill all associated responsibilities. You promise to work in the best interest of NODA and towards the premises and goals outlined in the NODA Strategic Plan. You acknowledge that if elected, any currently held positions (elected or appointed) will be concluded by the time this position starts (i.e. you cannot run for President if you're serving on the Board of Directors, unless you are completing the 3rd year of your term). 


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