These roles are part of the formal governance structure of the Association and are selected through a vote of the membership.
Recruitment for these positions starts in the fall with elections happening in late fall / early winter. Appearance on the ballot is done through a nomination, including self-nominations, and a slating process coordinated by the Candidate Review and Elections Sub-Committee. Most elected positions take office on January 1st following the election.
Below is a complete list of elected positions; not all positions are elected each year and each position lists current availability. To view current office holders, visit the NODA Leadership Directory.
Over the past few months, the Ad hoc Committee on Election Reform made significant updates to the various elected positions to reflect the needs of the Association and its members. These updates reflect a commitment to transparency regarding the necessary qualifications to be nominated for a role. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Application & Review Process
Interested individuals must submit an application to be placed on the ballot. The application includes the following:
- Question: “Why are you applying for an elected position and what skills/experience will you bring to this role?” (up to 350 words)
- Question: “Please describe what your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion means to you. Provide examples of how you have embodied and/or implemented DEI Initiatives, practices and/or strategies ?” (up to 350 words)
- Additional leadership roles outside of NODA (optional)
- Résumé with NODA Involvement Highlighted
- Institutional Support Form (completed by your current supervisor)
- Submission of a 90 second introduction video
- The Leadership Development Committee for Candidate Review & Elections will affirm if a candidate meets the minimum qualifications.
- All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications would be placed on the ballot.
- Materials listed above will be released to the general membership for voting.