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.

Requirements: The President, President-Elect and Past-President must be a current member of NODA and meet the required qualifications as evaluated by the Nominations & Elections Committee.

Term of Office: The President will 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.

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Requirements: The Treasurer must be a current member of NODA and meet the required qualifications as evaluated by the Nominations & Elections Committee.

Term of Office: The Treasurer will serve a three (3) year term of office and may be elected to consecutive terms.

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Requirements: The Equity & Inclusion Officer must be a current member of NODA and meet the required qualifications as evaluated by the Nominations & Elections Committee.

Term of Office: The Equity & Inclusion Officer will serve a three (3) year term of office and may be elected to consecutive terms.

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Requirements: Any person who is a professional member of NODA is eligible for membership on the Board of Directors, provided that they meet the required qualifications as evaluated by the Nominations & Elections Committee.

Term of Office: General Members of the Board of Directors are elected for terms of three (3) years and may serve an unlimited number of non-consecutive terms, but a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.

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Requirements: Regional Coordinators must be a current member of NODA and meet the required qualifications as evaluated by the Nominations & Elections Committee. In addition, Regional coordinators must be part of the region from which they are elected.

Term of Office: Regional Coordinators will be elected by the membership of the region to a two (2) year term and may be elected to consecutive terms.

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The following Regional Coordinator positions are up for elections: Region I, Region III, Region V, Region VI, & Region VIII


Ballot Information

Ballots were sent to all active members on Monday, November 27. Please check the email listed on your NODA profile for instructions. If you need assistance, please contact NODA at noda@umn.edu.


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

Review Process

2023 Election Timeline

  • July 20, 2023
    Applications Open
  • November 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST
    Applications Close
  • November 22, 2023
    Applicants Notified of Ballot Placement
  • November 27 – December 1, 2023
    Membership Voting
  • December 4, 2023
    Election Certified by NODA Secretary
  • January 1, 2024
    Newly Elected Officers & Board Members begin their term
    Regional Coordinators being their term at their region’s regional conference