POSITION DESCRIPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
NOTE: Prior experience means 'has completed a full term prior to taking office'. All candidates must be current General Members of NACADA. Associate Members (employed outside of nonprofit higher education institutions) are not eligible for elected positions of leadership within the Association.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS — Board members are elected by the general membership and serve to direct the association through development and implementation of the strategic plan and the management of association resources. Board members must have prior experience as a Chair of a Division level sub-unit (region, committee, commission). Board members serve staggered three-year terms. Obligations include attendance at mid-year and Fall Board Meetings and participation in other Board meetings and teleconferences as called by the President.
DIVISION REPRESENTATIVES — Elected Division Representatives direct and lead the sub-units of their Division, and are elected by the Chairs whom they will represent within the Division. They are supported by an additional Division Rep who is appointed by the President, and serves an alternate 2-year term (overlapping vs. concurrent). All Division Reps serve on the NACADA Council. Division Reps must have prior experience as a Chair of a sub-unit within the respective Division. Division Reps attend the meetings of the Division and the Council scheduled around the NACADA Annual Conference, a mid-year Council meeting, and teleconferences. The Administrative Division Rep must have previously served a full term as a Standing Committee Chair or Advisory Board Chair. The Commission & Interest Group Division Rep must have previously served a full term as a Commission Chair. The Regional Division Rep must have previously served a full term as a Region Chair.
REGION CHAIRS — Region Chairs are elected by their regional members and represent members of their specific region by bringing concerns of the region to the Division, informing the region of initiatives of the Association, facilitating communication within the region, and coordinating regional activities. Region Chairs attend Division meetings scheduled with the NACADA Annual Conference and lead regional meetings during regional conferences and during the Annual Conference. Region Chairs must be members of their region for at least one year prior to taking office.
COMMISSION CHAIRS — Commission Chairs are elected by their Commission members and provide leadership for Commission activities in support of the profession by representing the members of that group and their needs and concerns through the Division Reps and communicating with the members throughout the year. Commission Chairs coordinate commission activities and lead Commission meetings during the Annual Conference. Candidates must have completed the previous year as a member in the Commission prior to taking office and be a current member in that group.
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS — Standing Committee Chairs are elected by their respective Committee members and provide leadership for Committee activities that focus on Association operations and are advisory to the Board of Directors. Committee Chairs represent the needs and concerns of that committee through the Administrative Division Reps. Committee Chairs coordinate committee activities and lead Committee meetings during the Annual Conference. Candidates must have completed a full term as a member of the Committee prior to taking office.