POSITION DESCRIPTIONS & 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, community). 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 Advising Community Division Rep must have previously served a full term as a Advising Community 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.
ADVISING COMMUNITY CHAIRS —Advising Community (AC) Chairs are elected by their members to provide leadership for AC activities in support of their group's topic within the advising profession. They coordinate the creation of the key resources and professional development opportunities that will help their member advisors better help students, while also supporting NACADA's Strategic Goals. AC Chairs report to the Division Representatives and are directly supported by a Cluster Rep who serves as part of the Advising Communities Division Steering Committee. Prior to taking office, candidates must have completed the previous year as a member in the AC 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.