What is a department?
The departments of the NDSA function as a collective of individuals (volunteered and staffed), and are specialized functional areas within the NDSA such as marketing or events. They do not hold "representative" seats, but rather hold director seats on the NDSA council in order to achieve the more functional tasks of the NDSA. Each department has their own Department Director and chain of command.
What's the difference between our directors now and Department Directors?
Not a lot. The biggest change is that certain roles that are classed as "Officers" right now, will hold their own departments. However, due to limited funding and availability of staff members, those departments for the next few years will be run with just the one Department Director.
Some of our larger Departments, such as Public Affairs and Events, will have large staffed teams under them to aid in the function of the NDSA Council and its Sub-Councils.
In this way, the Directors become "managers" of the functional areas of the NDSA, rather than solely representative seats.
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