Voting will become available on May 1, 2013 and voting will close on July 12, 2013. Ballots must be completed online or during the NSCA National Conference July 10 – 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. To be valid, ballots must be submitted by Friday July 12, 2013, 12:00 noon (PDT).
Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
2011 – PhD – Oklahoma State University
Doctorate of Philosophy in Health, Leisure, and Human Performance
2002 – MS – Oklahoma State University
Master of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Leisure
1999 – BS – University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- NSCA Foundation Invited Grant Application Reviewer, 2012
- NSCA Midwest Regional Coordinator, 2011 – present
- NSCA Personal Trainers Conference Committee Member, 2010 – present
- NSCA State Director of Texas, 2010
- Director of Education at the NSCA Headquarters, Colorado Springs, CO, 2007 – 2010
- Performance Training Journal Article Reviewer, 2007 – 2010
- NSCA Leadership Summit Invited Guest, 2007
- Strength and Conditioning Journal Column Editor, 2006 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2012 – present
- NSCA State Director of Oklahoma, 2006 – 2007
- NSCA-CPT Job Analysis Committee, 2006 – 2007
- NSCA Personal Trainers Special Interest Group, Executive Council Secretary, 2005 – 2007
- Strength and Conditioning Journal Article Reviewer, 2004 – present
- NSCA Personal Trainers Special Interest Group, Executive Council Member, 2004 – 2007
- NSCA Personal Trainers Special Interest Group Member, 2003 – 2007
1. Why do you want to serve on the Nomination Committee?
As an active member and a previous employee of the NSCA I have a true appreciation of the responsibility the Nomination Committee has to the NSCA membership. By selecting appropriate candidates to serve as members of the NSCA Board of Directors (BOD), and future nominating committee members individuals selected to serve on this committee play an instrumental role in protecting and securing the future of the organization. An NSCA BOD member must be able to look at the breadth and width of the organization to effectively serve a group of members with diverse needs. This is often a difficult task as BOD members must be able to look beyond their own self-interest and make the best decisions based on the organizations long-range goals. Unfortunately, many times these decisions may not be popular amongst certain factions or groups of the membership. However, members of the BOD must act in the best interest for the association, its employees and representatives through adversity. Thus, these positions require individuals that demonstrate strong leadership skills and unwavering character to perform effectively in these positions. Furthermore, these skills are also requisites for those recommending these individuals. It is my belief that based on my previous experiences in working with the NSCA BOD that I would provide a unique perspective and insight when selecting members for the BOD, as well as future members of the Nominating Committee. Therefore, it is my desire to continue serving the NSCA membership and certified professionals as a member of the NSCA Nominations Committee to help advance the strength and conditioning profession, as well as the mission of the NSCA.
2. What is your understanding of the organizational structure of the NSCA?
The NSCA is a 501-C3, non-profit organization governed by a nine member board of directors that oversees the growth and development of the association. These board members have voting privileges to pass, reject or revisit board motions put forth by the staff at the NSCA Headquarters, as well as other BOD members. The NSCA executive director is the direct contact between the NSCA staff and the BOD. The executive director is responsible for all operational issues related to the management of the association; whereas the BOD is primarily responsible for setting the overall direction of the organization based on the association’s strategic goals.
3. One of the roles of the Nomination Committee is to find qualified candidates for Board of Director positions. How would you go about seeking or identifying candidates who would be representative of the diverse population of our membership, and consistent with the NSCA mission statement?
Over the last decade I have had the honor of serving the NSCA in various capacities as a volunteer, as well as an employee. In this time I have been extremely fortunate to have met some of the worlds most well-respected and leading authorities in strength and conditioning. In the 3½ years I served as the NSCA’s Director of Education I was fortunate enough to have worked with many of these individuals. As a former NSCA staff member, and long-time volunteer, I recognize the importance of selecting individuals that are well-suited for the positions in which the NSCA membership must vote. Based on these unique insights and perspectives, it is my belief I would be an excellent candidate to help identify, as well as recruit both knowledgeable and qualified professionals to serve the NSCA at its highest levels.