Application - Board of Directors 2014

The NSCA Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who are critical to the success of the Association. Board positions are very active and require attendance at both the NSCA National Conference and the NSCA Coaches Conference. In addition, it is important to understand the amount of work that is required to effectively participate in and govern the growth of the Association.

How to Apply

Candidates wishing to be considered for a Board position must follow these specific steps. If you miss a step, you may not be considered as a candidate for the NSCA Board of Directors*.

Step 1.  Understand the qualifications of a Board candidate.
Step 2.  Complete the Candidate Questionnaire Form (below).
Step 3.  Complete the application form (upon submitting the questionnaire, you will automatically be directed to the application form).
Step 4.  Fulfill the candidate requirements. 
Step 5.  Attach the required documents to the application.

Candidate Requirements

  • Credentials: Each candidate must be a member in good standing and certified as a CSCS® or NSCA-CPT® with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or a Fellow of the NSCA (FNSCA).
  • Significant contributions to the NSCA: Each candidate will have a history of contributions to the NSCA through publication, service, or both.
  • Influencing/Negotiation: Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; facilitates “win-win” situations.
  • Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; facilitates an open exchange of ideas; fosters an atmosphere of open communication.
  • Political Savvy: Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization; approaches each problem situation with a clear perception of organizational and political reality; recognizes the impact of alternative courses of action.
  • Written Communication: Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing, and organized manner.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions; provides solutions to individual and organizational problems.
  • Decisiveness: Exercises good judgment by making sound and well-informed decisions; perceives the impact and implication of decisions; makes effective and timely decisions, even when data is limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; is proactive and achievement oriented.
  • Integrity/honesty: Instills mutual trust and confidence; creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics; behaves in a fair and ethical manner toward others; demonstrates a sense of corporate responsibility and commitment to public service.
  • Vision: Takes a long-term view and acts as a catalyst for organizational change; builds a shared vision with others; influences others to translate vision into action.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter - Provide a cover letter indicating your request to be considered by the NSCA Nomination Committee. Outline how the NSCA has influenced your career and explain why you are qualified to sit on the NSCA Board.
  • Essay - Indicate, in 250 words or less, why you want to serve on the Board of Directors.
  • Vision Statement - Provide a brief, one-page vision statement outlining: (a) The critical and/or substantive issues facing the NSCA; (b) Specific goals for the NSCA; and (c) An indication of how such goals might be achieved. Note: This information will be used as written on the election ballot if you are selected. 
  • Completed Candidate Questionnaire Form (below) - Please review and fill out carefully following the provided outline. Failure to do so may result in a non-consideration vote by the committee.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Attach a recent version of your CV or resume.
  • Photo - Include a recent head shot that clearly shows your face.

* Your application will not be accepted unless you meet these requirements.


Questions?

Please direct all questions to: Brenda McQuay at nominations@nsca.com, or call 1-855-303-389. Please do not contact any member of the Nomination Committee.


Candidate Questionnaire Form

Board of Director Nominee Name:   
Position you are applying for:    

Governance and Leadership

List previous NSCA Board of Directors (BOD) experience. Include dates and positions held.  
List previous NSCA Foundation experience. Include dates and positions held.  
Describe your experiences as a member of other Boards. Include dates and positions held.  
Describe your NSCA experience, including SIGs, committee, and clinics. Include dates and positions held.  

Certifications, Recognitions, and Education

What are your NSCA credentials, certification, and distinctions? Include dates and positions held.    
Enter the date of your NSCA Fellowship.    [None] Select a Date Delete the Date  
Enter the specifics and dates as an NSCA Coach Practitioner and Registered Coach.    
Enter the specifics and dates of your non-NSCA current certifications and/or specializations (e.g., RKP, ATC, PT, CD, DO, MD, OCS, SCS).    
Describe your non-NSCA awards and honors. Include specifics and dates.    
Describe non-NSCA Fellowships. Include specifics and dates.    
Choose your academic degree. (Only the highest obtained degree will be used for scoring.)    

NSCA Participation

Attendance  
Enter the dates you attended for the following NSCA events:
  1. National Conference
  2. Coaches Conference
  3. Personal Trainers' Conference
  4. TSAC Conference
  5. International Conference
 






 
Enter the dates you attended NSCA preconference symposia.    
Enter the dates you attended NSCA symposia.    
Enter the dates you attended an NSCA state or regional clinic.    
Enter the dates you attended the Fly Solo Camp.    
   

Volunteer    
Enter the dates you were an NSCA Certification exam host.    
Enter the dates you were an ERP CSCS Sponsor or an ERP Director.        
Enter the dates you were a Fly Solo Camp host.    
Enter the dates you were a state/regional clinic host.    
   

Presentations     
Enter any presentations you made for the following NSCA events (include dates and details).
  1. National Conference
  2. Coaches Conference
  3. Personal Trainers' Conference
  4. TSAC Conference
  5. International Conference
 




 
Enter the dates you presented at a preconference seminar.    
Enter the dates you submitted an NSCA Abstract or Poster.    
Enter the dates you presented at NSCA From the Field.    
Enter the dates you presented at NSCA Symposia.    
Enter the dates you presented a non-NSCA Abstract or Poster.    
Enter the dates you presented a podcast.    
Enter the dates you presented a webinar.    

Publications

Author or Co-Author  
Describe the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research article(s) you authored or co-authored.    
Describe an Strength and Conditioning Journal article(s) you authored or co-authored.    
Describe the Performance Training Journal article(s) you authored or co-authored.    
Describe a book you authored or co-authored.    
Describe a book chapter you authored or co-authored.    
Describe an NSCA Hot Topic you authored or co-authored.    
Describe an NSCA Position Paper you authored or co-authored.    

Reviewer  
Describe the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Strength and Conditioning Journal or Performance Training Journal article(s) you reviewed.    
Describe the publication award(s) you've received.    
Describe the NSCA grant(s) or scholarship(s) you've received.    
Describe your experience as an editor-in-chief.    
Describe your experience an associate/section editor.    

Non-NSCA Publications  
Describe the non-NSCA article you authored or co-authored.    
Describe the-non-NSCA book chapter you've authored or co-authored.    
Describe the non-NSCA book you've authored or co-authored.    

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