Are you interested in helping shape the future of the NSCA? Learn if you are qualified and how to apply to the NSCA Board of Directors. We are seeking dedicated individuals to lead the association and advance the strength and conditioning profession.
There are two positions available for Board term July 9, 2021 - July 12, 2024:
Personal Trainer Position | 1 position
This position may be filled by a qualifying member of the Association actively working at least 50% or 25 hours per week as a Personal Trainer with clients. Desired candidates for this position should hold NSCA-CPT® credentials.
Academician/Researcher Position | 1 position
This position may be filled by a qualifying member of the Association working at an accredited college, university, or institution for higher learning with at least 50% of their job responsibility as a researcher. Desired candidates for this position should hold a doctoral degree.
If you are a member of good standing, NSCA certified or an NSCA Fellow (FNSCA), who has a history of contributions to the NSCA then you could be qualified to help shape the future of the NSCA! For detailed qualifications view NSCA By-laws section 3.
Did you score a 3 or higher?
Take the first step in the application process by submitting a CV/Resume and letter of intent (750 words or less) indicating NSCA involvement, how you will promote and advocate for diversity, and why you want to serve on the Board of Directors by November 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several rounds in the application process involving both subjective and objective scoring. The total summation of points and rankings are used as a tool to guide the committee on who may be most qualified to sit as a member of the Board of Directors, but they are not the final result on who should be placed on the ballot.
Applicants will submit a CV/Resume and letter of intent (750 words or less) indicating NSCA involvement, how you will promote and advocate for diversity, and why you want to serve on the Board of Directors by November 15th.
To apply, send your documentation via e-mail to email@example.com
If applicants are selected to move to round 2 the following materials need to be submitted by January 15th:
Note: If a past employee of the NSCA, an individual may not include any NSCA service, education, awards/honors received, events attended, publications written or reviewed or any other services rendered while receiving salary due to NSCA employment. There will be automatic and immediate removal from the election process if a candidate misstates any information on their application or CV.
The Nomination Committee will review round two materials of applicants, evaluate the applicants, and select applicants to be interviewed by phone by March 1.
The Nomination Committee will vote on the top two candidates for each position to be on the ballot for the NSCA election by April 1.
One of the key qualifications of a board member is to serve as a volunteer leader. There are many opportunities, here are a few for you to explore:
The Nomination Committee Handbook identifies additional expertise a candidate should have:
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 and 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 and 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.
Additionally, the candidates for President must demonstrate the following:
The primary responsibilities of the NSCA Board are to oversee the activities of the Association, to set goals, and to provide the means to accomplish these goals in accordance with the Mission Statement and the needs of the membership.
Board positions are very active and it is important to understand the amount of work that is required to effectively participate in and govern the growth of the Association.
The Conflict of Interest Policy helps volunteer leaders of the NSCA to effectively identify, disclose and manage any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest in order to protect the integrity of the NSCA and manage risk.View Conflict of Interest Policy
Candidates cannot be an employee of the NSCA, must be able to pass a background check and disclose investigations, convictions, infractions, sanctions or periods of ineligibility. They maybe ineligible if convicted of certain felonies, misdemeanor conviction, sanctioned for academic misconduct, suspension from a place of employment, or period of ineligibility from a sport or sport organization. View the full list of disqualifying events in the NSCA By-laws