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, as well as periodic conference calls. 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.
Applications are being accepted for:
Member Position - 1 position available for the term of July 10, 2020 - July 14, 2023
This position may be filled by any member of the Association who meets the minimum qualifications. If the member is retired, then they should be within five years of retirement and continue to maintain an active role in the field of strength and conditioning or fitness.
Educational/Institutional Strength and Conditioning Professional Position - 1 position available for the term of July 10, 2020 - July 14, 2023
This position may be filled by a qualifying member of the Association working at a high school, college, university, or institution for higher learning, with at least 50% of their job responsibility as a strength and conditioning coach. Desired candidates for this position should hold the CSCS credential.
Sports Medicine Professional Position - 1 position available for the term of July 10, 2020 - July 14, 2023
This position may be filled by a qualifying member of the Association working as a sport medicine professional or educator. Desired candidates for this positions should hold AT, PT, MD, DO, or DC credentials.
President-Elect - 1 position available with the President-Elect term July 10, 2020 - July 9, 2021 and Presidential term July 9, 2021 - July 12, 2024
Will serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors for the one-year period preceding the commencement of his/her term as President, and shall have voice but no voting privileges. As outlined in Article III, Section 3 of the Bylaws, the Duties of President shall include:
a) The President shall preside at all Board functions and shall act as Chairman of the Board;
b) The President shall request nominations from the membership, committees, and the Board of Directors for committee positions. The President shall recommend for approval by a majority vote of the Board, committee chairs, with the exception of the Nomination Committee;
c) The President, or his designee, serves as an official spokesman of the NSCA;
d) The President will be responsible for the performance evaluation of the Executive Director. The Executive Director’s performance evaluations shall include input from the members of the Board of Directors and the NSCA staff. The President will apprise the members of the Board of Directors of the performance evaluation;
e) The President shall be an ex officio member of all committees except the Nomination Committee.
The Board of Directors Candidate application must be completed and returned with attachments before the established deadline. It is available to be downloaded as a word document or a fillable pdf document.
Additional qualification requirements include:
Significant contributions to the NSCA – All candidates will be a member in good standing and will have a history of contributions to the NSCA through publication, service, or both.
There will be automatic and immediate disqualification from the election process if a candidate materially misstates any information on their application or CV.
Qualified NSCA Board candidates should have expertise in:
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:
Proven senior leadership experience - Has a demonstrated record of senior leadership in management of organizations. The candidates will have a proven record of decision-making and accomplishments. Although not mandatory, it is desired that candidates will have served on the Board of Directors of the NSCA. The candidate for President must have the respect and trust of his/her peers.
Excellent communication skills - Possess good social and communication skills as the President will represent the NSCA within the organization and to outside organizations. The candidate for President must be able to meet the public effectively and instill confidence and trust.