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NSC, Foundation, and other NIRSA leadership opportunities

Looking for something new in 2007? There are plenty of unique ways to get involved with NIRSA at the leadership level

Do you like to present, research, edit, think critically, develop new processes, guide directions? Do you want to become involved with NIRSA at a higher level? If so, consider applying for one of these exciting NIRSA leadership opportunities. Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for each is January 15, 2007.

NIRSA Services Corporation (NSC)

There are two positions open, each for a three-year term, on the NIRSA Services Corporation Board.

Mick DeLuca, NSC Board President, 310-825-3701

To help protect the non-profit status of NIRSA, the NSC oversees and manages the revenues and appropriate tax payments regarding unrelated business income from NIRSA sponsored or endorsed programs, and the sale of products with an advertising component.

The NSC manages the following programs for NIRSA:

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • NIRSA Insurance (Summit America Insurance Services, L.C.)
  • The University Network (TUN)
  • National Campus Championships Series (NCCS)
    • CGA National Collegiate Golf Championship
    • NIRSA Collegiate Volleyball Sport Club Championships
    • NIRSA Collegiate Soccer Sport Club Championships
    • NIRSA Extramural Regional and National Basketball Championships
    • NIRSA Extramural Regional and National Flag Football Championships
    • USTA Campus Championship
    • “Tennis on Campus” program, sponsored by the United States Tennis Association

NIRSA Foundation

There are two positions open, each for a three-year term, on the NIRSA Foundation Board.

Loretta Capra, Foundation Board Chair, 970-491-4847

The NIRSA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities through professional development, research, scholarships, and educational resources.

The NIRSA Foundation, in cooperation with NIRSA, is dedicated to enhancing the future effectiveness of the collegiate recreational sports community and to maximizing that community's impact on society.

The Foundation Board is responsible for management of the student and professional scholarship selection process, the t-shirt competition and quilt sale at the Annual Conference, selection of the Recreational Sports Journal Editor-in-Chief, fundraising campaigns, and the golf tournament at the Annual Conference

Recreational Sports Journal (RSJ)

One position for a three-year term is open on the RSJ editorial board.

Paul Milton, RSJ Editor, 419-207-6165

Produced by the NIRSA Foundation, the Recreational Sports Journal (RSJ) is the scholarly publication of NIRSA. It features top-quality research and scholarly articles to provide a source of empirical, theoretical, and applied research to the field of recreational sports.

Topics of interest in the Recreational Sports Journal include, but are not limited to: leadership, student development, programming, facility management and design, legal issues, personnel management and supervision, assessment, sponsorship, fundraising, marketing, and organizational development.

RSJ editors review and refine articles submitted for print consideration in the semi-annual publication.

National Research Institute for College Recreational Sports and Wellness

One position for a two-year term is open on the NIRSA Advisory Board to the Research Institute.

Mary Callender, NNC Liaison, 541-766-8211

The Institute Advisory Board is made up of six members that represent NIRSA and seven members from The Ohio State University. Appointments to the NIRSA Advisory Board are made by the NIRSA President.

The mission of the National Research Institute for College Recreational Sports & Wellness is to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative research, provide educational research services, and to develop data sharing processes directed toward optimizing college recreational and wellness pursuits.

National School of Recreational Sports Management

There are two positions open for the NSRSM faculty, each for a three-year term. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2006.

Rob Frye, Chair, 305-348-2063

The interactive National School of Recreational Sports Management provides a broad range of material designed to enhance a new professional’s management and problem-solving skills. Experienced recreational sports faculty members have developed the course curriculum, designed the program schedule, and will lead sessions that provide participants with opportunities to practice, discuss, and refine the professional skills necessary for success.

Faculty members of the NSRSM are responsible for developing the curriculum and planning, facilitating, and evaluating the School each year.
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