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National Leadership Council
About The National Leadership Council
The National Leadership Council (NLC) is a student advisory board comprising specially selected NSCS members who advise the NSCS Board of Directors and national staff. For the 2018-2019 term, the selected members will serve on the NLC from May 2018 to June 2019. NLC members are chosen based on their dedication, service, and commitment to NSCS. Ideal candidates exhibit leadership, academic excellence, and community involvement throughout their academic careers and continue to demonstrate these skills while serving on the NLC. Two members of the NLC are selected to serve a one-year term on the NSCS Board of Directors as the President and Vice President of the NLC. These members are chosen by the outgoing NLC President and Vice President in conjunction with the national office.
The NLC collects feedback from chapters to improve the NSCS experience for all members, and NLC members speak at their chapter’s New Member Induction Ceremony held in the fall. NLC members serve as peer resources to chapter officers and NSCS’ member engagement team. The NLC also engages members through Facebook and Twitter, creates fun videos to help promote national NSCS programs (Induction, Integrity Week, PACE), participates in monthly conference calls with the NLC Advisor, and provides feedback on member benefits. The NLC also provides general feedback regarding best practices for connecting with NSCS members.
Serving on this prestigious advisory board gives each member valuable experience working with a national program and an incredible chance to contribute to the mission and overall success of NSCS.
If selected to serve on the NLC, what can I expect?
If you are selected, you would advise NSCS headquarters on what our members want/need as well as advising other chapter officers across the country. In addition, you would be asked to assist with various projects throughout the year to strengthen our NSCS programs and awareness. Examples of this include social media, videos, blog posts, communicating with chapter officers, writing reviews, judging contests, and demoing new technology.
How much regional travel does the position entail?
There are two in-person meetings over the summer. One is for your training and the other is for training the incoming NLC as you transition off the board. Some NLC members travel to visit nearby chapters for New Member Induction Ceremonies or special events, but the majority of the role is done virtually.
How many hours can I expect to spend on NLC commitments?
Time commitment varies throughout the year dependent on the needs of the organization. On average, NLC members spend anywhere from 5-15 hours a month on their NLC duties. Certain members of the NLC have greater responsibilities which require more hours at times such as the President and Vice President. The one consistent obligation is a monthly, one-hour conference call with the board.
What is the application process? What stages are there, if any?
First, submit your initial application. Finalists will be selected to move onto the phone interview stage. From that group of finalists, we choose the next NLC.
Can anyone apply?
You must be an NSCS member to apply. You do not need to be an officer to apply.
When was the 2018-19 NLC announced?
Announcements were made on April 30, 2018.
Is this a paid position?
The position is a volunteer role, not a paid position.
What if I am graduating in December?
You can still apply for the NLC if you are graduating in December and willing to serve the full term.
Do you have additional questions about the NLC? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We’re looking for the next generation of NSCS leaders!
Apply for the 2018-2019 National Leadership Council (NLC) by 11:59pm on March 30, 2018.
Click here to apply.
To submit the Google Form you must submit the following:
1. Information Profile (email, major, GPA, etc.)
2. Confirmation of Eligibility
3. Short Essays (MAX 300 words)
List some of the qualities you admire in a role model. Which of these qualities do you believe you have and/or are working towards? How will they benefit the NLC?
Explain why you would like to be a part of the NLC. What skills do you feel you can contribute?
How have you exemplified the values of NSCS (scholarship, leadership, service, and integrity) in your community?
Tell us about a time you solved a problem creatively.
Tell us about an experience where you had to work with a team. How did you communicate? What was the outcome?
4. Supplemental Documents (Max file size: 100MB)
5. Resume (Optional)
6. Optional Consideration for NLC President or Vice President position
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