Board of Directors position

Feb. 27, 2014, 10:37 a.m. (ET)

The USA Volleyball Nominating & Governance Committee (NGC) is currently accepting applications for the Female Beach Athlete Board of Directors position.  This position is currently held by Kerri Walsh Jennings who is eligible for re-election. This is a four-year term beginning July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018.

If you are interested in serving on the USA Volleyball Board of Directors, please send a letter of interest, current resume/CV and a signed Consent and Waiver Release form (WORD/PDF) to  Please respond by no later than Friday, March 14, 2014 after reviewing the information below.

Athlete Board of Director Positions
Four Athlete Directors, each with one vote. One shall be female from the indoor discipline; one shall be male from the indoor discipline; one shall be female from the beach discipline; and one shall be male from the beach discipline. 

Selection Process
Nominees shall be solicited broadly by the NGC with self-nomination encouraged. Reasonable effort will be made to identify a minimum of two nominees for each available Board position. The NGC will evaluate the nominees against both the General and the Minimum Criteria taking the opportunity to solicit additional information from the nominee or others as useful and determine whether the nomination shall go forward or not. In the event a nominee is judged by the NGC to fail to meet the criteria, the nominee shall have the right to request and receive the rationale. International indoor athletes will elect the Indoor Athlete Directors (1 female and 1 male) and international beach athletes will elect the Beach Athlete Directors (1 female and 1 male). The determination of whether an athlete is voting as an “indoor eligible athlete” or “beach eligible athlete” will be established by that athlete’s last qualifying competition.   The Beach Female athlete director is elected in the second year of the quadrennium.

Eligibility Requirement
General Qualifications. Each Director shall possess the following general qualifications in addition to meeting the Minimum Criteria for an Athlete Director (athlete definition outlined below).  General qualifications are: 

  1. Be a citizen of the United States; and not be affiliated with any national volleyball federation other than USA Volleyball.
  2. Be at least eighteen years of age;
  3. Be judged qualified and appropriate for the particular Board position based on but not necessarily limited to:
    1. Possessing good character; and
    2. Possessing appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

4.      Be committed to the principles and policies of the Corporation and serving the best interests of the Corporation and the sport regardless of the constituency which (s)elects the Board Member

Minimum Criteria
In order to be eligible to run and/or vote for Athlete Director positions, athletes must be international athletes as defined in the bylaws.  The Athlete Director must meet the eligibility requirements of having represented the United States in Olympic Games, Pan American Games or an Operation Gold competition (as defined by the USOC) within the preceding ten (10) years as determined at the time of the election (March 14, 2014). All of the athletes meeting the minimum criteria requirements shall comprise the electorate.

In addition, a successful candidate is required to pass a USAV background check.

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