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The Graduate Assistant will assist the Eastern Michigan Athletics Compliance staff in the coordination of a comprehensive compliance program to ensure compliance with all NCAA, conference and University policies and procedure and the day-to-day operation of the Compliance Department. A Graduate Assistant interning in the EMU Athletic Compliance Office should expect to be involved in a wide range of duties, including:
Monitoring prospective student-athlete recruitment including but not limited to: phone calls, text messaging, social media, contacts, official and unofficial visits, and tryouts; Monitoring the college's student athletes' countable athletically-related activities; Evaluating prospective student-athletes' applications and transcripts to ensure initial academic eligibility; Assist in monitoring student-athletes' academic progress as it relates to NCAA eligibility and progress-toward-degree requirements; Drafting educational material for coaches, staff, and student-athletes; Assisting with camp and clinic reviews; Updating all compliance related forms; Graduate assistants will learn how to use the NCAA Compliance Assistant software as well as various recruiting software programs with data entry and management. Perform other duties as assigned.
Anticipated start date: September 1, 2017. Work Hours: Must have ability to work game days, weekends or evening hours as needed.
For full consideration for this position, all interested candidates must apply online at www.emich.edu/jobs for the Graduate Assistant - Athletics Compliance posting.
Ability to work up to 20 hours per week (10 for 50%) is required.
GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
Admission and enrollment in a graduate program is required.
Maintenance of a 67% course completion is required.
Enrollment in at least 6 credits for Fall and Winter semesters is required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Power Point, and Word;
Excellent communication and written skills;
Good organization skills, the ability to anticipate projects and self-motivation;
Willingness to collaborate with staff and various constituent groups;
Ability to prioritize a workload;
Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines;
Capable of working unsupervised and as part of a team;
Exhibit a professional disposition on the phone and in person;
Ability to maintain confidentiality with all aspects of position, and ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships and partnerships with colleagues.
Must possess high ethical standards, integrity and a willingness to strictly adhere to NCAA, Mid-American Conference, University and departmental rules and regulations.
Interest in pursuing a career in athletics compliance or intercollegiate athletics administration;
Experience in working with collegiate coaching staffs;
Personal athletic competitive experience or knowledge of intercollegiate sports, and interest in gaining greater insight into compliance issues within collegiate athletic departments.
Bachelor's degree and admission to EMU's Graduate Program required.
Prefer Business/Sports Management degree or intercollegiate student-athlete experience.
Additional Salary Information: For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarship for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year (September 1 to August 31) of the assistantship. In addition, the GA will receive a bi-weekly stipend.
EMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and applicants with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups.