Assist the Head Football Coach, Football Administer and Director of Internal Football Operations with the administration of the Michigan football program. Duties include but not limited to liaison responsibilities internal to football program; department calendar and schedule development; program phase planning; special events and projects planning and execution; addressing player needs and issues; practice and game management; and away game team travel. Reporting directly to the Director of Internal Football Operations (DFO), the employee will adhere to all NCAA rules and regulations and fall under the ultimate supervision of the Head Football Coach. Responsibilities include but not limited to working cooperatively with the Michigan football coaching staff, operations team, FB recruiting team, support departments and athletic department for the development and welfare of the student-athletes and student-assistants involved with the football program; assist the Michigan football recruitment team with events including official and unofficial visit, as well as all other recruiting events as assigned; assist the DFO with the Compliance Office to clarify questions and get interpretations on NCAA rules, eligibility and matters related to FB student-athletes; FB Operations Team member working with Event and Game Management for events and activities related to football program; assist student-athlete and student-athletes’ families with initiating and completing the Financial Aid process. This includes liaising with the Office of Financial Aid; assists in management and integration of Teamworks as a way of creating ideal communication to players and staff regarding responsibilities, scheduling, and other necessary information; participate in the planning and execution of the football calendar - Preseason Camp, In-season, Bowl Game and Off-season Workouts/Spring Practice; participate in the planning and execution of FB Special Events and Projects including the High School Coaches’ Clinic and Summer Camps; assist the DFO with the tracking, recording and student-athlete follow up related to the Countable Athletically Related; activities process (CARA); assist the DFO with the student-athlete tickets via Jumpforward; assist the DFO with all player related Student Services needs and issues (i.e., Financial Aid, Housing, Dining Services, text books, Academic Success Program, etc.); assist the DFO with home and away team travel including the gathering, development and distribution of hotel information, team meals and snacks, stadium diagrams/maps, various contact information and lists/rosters (rooming, bus); assist with the preparation and planning for all post-season games; work with Compliance to facilitate the use of SAOF funds when necessary and possible; assist the Operations Team and Recruiting Staff with the activities, programs and staff during home game weekend; other duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach and DFO.
Bachelor degree required
Minimum of two years’ experience in Football Operations at a Power Five Conference.
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
Must have a service-oriented attitude
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines and work effectively with frequent interruptions
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and solutions focused approach to challenges and improvements
Demonstrated ability to utilize good judgment in the interpretation and application of policies and procedures and to exercise discretion in confidential matters is essential.
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Concur, M-Pathways, calendaring and email systems.
Must be willing to attack every day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please indicate salary expectations in your cover letter.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles a...long the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnastics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
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