The Athletics Diversity Graduate Assistantship program’s goal is to increase the diversity of job candidates in athletics administration. Each year this program selects two participants from a national pool of applicants to pursue their graduate degree while devoting 25 hours per week for up to four semesters working in the CMU Athletics Department. Salary is approximately $10,500 with a tuition waiver up to 20 graduate credit hours per academic year.
The program has been designed to create an opportunity to rotate through various areas of the athletic department. First-year participants complete rotations depending on their athletic interests and department availability, with a maximum of four areas. Year two participants select one area of focus from the previous year for the duration of the program. During the participant's second year of the program, an administrative role is taken as program coordinators. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning and implementing initiatives to continually improve the growth and purpose of the Athletics Diversity Graduate Assistantship program.
To apply: Candidates must send their resume, cover letter, transcripts and list of references to Associate AD/Institutional Support Services, Rachel Blunt, at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 11/17/17.
CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information about our department, please visit our website at www.cmuchippewas.com.
Frequently asked questions: Q: Can I apply if I already have a master’s degree? A Yes, previous mater’s recipients may apply. Q: Can I apply to the AD GA program if I haven’t applied to the graduate school/program yet? A: Yes, you can submit your AD GA application before applying to your graduate program.
Qualifications for Applicant:
Applicant should be entering their first year of a master’s degree program.
Applicant shall have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher during the last 60 credit hours of his/her undergraduate degree.
Applicant shall be able to demonstrate outside achievements and community involvement.
Applicant shall be able to demonstrate/communicate his/her unique background and commitment to diversity, while providing evidence of qualities that will enhance the AD GA program.
Applicant shall show the ability to complete a thorough interview process in a professional and precise manner.
Applicant must be eligible (and provide acceptable documentation) to work in the United States.
Applicants should note:
Selected candidate must be admitted for graduate study at Central Michigan University prior to beginning employment. A grade point average of 3.0 or better in a master’s program is required to maintain the Graduate Assistantship.
A thorough evaluation by the graduate assistant and the supervisor is required at the completion of each rotation.
Applicants must register and maintain a minimum of six credit hours applicable towards a master’s degree at Central Michigan University during each semester of the Graduate Assistantship.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is approximately $10,500 with a tuition waiver up to 20 graduate credit hours per academic year
Central Michigan University was established in 1892 and is among the nation’s 100 largest public universities. As a tier-one university, CMU serves nearly 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus. It also enrolls more than 7,000 students and working adults online and at 50 out-of-state locations. The university is ranked No. 1 in online undergraduate education by U.S. News and World Report. CM...U delivers a superior educational experience for students that is built on close relationships with faculty and staff, hands-on learning including undergraduate research, an emphasis on leadership and volunteerism, and a global perspective. With a $440 million budget, CMU offers more than 200 academic programs from the undergraduate to doctoral levels. Premier programs include the sciences, business, accounting, health professions, communications, teacher preparation, educational leadership, engineering, neuroscience, psychology, apparel merchandising design, music and political science.CMU in 2013 launched the nation’s 137th College of Medicine with a unique mission of preparing students for an escalating shortage of primary care physicians in medically underserved communities. Employees have access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed national norms for many industries. CMU offers top NCAA Division I athletics. The university is located in a classic college community in the heart of lower Michigan, where residents find active outdoor features, family attractions, boutique shops and Midwestern life in a vibrant university culture.CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie.)