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.
Graduate Assistant will work under the direct supervision of full-time compliance administrators, and will receive practical risk management experience in the areas of sports law and intercollegiate athletic administration. Interns should expect to gain experience with issues concerning ethical conduct, amateurism, recruiting, student-athlete eligibility, athletic scholarship awards, sport playing and practice seasons, and the NCAA legislative process.
A Graduate Assistant in the EMU Athletic Compliance Office should expect to be involved in a wide range of duties, including:
Evaluating prospective student-athletes’ applications and transcripts to ensure initial academic eligibility;
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;
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;
Review of athletic financial aid, outside scholarships, and student-athlete benefits;
Updating all compliance related forms;
Using NCAA Compliance Assistant software as well as various recruiting software programs with data entry and management; and,
Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
Anticipated start date: September 1, 2019, or earlier depending on availability.
Work Hours: Position requires a minimum of 15-20 hours per week. Must have ability to work game days, weekends or evening hours as needed. Eastern Michigan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
Benefits: 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, as well as a monthly stipend.
About Eastern Michigan University
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.