Illinois State University, a NCAA Division I institution, member of the Missouri Valley Conference invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Study Center within the department of Athletics. This pre-professional, 12-month position includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of $1,755 per month. The successful applicant must meet the admission requirements for Illinois State's Graduate School.
Duties / Responsibilities:
1. Conduct targeting meetings with freshman and academically at-risk student-athletes, providing guidance related to specific classes, study skills, organization, prioritization and time management. 2. Create academic reports for academic coordinators, coaches and Associate AD for Academics and Life Skills describing the academic performance of assigned student-athletes throughout the semester 3. Monitor Athletic Study Center to facilitate an environment conducive to learning. 4. Project management 5. Work with full-time athletic academic coordinators in the project areas of; life skills, personal development, tutor coordination, and community service programming areas 6. Assisting with the daily operations of the Karin L. Bone Athletic Study Center 7. Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
As a part of your responsibilities, you will follow the regulations and guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Missouri Valley Conference or the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Athletics Department, and Illinois State University.
This 12-month appointment will consist of a 2-month summer appointment (either as a monthly GA or an hourly student position depending on course enrollment) and a 10-month GA appointment for August to May.
1. Eligible for appointment as per the requirements in the Graduate Assistant Handbook, which can be found at http://hr.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/GA_Handbook.pdf 2. Must be a degree-seeking graduate student at Illinois State University in College Student Personnel Administration, Social Work MS, Sport Management, or Sports Psychology. 3. Outstanding leadership skills 4. Organizational/time-management skills 5. Oral and written communication skills 6. Sincere desire to see student-athletes succeed in the academic arena
Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist, and 7 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 74th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2014.
Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In their most current rankings, Forbes ranked Bloomington-Normal as 20th in its list of the Smartest Cities in America.
For more information, please visit our website at: http://ww...w.ilstu.edu/
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.