Graduate Assistant (Staff), Athletics Office of Compliance

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 02396
Location: Main Campus
Division: Graduate Employment

General Summary

Eastern Michigan University is a Division I School located in southeastern Michigan that competes in the Mid-American Conference. We are currently seeking one (1) Graduate Assistants for Compliance in the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Department to assist in the management and coordination of compliance project/reports. Our goal is to enhance the regional and national reputation of Eastern Michigan University by demonstrating excellence in academics and athletics while operating with integrity and institutional control.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Job Summary/Basic Function:
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.


Skills Needed:
• 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 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.

Supplemental Information

Anticipated start date:
August 30, 2021, 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.

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. (up to 9 credits may be used for Fall semester and up to 9 credits may be used for Winter semester).

Job is posted on EMU HR website at, applicants must apply there and pass a background check.

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.

For graduate assistants who are appointed to part-time positions and for GAs who begin employment after the start of the semester, the number of credit hours covered by the award will be prorated.

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The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online at:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 1200 Oakwood St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 734-487-0892 or emailing [email protected]

* 01

Are you currently enrolled within a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University, if not do you have an application currently pending for a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University?

  • Yes
  • No

* 02

Please indicate the graduate/doctoral-level program(s) with Eastern Michigan University in which you are currently enrolled or for which you have an application pending.

* 03

Do you acknowledge that your tuition waiver may be taxable beyond $5250 per year?
  • Yes
  • No

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Job No:
Posted: 5/9/2021
Application Due: 7/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time