Assistant Athletic Academic Program Specialist

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

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General Summary

Assist in the implementation of a comprehensive program of academic coaching, monitoring, tutoring, and academic support which leads to an improved retention and graduation rate for student-athletes. Provide academic counseling, tutoring and mentoring to student-athletes in compliance with NCAA regulations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Mentor program participants on academic, career and college planning issues as assigned.

Carry out the objectives of a comprehensive learning program for at-risk student-athletes, including contact with professors, mentoring and tutorial needs.

Evaluate the academic progress of all assigned at-risk student-athletes.

Assist in the academic coaching of assigned student-athletes.

Meet with prospective student-athletes and their families as requested.

Adhere to any and all NCAA, Mid-American Conference and Eastern Michigan University policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.

Perform related departmental duties as required.


At least two years of experience in guidance, counseling and motivational techniques is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in business, education, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution is preferred.

Previous experience working with students experiencing academic difficulties in a higher educational setting is required.

Previous experience with professional tutoring or experience with a special education population or possession of a teaching certificate is preferred. Must have the ability to analyze/interpret the results of educational testing.

Knowledge of NCAA academic eligibility requirements is desirable.

At least one year of coaching, athletic administration or collegiate athletic participation is preferred.

Ability to work with student-athletes in a multicultural environment is necessary.

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary in order to effectively interact with student-athletes, coaches, family members and other representatives.

Ability to use a personal computer is necessary.

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Working at Eastern Michigan University 

Eastern Michigan University is about....People. Education. Service. Community engagement. Excellence...

Whether you are a student, alumnus/a, future student, friend, faculty or staff member, or community member, our success at EMU is about your success--academically, professionally, personally. Since 1849, EMU has been committed to the highest standards in the classroom, the community and the world. With 23,500 students of all ages and walks of life from around the globe, we are able to combine a world-class university with a thriving, connected community environment.
EMU is an exciting place to visit, to study, to research, to teach, to work and to grow.

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  • Teaching and learning
  • Excellence
  • Human dignity and respect
  • Diversity
  • Scholarship and intellectual freedom
  • Public engagement
  • Leadership and participatory decision making
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