Athletics Learning Specialist Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Staff, Part-Time

Position Title: Athletics Learning Specialist Graduate Assistant  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51600 - Gen Athletics

Advertised Salary: 9,000 stipend, housing (which is taxable) and upon admittance into graduate school, the student will be eligible to receive a scholarship covering up to 9 credits per semester.  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 10 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: This position will assist coaches in identifying at risk student-athletes and supporting academic advisors in assisting athletes in finding services available both on and off campus to help them be more successful in the classroom. This position will be responsible for documenting and collecting data related to student-athlete success focusing on the academic achievement gap of minority student-athletes as compared to other student athletes, all minority students, and the general student population.
Pursuant to FSU-HRPP 2005:44, "Students currently admitted on a full-time basis, defined as carrying at least 9 credits per semester, to a Ferris State University graduate program and earning credits toward a graduate degree, may qualify for a Graduate Project Assistant (GPA) position".
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree. Must be enrolled in a Ferris State University Graduate program for Fall 2023 semester.  
Required Work Experience: Demonstrated experience working with student athletes  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Preference given to someone with Education or Social Work background. Preference given to former student-athletes.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: *Work with Navigate to track athlete’s academic progress
*Document and collect data related to student-athlete academic success specifically around achievement gap of minority student athletes
*Support Academic Advisors for at risk student-athletes in finding services available both on and off campus to help student-athletes be more successful in the classroom
*Attend University provided training as directed.
*Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
*Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: *Attend university DSAA meetings as necessary
*Provide back up assistance to other staff
Skills and Abilities: *Ability to work with diverse constituents from student-athletes to academic advisors and university administration
*Ability to multi-task, coordinate work efforts, meet deadlines and successfully complete detailed work
*Demonstrate commitment experience and understanding for diversity, equity and inclusion
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
June 5th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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