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GRADUATE ASSISTANT | Athletics Academic Success

REPORTS TO: ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR COMPLIANCE STATUS: PART-TIME

Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for graduate assistant, athletics academic success. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The graduate assistant is responsible for duties as assigned by the head coach and will manage a secondary responsibility as defined. This is a ten-month, two-year appointment, pending successful evaluation at the end of year one.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understands NCAA, conference, and college regulations and remains current on all legislative proposals regarding athletics and academics.

  • Implements policies and procedures to comply with NCAA legislation.

  • Review potential eligibility issues.

  • Conducts rules education for coaches & student-athletes.

  • Secondary contact with the GMAC for all compliance reporting and monitoring.

  • Reviews NCAA eligibility list and certification list for all teams.

  • Runs academic reports to assist in the monitoring of progress toward degree and eligibility requirements.

  • Certifies academic credentials and other requirements for official visits. 

  • Explains pertinent academic policies and NCAA rules in initial squad meetings.

  • Assists the assistant director of athletics for compliance & rules education in the preparation of papers, reports, planning documents, agendas and policies and procedures, i.e., ISSG, EADA report, NCAA Graduation Rates, etc..

  • Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards where student-athletes are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.

  • Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.

  • Assists in game operations for some home athletics contests.

  • Availability to work evenings and weekends.

  • Other duties as assigned by associate athletic director for compliance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Academic tutoring or advising experience.

  • Knowledge of NCAA rules.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Must have strong team-building and management skills.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to recruit prospective student athletes.

  • Experience working at an NCAA Division I, II, or III athletics department.

  • Experience with developing student academics/learning skills.

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to supervise respective staff, as well as understand the student-athlete’s commitment to academics, is a must.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community.

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.

  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record and have the ability to travel for team practices, competition and recruiting.  

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to:  humanresources@lec.edu (preferred method for applications) or Graduate Assistant, Athletics Academic Success Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at lec.edu and lakeeriestorm.com. EOE

THE COLLEGE:

As one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Ohio’s Western Reserve, Lake Erie College is proud of its long heritage. From its start as a female seminary, in the Mount Holyoke style, to the coeducational institution it is today, the College has been a leader in higher education for over 160 years. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the College fosters an environment of engagement, empowerment and self-evaluation in a diverse world, for both students and employees. We offer a rich menu of employee benefits in retirement, health, education and more, affirming the value we place in our employees.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Lake Erie College provides an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.