The Athletics Diversity Graduate Assistantship program’s goal is to increase the diversity of job candidates in athletics administration. Each year this program selects at least one participant from a national pool of applicants to pursue their graduate degree while devoting 20 hours per week for up to four semesters working in the CMU Athletics Department. Salary is approximately $10,500 with a tuition waiver up to 20 graduate credit hours per academic year.
The program has been designed to create an opportunity to rotate through various areas of the athletic department. First-year participants complete rotations depending on their athletic interests and department availability, with a maximum of four areas. Year two participants select one area of focus from the previous year for the duration of the program. During the participant's second year of the program, an administrative role is taken as program coordinators. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning and implementing initiatives to continually improve the growth and purpose of the Athletics Diversity Graduate Assistantship program.
To apply: Candidates must send their resume, cover letter, transcripts and list of references to Associate AD/Institutional Support Services, Rachel Blunt, at email@example.com, no later than 10/17/2019.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).
For more information about our department, please visit our website at www.cmuchippewas.com.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Can I apply if I already have a master’s degree? A Yes, previous mater’s recipients may apply.
Q: Can I apply to the AD GA program if I haven’t applied to the graduate school/program yet? A: Yes, you can submit your AD GA application before applying to your graduate program.
Qualifications for Applicant:
Applicant should be entering their first year of a master’s degree program.
Applicant shall have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher during the last 60 credit hours of his/her undergraduate degree.
Applicant shall be able to demonstrate outside achievements and community involvement.
Applicant shall be able to demonstrate/communicate his/her unique background and commitment to diversity, while providing evidence of qualities that will enhance the AD GA program.
Applicant shall show the ability to complete a thorough interview process in a professional and precise manner.
Applicant must be eligible (and provide acceptable documentation) to work in the United States.
Applicants should note:
Selected candidate must be admitted for graduate study at Central Michigan University prior to beginning employment. A grade point average of 3.0 or better in a master’s program is required to maintain the Graduate Assistantship.
A thorough evaluation by the graduate assistant and the supervisor is required at the completion of each rotation.
Applicants must register and maintain a minimum of six credit hours applicable towards a master’s degree at Central Michigan University during each semester of the Graduate Assistantship.
About Central Michigan University
Founded more than 125 years ago to meet Michigan’s need for teachers and business leaders, Central Michigan University prepares students to become leaders and changemakers in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 22,000 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. We offer approximately 300 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels — many of which are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5 percent of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes are achieving great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing titles in Mid-American Con...ference championships and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. The city is a short drive from other major Michigan destinations including Grand Rapids and Detroit, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and more.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).