The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT:
Three (3) Graduate Assistant positions, NCAA Compliance
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION The Graduate Assistant for Compliance will develop an understanding of NCAA Division I legislation, Mountain West Conference and Western Athletic Conference rules, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas policies and procedures as they pertain to the UNLV Athletic Department. UNLV sponsors 17 varsity-level teams.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a focus on customer service. The position is designed to provide the candidate hands-on experience working with NCAA Bylaws and processes in an environment that is conducive to immersion in the day-to-day workings of a Division I compliance office.
Description of Essential Job Duties: Position One:
• Maintain 20 office hours per week (some evening and weekend, including some holiday responsibilities required); • Attend NCAA compliance rules education sessions and present on topics as requested; • Research NCAA information regarding interpretations and file documents accordingly; • Compliance Software maintenance (i.e. student-athlete forms, coaching activities, coding) • Facilitate pass gate, which will require availability for all home football and men’s basketball games; • Assist in the creation of content for social media and other projects; and • Other duties as assigned.
Description of Essential Job Duties: Position Two:
• Maintain 20 office hours per week (some evening and weekend, including some holiday responsibilities required); • Reconciliation of student-athlete host money; • Support in reviewing transactions pertaining to student-athletes and recruiting activities through the university's business and compliance systems; • Attend NCAA compliance rules education sessions and present on topics as requested; • Research NCAA information regarding interpretations and file documents accordingly; • Compliance Software and scholarship maintenance (e.g. student-athlete forms, coaching activities, coding); • Facilitate pass gate, which will require availability for all home football and men’s basketball games; • Assist in the creation of content for social media and other projects; and • Other duties as assigned.
Description of Essential Job Duties: Position Three:
• Maintain 20 office hours per week (some evening and weekend, including some holiday responsibilities required); • Facilitate all community engagement activities for student-athletes and staff (i.e. Rebels Give Back, Santa Clothes, Nevada Reading Week); • Review all appearance and donation requests submitted by outside organizations; • Attend NCAA compliance rules education sessions and present on topics as requested; • Research NCAA information regarding interpretations and file documents accordingly; • Compliance Software maintenance (i.e. student-athlete forms, coaching activities, coding) • Facilitate pass gate, which will require availability for all home football and men’s basketball games; and • Other duties as assigned.
• Eligibility for appointment per the requirements in the UNLV Graduate Assistant Handbook (can be found at https://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege/ga); • Desire to work in a collegiate athletics setting; • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; • Availability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, including during institutional holidays/break periods (i.e. home football and basketball games); • Excellent written and oral communication skills; • Strong organizational skills with the ability to properly prioritize. • Capable of working independently while providing accurate, detail orientated work; and • Ability to work in a team oriented environment to accomplish common goals.
• Experience in collegiate athletics (i.e. former student-athlete, athletics intern); • Knowledge of NCAA Compliance bylaws and procedures; • Proficient in using Microsoft Office and Adobe applications and ability to learn new technology; and • Creative mindset for creation of social media and rules education material.
SALARY RANGE Graduate assistantships (GA) are only available for fully admitted students of a UNLV graduate degree program and eligibility requirements for the position for the entire 2021-2022 academic year (fall & spring). While GA positions can assist in costs of a graduate degree, these positions are intended for those students who desire to work in collegiate athletics or university settings. This is a 9-month position in which compensation includes a tuition waiver of up to 9 graduate credit hours plus student fees per term (summer terms excluded). A stipend based on academic level will be included - Masters stipend is $11,250 per academic year. The position also includes $500 toward health insurance which can be waived with proof of self insurance.
APPLICATION DETAILS Cover letters should address a facet of NCAA legislation that the candidate is interested in. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and references directly to Stefany Valentino at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2021. Preference will be given to those who apply earliest.
SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.
EEO/AA STATEMENT UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
TITLE IX STATEMENT UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at email@example.com, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.