As a member of the Athletic department’s administrative team, the Director of Athletics Faculty and Staff Affairs is responsible for the daily administration, implementation, consultancy and facilitation of human resources processes for all the faculty and staff within the athletic department along with assisting with other internal affairs within the athletic department, including internal operations, reporting, communications, FOIA coordination and adherence to Federal, State, University, NCAA, MAC, and department controls, policies, and procedures.
Serves as primary liaison to the university’s Human Resources (HR) and Faculty Personnel Services (FPS) departments. Creates job descriptions and postings for positions. Tracks and processes all contingency bonuses for coaches and the AVP/Director of Athletics. Reviews and provides recommendations on all head and assistant coach employment contracts and amendments. Coordinates hiring, on boarding, training, and supervision of part-time and full-time staff. Serves as the benefits point of contact for Athletics faculty and staff. Conducts exit interviews with departing staff. Monitors performance and probationary reviews. Educates and trains hiring managers and search committees on the search process. Ensures the department operates within established federal, state, conference, NCAA and university procedures as it relates to internal reporting. Manages department employee certification records including athletic trainers, strength & conditioning and CPR/AED. Networks with industry professionals and organizations to stay current on NCAA, MAC and Intercollegiate Athletics trends and standards. Manages department NACDA memberships. Annually updates the NCAA, MAC benchmarking salary and department financial database. Coordinates the volunteer waiver process and background checks for Athletics. Assists with internal and external audits. Develops, implements and oversees systems and quality controls for internal and office operations (Perceptive Content, departments shared drives, TimeClock Plus, SAP). In conjunction with the university’s HR and FPS departments, manages department FMLA, workers compensation, employment contracts, performance reviews, personnel files, job descriptions and new hire orientations. Manages departmental organizational chart and phone directory for all administrative units and sports. Coordinates all FOIA requests directed to the Athletic department in conjunction with university general counsel. In coordination with the AVP/Director of Athletics, serves as the senior manger approving authority in CMU’s HR systems. Assists in the departmental budget development process and financial pro forma. Coordinates salary forecasting for financial pro forma. Serves as Athletics business office liaison for assigned sports and administrative units. Provides direction and leadership to improve internal operations including interpreting and applying university HR and business expense policies and procedures for Athletics. Serves as lead recruitment and staffing contact for faculty and staff positions. Manages complex personnel issues in collaboration with HR and FPS. Assists with access management (keys) for new and departing employees. Assists with camps/clinics (employment process, policy development, other). Assists with athletic and special events. Assists with the internship program. Special projects and other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience equating to four years. Two years of relevant experience, preferably in human resources, university or business affairs/operations. Familiarity with human resources processes and systems. Strong interpersonal skills including a positive attitude. Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite software. Experience using business management software programs. Experience working with financial documents and processes. Familiarity with personnel contracts. Ability to develop and use spreadsheets and databases. Ability to manage complex tasks effectively. Demonstrated problem solving ability. Organizational skills and strong attention to detail. Project management skills including ability to manage multiple projects. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Familiarity with collective bargaining agreements. Familiarity with State and Federal human resources rules/policies and systems. Experience with university human resources. Experience in Collegiate Athletics administration. Experience with SAP software.
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering 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% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the c...lassroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with 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).