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Job listing closed on 4 Jul 2024
27 Jun 2024

People Operations Graduate Associate

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Detroit, MI, USA
0+ years exp.


Are you ready to join the PROS? The Detroit Pistons Rotational Opportunity is a nine-month graduate rotational program focused on developing well rounded talent through an immersive learning experience!

As the People Operations Graduate Associate, you will learn the core proficiencies of human resources and community and social responsibility throughout our Graduate Associate rotational program! Associates will spend 4 -5 months in two different departments throughout their vertical focus. We are seeking a team member with a positive, upbeat outlook that can lead and connect with a diverse population!

Here at the Detroit Pistons, we are focused on equality for all. We work collaboratively to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment that celebrates our differences while driving innovation and equity. Creating impactful experiences on and off the court is what we do - and ensuring that everyone has a voice is how we do it.

What youโ€™ll be doing:

Human Resources

  • Serve as liaison between the Human Resources Department and our Graduate Associate Program
  • Assist with leading the GAP Program, including all associate programming and volunteer initiatives.
  • Help Maintain digital employee records, including Form I-9s. Continue to enhance our employee record and filing systems.
  • Assist with creating, maintaining, and updating HR policies and procedures as needed.
  • Assist with recruiting, onboarding, offboarding and employee relations matters as needed.
  • Assist with inputting, auditing and maintaining accurate employee records within the HRIS system.

Community and Social Responsibility

  • Assist CSR with planning Pistons Mentoring programs
  • Help plan and implement Motor City Cruise initiatives
  • Handle in-kind donation program for local non-profit organizations and company affiliates
  • Coordinate and assist with operation of Community Ticket Program
  • Assist with fundraising efforts and community programs for the Detroit Pistons Foundation
  • Aide members of the department with all other projects, as assigned

What weโ€™re looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree required from a college or university in related field (preferred)
  • Relevant work experience related to the People Operations departments
  • Ability to be onsite M-F, holidays, weekends, and nights as needed
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and display critical thinking skills
  • Self-improver, possess a positive attitude and eagerness to learn


The Detroit Pistons organization is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from public health authorities and our medical advisors, we require that all Pistons employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will consider requests for exemptions to accommodate individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.