Ball State University welcomes applications for a Communications Manager within the Office of Community Engagement. The Office of Community Engagement connects university resources with community priorities and initiatives, resulting in more engaged faculty and students; greater prosperity for local residents, businesses, and organizations; and improved quality of life for all.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Develop, implement, and continuously improve internal and external strategies to increase and elevate awareness of the university’s extensive anchor institution and community engagement activities. Support the Associate Vice President as an external designee in matters related to university-community engagement.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field (e.g., communication, journalism, marketing, business, English, public relations). Two years of experience in higher education outreach and engagement services or private/ public sector community development programs; practical project management experience; supervisory experience. Three years of experience in communications, media-marketing, and/or media-related coordinative positions.
Minimum Other: Superior communication, storytelling, and interpersonal skills; strong analytical capability. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with community and economic development concepts. Leadership qualities and interpersonal skills needed to collaborate with diverse groups, professionals, and top-level management. Ability to create reports, presentations, press releases, informational documents, and social media content. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to develop, facilitate, and lead meetings.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field (e.g., communication, journalism, marketing, public relations, business, English). Strategic planning; writing and designing annual reports; working with media and design professionals; photography and video editing; audience analysis; working within branding guidelines. One-year supervisory experience.
Preferred Other: Knowledge of local/regional strategic development priorities and initiatives; knowledge of outreach, engagement, and anchor institution best practices in higher education; design capabilities; proficiency with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Final Cut Pro or Premiere; knowledge of local, regional, state, and higher education media outlets.
Salary Range: $60,000 – $64,500.00
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32829
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Delaina Boyd and Lisa Garner. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through September 26, 2022.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.