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Associate Director for Residential Learning

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/10/22

Job Description

Join a talented team of Housing and Residence Life professionals committed to supporting student learning, growth, and development. Ball State University is currently building and preparing to launch its new Residential Curriculum. If you are looking to use your skills to cultivate a strong, vibrant learning organization then Ball State is the right fit for you. The Associate Director works with a team of Assistant Directors, Residential Learning Coordinators, Assistant Residential Learning Coordinators (Graduate Students), and student leaders to develop a comprehensive residential education program that houses more than 5000 students. The Associate Director will manage much of the day-to-day functions of our residential education program including the hiring and training of staff, crisis response and management, and supporting and implementing our residential curriculum. The Associate Director must be able to build strong partnerships and collaborations with our academic, community, and corporate partners in ways that cultivate a cutting edge residential education program that aligns with and contributes towards our educational priority and learning goals. This person will utilize a framework of equity and inclusion in all aspects of their day-to-day work and support the success of our residential students. We want your skills and talents to contribute towards a world class education program.

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: Manage residence and apartment life activities in the Department of Housing and Residence Life; includes supervision of the Residence Life professional and graduate staff; serve on the central leadership team, collaborate with Senior Associate Director and Assistant Director of Curriculum and Assessment to implement a residential curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from and accredited institution in college student personnel, higher education, or related fields is required. Six years in Housing and Residence Life or Student Affairs at the Assistant Director level or above; excellent supervision, leadership and communication skills are required.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate from an accredited institution preferred. At least 4 years of experience at the Assistant Director level in HRL or Student Affairs. Experience working with a residential curriculum model preferred.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31001. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Maureen Baker. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned 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 May 25, 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:

https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff

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.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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 Sta...