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(Archived) Project Specialist

Last Updated: 10/28/22

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Political Science

Project Specialist

Ball State University

Ball State University is welcoming applications for the Project Specialist position needed to assist with overseeing the Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP) activities as well as to work closely with the Co-Directors and VSTOP Manager. This position is an integral part of VSTOP’s success.

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: Manages activities for the Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP), a project under the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University; Coordinates and tracks the contracted activities of VSTOP and provides scheduling oversight for all VSTOP activities; schedules voting system and electronic poll book lab and field tests according to specifications in the Indiana Election Code; tracks voting system and electronic poll book anomaly reporting as required by state statute; assists the VSTOP Co-Directors in coordinating the preparation, organization and submission of various VSTOP reports including recommendations to the Indiana Election Commission and the Indiana Secretary of State; tracks best practices for election administration and operation of election equipment; leads all training related activities carried out by VSTOP including the Certificate in Election Administration, Technology, and Security (CEATS) and other training and assessment activities as needed. Electronic Poll Book Training Assessment data and reporting, and other training activities undertaken by VSTOP.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in political science (or other related social science), communications, business administration, public administration, computer science (or related field) by time of appointment.

One or more years of experience in managing and carrying out projects related to public or election administration and training. Six (6) months or more of experience in professional writing. Strong organizational and communication (both verbal and written) skills. Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team setting. Willingness and ability to travel as needed.

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 any of the following: political science (or other related social science), communications, business administration, public administration, or computer science (or related field).

Two or more years of managing and carrying out projects related to elections and public or election administration and training. Project management with supervisory experience. One (1) year or more of experience in professional writing.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31342 . Include the following documents with your application: resume, undergraduate transcripts, master’s transcripts, and cover letter addressed to Applicant Reviewer, Susan Gerard.

The option to upload a Curriculum Vitae is available.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 06/29/2022.

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/Faculty


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...