Join the Ball State University’s Office of Student Life in providing a dynamic co-curricular learning experience for students. We are excited to welcome an Assistant Director for First Year Transition and Leadership Programs. This position will oversee the Office of Student Life Welcome Week efforts, the Summer Bridge Program, and the Excellence in Leadership program. It includes the opportunity to directly supervise a Graduate Assistant. As part of the Student Life team, successful candidates will work collaboratively with their colleagues to support the learning, growth and development of students through student engagement while promoting students’ sense of belonging.
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: Oversee and coordinate first year transition programming: Welcome Week, Student Organization Activity Fair, Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar Summer Bridge Program. Plan and implement student leadership development experiences, programs, services and resources, including the Excellence in Leadership program, the leadership minor. Promote the success of student organizations and their leaders, and support the mission of the Office of Student Life and Division of Student Affairs activities and actively promote the Student Experience Record to students.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited university or college by the date of appointment. One year of related experience. Graduate assistant experience will count towards this requirement.
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 university or college by the date of appointment in student affairs, college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field. One year of experience working with leadership development programs; in higher education settings with college students and student organizations.
Preferred Other: Skills in time management and meeting deadlines, attention to detail, exceptional customer service, planning, ability to execute a plan, leadership, excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills; creativity/vision.
Salary for this position: Minimum - $43,000
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31726
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Kara Westfall. 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 July 7, 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.