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Social Media Manager

Ball State University

Last Updated: 7/30/22

Job Description

Digital Marketing

Social Media Manager

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Digital Marketing department has an excellent opportunity for a Social Media Manager.


As an employee at Ball State University, you will have access to the necessary technology and training to make you successful, including professional development opportunities, current computer equipment, access to the full Adobe Creative Suite and much more. Further, the benefits for employees at Ball State are robust. Review full benefit packages, including tuition remission opportunities and more here: https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/payrolleb

Position Function: Oversee Ball State University’s official social media accounts and interactive efforts— including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and TikTok with a goal of telling the University’s story to build an engaged audience. Understand the integration of social media with other digital channels, such as the web, as part of a cohesive content strategy. Responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a social media strategy for the University’s primary accounts that promotes active engagement for all audiences — including prospective and current students, faculty and staff, alumni, the general public, and other stakeholders. Supervise a social media team within the division of Marketing and Communications that will be responsible for deploying the division’s social media resources strategically and cohesively to create similar voice, tone and purpose across all social media channels, both the primary University accounts and the accounts for Enrollment Planning and Management. Provide guidance for social media managers across campus. Position requires occasional evening and weekend work and may include some travel.

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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, communications, business, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • One year of working experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist.
  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills;
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge;
  • Knowledge of digital marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels;
  • Positive attitude and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability;
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.

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 institution.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31841. Required documents to include with your application: resume and cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 7/14/2022.

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.

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.

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...