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(Archived) Student Life Counselor

Last Updated: 9/15/22

Job Description

Indiana Academy


Student Life Counselor

Ball State University

The Indiana Academy is a two-year residential school for academically gifted high school juniors and seniors located on the campus of Ball State University. Created by the Indiana Legislature, one of the Academy’s tasks is to support gifted education throughout Indiana.

The Indiana Academy’s 12 member residential life staff is responsible for 300 high school juniors and seniors from very diverse family backgrounds and Indiana locations. We have made a commitment to the parents and the State of Indiana to make every appropriate effort to maintain the health and safety of these children.

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: Work with high school students to make significant contributions to their academic, personal, social, and physical development; encourage involvement in Indiana Academy programs and events; provide opportunities for problem solving and honest feedback; plan and support activities and be involved in student retention efforts; maintain a healthy relationship with the students while remaining professional at all times. (10-month contract)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of first pay period.
  • Experience working with students or youth of any age;
    • OR
  • Experience as a volunteer, working with, or helping others in a school, in-home, or any other setting;
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy;
  • Must be 21 years of age.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a resident assistant or summer residential camp counselor; experience with gifted high school students.

Pre-Employment Screening: Requires successful completion of a Driver’s License check, requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32792 . Include the following documents with your application: resume, cover letter, and Inclusive Excellence Statement.

In the Inclusive Excellence Statement document, describe your vision for inclusive excellence, or diversity, equity, and inclusion in 1-2 pages. Include how your past experiences have shaped your vision and how it shapes your approach to the role Student Life Counselor.

The option to upload transcripts, and up to 3 letters of recommendation 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 08/29/2022.

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...