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Academic Advisor

$41,000 – $43,000 yearly

Ball State University

Last Updated: 11/05/22

Job Description

Academic Advising at Ball State University looks to fill three vacancies and welcomes applications from individuals who are passionate about assisting undergraduate students in their journey of discovery and persistence to degree completion.

This position will provide support for the academic success of approximately 300 undergraduate students and serve as a liaison to other support services across campus. Academic advisors at Ball State play an integral role in facilitating a successful student experience through proactive, developmental, and holistic support. Our academic advisors are encouraged to get involved on campus, take part in professional development opportunities, and to grow as leaders.

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

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: Academic Advisors within University College at Ball State University strive to empower and inspire students to develop a meaningful academic experience using the array of high-quality opportunities and educational tools provided by the university to become impactful leaders in their academic field and community. Utilizing a student-centered approach, academic advisors are dedicated to teaching students how to successfully access academic information and connect to crucial resources as well as equipping them with the skills necessary to develop a high-quality educational experience and achieve timely graduation.

This position will provide comprehensive and proactive academic advising, promote student success strategies, and guide students in understanding their degree requirements, academic policies, university procedures, and the university resources available to make informed decisions regarding their degree program.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of employment. Experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or related field. Ability to work with faculty, administration, and undergraduate students; ability to work in a collaborative environment and work independently; sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, interpersonal/human relations skills; ability to encourage and empower students to make their own decisions; ability to act as an advocate for both the student and the university; ability to identify students’ needs for support services in order to make appropriate referrals; ability to maintain confidentiality.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Academic advising experience; student affairs experience; familiarity with Ball State curriculum; familiarity with Banner, Degree Works, and EAB Navigate.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33948. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Brian Gorman. 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.

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through October 30, 2022. The annual salary range for this opportunity is $41,000 to $43,000.

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...