Living-Learning Communities are at the heart of a Ball State experience. We are looking for talented housing educators who can dream in big and innovative ways for our living-learning community program. The Assistant Director for Living Learning Programs oversees the creation and support of our living-learning communities. This team member must be able to build strong partnerships and collaborations with our academic, community, and corporate partners in ways that cultivate cutting edge living-learning programs that align with and contribute towards our educational priority and learning goals. This person will utilize a framework of equity and inclusion in all aspects of their day-to-day work and support the success of our residential students. It’s a great time to join the Housing and Residence Life team and contribute towards a world class residential education program.
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: In collaboration with the Senior Associate Director for Residential Learning, oversee the creation and support of living-learning communities; determine interest in particular learning communities and work closely with other university faculty and staff members to successfully implement and sustain such programs; work closely with other Housing and Residence Life staff to provide services to enhance residents’ academic and social success through academic or theme-based residential learning communities; produce annual plans and budgets for each residential learning community and coordinate the realization of such plans with appropriate residence hall staff and academic units.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree by date of appointment from an accredited institution. Over four years of post-master’s experience in Housing and Residence Life or experience with residential learning communities in higher education.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with college freshmen and understanding of student development and issues related to retention. Experience with a residential curriculum. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and planning skills; strong understanding and commitment to learning communities and higher education.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33192. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to hiring manager. 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.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 1, 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.