Academic Advisor for the Miller College of Business
Ball State University
The Upper Division Advising Center at Ball State University welcomes applications for the position of Academic Advisor from individuals who are passionate about helping undergraduate students discover their unique strengths, interests, and purpose. Working under the direction of an Academic Advising Coordinator, the candidate will manage an assigned caseload of students to provide comprehensive academic advising that supports business majors pursuing campus-based degree programs in Muncie, Indiana.
The Academic Advisor will assist the Department of Accounting, Department of Economics, and the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management and will guide students in understanding their degree requirements, academic policies, and university procedures to make informed decisions within their degree program.
The Academic Advisor will also interpret Miller College of Business and Ball State University policies and procedures regarding enrollment, major selection, course sequencing, and degree requirements. Academic Advisors at Ball State University will utilize student development and retention theories to enhance advising practice, serve as a contact person and academic resource for new, prospective, and continuing students seeking a business degree in Accounting, Economics, and Business Analytics, and actively participate in annual student events such as Orientation, Transfer Visit Day, and Preview Day.
This position will serve as the primary academic advisor to approximately 350 – 450 upper-division students holding academic majors in the Miller College of Business (MCOB); support students in understanding and meeting academic requirements; assist students in maintaining state-mandated four-year degree maps; promote strategies for student success; advise transfer students on program requirements and course equivalencies; serve as a referral agent to other university services; facilitate communication between assigned students and all MCOB departments; participate in appropriate events as requested by all the Departments in MCOB, the Office of Admissions, and the Office of Orientation.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree by date of appointment. One year of experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or related field. Ability to work effectively 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: Master’s degree in student affairs, accounting, economics, business analytics, or related area. Experience in a higher education environment; familiarity with Ball State curriculum; familiarity with Banner, Degree Works, and Aviso.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/23852. Include the following documents with your application: resume, “Other” and cover letter. An advising philosophy statement is required. Please upload it under the “Other” document in the Applicant Document section of this application. 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.
The minimum salary for this position is $43,000.00. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 7, 2021.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
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, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.