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Account Strategist

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Client Services

Account Strategist

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Client Services is welcoming applications for a new Account Strategist.

The Division of Marketing and Communications is a full-service, in-house partner to the colleges and units of Ball State. We develop strategic messaging consistent with Ball State’s mission, enduring values, strategic priorities, institutional identity (branding), and positioning. Our work is best in class and backed by a passionate group of professionals who love the University. We are believers in the Beneficence Pledge and honor the following principles: excellence, respect and responsibility.

This position will serve as a University advocate who facilitates the University’s marketing plans and objectives. Ensures clear articulation of branding, strategic alignment, messaging, and positioning are reflected in the creative execution on all marketing materials. Partners with assigned colleges/units to identify and execute communication strategies targeted to external audiences including prospective students, donors, alumni, and influencers.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. At least two years of professional experience in journalism, public relations, and advertising, copywriting/editing, or related field. Demonstrated experience managing complex, high-profile, time sensitive materials. Excellent interpersonal, multi-project management and critical thinking skills; ability to communicate concepts and ideas clearly and persuasively.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, public relations, communications, or related field. Three-to-five years of professional experience, including direct client contact in a public relations or advertising agency, not-for-profit organization, or university environment. Demonstrated mastery of high-quality, professional-level concept development, copywriting, and editing, including experience writing, editing, and organizing content for Web sites and other electronic publications/communications.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Jon Glesing. 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 2, 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.

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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...