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Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Direct of Housing and Residence Life

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Office VP for Student Affairs

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Direct of Housing and Residence Life

Ball State University

Ball State University welcomes applicants for Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Housing and Residence Life.

The successful candidate will provide overall leadership and direction for the Department of Housing and Residence Life, and L.A. Pittenger Student Center and Programs; supervise professional, service/support, and para-professional staff in the management of facilities, personnel, budget and management for the assigned departments; participate as a senior member of the Student Affairs staff in planning, program evaluation, budget development and policy formation.

Ball State University engages students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

Ball State University is home to an innovative Housing and Residence Life program steeped in best practices and informed by sound theoretical foundations of student success. The Housing and Residence Life staff at Ball State bring a high degree of skill and expertise to their positions. Vibrant Living Learning Communities are integral to the Housing and Residence Life program and the University’s strategic plan, Destination 2040: Our Flight Path to provide a premier on-campus undergraduate experience. The strength of the Housing and Residence Life program extends to our facilities with four new residence halls and four renovated residence halls over the last fourteen years while maintaining a stable fiscal position.

The Division of Student Affairs is a student-centered collaborative work environment focused on excellence in all we do. We invite applicants interested in contributing to the division and the University through service and leadership. The Ball State University and Muncie Community partnerships also provide rewarding opportunities for faculty, staff and students to engage in meaningful ways.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree. Seven years of progressive, responsible experience in student affairs; administrative experience in housing and residence life; understanding of auxiliary budgets; supervisory experience. Clear evidence of excellent skills in collaboration, communication, planning, program evaluation, supervision, budget management, and organizational management.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree. Experience with emergency response, strategic planning, inclusive excellence, and community engagement.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter. 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 $125,000.00. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 11, 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...