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Associate Program Director

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Institute of Entrepreneurship

Associate Program Director

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Institute of Entrepreneurship is welcoming applications for an Associate Program Director.

In collaboration with the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, the Associate Program Director will plan, coordinate, and execute all activities related to internal programs of the Institute.

The Associate Program Director will organize and support all internal programs for the Institute and foster and maintain all key relationships important to those programs. This requires a highly organized individual with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; provide detailed, clear and proactive communications; demonstrate proficiency in project management and execution. A high level of discretion and ability to balance and make decisions involving strategic relationships with key constituents; willingness to travel and work with student projects; and willingness to attend various training sessions and workshops to build skillsets and acquire certifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, public relations, communication, or related field from an accredited institution. At least five years of experience fostering professional relationships and five years of project management or event planning. Strong organizational, management and interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work as part of an organization without direct daily supervision; ability to work as a team member in a complex institution.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in higher education and relationship management. Experience in entrepreneurship, training, and/or business.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 30, 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...