Student Life Counselor
Ball State University
Ball State University and Indiana Academy welcome applications for Student Life Counselors. This is a live-in position, room provided. Work with high school students to make significant contributions to their academic, personal, social, and physical development; encourage involvement in Indiana Academy programs and events; provide opportunities for problem solving and honest feedback; plan and support activities and be involved in student retention efforts; maintain a healthy relationship with the students while remaining professional at all times. (10-month contract).
The Indiana Academy serves approximately 250 juniors and seniors who are gifted and talented from across the state of Indiana and through its international program. The Indiana Academy’s major purpose is to provide educational opportunities appropriate to the ability and development of its students. It is a primarily residential high school with several local non-residential students. Through various outreach programs, the Indiana Academy strives to stimulate and enable vitality in educational programs for students who are academically gifted. The Academy is committed to creating innovative programs and practices that attract, retain, and nurture a diverse Academy community.
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.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of first pay period. Experience working with students or youth of any age; or experience as a volunteer, working with, or helping others in a school, in-home, or any other setting. Possess and maintain a valid Indiana driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy; must be 21 years of age.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a resident assistant or summer residential camp counselor; experience with gifted high school students.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26313. Include the following documents with your application: resume, inclusive excellence/diversity statement, and cover letter addressed to Paul Douglas. In the Diversity Statement document, describe your vision for inclusive excellence, or diversity, equity, and inclusion in 1-2 pages. Include how your past experiences have shaped your vision and how it shapes your approach to the role Student Life Counselor. 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.
Additional Department-Provided Information: This is a 10-month, full-time, live-in position that is renewable annually upon good review. We only house the employee and cannot house any spouse, significant others, children, dependents, and/or pets. You must have a valid driver’s license for at least three years and be insurable under the Ball State Fleet insurance policy. The starting salary is $27,360 for your 10-month contract. We provide a furnished apartment; there is no commute, and your housing costs (heating/cooling, internet, utilities, repairs, etc.) are covered. Each apartment includes a private bathroom and bedroom space. Additionally, the apartment has a living room/office space that is shared when on duty but functions as a private living room when off duty. Full university benefits including health insurance, retirement, and tuition remission are offered/included. There is no meal plan included with this position, though meals are provided during the two weeks of initial training. Because you are working with minors, you will need to pass a background check and complete additional training.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through August 10, 2021.
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.