VP for Governmental Relations
Director for Industry Engagement
Ball State University
Ball State University welcomes applications for a Director for Industry Engagement. The Director for Industry Engagement will provide support to the Vice President of Governmental Relations with all initiatives in corporate and employers engagement arenas; will spend a significant amount of time building relationships with employers and organizations in Indianapolis, as well as on campus in Muncie.
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 institution. At least three years experience working in or with federal, state, or local government, in or around economic development, talent development or related area. Ability to work independently on broader assignments with the responsibility for the planning of the assignment; sound decision making skills within accepted standards of ethical and professional conduct; excellent written and oral communication skills; capacity to develop coherent and useful summaries of complex issues which have been presented orally at public meetings or in written form (such as policy briefs or legislation); demonstrated ability to solve problems; strong interpersonal and writing skills; ability to build and maintain professional working relationships internally and externally; strong track record of completing information requests along with follow-up answers to those requests; ability to work as part of a team in advancing the university’s interests.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with state-level policy development or economic development in the State of Indiana. Knowledge of higher education policy; knowledge of the State of Indiana in general.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27707. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Becca Polcz Rice. 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 November 9, 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. We engage 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.
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.