Assistant Director for Residential Learning
Ball State University
Looking for a strong, visionary, dynamic candidate with a commitment to on-going learning, creating of socially just and inclusive communities, and focused on student learning and development to join our team. The Assistant Director for Residential Learning sits on our Residence Life leadership team and supervises 14-18 Residential Learning Coordinators and Assistant Residential Learning Coordinators. They will facilitate the learning and development of students through the development and an implementation of a curricular approach to residential learning in the residence halls. Collaborate with the Residential Learning Team in developing inclusive residential learning communities. This position must demonstrate an effort to understand their individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments and ensuring a framework of equity and justice is embedded in their day-to-day work. Promote equity through the (1) identification and removal of barriers; (2) facilitation of learning, (3) cultivation of community, and (4) empowerment of people. This position provides planning and direction in the development and implementation of residence hall policies, programs and activities. The Assistant Director is an essential member of the team strategically planning all aspects of a comprehensive housing management team.
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.
Position Function: Through the supervision and support of 14 -18 Residential Learning Coordinators and Assistant Residential Learning Coordinators, facilitate the learning and development of students through the development and an implementation of a curricular approach to residential learning in the residence halls. Provide planning and direction in the development and implementation of residence hall policies, programs and activities.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Over three years of post-master’s experience in student personnel administration in housing and residence life in higher education.
Minimum Other: Highly developed skills in supervision and training.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline represented within student affairs administration. Experience working in at least two different institutions. Experience with residential curriculum.Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33335
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Joel Bynum, Amanda Knerr, and Matt Kovach. 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 October 28, 2022.
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.