Director of Student Success
Ball State University
The College of Fine Arts
Director of Student Success
Ball State University
The College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Director of Student Success, a 12-month professional position beginning July 2023.
The College of Fine Arts empowers our community to be creative thinkers, citizens, and problem solvers. Students experience a distinctive education with nationally recognized faculty members and staff, high-profile alumni, and curricula and programming that focuses on collaboration, empathy, inclusion and hard work. We prepare them for many futures and multiple career paths in, around, and beyond the arts.
Salary and benefit packages for this position are competitive, with salaries for this opportunity beginning at $65,000 annually.
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: Plan, supervise, implement, and participate in new and existing College initiatives focusing on increased student engagement, enrollment, retention, and career success in, around, and beyond the arts. Collaborate with college, university, alumni and community stakeholders to develop long-term plans for student success and retention; set program goals and implement consistent assessment. A consistent on-campus work presence is expected and essential.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution by date of employment. One year of experience in student programming and curriculum.
Preferred Education: Master’s degree in arts related field, arts administration, business or related area from an accredited institution.
- Three plus years of experience in student programming and curriculum.
- Experience working with faculty, campus resources, business professionals, and large groups of students to provide students with engagement opportunities to enhance career competencies and develop professional preparedness.
- Ability to teach arts administration courses for credit and non-credit offerings.
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/36367
In the Applicant Documents section, please provide the following:
- Cover letter
- An inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
- Statement of how student success initiatives can prepare students for careers in, around, and beyond the arts (uploaded to the other category)
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 April 29, 2023.
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.