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Assistant Director for Programs

Ball State University

Last Updated: 6/01/23

Job Description

Department of Student Programs

Assistant Director for Programs

Ball State University

Ball State University is recruiting an Assistant Director for Programs to join the Student Affairs team! In this role, you provide leadership to the development and maintenance of a strong and effective Student Center Programs unit. This position will work with a paid undergraduate event staff, student volunteers, graduate assistants, Student Center Staff, and other appropriate university departments to successfully contribute to the educational aspects of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center by providing the campus community with a variety of social, educational, and entertaining events. This position will work Monday through Friday with nights and weekends as needed. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Student Center and Programs team as they launch a division-wide curricular approach to student experiences and set the stage to be a national leader.

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: Completion of master’s degree from an accredited institution prior to appointment of position. At least one year of campus programming, event management, or work in related field. Attendance of evening and weekend events as needed.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution. At least one year of experience in union programming, student activities, housing and residence life, or recreation services programming. Demonstrated commitment to student development theory and practice, and a firm belief in the role of the college union in higher education. Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.

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Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Amanda Knerr. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned 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 14, 2023.

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...