Assistant General Counsel - Public Access Officer and Freedom of Expression Coordinator
$95,000 – $110,000 • yearly
Ball State University
Ball State University strives to maintain an atmosphere of openness. This includes transparency with its records consistent with Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (“APRA”), as well as a commitment to open dialogue and expression. This professional position supports these objectives, with its main functions being to (1) facilitate the University’s response to public records requests; and (2) coordinate the University’s overarching, multi-faceted campaign related to Freedom of Expression (“FoE”) on campus, including serving as the primary point-of-contact for campus community members regarding FoE-related matters. The position will also assist in contract review, legal research, and other projects as assigned.
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.
Pay Range: $95,000-$110,000
Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school approved for accreditation by the American Bar Association. At least one year of relevant experience. Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to translate complex issues for a diverse audience; strong interpersonal skills; flexibility; and ability to collaborate in a collegial manner with administrators, faculty, staff, students and others.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience working for an institution of higher education or a public/governmental entity.
Required Certifications: A member in good standing of the Bar of the supreme court of the state in which the person practices law, and prompt eligibility for such license and standing in Indiana.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29993. Include the following documents with your application: resume, cover letter, and writing sample addressed to Ben Irwin and Sherri Harris. 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 April 21, 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.