Institute Project Coordinator

Posting Details

Position Title

Institute Project Coordinator

Additional Information

The mission of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy is to further our understanding of market, political, and social processes and institutions in the political economy tradition of F. A. Hayek, James Buchanan, and Elinor Ostrom.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Fiscal Year - FT Contract

Position Function

The Institute Project Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of Political Economy at Ball State will work with the Director and Assistant Directors to manage the Institute’s day-to-day activities. The position’s primary responsibilities include web and social media management, event planning, budget oversight, and grant writing.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

At least one year of experience managing social media, websites, and email lists. A minimum of one year of experience with at least three of the following: a) event planning; b) grant writing; c) budget oversight; d) fundraising; e) academia

Minimum Other

Excellent written communication skills. Strong skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat (or the equivalent). Ability to manage multiple projects.

Authorization to work in the US

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

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Editing; major document creation and presentation; familiarity with database or statistical software; media relations.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

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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About Ball State University

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.



Department Information

Salary available is $40,000.

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

In collaboration with the Director, create and manage the Institute’s web and social media presence. Develop first drafts and make daily decisions about content.



Job Duty

Serve as the liaison for the Institute’s public events, including guest speakers, faculty seminars, and student colloquia.



Job Duty

Plan and execute on-campus events through partnership with relevant campus offices such as catering and other outside organizations.



Job Duty

Manage the Institute’s budget, including reimbursements and stipend payments to Institute faculty and visitors. Collaborate with appropriate campus offices to ensure timely responses to accounts payable.



Job Duty

In collaboration with the Director and Assistant Directors, develop and evaluate workflow processes as well as make recommendations for improvement on the existing processes and programs.



Job Duty

Collect and analyze data related to Institute events, hits on social media, view of publications, etc., and use those data, along with other photos and materials, to produce an annual report for both internal and external audiences. Use data analysis and report as the basis for presenting recommendations to the Director for new approaches and strategies.



Job Duty

Serve as the liaison for the Menard Summer Research Fellows Program and visiting faculty fellows.



Job Duty

Identify grant opportunities. In collaboration with the Director, Assistant Directors, SPA, and relevant MCOB staff, identify additional grant opportunities. Draft grant proposals, submit to Director and Assistant Directors for feedback, finalize and submit proposals.



Job Duty

Collaborate with Director and Miller College of Business staff to identify possible sources of funding for ISPE and provide relevant data for pursuing new donors.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned

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Information regarding transcripts

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.

Special Instructions Summary

Please convey in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the minimum qualifications for the vacancy as indicated in this posting.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Other
  6. Portfolio

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