Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life for Marketing and Communications

Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life for Marketing and Communications

Additional Information

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Oversee project management, administration, and oversight of comprehensive marketing and public relations strategies to multiple constituencies, including prospective and current students and their families, current and prospective employees, media, and the general public.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Minimum Experience

At least four years of work experience in public relations, marketing, web, publications, or media relations in a corporate or university environment.

Minimum Other

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

Bachelor’s degree in public relations, web design/development, marketing, or related field from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Experience

At least five years of work experience in public relations, marketing, web design/development or media relations including experience in web publishing skills.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check., Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised


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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.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

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.


Housing and Residence Life Office:152210

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Manage and lead teams to promote student recruitment and retention.



Job Duty

Develop, implement, manage and coordinate comprehensive marketing and public relations strategies to support office goals.



Job Duty

Develop and implement strategies to engage students and families on our social media sites.



Job Duty

Produce educational and informational videos to market our services, educate students and families, and promote events.



Job Duty

Use StarRez software to create text/images for pages within the new student housing application, University Apartment application, Summer/Conferences application, and returner housing application.



Job Duty

Create monthly and weekly Argos reports for new students who have applied to the university and plan to live on campus or off campus, and for students who have confirmed their offer of admissions. Sort the data to determine the most recent groups of students for accuracy



Job Duty

Write and edit news releases, feature stories, brochures, newsletters, and other publications.



Job Duty

Design publications, presentations, and web sites for consistent look and work with teams to update using new technology.



Job Duty

Design web pages, updating them as needed with current information, oversee departmental emails to students via StarRez and leverage social media for department.



Job Duty

Participate in leadership team duty rotation.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Position End Date (if temporary)

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Open Until Filled


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.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other
  3. Undergraduate Transcripts

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