Academic Advisor for the Miller College of Business

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Position Title

Academic Advisor for the Miller College of Business

Additional Information

The Upper Division Advising Center within University College at Ball State University welcomes applications for the position of Academic Advisor from individuals who are passionate about helping undergraduate students discover their unique strengths, interests, and purpose. Working under the direction of an Academic Advising Coordinator, the candidate will manage an assigned caseload of students to provide comprehensive academic advising that supports business majors pursuing campus-based degree programs in Muncie, Indiana.

The Academic Advisor will assist the Department of Accounting, Department of Economics, and the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management and will guide students in understanding their degree requirements, academic policies, and university procedures to make informed decisions within their degree program.

The Academic Advisor will also interpret Miller College of Business and Ball State University policies and procedures regarding enrollment, major selection, course sequencing, and degree requirements. Academic Advisors at Ball State University willl utilize student development and retention theories to enhance advising practice, serve as a contact person and academic resource for new, prospective, and continuing students seeking a business degree in Accounting, Economics, and Business Analytics, and actively participate in annual student events such as Orientation, Transfer Visit Day, and Preview Day.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Serve as the primary academic advisor to approximately 350 – 450 upper-division students holding academic majors in the Miller College of Business ( MCOB ); support students in understanding and meeting academic requirements; assist students in maintaining state-mandated four-year degree maps; promote strategies for student success; advise transfer students on program requirements and course equivalencies; serve as a referral agent to other university services; facilitate communication between assigned students and all MCOB departments; participate in appropriate events as requested by all the Departments in MCOB, the Office of Admissions, and the Office of Orientation.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree by date of appointment.

Minimum Experience

One year of experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or related field.

Minimum Other

Ability to work effectively with faculty, administration, and undergraduate students; ability to work in a collaborative environment and work independently; sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population; interpersonal/human relations skills; ability to encourage and empower students to make their own decisions; ability to act as an advocate for both the student and the university; ability to identify students’ needs for support services in order to make appropriate referrals; ability to maintain confidentiality.

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

Master’s degree in student affairs, accounting, economics, business analytics, or related area.

Preferred Experience

Experience in a higher education environment; familiarity with Ball State curriculum; familiarity with Banner, Degree Works, and Aviso.

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.

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.


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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Meet with an assigned load of approximately 350 – 450 upper-division students to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues such as course planning and registration, major-specific requirements, and academic progress.



Job Duty

Keep up-to-date information on university academic requirements, policies, and procedures as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog and in departmental handbooks.



Job Duty

Provide support to students in maintaining individualized four-year degree plans as mandated by the State of Indiana.



Job Duty

Train students to interpret the Degree Works degree audit.



Job Duty

Participate in appropriate admissions and orientation events; serve as a departmental liaison for new transfer students; work collaboratively with academic departments to assist in the evaluation of transfer course equivalencies.



Job Duty

Promote strategies for success with students including time management, study tips, and participation in tutoring and supplemental instruction sessions; provide an additional intervention with assigned students on academic probation.



Job Duty

Create advising reports as requested by the Miller College of Business administrators and Department Chairs using Banner, Argos, and Degree Works.



Job Duty

Work collaboratively with faculty in providing effective advising services to assigned students



Job Duty

Work collaboratively with faculty and administrators in assessing student success in major-level courses and implement strategies for success.



Job Duty

Meet with potential students and their families to discuss the undergraduate programs in the Miller College of Business.



Job Duty

Serve as a referral agent to other university resources and services.



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

An advising philosophy statement is required. Please upload it under the “Other” document in the Applicant Document section of this application.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you completed a Master's Degree from an accredited College/University?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have one year of experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working with diverse student populations?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Other
Optional Documents
  1. Master's Transcripts
  2. Undergraduate Transcripts
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3

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