Assistant Director of Academic Guidance

Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Director of Academic Guidance

Additional Information

The Indiana Academy serves approximately 250 juniors and seniors who are gifted and talented from across the state of Indiana and through its international program. The Indiana Academy’s major purpose is to provide educational opportunities appropriate to the ability and development of its students. It is a primarily residential high school with several local non-residential students. Through various outreach programs, the Indiana Academy strives to stimulate and enable vitality in educational programs for students who are academically gifted. The Academy is committed to creating innovative programs and practices that attract, retain, and nurture a diverse Academy community.

Benefits and Community



Learned Professional Exemption



Length of Assignment

Fiscal Year - FT Contract

Position Function

Provide a systematic program of advisement and guidance services to Academy students.

Minimum Education

Earned master’s degree in counseling and academic guidance or in pupil personnel services from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

One year academic counseling experience in an educational setting.

Minimum Other

Indiana licensure as a school counselor.

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

Experience in a secondary and/or residential school setting; experience working with highly able students.

Preferred Other

Knowledge of federal and state laws that affect pupil services, special education and student due process issues.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised


Required Certifications

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.


Indiana Academy:800140

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Develop, facilitate and evaluate a program of academic advising that pairs faculty members with students.



Job Duty

Develop and refine the course catalog and Master Schedule and related student program and course adjustments in consultation with the Director of Academic Affairs



Job Duty

Perform student graduation checks insuring all student are on track for graduation.



Job Duty

Facilitate Ball State University course enrollments and dual credit enrollments.



Job Duty

Provide direct counseling services for assessment, agency or health referral, child welfare and attendance, testing.



Job Duty

Provide support to the Assistant Director of Mental Health and Support Services with the Academic support program.



Job Duty

Provide students with large and small group academic counseling opportunities.



Job Duty

Facilitate transfer of students into and out of the Academy.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Academic Affairs or the Director of Academic Affairs.

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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

In the Diversity Statement document, describe your vision for inclusive excellence, or diversity, equity, and inclusion in 1-2 pages. Include how your past experiences have shaped your vision and how it shapes your approach to the role of Assistant Director of Academic Guidance.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Master's Transcripts
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3

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