Assistant Director of Student Life

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Position Title

Assistant Director of Student Life

Additional Information

We are excited to welcome into the Office of Student Life an Assistant Director for Leadership Programs. This position will oversee the Excellence in Leadership program, the Leadership Minor, Skills Infusion, and will directly supervise a Graduate Assistant.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Plan and implement student leadership development experiences, programs, services and resources, including the Excellence in Leadership program, the leadership minor, leadership study abroad, and the Learner Experience Record. Promote the success of student organizations and their leaders, and support the mission of the Office of Student Life and Division of Student Affairs activities and actively promote the Student Experience Record to students.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree from an accredited university or college by the date of appointment.

Minimum Experience

One year of related experience.

Minimum Other

Skills in time management and meeting deadlines, attention to detail, exceptional customer service, planning, ability to execute a plan, leadership, excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills; creativity/vision.

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 from an accredited university or college by the date of appointment in student affairs, college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field.

Preferred Experience

One year of experience working with leadership development programs; in higher education settings with college students and student organizations; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Graduate Assistant

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.


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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate and provide ongoing professional development to support graduate assistants and student staff members. Ensure the execution of their responsibilities. Collaborate closely with relevant University stakeholders to develop a Student Experience Record that reflects the learning outcomes, competencies and transferable skills gained from curricular, co-curricular and intercollegiate athletic experiences.



Job Duty

Provide leadership and oversight for all Excellence in Leadership programs. Organize weekly class sessions, workshop series’, retreats, recognition events, orientation meetings, etc. Select, contract, and evaluate speakers for the Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series.



Job Duty

Co-coordinate the Leadership Minor, provide advising to students in the minor, and serve as the liaison to the Department of Educational Leadership. Serve as instructor of record for EIL affiliated EDHI courses (102, 202, 302, 401, and 402); develop syllabi that support course outcomes and curriculum, grade assignments, submit final grades, and maintain academic integrity of program.



Job Duty

Coordinate leadership development experiences for students and student organizations, such as the Beneficence Leadership Conference, the Student Organization Presidents’ Retreat, monthly student leader/advisor training workshops, and international study abroad leadership trip, etc. Develop and maintain the Leadership Resource Center.



Job Duty

Provide training and resources to ensure student participants, leaders, and organizations learn about and proactively manage risk, comply with university policies and procedures, safety and travel protocols and best practices for student-led programs and experiences.



Job Duty

Support the coordination of the Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar (C.L.A.S.S.). Develop program curriculum and itineraries for C.L.A.S.S. Mentors and Mentees. Recruit, select, and train C.L.A.S.S. Mentors and Mentees. Partner with campus stakeholders to promote summer bridge programs and plan joint summer bridge program events including: speakers and evening activities.



Job Duty

Recruit, hire and orient Peer Involvement Mentors who connect students with academic programs and co-curricular experiences that promote the growth and development of transferable skills and competencies. Identify, recruit, and orient faculty and staff members to serve as Experience Fellows.



Job Duty

Support and co-advise Ball State’s Dance Marathon organization. Co-advise executive board members and assist with planning and implementation of the programming.



Job Duty

Manage annual scholarship and/or recognition award processes, including the Hiatt-Wickham and other student leadership scholarships.



Job Duty

Identify learning outcomes, plan and implement program evaluations, track and analyze participation data, and work with campus stakeholders to ensure University, Division of Student Affairs, and Office of Student Life strategic plans, goals, and outcomes are advanced.



Job Duty

Provide support in preparing annual budget requests, monitor and approve expenditures, and adhere to all university business protocols and practices. Advise and assist student organizations in the development and review of budgets.



Job Duty

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, developing and maintaining outstanding relationships that promote student engagement, community building and leadership development. Provide leadership programs when requested by members of the university community.



Job Duty

Represent the Office of Student Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and student organizations on committees, task forces, special initiatives, working groups and professional associations. Serve as a presenter and participant in Cardinal Preview Days, Admissions Receptions, Admitted Student Day, Summer Bridge Programs, Orientation, and other events as assigned.



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.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts

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