Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Additional Information

Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana, engages students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

The Division of Student Affairs is a student-centered collaborative work environment focused on excellence in all we do. We invite applicants interested in contributing to the division and the University through service and leadership. The Ball State University and Muncie Community partnerships also provide rewarding opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage in meaningful ways.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Provide support to the Vice President for Student Affairs with the overall direction and leadership within the Division of Student Affairs; serve as a Student Affairs representative on high-level institutional committees; participate as a senior member of the Student Affairs staff in planning, program evaluation, budget development, and policy formation; provide leadership for the staff and area programs; lead the division’s Inclusive Excellence initiatives; provide oversight for the following areas: Disability Services, Multicultural Center, Guardian Scholars Program, Achievements App; work with a broad range of student programs in Student Affairs.

Minimum Education

Masters degree.

Minimum Experience

Seven years of progressive experience in working in higher education; experience supporting student access and access; supervisory experience.

Minimum Other

Clear evidence of skills in collaboration, communication, program planning, implementation and evaluation, and student engagement.

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

Doctoral degree

Preferred Experience

Experience working with a broad range of student programs in Student Affairs and inclusive excellence.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Director, Multicultural Center; Director of Disability Services; Coordinator of Achievement Apps; and Program Coordinator of Guardian Scholars.

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.


Office VP for Student Affairs:150010

Department Information

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Participate with the Vice President for Student Affairs and others in defining the role and mission of Student Affairs and within the university and work to communicate these to all institutional publics.



Job Duty

Oversee the offices of Disability Services, Multicultural Center, Guardian Scholars Program and Achievements App, and related programs.



Job Duty

Develop, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures for assigned areas to ensure effective operations, programs and services consistent with the unit’s mission and the university’s strategic plan.



Job Duty

Serve as a Student Affairs representative on institutional and external committees at the request of the Vice President for Student Affairs.



Job Duty

Oversee the implementation of the division’s Inclusive Excellence Plan.



Job Duty

Promote educational activities and services within the assigned departments to support the development of students’ academic, personal and social needs.



Job Duty

Administer the distribution of micro grants and emergency aid to support student success and develop regular reports on the effectiveness of the program.



Job Duty

Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interview and selection process, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel.



Job Duty

Represent the division of Student Affairs at various university and community functions at the request of the Vice President for Student Affairs.



Job Duty

Provide effective leadership to improve the opportunities for student involvement in the university community.



Job Duty

Support the Vice President for Student Affairs with parent and family engagement initiatives including serving as a staff member on the Parents’ Advisory Council ( PAC ).



Job Duty

Provide support to the Vice President with budget development and analysis for Vice President and assigned departmental areas.



Job Duty

Serve as a presenter for the parent and family student success sessions during summer orientation.



Job Duty

Provide oversight of the Student Organization Fund Allocation policy and process including convening the Student Organization Fund Allocation Committee.



Job Duty

Coordinate and provide oversight of the Emens Outstanding Senior Award and scholarship programs administered by the division of Student Affairs.



Job Duty

Demonstrate competence and leadership in securing outside funding, as a means to support creative and cooperative initiatives to improve student achievement and satisfaction.



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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