Associate Program Director

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Position Title

Associate Program Director

Additional Information

Ball State University’s Institute for Entrepreneurship invites applications for an Associate Program Director.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

In collaboration with the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, the Associate Program Director will plan, coordinate, and execute all activities related to internal programs of the Institute.

The Associate Program Director will organize and support all internal programs for the Institute and foster and maintain all key relationships important to those programs. This requires a highly organized individual with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; provide detailed, clear and proactive communications; demonstrate proficiency in project management and execution. A high level of discretion and ability to balance and make decisions involving strategic relationships with key constituents; willingness to travel and work with student projects; and willingness to attend various training sessions and workshops to build skillsets and acquire certifications.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

At least five years of experience fostering professional relationships and five
years of project management or event planning.

Minimum Other

Strong organizational, management and interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work as part of an organization without direct daily supervision; ability to work as a team member in a complex institution.

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 institution.

Preferred Experience

Experience in higher education and relationship management

Preferred Other

Experience in entrepreneurship, training, and/or business.

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.


Institute of Entrepreneurship:300160

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Lead and manage the scope, quality, and efficient execution of the Gen: i student program and Ball State U Have Talent program. Ensure the vision for the programs are executed; utilize creativity, choose appropriate venues, schedule catering, etc., and communicate with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth execution.



Job Duty

Direct and lead student, faculty, and staff entrepreneurial talent development programs.



Job Duty

Lead and support the internal institute events from their inception through completion. Navigate unexpected situations.



Job Duty

Support the Associate Program Director in ensuring effective launch, delivery, and maintenance of external programs



Job Duty

Communicate with all internal program participants and partners; including creation and distribution of materials, instructions, agendas, etc. Communicate with participants and partners in a timely and professional manner.



Job Duty

Foster and maintain internal relationships and partnerships



Job Duty

In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop event communication strategies to appropriately recruit and advertise to constituents about each internal program.



Job Duty

Support the Executive Director in identifying EntreFellows, program participants, program ambassadors, and other partners and maintaining those relationships; planning and delivering executive education programs.



Job Duty

In collaboration with the Executive Director, determine the appropriate use of the Institute’s budget for internal programs.



Job Duty

Execute feedback and data collection for internal programs for Chief Entrepreneurship Officer and Executive Director.



Job Duty

Work with Institute Coordinator to plan internal events.



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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Doctorate Transcripts
  4. Portfolio
  5. Curriculum Vitae

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