Assistant Director of Admissions

Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Director of Admissions

Additional Information

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 Associate Vice President of Enrollment Planning and Management and the Director of Undergraduate Admissions and its leadership staff, support the Office of Admissions and Orientation in meeting its enrollment goals by actively participating in recruitment and yield programming initiatives targeting prospective students.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by time of appointment.

Minimum Experience

At least one year of relevant experience based upon job qualifications and the provided rankings of the required responsibilities.

Minimum Other

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and oral) with a customer service orientation; ability to speak before large groups or audiences; comfort and experience with computer technology; ability to load and transport admissions materials, displays, and other equipment; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.

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.

Preferred Experience

Experience working with and presenting to a diverse student constituency, previous experience in recruitment travel.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a Drivers License check, 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, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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.


Undergraduate Admissions:155140

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Manage recruitment territory; extensive travel for approximately ten to twelve weeks; possess working knowledge and familiarity of high schools and guidance counselors in assigned market area to include visit policy, enrollment history (into Ball State), and academic profile of each high school; provide support with targeted recruitment visits to feeder high schools, spring visits to attract high school juniors, by: making decisions with the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions regarding which schools to visit, making decisions independently regarding timing and scheduling of visits, performing appropriate follow-up, cultivating non-productive high schools, maintaining positive relationships with guidance professionals, and assessing market culture to meet enrollment goals.



Job Duty

Perform application file review by: exercising autonomy and sound judgment to review applicant files, making admission decisions, and performing appropriate follow-up.



Job Duty

Represent the university to prospective students, their families, counselors, and other individuals and/or organizations involved with college selection process through group presentations, phone calls, e-mail, and one-on-one meetings; communicate with various audiences; counsel students and families; make decisions about appropriate follow-up; present positive and professional image of Ball State.



Job Duty

Provide support with coordination and assessment of various admissions programs including on- and off-campus yield receptions, recruitment programs, and various special events (i.e. orientation, diversity, and transfer initiatives).



Job Duty

Participate in projects for specialized areas of interest within the Office of Admissions. Previous examples include: intercollegiate athletics, data research and analysis, supervision of student employees, event planning (on- and off-campus), new staff training, and inventory management.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned including working a flexible schedule e.g. weekends, evenings and overnights during travel.

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Position End Date (if temporary)

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Open Until Filled


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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts

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