Student Life Counselor
About this Opportunity
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
to learn more about our commitment and to
identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Benefits and Community
Length of Assignment
10 Month At-Will
Work with high school students to make significant contributions to
their academic, personal, social, and physical development;
encourage involvement in Indiana Academy programs and events;
provide opportunities for problem solving and honest feedback; plan
and support activities and be involved in student retention
efforts; maintain a healthy relationship with the students while
remaining professional at all times. (10-month contract)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by date
of first pay period.
Experience working with students or youth of any age; or experience
as a volunteer, working with, or helping others in a school,
in-home, or any other setting
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable
under the university’s auto fleet policy; must be 21 years of age.
Authorization to work in the US Candidates for searches must have
current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer
Authorization to work in the US
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be
employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Experience as a resident assistant or summer residential camp
counselor; experience with gifted high school students.
Pre-Employment Screening : Requires successful completion of a
Drivers License check, Requires successful completion of a
background check and education verification.
Requires successful completion of a Drivers License check, Requires
successful completion of a background check and education
Position Title(s) Supervised
Academy Student Peer Assistants.
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. We
engage 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.
Department Email or Phone Number
- This is a 10-month, full-time, live-in position that is
renewable annually upon good review.
- We only house the employee and cannot house any spouse,
significant others, children, dependents, and/or pets.
- A valid driver’s license for at least three years is required
and the successful candidate must be insurable under the Ball State
Fleet insurance policy.
- The starting salary is $27,360 for a 10-month contract.
- We provide a furnished apartment; there is no commute.
- Housing costs (heating/cooling, internet, utilities, repairs,
etc.) are covered.
- Each apartment includes a private bathroom and bedroom space.
Additionally, the apartment has a living room/office space that is
shared when on duty but functions as a private living room when off
- Full university benefits including health insurance,
retirement, and tuition remission are offered/included.
- There is no meal plan included with this position, though meals
are provided during the two weeks of initial training.
- Because this position involves working with minors, the
successful candidate must pass a background check and complete
Duties & Responsibilities
Willingness and commitment to work with the Academy’s high school
students regarding the following areas: be a positive role model
and example to others; protection and safety of all residents of
the building; addressing conflict resolution; addressing all
behavior concerns and problems; counseling and referrals; encourage
students to do community activities and events; facilitate
recreational and/or intramural activities; communicate maintenance
needs to the Administrative Coordinator and Associate Director of
Residential and Student Affairs; work with teachers and Academic
Affairs in supporting students in academic endeavors; work with,
assist, and help support other areas of the school like Student
Health Care and Mental Health and Support services; know all
students by name that reside on appropriate floor by first
Assess and provide feedback to students regarding residence life
Provide supervision of students; be timely, effective, and
consistent in confronting and re-directing behaviors that are
contradictory to the mission and the goals of the Academy with
confidence and consistency.
Participate in the orientation program and retention efforts by
Participate in staff training and development sessions.
Supervise one or two Academy Student Peer Assistants.
Provide programming for the residence hall: responsible for 10
programs/activities per semester; plan, organize, and implement
weekend activities a few times per semester; support Peer
Assistants in planning and implementing programs for individual
Enforce all Academy regulations and policies.
Communicate regularly and be an effective resource to students,
parents, teachers, and other professional staff.
Keep all documentation up to date and professional.
Complete various desk duties, rounds check-ins and curfew checks as
part of daily residential operations.
Work cooperatively with floor co-professionals and team
Perform duties as assigned and scheduled by the Director of
Residential and Student Affairs and/or the Associate Director of
Student Life, including Staff Meetings/Staff Development once a
week; individual meetings with Associate Director of Student Life
once per semester; meetings with team leader to plan team
programming; be responsible for an extra duty assisting the
Department of Student Life.
Transport students in cases of emergency, athletic practices, and
general transportation needs as required.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications Accepted Through Date
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
In the Inclusive Excellence 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
Student Life Counselor.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Inclusive Excellence Statement
- Undergraduate Transcripts
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- Letter of Recommendation 3