Senior Academic Advisor
About this Opportunity
Ball State is seeking highly motivated and energetic individuals to
join our high-performing team as a Senior Academic Advisor within
University College. This opportunity might be perfect for you if
you are passionate about changing lives through higher education,
and love working with students to achieve their goals.
University College is a student-centered hub for centralized
student success services and support. We define ourselves through a
culture of care, curiosity, and a refusal to accept the status quo.
As a central unit within Ball State, we are committed to ensuring
every student has the resources and support necessary to achieve
their fullest potential in higher education. Our commitment to
ensuring increased student success requires that we reduce barriers
to achievement while ensuring students are able to build a sense of
belonging at the University. We are deeply committed to diversity,
equity, inclusion, and belonging in everything we do. Our culture
drives outcomes through outstanding service to our students and a
commitment to continuous improvement.
Ball State University offers excellent benefits, including health
care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and
dependents, and generous time off with pay.
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
Serve as primary academic advisor to approximately 300 students in
a variety of disciplines; apply proactive advising strategies;
support students in meeting academic requirements; promote
strategies for student success; serve as referral to other
university services; facilitate communication between students and
Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
Three years of experience in academic advising, student services,
counseling, or related field in higher education.
Authorization to work in the US
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be
employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
More than three years working in a higher education environment;
familiarity with Ball State curriculum; familiarity with Banner,
EAB Navigate, and Degree Works.
Ability to work with faculty, administration, and undergraduate
students; ability to work in a collaborative environment and work
independently; sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student
population; interpersonal/human relations skills; ability to
encourage and empower students to make their own decisions; ability
to act as an advocate for both the students and the university;
ability to identify students’s needs for support services in order
to make appropriate referrals; ability to maintain
Requires successful completion of a background check and education
Position Title(s) Supervised
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.
Office of Dean of Univ College:171130
Department Email or Phone Number
Duties & Responsibilities
Meet with assigned load of approximately 300 students to provide
information and guidance on academic-related issues such as course
planning and registration, major-specific requirements, and
Keep up-to-date information on university academic requirements,
policies, and procedures as outlined in the undergraduate catalog
and in departmental handbooks.
Provide support to students in maintaining individualized four-year
degree plans as mandated by the State of Indiana.
Train students to interpret the Degree Works degree audit.
Teach student success courses to students on academic probation or
at-risk of probation.
Mentor new advisors on the use of proactive advising strategies and
Participate in appropriate admissions and orientation events; serve
as departmental liaison for new transfer students; work
collaboratively with academic departments to assist in the
evaluation of transfer course equivalencies.
Promote strategies for success with students including time
management, study tips, and participating in tutoring and
supplemental instruction sessions; provide additional intervention
with assigned students on academic probation.
Create advising reports as requested by school administrators and
department chairs using Banner, Argos, and Degree Works.
Work collaboratively with faculty in providing effective advising
services to assigned students.
Serve as a referral agent to other university resources and
Oversee the course transfer evaluation process.
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 Required Applicant Documents section, please provide an
inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute
to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at
Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or
service. Please include examples of your contributions when
possible. Word limit 500.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Inclusive Excellence Statement
- Master's Transcripts
- Advising Philosophy Statement