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Senior Assistant Director

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Position Information

Position Title

Senior Assistant Director

About this Opportunity

Ball State University welcomes applications for the Senior Assistant Director at the Career Center. Join an award winning, nationally recognized Career Center team. We are doing innovative work, connecting industry and higher education, and helping students create fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

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

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Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Responsible for leading the operations and execution of the Indiana Connection Lounge and Experience. Actively connect students to employers and alumni at events hosted by the Career Center. Serve as a key team member in developing, maintaining, and growing external partnerships. Lead collaboration across programs, academic departments, and external partners.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

Minimum Experience

Two years of professional experience.

Minimum Other

Demonstrated skill in relationship building, connecting people, hospitality, event planning, sales, recruiting or other related experience. Able to leverage the use of excel, outlook and other MS office tools. Must 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

Preferred Experience

5 years experience in relationship building, hospitality, event planning, sales, recruiting or other related experience. Able to leverage the use of excel, outlook and other MS office tools.

Preferred Other

Knowledge of academia and industry.

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

Undergrad and graduate assistant(s) as assigned.

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. 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.

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Career Center:150050

Department Information

The minimum salary for this position is $53,000.

Department Email or Phone Number 765-285-2420

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Serve as concierge and host for Indiana Connection Lounge & Experience Days, and other connecting events, including actively connecting students to visitors, ensuring events are progressing towards a positive outcome, attending athletic events with employers/alumni, and ensuring visitors have what they need for a successful experience.



Job Duty

Help plan, curate, and execute Indiana Connection Lounge activities including employer intake; in collaboration with career coaches source faculty, student groups and other university assets needed to fulfil the plan of action.



Job Duty

In partnership with the Marketing and Communication Coordinator develop and execute marketing and communication plans for events to ensure student participation meets participant goals.



Job Duty

Lead others to deliver career infusion and other connecting activities to share opportunities across all components of the Career Center so as to leverage and capitalize upon the relationships and opportunities presented in each area. Convene and lead the Connections Team which ensures collaboration and awareness across Career Center programs and the engagement of employer and alumni volunteers in programs.



Job Duty

Organize internship coordinator lunch and learns, and other engagements. Be point of contact for faculty internship relationships and internship program support from the Career Center.



Job Duty

Attend networking, athletic events, and community events on behalf of the Career Center.



Job Duty

Assist with developing the Career Center partner and sponsorship opportunities including building relationships with people and organizations, and stewarding those relationships towards transformational partnerships.



Job Duty

Assist with all connection events including Indiana Connection Lounge and Experience, Job Fairs, and other events where external partners are engaged.



Job Duty

Deliver career coaching/job search one on one meetings with students seeking jobs and internships.



Job Duty

Supervise student career assistants or graduate assistants as assigned.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

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Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date


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

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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