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Senior Academic Advisor

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Position Title

Senior Academic Advisor

About this Opportunity

The Office of the Vice Provost Student Success and Dean of University College welcomes applications for Senior Academic Advisors. The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Retirement
  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Professional Development
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https://www.bsu.edu/about/live-near-your-work

FLSA

Administrative Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Serve as primary academic advisor 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 all departments; mentor and support early career academic advisors; collaborate with campus partners for programming and event development and facilitation.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

Three years of experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or related field in higher education.

Minimum Other

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

More than three years working in a higher education environment; familiarity with Ball State curriculum; familiarity with Banner, EAB Navigate, and Degree Works.

Preferred Other

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 confidentiality.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

None.

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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Department

Ofc of Vice Provost Student Success & Dean of University College:170040

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

7651161

Duties & Responsibilities

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Job Duty

Meet with students to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues such as course planning and registration, major-specific requirements, and academic progress.

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Job Duty

Keep up-to-date information on university academic requirements, policies, and procedures as outlined in the undergraduate catalog and in departmental handbooks.

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3

Job Duty

Provide support to students in maintaining individualized four-year degree plans as mandated by the State of Indiana.

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4

Job Duty

Train students to interpret the Degree Works degree audit.

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Job Duty

Teach student success courses to students on academic probation or at-risk of probation.

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Job Duty

Mentor new advisors on the use of proactive advising strategies and techniques.

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Job Duty

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.

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8

Job Duty

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.

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9

Job Duty

Create advising reports as requested by school administrators and department chairs using Banner, Argos, and Degree Works.

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10

Job Duty

Work collaboratively with faculty in providing effective advising services to assigned students.

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Job Duty

Serve as a referral agent to other university resources and services.

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Job Duty

Oversee the course transfer evaluation process.

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Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

202401477P

Number of Vacancies

4

Desired Start Date

04/01/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

02/01/2024

Applications Accepted Through Date

03/01/2024

Open Until Filled

No

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

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts
  3. Doctorate Transcripts


Company

Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.

 

We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. 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. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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