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Director of Graduate Student Success

Employer
Ball State University
Location
Muncie, Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 5, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

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Position Title

Director of Graduate Student Success

About this Opportunity

The Graduate School at Ball State University welcomes applications for Director of Graduate Student Success.

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay with the salary for this opportunity starting at $55,000.

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

The Director of Graduate Student Success will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of a graduate student retention plan and success initiatives and to oversee the Graduate School’s Pathways and professional development programs.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

Two years of related professional experience working in higher education.

Minimum Other

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; ability to analyze data and conduct research; and ability to work well with partners across the university.

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 in student affairs administration or other related field.

Preferred Experience

Additional years of experience working in higher education; experience working in graduate student retention, student success, and/or mentoring programs, or in related programming for undergraduate students.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Graduate assistant(s).

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 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank 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

Office of Dean of Graduate School:174010

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

rjphelpsward@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

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Job Duty

Coordinate Pathways Mentoring Program and work with partners across the university to implement the inclusive excellence goals of the Graduate School.

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Job Duty

Create, manage, promote, assess, and evaluate graduate student success events. Collaborate with staff across campus who work on professional development programming for graduate students.

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3

Job Duty

Collaborate with the Associate Dean of the Graduate School to develop and implement a comprehensive graduate student retention plan.

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4

Job Duty

Manage Graduate School communications about all student success programming.

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Job Duty

Advise university departments offering graduate programs regarding student success, retention efforts, and related strategies.

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Job Duty

Serve as a liaison with various academic, student affairs, and inclusive excellence offices on campus.

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Job Duty

Develop, manage, and evaluate a graduate student association.

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Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

202401528P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

06/03/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

04/05/2024

Applications Accepted Through Date

04/25/2024

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. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Multimedia Files
  5. Portfolio


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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