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Student Life Counselor

Employer
Ball State University
Location
Muncie, Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

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Position Title

Student Life Counselor

About this Opportunity

The Indiana Academy welcomes applications for multiple Student Life Counselor positions.

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

Live Near Your Work - If you are considering living near the Ball State area, please visit the following link to learn more about relocation and living in east central Indiana:

https://www.bsu.edu/about/live-near-your-work

FLSA

Administrative Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

10 Month At-Will

Position Function

Full time live-in residence hall positions, with a primary work schedule during evening and weekend hours. 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)

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of first pay period.

Minimum Experience

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.

Minimum Other

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 sponsorship.

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

Experience as a resident assistant or summer residential camp counselor; experience with gifted high school students.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Academy Student Peer Assistants.

Required Certifications

Pre-Employment Screening : Requires successful completion of a Driver’s License check, Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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

Indiana Academy:800140

Department Information
  • 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.
  • $1000 stipend per semester for meals.
  • 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 duty.
  • 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 additional training.
Department Email or Phone Number

pcdouglas@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking

1

Job Duty

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 midterm.

Ranking

2

Job Duty

Assess and provide feedback to students regarding residence life skills.

Ranking

3

Job Duty

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.

Ranking

4

Job Duty

Participate in the orientation program and student retention efforts.

Ranking

5

Job Duty

Participate in staff training and development sessions.

Ranking

6

Job Duty

Supervise one or two Academy Student Peer Assistants.

Ranking

7

Job Duty

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 floors.

Ranking

8

Job Duty

Enforce all Academy regulations and policies.

Ranking

9

Job Duty

Communicate regularly and be an effective resource to students, parents, teachers, and other professional staff.

Ranking

10

Job Duty

Keep all documentation up to date and professional.

Ranking

11

Job Duty

Complete various desk duties, rounds, check-ins and curfew checks as part of daily residential operations.

Ranking

12

Job Duty

Work cooperatively with floor co-professionals and team leaders.

Ranking

13

Job Duty

Perform duties as assigned and scheduled by the Director of Residential and Student Affairs and/or the Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs, including Staff Meetings/Staff Development; 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 Residential and Student Affairs.

Ranking

14

Job Duty

Transport students in cases of emergency, athletic practices, and general transportation needs as required.

Ranking

15

Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

202401522P

Number of Vacancies

6

Desired Start Date

08/01/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

04/15/2024

Applications Accepted Through Date

06/14/2024

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

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.

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. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3


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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