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Assistant Director of Student Life

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Position Title

Assistant Director of Student Life

About this Opportunity

We look forward to welcoming an Assistant Director of Student Life for our Fraternity and Sorority Life community to Ball State! This role allows candidates to directly support our councils, create curriculum, and develop our community.

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



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

As a member of the Office of Student Life, the Assistant Director is responsible for planning and implementing developmental programs for Fraternity and Sorority students, cultivate leadership skills, and other competencies for fraternity and sorority members. Assist in advising fraternity and sorority life governing councils on programs, policies, and related activities.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree from accredited institution of higher education by September 1, 2022.

Minimum Experience

Experience working with college students or similar populations, evidence of skills in program planning and implementation.

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

Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in student affairs, college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or a related field.

Preferred Experience

One to two year(s) of full-time experience working with fraternities and sororities; experience with advising governing councils and the member chapters; working knowledge of NIC, NPC, NPHC, NMGC, and NALFO organizations; experience developing leadership curriculum and related student learning experiences, experience supporting diverse student populations and creating inclusive environments, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Other

Membership with an inter/national fraternity or sorority.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Graduate assistants.

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.


Office of Greek Life:151080

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Serve as the advisor to Fraternity and Sorority Life governing council(s) providing leadership development opportunities, trainings and ongoing guidance on programs, activities, university policies and regulations and administrative matters related to their organizations. Oversee the advisement of Order of Omega. Assist other governing council member organizations on programs and activities as appropriate.



Job Duty

Plan and implement Fraternity and Sorority Life community membership development and social programs. These include but are not limited to: annual Leadership Summit, Community Introduction Program, Flight Path Accreditation program; membership development program etc. Create curriculum for programs as needed. Manage logistics, technical support, staffing, training, transportation, marketing and other needs for all activities. Coordinate the implementation of formal recruitment and intake procedures, Grand Chapter Awards, and the Council Officer Installation ceremony.



Job Duty

Identify learning outcomes, plan and implement program evaluations, track and analyze participation and other student success data. Work with campus stakeholders to ensure University, Division of Student Affairs, and Student Life strategic plan outcomes are advanced.



Job Duty

Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide ongoing professional development to support graduate and student staff members. Ensure the execution of their responsibilities.



Job Duty

Ensure student members, leaders, chapters and councils learn about and proactively manage risk, register events, comply with university policies and procedures, safety and travel protocols, and best practices for student-led activities. Conduct risk management investigations involving these organizations.



Job Duty

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, developing, and maintaining outstanding relationships that facilitate student engagement. Serve as a resource and referral agent for the campus and students affiliated with Fraternity and Sorority Life.



Job Duty

Maintain regular contact with fraternity/sorority advisors and regional, state, and/or national volunteer/officers.



Job Duty

Will occasionally serve on-call for community emergencies and critical incident reporting during the academic year.



Job Duty

Support current and new University retention initiatives including the use of Benny Link and Give Pulse into the fraternity and sorority community; coordinate academic early-alert outreach efforts and necessary students of concern protocols for fraternity and sorority members.



Job Duty

Support preparing annual budget requests, monitor and approve expenditures, and adhere to all university business protocols and practices. Ensure proper handling of proceeds from fundraising efforts and donations. Advise and assist student organizations in the development and review of budgets.



Job Duty

Support the creation, revision, and distribution and marketing materials for the Office of Student Life.



Job Duty

Represent the Office of Student Life, Division of Student Affairs, the fraternity and sorority community on committees, task forces, working groups, special initiatives, and professional associations as appropriate. Serve as a presenter and participate in Cardinal Preview Days, Admissions Receptions, Admitted Student Day, Summer Bridge Programs, Orientation and other campus events as assigned.



Job Duty

Support the operations of the Office of Student Life as needed, including participating in all department meetings and initiatives, auxiliary assignments, assisting in the delivery of signature programs, and supporting the success of all student organizations.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Position End Date (if temporary)

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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.

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Supplemental Questions

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

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