Senior Academic Advisor

Ball State University

Office of Vice Provost Student Success & Dean of University College
Senior Academic Advisor
Ball State University

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. 

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.

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.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

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 needs for support services in order to make appropriate referrals; ability to maintain confidentiality.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/41301 Include the following documents with your application: resume, and 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. 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. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 1, 2024. 

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 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude, and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty, and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

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.

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