Office of Vice Provost Student Success & Dean of University College Academic Advisor for Student Athletes Ball State University
University College, at Ball State, welcomes applications for an Academic Advisor for Student Athletes. The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, as well as generous time off, with pay.
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.
Position Function: This position will provide comprehensive and proactive academic advising, promote student-athlete success strategies, and guide student-athletes in understanding their degree requirements, academic policies, university procedures, and the university resources available to make informed decisions regarding their degree program. This position is part of a student-athlete support team that ensures they are meeting athletics/NCAA eligibility requirements.
Academic Advisors within University College at Ball State University strive to empower and inspire students to develop a meaningful academic experience using the array of high-quality opportunities and educational tools provided by the university to become impactful leaders in their academic field and community. Utilizing a student-centered approach, academic advisors are dedicated to teaching students how to successfully access academic information and connect to crucial resources as well as equipping them with the skills necessary to develop a high-quality educational experience and achieve timely graduation. This position is housed within Student Athlete Support Services (SASS), the unit within University College that supports the academic success of student-athletes.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by date of employment.
Minimum Experience: Experience in academic advising, student services, counseling, or related field.
Minimum 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 student and the university; ability to identify students’ needs for support services in order to make appropriate referrals; ability to maintain confidentiality.
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 college or university by date of employment.
Preferred Experience: Experience working with student-athletes in a higher education setting; academic advising experience; student affairs experience; familiarity with Ball State curriculum; familiarity with Banner, Degree Works, and EAB Navigate.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/41453 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 11, 2024.
Ball State is a great place to work! In fact, Forbes has ranked Ball State University as the fourth-best midsized employer—and the only recognized education institution—in the State of Indiana 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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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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