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Assistant Director of Digital Communications

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
$46,000.00 - $50,000.00
Closing date
Jul 30, 2022

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Would you like to work with an energetic group of staff at a unified foundation, one with no barriers between advancement, alumni relations, and stewardship? Now is your chance to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to reinventing higher education through philanthropy and cutting-edge partnerships. You’d be joining our team as we embark on our most ambitious fundraising goal ever — to take student support to the next level, both financially and academically.

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: The Assistant Director of Digital Communications conceptualizes and creates communications assets to support the goals and strategies of Ball State University Foundation. This professional works collaboratively with staff in all Foundation departments to create and distribute high quality digital communications that inspire engagement and philanthropy among alumni, friends, volunteers, students, faculty/staff, parents, and constituents. The ability to manage timelines, shifting departmental priorities, and stakeholder expectations are key responsibilities. This position is responsible for multiple fundraising and engagement digital communication strategies including multifaceted top tier emails, blog, website and design.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of communications, public relations, graphic design, digital media, or related field. 

  • Two years of related professional experience.
  • Proven creative writing ability.
  • Proficient conceptualization and design skills.
  • Superb knowledge of graphic design including typography, spatial orientation, image manipulation, and basic design elements.
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and critically in order to balance Foundation goals with user needs.
  • Manage multiple projects and workflows in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Build effective partnerships and working relationships with internal teams and campus partners.
  • Ability to develop new design concepts, graphics, and layouts.
  • Work independently and exercise professional judgment.

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

Preferred Qualifications:  Advanced degree in a related field. 

  • More than three years of related work experience within higher education or the communications industry.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, and JAVA
  • Writing for web, web editing
  • Actively studies trends in higher education digital communications, specifically related to fundraising and engagement
  • Photography skills

The annual salary range for this opportunity is $46,000 – $50,000.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Beth Alexander. 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 July 19, 2022.

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. 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.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:   

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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