Associate Director of
Ball State Foundation is driven by our commitment to students,
alumni, donors, and the exceptional individuals on our team. We
place an emphasis on fiscal responsibility, the principles of
accountability, transparency, and responsible stewardship. Join our
team as we continue to grow the culture of beneficence for Ball
State University through focus on intentional engagement and
exceptional fundraising 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
Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to
identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: he Associate Director works
to create and implement strategic annual and long-term plans
designed to engage alumni through various events and activities
that encourage volunteerism and lifetime engagement with Ball State
University. The associate director specifically leads efforts with
our regional alumni communities and other community groups as
assigned to inspire participation in Ball State’s Culture of
Beneficence to advance the University’s enduring values. This
includes but is not limited to students, alumni, family, friends
and benefactors. As an Alumni Engagement Officer the associate
director will carry of portfolio within the Ball State community
with identified engagement metrics. Additionally, the associate
director is responsible for assisting with key University
engagement activities such as Homecoming, Alumni and Benefactor
Dinner, and One Ball State Day.
As a primary point of contact with the Ball State community, the
Associate Director of Engagement Programs must be able to represent
the University in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a focus
on constituent service.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Three years of relevant work experience.
- Effective written and oral communication skills along with
strong organization skills.
- Ability to function cooperatively with a wide variety of
- Ability to build and manage programs that achieve operating
- Ability to recruit, train, and motivate volunteers.
- Success in managing relationships, especially with volunteer
leaders, including outreach, cold calling, and setting
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, including
the ability to present to large groups.
- Ability to create and manage a program budget.
- Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and
- Willingness and ability to travel and work evenings and
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be
employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
- Master’s degree.
- Experience in higher education setting and working with alumni
chapters, volunteers, and regional engagement strategy.
- Volunteer recruitment, retention, and management skills.
- Working knowledge of Blackbaud or other CRM database
- Experience planning complex meetings and events.
- Ability to gain familiarity with relevant trends (at peer
institutions as well as outside higher education) and recommend
innovative and improved practices.
- Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32250
. Include the following documents with your application: resume,
and cover letter.
The option to upload transcripts and one letter of
recommendation is available. Original, official transcripts showing
the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire
(even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be
The annual salary for this opportunity is $52,000 – $56,000.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted
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.