Assistant Director of Student Life

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7089742 (Ref:BSU28423)

Posted: November 25, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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.

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. 

Job 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 by start date.

Preferred Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

Experience working with college students, specifically with fraternities and sororities, evidence of skills in program planning and implementation; experience supporting diverse student populations and creating inclusive environments.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide ongoing professional development to support graduate and student staff members. Ensure the execution of their responsibilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Will occasionally serve on-call for community emergencies and critical incident reporting during the academic year.
  • 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.
  • Support the creation, revision, and distribution and marketing materials for the Office of Student Life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Maintain regular contact with fraternity/sorority advisors and regional, state, and/or national volunteer/officers.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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