Assistant Director of Academic Guidance

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7075262 (Ref.No. BSU
Posted: February 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Provide a systematic program of advisement and guidance services to Academy students.
The Indiana Academy serves approximately 250 juniors and seniors who are gifted and talented from across the state of Indiana and through its international program. The Indiana Academy’s major purpose is to provide educational opportunities appropriate to the ability and development of its students. It is a primarily residential high school with several local non-residential students. Through various outreach programs, the Indiana Academy strives to stimulate and enable vitality in educational programs for students who are academically gifted. The Academy is committed to creating innovative programs and practices that attract, retain, and nurture a diverse Academy community.

Job Function:

Provide a systematic program of advisement and guidance services to Academy students.

Minimum Education:

Earned master’s degree in counseling and academic guidance or in pupil personnel services from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Experience:

One year academic counseling experience in an educational setting.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in a secondary and/or residential school setting; experience working with highly able students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, facilitate and evaluate a program of academic advising that pairs faculty members with students.
  • Develop and refine the course catalog and Master Schedule and related student program and course adjustments in consultation with the Director of Academic Affairs
  • Provide direct counseling services for assessment, agency or health referral, child welfare and attendance, testing.
  • Provide support to the Assistant Director of Mental Health and Support Services with the Academic support program.
  • Provide students with large and small group academic counseling opportunities.
  • Facilitate transfer of students into and out of the Academy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Academic Affairs or the Director of Academic Affairs.
  • Perform student graduation checks insuring all student are on track for graduation.
  • Facilitate Ball State University course enrollments and dual credit enrollments.

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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