Director of Academic Affairs

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7076730 (Ref.No. BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24486)
Posted: April 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Manage the operation, evaluation, development, promoting and supervision of all academic programs of the Indiana Academy; comply with pertinent federal, state and local laws and administrative rules, policies and regulations of the university; communicate with the diverse publics of the Indiana Academy.
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:

Manage the operation, evaluation, development, promoting and supervision of all academic programs of the Indiana Academy; comply with pertinent federal, state and local laws and administrative rules, policies and regulations of the university; communicate with the diverse publics of the Indiana Academy.

Minimum Education:

Master's degree in science, mathematics, humanities or education from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Education:

Doctorate in Science, Mathematics, Humanities or equivalent from an accredited Collage or University.

Minimum Experience:

At least one year of experience as a school administrator.

Preferred Experience:

At least three years of experience as a school administrator; knowledge of research and effective programs for working with academically gifted students; successful grant writing experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the supervision and evaluation of the faculty, staff, and students, and programs associated with them; assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal and training and career development of personnel; and supervise records.
  • Contribute to the intellectual life of the Academy, Teachers College and the university through scholarly activities and committee memberships
  • Oversee the continuing development and evaluation of curriculum and instruction at the Indiana Academy's academic programs.
  • Coordinate special education and 504 plans.
  • Provide direct supervision, evaluation, and leadership in the professional development of Academic Affairs personnel; supervise assigned office staff in accord with Academy and university policies.
  • Provide leadership in maintaining an appropriate level of academic and psychological support for Academy students.
  • Develop, coordinate, supervise and evaluate extra-curricular activities which relate to the academic curriculum and programs.
  • Provide leadership in the development, coordination, and evaluation of the administrative and student management system (i.e. class scheduling, attendance and academic record keeping).
  • Develop, coordinate supervise and evaluate the technology support provided for Academic Affairs programs and activities.
  • Serve as liaison with Burris Laboratory School and other units of Ball State University on matters that affect the programs within Academic Affairs at the Indiana Academy.
  • Enforce all Academy regulations and administer a system for student discipline including "due process"; supervise and coordinate the intervention and retention process.
  • Find and complete appropriate grants that further the Indiana Academy's mission.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


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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