Assistant Director of Academic Guidance

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7079883 (Ref.No. BSU
Posted: June 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Provide academic guidance and support service 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 academic guidance and support service to Academy students.

Minimum Education:

Earned master’s degree in school counseling from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum Experience:

One year of academic counseling experience in an educational setting.

Preferred Experience:

One year of experience in a high school setting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, train and support Indiana Academy academic advisors.
  • Assist with the development of the course catalog, Master Schedule and course adjustments in consultation with the Director of Academic Affairs
  • Meet with academically at risk students to implement academic intervention.
  • Collaborate closely with the Assistant Director of Mental Health and the student serviced committee to support at risk students.
  • Provide students with large and small group academic counseling, study skills, and time management training.
  • Assist with 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 transcript and credit checks to insure all student are on track for graduation.
  • Support Indiana Academy students in enrolling in Ball State University courses and Indiana Academy dual credit courses.

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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