Assistant Director for Programs

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7078501 (Ref:BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24994)

Posted: May 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Provide leadership to the development and maintenance of a strong and effective Late Nite program; work with student volunteers, Student Center staff and other appropriate university departments; contribute to the educational aspects of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center; provide the campus community with a variety of social, educational, and entertainment events. The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
The Assistant Director for Programs is a full time professional position dedicated to student engagement for the Office of Student Center Programs. This position will facilitate student development by working with an executive board and program committees; coordinate campus wide student programs; and manage administrative functions of the Late Nite @ Ball State Program. The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.

Job Function:

Provide leadership to the development and maintenance of a strong and effective Late Nite program; work with student volunteers, Student Center staff and other appropriate university departments; contribute to the educational aspects of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center; provide the campus community with a variety of social, educational, and entertainment events. The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.

Minimum Education:

Master's degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Education:

Master's degree.

Minimum Experience:

At least one year of experience.

Preferred Experience:

At least one year of experience in union programming, student activities, housing and residence life,or recreation services programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-site management of Late Nite events; includes problem resolution, supervision of staff, student volunteers, and student employees.
  • Recruit, train and supervise student volunteers and student employees.
  • Recruit, train and provide leadership to a student board of advisors.
  • Advise student volunteers regarding program selection, development, planning and execution.
  • Develop and monitor budget in excess of $350,000.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan for the Late Nite program.
  • Initiate all contractual arrangements with performers, agents and vendors related to Late Nite.
  • Perform assessment process for the Late Nite program to ensure goals are met and identify ways to improve the program; provide annual report.
  • Serve as a resource person to Student Affairs and others university departments in the development of a comprehensive program.
  • 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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