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Aug 3 2021

Administrative Assistant Dean of Media and General Manager of BSU Public Media

Ball State University Muncie, Indiana, United States

Ball State University invites applicants for a new and innovative position, Assistant Dean of Media and General Manager of BSU Public Media. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media this person will be responsible for implementing and assessing Ball State University’s bold, expanded vision of media. Ball State is expanding reliable, fact-based journalism; programs and broadcasts of our student activities; and telling our community’s stories to inform, entertain and inspire. Our efforts will leverage content producers and distributors across student media, our media educational experiences and BSU Public Media, while retaining each as editorially independent. These efforts also build on our University’s mission to provide an excellent educational experience for our students through immersive learning, and mobilizing and leading partnerships that revitalize and sustain our community and region. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated appreciation for both education and public media.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. At least five years of leadership experience in broadcast, media or media education. Demonstrated experience in budgeting and forecasting, fundraising, strategic planning, building community support, staff development, team building, leadership and management. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; demonstrate experience in public speaking; ability to communicate to a vast range of constituents.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Over five years of experience in public broadcasting management or operations. Two years of management in a university setting. Three to five years of successful fundraising, major gift development, community leadership for a non-profit organization.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume, inclusive excellence statement, other document, and cover letter addressed to Tim Pollard. Further instructions:

  1. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. The option to upload transcripts is available.
  2. Under “Other” document: Our University’s mission is to provide an excellent educational experience for our students through immersive learning by mobilizing and leading partnerships that revitalize and sustain our community and region.  Describe your vision for leveraging content producers and distributors across student media, our media educational experiences, and BSU Public Media, while retaining each as independent. (500 words or less).

Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through August 23, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:    

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Administrative and Professional.

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