Are you a strategic thinker who can successfully lead a group of seasoned staff and volunteers and create innovative, data-driven ways to inspire engagement among our vast and diverse alumni community? Would you like to work with a dynamic, award winning group of staff at a unified foundation, one with no barriers between development, alumni relations and stewardship?
As we celebrate Ball State University’s centennial, under an empowering, entrepreneurial management philosophy, our integrated team is raising funds, engaging alumni and serving donors in better ways. Would you like to join us?
Position function: The Vice President (VP) for Alumni Engagement and President of BSU Alumni Association plans and implements a comprehensive and inclusive alumni program that strategically engages alumni and creates rewarding engagement experiences that are designed to foster lifelong connections between alumni and Ball State University.
The VP will create programming that supports a comprehensive understanding of the university’s mission, goals and priorities and offers diverse opportunities for engagement. The VP leads and sets goals and priorities for the alumni engagement team and is a member of the Foundation’s executive leadership team. The VP provides oversight and executive direction to the Alumni Council Board of Directors and works collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Five years of executive leadership experience managing a team in alumni administration, development, marketing, public relations, or experience as an executive leader in a related field. Demonstrated track record of success working with Alumni and Advancement; excellent people leader and strategic thinker who has big ideas and can drive positive change and outcomes; strong business acumen and a high energy level that is used to create a best-practices mindset for the Alumni Engagement area; Demonstrated track record of success in leading, mentoring and inspiring staff to achieve goals and fostering an attitude of staff responsiveness; exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, including a gift for public speaking and a capacity to listen; ability to interface with staff and volunteers in a collaborative manner and to initiate and maintain relationships with alumni, university, and community representatives; ability to be successful including being ambitious, creative, collaborative, and service driven; proven success in working with volunteers and volunteer boards; a proven understanding and experience overseeing a complex budget; superior skills in leadership, operations management, board management and fiscal management; ability to work flexible hours; willingness and ability to travel; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.
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 college or university. Ten years of executive leadership experience managing a team in alumni administration, development, marketing, public relations, or experience as an executive leader in a related field. A self-confident, self-motivated style that can enliven, engage, and positively impact individuals and groups. Exercise of good judgment and diplomacy. Ability to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of disciplines. Fast-paced and results oriented with the ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and competing requirements. Strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills. Business and financial sense. Significant achievement leading an alumni association as evidenced by CASE awards or other professional recognition.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/17425. Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Mr. Jake Logan and resume. Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire even if obtained from Ball State University. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 29, 2019.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
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, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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About Ball State University
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 190 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 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, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.