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Director of Graduate and International Recruitment & Admissions

Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana
The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000.
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Graduate Admissions

Director of Graduate and International Recruitment & Admissions

Ball State University


Ball State University welcomes applications for our Director of Graduate and International Recruitment & Admissions position.


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.


Position Function: Provide strategy and leadership for graduate and international recruitment and admissions, to include all on-campus graduate (domestic, international, non-degree) and international (first-year, transfer, graduate, exchange, dual degree, Intensive English Institute) prospective students.


Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.


Minimum Experience: Three years of experience in higher education in admissions, recruitment, or a closely related area.


Minimum Other: Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills; excellent cross-cultural (verbal and written) communication skills; collaborative approach to effective team management; collegial approach to collaboration with on- and off-campus stakeholders, including university administrators, faculty, and staff as well as external entities such as education agents, third-party vendors, and professionals from other universities. .Must have 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 Education: Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field.


Preferred Experience: Five years of prior experience working in a graduate and/or international recruitment and/or admissions leadership or administrative role in college admissions; supervisory experience.


Preferred Other: Ability to serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) to issue initial I-20s.


Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume, and in support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values, including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned 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 April 11, 2024.


Pay Range: The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000.


Ball State is a great place to work! In fact, Forbes has ranked Ball State University as the fourth-best midsized employer—and the only recognized education institution—in the State of Indiana


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.


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.


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.



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.

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