Student Life Team Leader

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7100894 (Ref.No. BSU31247)
Posted: May 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Work with high school students to make significant contributions to their academic, personal, social, and physical development; encourage involvement in Indiana Academy programs and events; provide opportunities for problem solving and hones feedback; plan and support activities and be involved in student retention efforts; maintain a healthy relationship with students while remaining professional at all times. Full time live-in residence hall positions, with a primary work schedule during evening and weekend hours. Responsible for the residence halls and staff in the absence of the Director and Associate Director in the 2nd and 3rd shifts of the workday as well as every other weekend. (10-month contract)

Job Function:

Work with high school students to make significant contributions to their academic, personal, social, and physical development; encourage involvement in Indiana Academy programs and events; provide opportunities for problem solving and hones feedback; plan and support activities and be involved in student retention efforts; maintain a healthy relationship with students while remaining professional at all times. Full time live-in residence hall positions, with a primary work schedule during evening and weekend hours. Responsible for the residence halls and staff in the absence of the Director and Associate Director in the 2nd and 3rd shifts of the workday as well as every other weekend. (10-month contract)

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by date of first pay period.

Preferred Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to student affairs/development OR master’s degree from an accredited institution by date of first pay period.

Minimum Experience:

6 months of experience working with students or youth of any age; or experience as a volunteer, working with, or helping others in a school, in-home, or any other setting.

Preferred Experience:

Supervisory experience; experience with gifted high school students; professional experience in a residential school setting; student affairs experience; event planning experience; educational programming experience; experience working with diverse populations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Willingness and commitment to work with the Academy’s high school students and staff regarding the following areas: be a positive role model and example to others; protection and safety of all residents of the building; address conflict resolutions; addressing all behavior concerns and problems; counseling and referrals, encourage participation in community activities and events; supervise activities and special events; communicate maintenance needs to the Administrative Coordinator or the Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs; work with Student Life Counselors (SLCs), and teachers, and Academic Affairs in assisting students in academic endeavors; work with, assist, and help support other areas of the school like Student Health Care and Mental Health and Support services.
  • Foster relationships with students on various floors of the Academy within the first semester.
  • Assess and provide feedback to students regarding life coping skills.
  • Provide supervision of students and staff and effectively confront and re-direct behaviors that are contradictory to the mission and goals of the Indiana Academy with confidence and consistency.
  • Provide input regarding roommate assignments; be aware of all room and roommate changes in coordination with the SLC’s and the Administration Assistant in consultation with the Associate Director. Support the SLC’s in roommate conflicts and resolution.

  • Provide support and participate in the orientation, retention, training and development efforts of students and staff.
  • Communicate regularly and be an effective resource to students, parents, teachers, and other professional staff and keep all documentation up to date and professional.
  • Provide programming for the residence hall; responsible for 10 programs/activities pers semester; co-coordinate and advise weekend activities and special events, including but not limited to Academy Awards Banquet, Family Weekend, and Prom in conjunction with fellow Team Leader, the Associate Director and SLCs; support Peer Assistants in planning and implementing program for individual floors.

  • Manage the reservation of facilities, complete various desk duties, rounds, check-ins and curfew as part of daily residential operations.
  • Enforce all Academy regulations and policies.
  • Hold monthly meetings with team to organize team programming. Hold team members accountable for monthly and weekend programming.

  • Work cooperatively with floor co-professionals and fellow team leader.
  • Observe on-duty hours, including weekdays, weekends, and opening and closing the hall on specified times; perform duties as assigned and scheduled by the Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs and the Director of Residential and Student Affairs; transport students in case of emergency, athletic practices, and general transportation needs as required.
  • 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.