The Indiana Academy serves approximately 250 juniors and seniors who are gifted and talented from across the state of Indiana and through its international program. The Indiana Academy’s major purpose is to provide educational opportunities appropriate to the ability and development of its students. It is a primarily residential high school with several local non-residential students. Through various outreach programs, the Indiana Academy strives to stimulate and enable vitality in educational programs for students who are academically gifted. The Academy is committed to creating innovative programs and practices that attract, retain, and nurture a diverse Academy community.
Job Function:Shape and implement the Academy’s mission and vision of academic success and inclusive excellence for gifted and talented students; provide leadership for the operation of academic and student affairs; manage the budget; develop and evaluate all Academy programs for continuous improvement; comply with pertinent federal, state, and local laws and administrative rules, policies and regulations of the university; communicate with the diverse stakeholders of the Indiana Academy.
Minimum Education:Doctorate in science, mathematics, humanities, or education from an accredited college or university.
Preferred Education:Formal coursework or certificate in gifted education and/or adolescent development.
Minimum Experience:Three years of experience as an education administrator or equivalent.
Preferred Experience:Administrative experience in a residential school; experience with gifted education program or administration; successful fundraising.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead the Academy towards fulfilling its vision of academic success and well-being for students utilizing data-based decision-making; oversee the implementation of vision through collaborative management, principles of equity and inclusion, and instructional leadership of Academy personnel.
- Take an active role in the coordination and delivery of ongoing professional development for Academy-wide understanding and implementation of best practices that align with the university’s commitment to inclusive excellence; ensure that student voice is incorporated into such efforts.
- Provide systems for effective communication among families, alumni and other internal and external stakeholders.
- Plan the utilization of infrastructure and programming resources for the Indiana Academy.
- Coordinate with other departments, university personnel, official and professional organizations in the development of programs beneficial to the Academy, Teachers College, the university, the state, and the education profession.
- Organize and lead fundraising efforts.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Oversee the supervision of Academy personnel, students, and programs associated with them; assign and review work; onboard and train personnel. In accordance with university policies, make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, salaries, discipline, performance appraisal, dismissal, and training and career development of personnel.
- Manage the overall budget and supervise records.
- Develop and support innovative efforts to recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff.
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.