Ball State University — Institute Project Coordinator, Department of Economics

Ball State University’s Department of Economics welcomes applications for a full-time Institute Project Coordinator.

The mission of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy is to further our understanding of market, political, and social processes and institutions in the political economy tradition of F. A. Hayek, James Buchanan, and Elinor Ostrom.

The Institute Project Coordinator for the Institute for the Study of Political Economy at Ball State will work with the Director and Assistant Directors to manage the Institute’s day-to-day activities. The position’s primary responsibilities include web and social media management, event planning, budget oversight, and grant writing.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. At least one year of experience managing social media, websites, and email lists. A minimum of one year of experience with at least three of the following: 

  1. event planning
  2. grant writing
  3. budget oversight
  4. fundraising
  5. academia

Excellent written communication skills. Strong skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat (or the equivalent). Ability to manage multiple projects.

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

Preferred qualifications: Editing; major document creation and presentation; familiarity with database or statistical software; media relations.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Steve Horwitz. Please convey in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the minimum qualifications for the vacancy as indicated in this posting. 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. 

The minimum salary for this position is $40,000.00. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through December 30, 2020. 

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.