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I love the community here at Bethel. We are a 500-member support group. I am going to miss that more than anything.
Elizabeth Shelly ’12

Position Openings

Resident Director & Coordinator of Student Activities

Resident Directors are an integral piece of the Bethel College Student Life program. The Resident Director(RD) provides leadership and management to their assigned residential community in accordance with themission and policies of Bethel College, including commitment to Bethel’s Christian ethics and spiritual vitality.The RD develops, maintains, and facilitates programs and initiatives focused on the creation of safe and securelearning environments which foster and support academic success, personal growth, and respect for self,diversity, and community.

The Coordinator of Student Activities serves as the primary advisor to the Bethel College Student Senate, andhas general responsibility for the organization and presentation of a variety of activities, events, and programsthat support the co-curricular learning of Bethel College students. This is achieved by working directly with students and campus/community stakeholders.

Job Requirements / Qualifications

  • This is a 12-month, live-in position. A Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have: experience working/living within a residence hall environment; experience working in student activities or student leadership; student or professional supervision and/or advising.
  • Experience working in an on-call duty rotation; managing students in crisis; student conduct administration; managing facilities; advising student organizations; training, selection, and recruiting efforts for student paraprofessionals desired.

Work Hours

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Evening and weekend hours are required. This position participates in an on-call emergency response rotation that may require additional hours outside of the standard work week.

Physical Demands

  • This position requires a person with the ability to manage a daily schedule while often working numerous evening hours and being on-call 24 hours a day. The employee may need to be able to lift upto 50 pounds. The job may involve exposure to household cleaning materials and use of typical office equipment. Ability to relocate personal residence to the residence hall apartment is required. Use of a computer and some travel is required.

Compensation and Benefits

  • $19,000/year
  • A partially-furnished apartment, basic cable, an assigned parking space, access to the Bethel College internet, and full meal plan (when services are offered).
  • Additional Bethel College full time employee benefits are also included.

To be considered for this position, you must e-mail the following to Patsy Dirksen, Student Life Office Coordinator at pdirksen@bethelks.edu.

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Starting Date: August 1, 2014

This position is a one year appointment that is renewable for a second year with approval of the Athletic Training Staff and Athletic Director.

This position will be responsible for organization and supervision of health care delivery to student-athletes under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer. Responsibilities include injury prevention, evaluation, recognition, emergency care and referral, and rehabilitation. Some travel may be required. If eligible, this position may serve as a Preceptor for students enrolled in the CAATE accredited undergraduate program. Familiarity in working with a small school is preferred.

The position will pay a stipend of $8,000 and in-state tuition and fees for graduate work at an approved Kansas public university. We will help out-of-state candidates apply for in-state tuition status. Additional benefits include a health insurance benefit, malpractice liability insurance, NATA dues, and Kansas State Licensure fees.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. BOC certification for the athletic trainer (ATC) or eligible (must be certified by the start of practices in August). Licensure as an athletic trainer (LAT) with The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts or eligible.

Include resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Submit applications electronically to:

Doug Maury, ATC AT Program Director, dmaury@bethelks.edu

Head Cheer/Spirit Coach

This half-time benefit-eligible 10-month position is responsible for administration of all phases of a college cheer program. This position has the potential to become full-time if qualifications aligned with another open position on campus.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting qualified student athletes and the formulation of a performance/competition schedule.
  • Responsibility for the development of procedures and plans to organize and train athletes for successful and safe competition.
  • Certification in tumbling, stunting and jumping as per the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators (AACCA).
  • Fostering cooperative relationships with team members, coaches, staff and other institutions to provide the ideal sports program.
  • Responsibility to adhere to policies and procedures of Bethel College, the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
  • Promote a clear understanding of NAIA philosophy and the role of athletics in a private, Christian, liberal arts setting.
  • Initiate and maintain documentation (both paper and electronic) of all required records and related administrative duties as required.
  • Report to the Athletic Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Safety Certification from the AACCA.
  • College experience desirable.
  • Recruiting experience very important.

To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, statement of philosophy and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references by mail to:

Bethel College
ATTN: Kent Allshouse
300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117

By Fax: 316-284-5286 ATTN: Kent Allshouse; By email: kallshouse@bethelks.edu Phone calls will not be accepted.

Nursing Faculty

Bethel College announces an opening for an adjunct nursing faculty position in mental health nursing with both classroom and clinical teaching responsibilities. The ideal candidates will have 5-7 years of experience in the relevant clinical discipline and 2-3 years experience in teaching in an academic or staff development setting. Management experience is a plus. The college is also looking for candidates who value a commitment to a strong faculty team dedicated to excellent service to students and ongoing process improvement. A baccalaureate and a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited school is required. Candidates nearing completion of the master’s degree may be considered. Certification in the clinical specialty is a plus. Salaried position with benefits package included.

Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential, undergraduate, liberal arts college affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. and educates leaders through faith and learning, building its programs on four central values: discipleship, scholarship, service and integrity. Majors and concentrations include traditional liberal arts and science fields, pre-professional and accredited professional programs (nursing, social work, teacher education and athletic training). Distinctive emphases include peace, justice and conflict resolution, cross-cultural awareness and discipleship rooted in the context of the Christian community. Applicants should feel supportive of an academic community that values personal faith development, peace-making, social justice, cross-cultural learning, and service. Please send cover letter, Bethel College Employment Application, resume or curriculum vita with three references, along with outlining your teaching philosophy to Phyllis J. Miller, Director of Nursing, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th, North Newton, KS 67117. You may also email the materials to pmiller@bethelks.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 22nd and continue until positions are filled. Individuals who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. Bethel College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

The Head Men’s Basketball Coach is a Full-Time, 12-month position and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Bethel College Men’s Basketball program within the guidelines set forth by Bethel College, the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The position reports directly to the Athletic Director.

Duties will include:

  • Identify, evaluate and recruit potential Basketball student-athletes.
  • Maintain a full roster of eligible student-athletes.
  • Advise and counsel student-athletes academically, athletically and socially.
  • Manage the Basketball budget.
  • Schedule practice, games, and make travel arrangements.
  • Purchase and maintain Basketball related equipment.
  • Support the mission and vision of the College.
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Director of Athletics which may include:
  • Sports Information
  • Assistant Athletic Director
  • Event Management
  • Champions of Character Coordinator

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Head coaching at the collegiate level preferred.

Must have strong team building/management skills. Ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Skilled in the use of a personal computer, Microsoft Office and Hudl software. Ability to coordinate collaborative efforts. Demonstrated experience in program development, management and leadership. Ability to interact with members of the public and media. Ability to supervise staff as well as understand the student’s commitment to academics. This position is physically demanding and may require heavy lifting.

A review of applications will begin immediately. The successful candidate must pass a security background check prior to employment.

Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bethel College educates leaders through faith and learning, building its programs on four central values: discipleship, scholarship, service and integrity. Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values personal faith development, peace-making, social justice, cross-cultural learning, and service.

Please email a cover letter, Bethel College Employment Application, resume, transcripts and a minimum of 3 references to Denise Krase at Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, N. Newton, KS 67117 or via email to dkrase@bethelks.edu. EOE/AA

Kauffman Museum Director/Curator

Kauffman Museum, North Newton, Kansas, seeks an interdisciplinary, hands-on and entrepreneurial full-time director/curator. Will lead a resourceful professional staff, committed board of directors and robust corps of volunteers at the Bethel College-affiliated museum that presents the Mennonite immigrant story in the context of the land and people of the central Great Plains.

The successful candidate will inspire the Kauffman Museum team with experiences of engagement and problem solving to achieve the museum’s core values: sustainable stewardship, agile creativity, inclusive collaboration, authentic learning and service, and multigenerational hospitality.

Primary responsibilities

  • Administration of the museum’s operations including board governance, fiscal affairs and grant writing; supervision of paid personnel, consultants and interns; public relations.
  • Curation of exhibitions and adult programs that engage the community and utilize or complement the museum’s collections to meet the museum’s mission; oversight of collections management.
  • Open to alternate configurations that could include other responsibilities in museum operations or teaching assignments at Bethel College.

Qualifications

Nonprofit or teaching experience preferred; terminal degree that allows individual to teach at Bethel College recommended. Kauffman Museum is an affiliate of Bethel College, a four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values personal faith development, peacemaking, social justice, cross cultural learning and service.

Salary commensurate with degrees and experience

Start date: negotiable, June 2014-June 2015

Kauffman Museum at Bethel College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Applications

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three references and a 500-word essay responding to the following: Considering Kauffman Museum’s core values, what unique skills, insights or experiences will you bring to our museum?

Send application and inquiries to:

Andi Schmidt Andres
Kauffman Museum
Bethel College
300 E. 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117

Phone: 316-283-1612; e-mail: asa@bethelks.edu.

Applicant reviews begin March 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about Kauffman Museum: www.bethelks.edu/kauffman/

Art/Graphic Design:

Bethel College and Hesston College seek applicants for a shared, full-time faculty position with teaching responsibilities on both campuses, located seven miles apart in North Newton and Hesston, Kansas. Applicants must be strongly committed to teaching introductory courses for transfer to a major and an art appreciation course for general education at Hesston, and to teaching graphic design major courses in an innovative, multi-disciplinary program in Visual Arts and Design at Bethel. Review of applications will begin February 10 and continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications

MFA preferred, master’s degree with teaching experience required. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to Christian higher education and the educational missions of Bethel College and Hesston College. Collegiality and interest in student engagement in the classroom required. Background in graphic design preferred, which may include previous teaching experience, design work for businesses, or non-profit organizations.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities at Bethel College include teaching two courses per semester and assisting with departmental responsibilities including advising students, arranging internships in the field, and providing expertise in contemporary design. The following skills are of highest priority: effective design aesthetics for contemporary media; expertise in using the Adobe Creative Suite; experience with print processes from desktop to industrial printing; knowledge of integrated design practices utilizing web, print, and social media; and, familiarity with business practices in the design field. Responsibilities at Hesston College include teaching introductory courses in drawing, design, and graphic design, as well as an art appreciation course for general education students. The teaching load is eight courses per year, four at each campus.

Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bethel College educates leaders through faith and learning, building its programs on four central values: discipleship, scholarship, service and integrity. Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values personal faith development, peace-making, social justice, cross-cultural learning, and service.

Hesston College is a private, two-year, liberal arts college with about 450 students from across the United States and around the world. As the two-year college of Mennonite Church USA, Hesston College educates and nurtures each student within a Christ-centered community that prepares students for their next steps in life – academically, professionally, socially and spiritually. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to Christian higher education and the mission and values of Hesston College.

For its review of prospective candidates, Hesston College requires two essays (500 to 750 word limit for each): 1) Pilgrimage: Tell the story of your spiritual, personal, and intellectual development to the present. Include persons, events, and ideas that have influenced you. Include your current level of church involvement. 2) After reading Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, 1995, identify affirmations and any area of uncertainty and disagreement.

To apply, please send these two essays, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a statement describing your philosophy of teaching undergraduate students in the context of 21st century liberal arts education, a portfolio and original graduate transcripts to Denise Krase, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, N. Newton, KS 67117 or via email to dkrase@bethelks.edu. EOE/AA. Application materials will be shared with search committee personnel at both colleges.

Campus Pastor & Director of Church Relations

The Campus Pastor is an integral piece of the Bethel College Student Life program. Reporting to the Vice-President for Student life, the Campus Pastor provides leadership and management to all Campus Ministry initiatives in accordance with the mission and policies of Bethel College. The Campus Pastor develops, maintains, and facilitates programs and initiatives focused on Bethel College’s commitment to Christian ethics and spiritual vitality; promotes interfaith understanding; and promotes the integration of faith and learning. As a member of the Student Life team, the Campus Pastor also helps the department create a safe and secure campus community that fosters and supports academic success, personal growth, and respect for self, diversity, and community.

The Director of Church Relations serves as Bethel College’s primary conduit to the Mennonite Church USA (MCUSA) and coordinates representation of Bethel College to MCUSA and other affiliated conferences and gatherings. The Director of Church Relations also collaborates with local churches and congregations to maintain positive relationships with Bethel College. This is done by the creation and dissemination of the “Church Relations Update”; organizing and scheduling the Bethel College Choir Tour; coordinating Ministry Inquiry assignments; and arranging “Bethel College Sundays” in area churches.

There is an opportunity for this position to teach courses within the Bible and Religion Department.

Job Requirements & Qualifications

This is a 12-month position. A Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required.

Preference will be given to those with a Master of Divinity or equivalent Master’s degree, and applicants with prior experience in ministry as a pastor, teacher or pastoral counselor.

Qualified applicants will possess:

  • a knowledge of the Mennonite church and its programs
  • the ability to articulate Mennonite/Anabaptist theology and faith experience
  • experience in worship and preaching
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • an appreciation for the religious diversity present on the Bethel College campus

To apply for this position, you must submit the following to:

Patsy Dirksen
Office of Student Life
Bethel College
300 E. 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117

Or via e-mail to pdirksen@bethelks.edu:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references (names, addresses and phone numbers)

Director of Nursing

Bethel College invites applications for the Director of Nursing. The Director provides educational and administrative leadership to the Department of Nursing. In collaboration with College administration and nursing faculty, the Director of Nursing:

  • fulfills all accreditation reporting requirements to the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) and to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • schedules classes, teaching assignments, and facilities;
  • develops and manages departmental budgets;
  • facilitates curriculum development and revision;
  • provides leadership in the selection, orientation, evaluation, development and admission of students;
  • supervises staff;
  • implements college policy and procedures;
  • manages student concerns; and communicates departmental needs and concerns to the college’s administration.

Ph.D. prepared applicants desired, M.S.N. required.

Bethel College is a private, liberal arts, undergraduate college affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Majors and concentrations include traditional liberal arts and science fields, pre-professional and accredited professional programs (athletic training, nursing, social work, and teacher education). The student body of 500 students is approximately two-thirds residential and traditional age and one-third non-residential and non-traditional. Distinctive emphases include peace, justice and conflict resolution, cross-cultural awareness and discipleship rooted in free conviction and commitment to Christian community.

The position will begin July 1, 2014. Applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, vita and three letters of reference to Denise Krase, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs, at dkrase@bethelks.edu, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th St., North Newton, Kansas 67117. Bethel is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Review of applications will begin mid-February with a goal of interviewing selected candidates in March. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.