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Director of Institutional Communications and Marketing

Bethel College is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Institutional Communications and Marketing. This position is responsible for working with all departments on campus to articulate a consistent message and brand image for Bethel College that results in increases in student enrollment, greater public awareness, and increased financial support. The Director provides leadership and supervision for direct reports in Institutional Communications. The Director has primary responsibility for the broad communication, branding, and marketing strategy of the college, but must work collaboratively with unit leaders and committees to deploy the strategy via the college website, social media platforms, printed marketing materials, and media outlets.

Resume and cover letter including any experience and/or contributions with diversity, equity, and inclusion may be sent to Megan Kershner, Director of Human Resources, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117 or uploaded to the online application. Applications accepted until the position is filled. AA/EOE

Coordinator for Student Activities and Engagement

Bethel College, North Newton, KS is currently accepting applications for the position of Coordinator for Student Activities and Engagement.

This position is a full-time, live-in, exempt position. The Coordinator serves as the primary advisor to the Bethel College Student Government Association, and has general responsibility for the planning and implementation of various activities, events, and programs that support the co-curricular learning of Bethel College students. The Coordinator provides programs, services, and initiatives designed to encourage and engage students from populations that may sit at the margins of the Bethel College community. Cross-Cultural Engagement and Inclusion is dedicated to increasing awareness, promoting support, and creating opportunities for interaction and dialogue between the various cultures on campus to increase the cultural competence of the Bethel community. This is achieved by working directly with students and campus/community stakeholders.

Work Hours

Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; 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.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation includes: A competitive salary, a partially-furnished apartment, basic cable, an assigned parking space, access to the Bethel College internet, and full meal plan (when services are offered).

Job Requirements and Qualifications

This is a 12-month, live-in position. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and a valid driver's license are required. Master’s degree preferred.

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.

Please complete an online application and submit a cover letter, resume and minimum of three reference contacts to Human Resources. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3 until filled. EOE/AA

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, is currently accepting applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA).

The VPIA is the chief development officer for Bethel College, a member of the President’s Cabinet, and reports directly to the President. The VPIA is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the College’s comprehensive advancement program. The VPIA provides staff support to the appropriate committees of the Bethel College Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate for VPIA will be self-motivated, organized, and have experience working with capital campaigns, major gifts, estate planning, annual fund solicitation, donor research, alumni relations, and corporate and foundation relations. S/he must have a demonstrated ability to lead a dynamic staff and work closely with major donors, business leaders, and members of the Board of Directors. S/he must be a team leader who implements the strategic initiatives in fundraising that will further strengthen the College’s position in higher education. A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills are also required. Candidates must be visible and vocal advocates for the mission of Bethel College.

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 and select pre-professional and accredited professional programs. The student body of 500 students is approximately seventy-seven percent residential and traditional-age students. Distinctive emphasis include peace, justice, conflict resolution, cross-cultural awareness, and discipleship rooted in free conviction and commitment to Christian community. To view the mission statement, visit bethelks.edu/about/who-we-are/guiding-principles. For more information on Bethel College, visit bethelks.edu.

Send a professional vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a detailed letter of application expressing how the applicant might provide leadership and growth to Megan Kershner, Director of Human Resources and Career Services, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117 or e-mail humanresources@bethelks.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin Dec. 15, 2018; the earliest start date is Feb. 1, 2019. The position includes a regionally competitive salary, health/dental/vision insurance, TIAA retirement contributions, and numerous benefits associated with being part of an academic community of higher education.

Tenure-track Engineering Faculty

Bethel College invites applications for a tenure-track position in engineering, beginning August 2019. The successful candidate must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and in research as well as a commitment to mentoring undergraduate research in a liberal arts setting. Teaching responsibilities include courses in introduction to engineering, computing for engineering, instrument and electronics lab, statics, dynamics, graphic design, and structure and properties of materials. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with online teaching and a willingness to develop online courses. A Ph.D. in hand is preferred, but ABD will be considered. Non-teaching duties will include student recruitment visits, retention, academic advising, and participation in committee work.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, an application, and three letters of reference with contact information including e-mail address to: Denise Krase, Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Office for Academic Affairs, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, N. Newton, KS 67117 or via e-mail, humanresources@bethelks.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Development Officer

Bethel College seeks a Development Officer to lead the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and support of initiatives in the areas of planned giving, development services, and alumni and church relations. 

A successful candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal and relational skills. They will be comfortable requesting gifts on behalf of Bethel College and will have an understanding of the confidentiality associated with fundraising. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Manage the Bethel College Fund
  • Provide fundraising support to Institutional Advancement (campaign, endowment, phonathon)
  • Nurture a portfolio of current donors
  • Identify and cultivate a portfolio of prospective donors
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the philanthropic community
  • Function as an active and supportive member of the advancement team and college community

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred

  • Experience in development or related area
  • CFRE certification

Applications

Please complete an online application and submit a cover letter, resume and minimum of three reference contacts to Human Resources.  Applications will be reviewed beginning August 24 until filled.  EOE/AA


Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values the pursuit of authentic faith, critical inquiry, peace-making, social justice, cross-cultural learning, and service.

Bethel College does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, housing or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates. Harassment, whether verbal, physical or visual, that is based on any of these characteristics is a form of discrimination.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.